Installation was pretty straightforward with no major problems. I started with the power supply and had no problems. There was plenty of room for installation of the power supply.
Installing the motherboard standoffs was pretty easy too as the motherboard tray is labeled for ATX, Mini ATX and Micro ATX motherboards.
To install the external drives I had to remove the front cover, which came off easily with a tug at the bottom of the bezel. Popping it out reveals the foam backing the wire mesh on the bezel. The bay covers were also pretty easy to remove with just a snap of one side. The only problem when installing the drive was having it line up with the front bezel. Lining it up with the bezel was fine, but since the bay covers are slightly curved away from the case, they don’t exactly line up with the drives which might look funny to some.
A simple tool-free device locks the CD-ROM into place.
There was also a tool-free device for the hard drive installation. Two brackets need to be attached to the hard drive for installation. Luckily NZXT has labeled which ones go on either side. The drive can be installed with just the brackets resting on the drive and then sliding it into the bay or you can attach a screw on either side for additional support.
Once you have chosen your method for fastening the brackets to the hard drive you can then just slide it into an empty bay. Just make sure whenever you’re installing the brackets to have the connections facing towards the lip side of the brackets.
Installation an expansion card was also fairly easy; the only downside to this was that there were no tool-free devices for the expansion slot installation. I’d much rather have a tool-free drive installation than an expansion card installation though.
After all is said and done the case looks pretty slick with the black interior.
The front bezel also looks appealing with the blue LEDs behind the power/reset buttons and on the 120mm fan.