A Look Inside
As we look inside we can see that NZXT has continued the white to the inside of the case. This will really make your installed components stand out. Right off the bat I can count 10 cable routing holes with the installed rubber inserts. They will allow you to easily route your cables throughout the case.
Starting at the front of the case we can see the tool-less installation system for your optical drives. It is a plastic lock system to will lock into your drive and hold it in place. The top lock is moved back a little bit so you can use the included CD-ROM front bezel. Moving down we can see the hot-swap bay, which uses a molex power connection and normal SATA connector.
There are 2 large hard drive cages. At the back of each cage is a fan slot. When you have a fan installed you are able to pivot the fan to direct the airflow. NZXT has included one 140mm fan in the top cage.
Both of the cages are removable by taking out a set of thumbscrews on the top and bottom of the cage. Once you remove the cages you will see that you can install 3 hard drives per cage. Each cage has 3 trays that can support 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard drives.
Moving along to the bottom of the case there is room for you to install either a 120 or 140mm fan. There are 6 risers that will lift your power supply up off the bottom of the case for better airflow.
Since this is a full tower case you have 9 expansion slots. I am happy to see thumbscrews here, tool-less systems rarely work well on cases. You can also see the 4 large water-cooling holes. Moving up to the top of the case you can see the two included 140mm fan. All of the fans in the case have white blades, which adds to the aesthetic of the case.
There is a very large CPU cutout on the motherboard tray, so you shouldn’t have any problem installing an after-market CPU cooler without having to remove your motherboard. This case also uses an internal USB 3.0 connector.
If we take the opposite side panel off the case we can see how your cables will be routed. Also at the center of the case is a 3pin power hub, where all of the included fans are connected. It has room for 7 total connections so if you plan on adding extra fans you can just connect them to the hub. There is quite a lot of room of the opposite side of the motherboard tray so you shouldn’t have any issues routing your cables back there. Also I like that the hole at the top of the case for your CPU power connector is quite large.