The first thing we see when opening the case up is the instruction manual and box of accessories. The accessories include the usual bag of screws, drive rails, and a tray for 2.5” drive support. Now looking into the case is where things get interesting. We see a small bay, next to the usual 3.5” drive cage, that is for 2.5” drives. Looking at the instruction manual and comparing to what we are seeing, the main drive cage is actually split into two parts. The upper part can be removed to make room for longer video cards. The small 2.5” bay can then be mounted in its place, left where it is, or removed completely. The only disappointing part of this is that you have to remove the front of the case to be able to remove the upper drive cage. This is a relatively minor quibble and does keep it very secure.
Spinning the case around we see a large mainboard cutout. This looks to be large enough to accommodate most backplate retention solutions. We now have a better view of the different cable management options back here as well. Note the holes and the places to use quick ties to lock cables into place. This should help you do a clean build.
Taking one last quick look inside, I noticed that the expansion card retention solution is the traditional manual route. This doesn’t really bother me as I have yet to find something as 100% secure as actually screwing a card in. Removing the front proved to be rather easy with clips just on the inside. Here we can see the 200mm fan that was included.
Hardware installation is just ahead.