Installation is fairly simple for this case and is probably one of the most exciting cases I’ve installed components in because of all the nifty features it has. The included parts are very well labeled, which makes a quicker installation because you can just read the packaging instead of trying to figure out which screws are which.
Starting the installation with the power supply, the installation uses a rubber sound/vibration dampener that fits perfectly over it and makes it just as easy to install as it would be without it.
The motherboard installation is also very simple as the screws and standoffs are packaged together and the motherboard tray labels which standoffs you need to attach for your motherboard. Something to note when installing the motherboard is the very tight area above and below it during installation. If you have any components that may extend past these you may want to look for a different component to install or try selecting a different case.
There is, however, plenty of room to the right of the motherboard since it does support E-ATX motherboards.
Despite a separator between the hard drive area and the motherboard area there is actually some cabling holes to send cables through, one found near the two 80mm fans and one found between the two smaller hard drive cages.
Opening up the front bezel to remove the bay cover to install a 5.25″ device reveals the 120mm blue LED fan which can be removed or replaced.
Actually installing the 5.25″ drive is pretty easy. Just remove the screwless device by turning it 90 degrees and pulling it out. Then slide the drive in so that it aligns with the bezel and replace the screwless device.
Installing a hard drive in one of the many trays is pretty simple. Just push the two metal clips in and slide out on the tray. The bay has four rubber stoppers that are installed for 3.5″ devices, but if you want to use a 2.5″ drive all you have to do is slide the rubber pads over to the 2.5″ holes.
Then align your hard drive to the four holes on the bottom and attach the four screws to secure it to the tray. This is probably one of the first cases that I’ve seen that actually utilizes the screw holes on the bottom of the hard drives. Simply slide it back into the hard drive cage and it will snap back into place.
Like I mentioned before the two smaller hard drive cages can actually be removed, giving you more room for cabling or airflow. The four simple screws remove it from the separator plate.
Once everything is installed you can get to your cable management (as you can see, I didn’t do any). There is plenty of room to manage your cables especially if you remove the two hard drive cages. Even removing the two cages you still have five usable hard drive bays, which is still a pretty significant amount.