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Reviewed by: Norman Tan [10.12.05]
Manufactured by: Thermaltake


Interior Continued

The case comes with a handy removable motherboard tray that built of aluminum. Very solid construction here again.

A m-atx board was installed and as you can see, there is more than enough space to fit any ATX motherboard in there. Unfortunately, it will not fit E-ATX boards.

Installing the motherboard at this point was a matter of putting it in the case. Now, I should have put installed the PSU in first, but alas, I did not. Fortunately for me, the case was more than big enough to install a PSU after the motherboard was put into place. As you can see from the picture below, there is a huge amount of space between the motherboard and the power supply. Looking at the top of this picture, we see the large amount of space the PSU has as well.

Now, if there was one thing I didn't like about this case, it would have to be the PCI retention mechanism. Yes, the green tabs worked well, but getting the card into the purple part was a chore due to the tightness of the space. On a lesser case, this could be bearable, but with something this expensive, it is unacceptable.

With all the parts in, here's how the system looks sans cables. Look at all the space! Even with the super messy PSU cables flailing around everywhere, we see that the case has an amazing amount of space especially up top. Very nice!

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