Random Photos & Information
So the case assembly is pretty much complete at this point short of the right side window panel, but to get a better sense of the overall space, I figured I’d take a few random shots and narrate what I noticed.
This bottom compartment would probably be my favorite since it does have many possibilities. It is wide enough to hold a PSU with full length quad radiator on one end with possibly a triple + quad option with some mods. Factory it comes with holes for the XSPC radiator brackets that will hold either a 420 (140×3) radiator, or 360 (120×3) radiator and PSU without any modifications needed. You would simply need to buy the radiator brackets needed.
Those radiator options would also allow full use of the drive cage for possibly a bay reservoir or a bay/res pump combo. You would then also have plenty of space to install one or more pumps below and keep all the water cooling goodies in this compartment.
I only had one spare radiator on hand, my HWlabs 480GTX, so I did some test fitting and thought this would provide some sense of scale. It wouldn’t take much at all to fit a quad rad in the bottom as you can see here:
Sliding the radiator to the back still leaves a few inches up front.
The lower compartment is also much taller than needed for 120mm rads and purposely designed to fits 420 (140mm x 3) radiators.
Up top there is a perfect spot for a quad radiator of any thickness, here is a photo of a double thickness quad radiator in top.
So…radiator options are very good and ample to support large internal options. Factory comes with a 480 slot up top and with some optional brackets you could install factory 320 or 420 in the base. Mod happy folks could also install a quad or more in the bottom with some creativity.
Wire and tubing runs are also thought out as part of the case and allow some options to hide to some either behind the rad or behind the MB tray.
Moving a bit more to an overall photo set, you can see that below. One item that is obviously missing is the front drive covers. The factory package does not come with any drive covers, so you’ll really want to make sure you order those.
Reversible (Left Side Access) with mods
While it’s not a simple bolt on, with a few simply mods…you could potentially run the case with the traditional left side access window by flipping the motherboard tray.
This is what I found as one possible solution. Basically the rear part of the tray flips without mods, but you need to do a little work to resecure the front portion of the motherboard tray.
- Drill & Countersink new holes in front & rear panel tab to shift upper securing beam up a bit.
- Drill new holes in beam
- Supply short loose screws and nuts to secure top of MB tray to beam
- Drill new holes in mid compartment divider
- Supply long 6-32 screws and spacers of the correct length to secure MB tray to divider