Before we get into installation lets see what all comes with this case. You’ll get your directions, mounting screws in a nice case, a pump mount, cable ties, and the user’s manual. It is great that all of the screws are organized for you and not in a bunch of little bags. Also cool that the pump mount is included, this is made for D5 pumps.
The first thing you are going to want to install is your motherboard. In our case it was the EVGA X99 Micro. We had it installed with no issues at all, there is plenty of room inside to work with. With our motherboard installed you’ll notice that the cable routing holes are still very usable. On some cases they tend to get half-covered, which sometimes makes them not very usable.
With my motherboard installed the next thing that I wanted to do was install my all-in-one liquid CPU cooler. It is a 240 mm unit so installing it in the top of the case was a no-brainer. The top panel of the case can be easily removed to install fans or radiators in the top of the case. With a 240 mm radiator I had more than enough room in the top of the case.
Hard drives are next, I will be installing two 2.5-inch solid state drives. Of course I am going to want to show these drives off so I will be installing them in the mounts on the rear of the motherboard tray. These mounts are removable so you can easily take them our for your installation. Once you have your drives installed you just slide them right back on.
Since we are on the backside of the case lets install our power supply. It slides in from the back of the case. There is plenty of room down there so you shouldn’t have any issues sliding your drive in, even if its longer. Now it is time to route all of your cables and start connecting things. The integrated velcro ties really help out with organizing your cables.
If we put the back side panel back on the case you can see how our SSD drives are display, pretty cool! Again I like this so much better than having an all-clear rear side panel.
Moving back to the main side of the case the last thing we have to do is install our graphics card and connect it. I installed the longest card I had on hand, which is the Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! card. We had no problems getting it in there and we still had room to spare. With that our build is complete! No issues at all!
With everything installed and the side panel back on we can power the system on. I have to say our build looks pretty good, although it think we need a little more light, it would have been nice if a LED or RGB LED strip was included with the case.