I must say that working with this case was a joy. I’ve had the privilege in the past of working with some very nice cases; Lian-Li, Antec, and Thermaltake to name a few. This case though blew me away with the attention to detail that went into formulating and executing the final product. Setting up the motherboard and accompanying components was a snap, literally. The case is tool-less, save for screwing the motherboard posts into the tray, the motherboard to the posts, and the power supply into its housing, everything else just snaps into the respective slots for that part. Within 30 minutes I was up and running without any unexpected surprises.
One nice feature I would like to highlight is the removable plate for placing the power supply in from the rear of the case. The design of the case is such that the power supply needs to enter from the rear of the case. However, even if there was enough room to install a standard power supply through the interior of the case I would have been out of luck. This was because I used a rather large power supply in the ZippyPSL-6701P
. Any hopes of entry into the case would have been thwarted if the power supply would not have been allowed to enter from the rear, this attention to detail was well regarded by myself. Let's face it, I don't think the power needs of our computers will be going down anytime soon.
This thought was reinforced with the use of rubber tipped stand offs help to support larger/heaver power supplies both aiding in the solid feel of the case, and helping to isolate vibration and sound.
Installing the optical and hard drives is straight forward, simply clip the frame rails into place (one for each side) and place in appropriate slot. To install optical drives the front bezel needs to be opened with the provided key. Again the machined front piece is true art and a high quality piece; enough cannot be said for the quality that the case demonstrated.