Getting your system installed in the Core V1 is extremely simple. First I would suggest that you remove all of the panels so you have as much room to work inside as possible. I will be installing hard drives first. To remove the hard drive cages all you have to do is remove a single screw on each and pull them out. I will be installing a 3.5-inch drive and a 2.5-inch drive in the Core V1.
The 3.5-inch drive installs on the large side of the hard drive cage with four screws that you use the included rubber washers with. I opted to install the 2.5-inch drive in the smaller side of the cage. Line up the mounting holes with the two small tabs and clip them in, then finish the installation by securing the drive with two screws on the opposite side. When finished your drive cages should look something like this.
Now go ahead and reinstall the drive cages in your system.
The motherboard is next, it easily installs without any issues at all. You notice that we are using a low profile CPU cooler, but you really don’t need to worry about most coolers as the Core V1 supports CPU coolers up to 140 mm in height.
The power supply is next and all you need to do is flip the entire case over and slide your power supply in. Again this case supports normal-sized ATX power supplies which is great.
Now it is time to start wiring everything up, since you can remove all of the panels on the case you really don’t feel that cramped at all.
Finally it is time for our graphics card and because it is so long I had to install it through the front of the case. The extra room that Thermaltake gives you for graphics cards is great, especially in such a small case.
With everything installed all you need to do now is put your panels back on and power on your system. Here are a few shots with everything installed.