Outside Look Continued
After removing the air duct you have enough room to start the installation of your hardware. In-Win provides an installation manual with detailed pictures, a baggy of spare “diamonds” and screws.
The motherboard is installed without stand offs onto the rear panel directly, as you can see in the photo below, the motherboard panel has integrated stand offs
PCI devices are installed tool less by use of this plastic clip, it works well, but with many PCI devices it might get tricky, alternatively you can screw them in too.
The hard drive bay can be swiveled out to ease installation:
This grey clip holds the HDD bay in place, the yellow push buttons you are to secure the devices in the 5.25” bays. To install a DVD drive you remove the front panel you pushing this yellow clip:
Then you can slide in the 5.25” device from the front and fix it into place with the yellow buttons:
To prevent damage to the nicely decorated right side panel, you can use the foam packing material and lay it under the case.
After first system boot we decided to swap out the standard 92mm rear exhaust fan with a more silent fan, the Scythe 100x100 @ 1000rpm fan fit perfectly and offered a much better performance/noise balance.
Onto our test setup details ->