Date: March 19th, 2004
Article by: Mat (Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: CASE4U
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PRODUCT INSTALLATION (cont'd)
The tower is a based on the mid-size ATX case form factor so my existing motherboard fit like a glove. I was happy to see that nothing needed to be removed to fit the motherboard in place such as hard drive racks or CD-ROM racks unlike some cases. I like a case that requires no fiddling around to fit everything in because it is much less frustrating than removing a rack and putting it back only to find that you must once again remove it to install another part or reach a screw.
I then installed my CD-ROM and CD-RW drives, using a single IDE cable to connect them both to the motherboard. I noticed that the screws that were previously used to fasten the drives into place were not wide enough to keep the drives from moving around which is not good, especially with CD burners considering the heightened possibility of errors during the writing process. I used the screws that came with the case instead and they worked perfectly.
Next to be installed were the hard drives and power supply. To ensure that I was not restricting airflow inside of the case, I used a 13" rounded IDE cable from Memorex. The cable will also allow a clear view of the hardware inside the case through the window.
I then installed the floppy drive, the video card and plugged in the black silent fan. The case was starting to look crowded so I used fasteners to keep the cables together and a little less in the way.