Date: February 10th, 2010
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thermaltake
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PRODUCT INSTALLATION AND TESTING
Since I'll be putting the DVD drive in the top bay (where the optional LCD screen fits,) I need to install the included bracket. It's then a matter of locating the drive in the module for correct front spacing.
Two screws allow removal of the indicated block-off device, so a floppy drive can be installed. I think a Raptor X looks much better here, though.
The lower drive cage will hold two additional HDDs, secured with screws, in the conventional manner.
If possible, the PSU should be installed with the fan facing up, thereby drawing air from outside the case via the ventilation holes in the top cover. Now, we can move on to the motherboard.
With the correct I/O shield in place, the mobo goes on without a hitch. You won't be able to use some of the taller CPU coolers out these days, but there are some very good low-profile solutions that will easily fit here. Next, one should make as many motherboard connections as possible before sliding the tray into the case. Cable routing can be a chore, but careful planning and a little ingenuity yields good results. The tray slides easily into the chassis and black rubber pads towards the front help banish vibration noise.