The Build - Continued
Suspicions were confirmed about the stock Intel cooler. The power supply does in fact rest on the gage and something else to consider is that both fans will be pulling against each other. Although, this is just the Inlet solution and with the other options on the market based on low power consumption, their coolers are a bit smaller.
Here we have a look at how things really start to disappear; with the addition of the HDD, it really begins to close things off inside. Be sure to get the connections made before you slide the drive into place, as again, there won't be too much room to do this after it's installed.
At first glance I assumed the slotted rails were for screwing in the HDD itself, while they are designed to be used with the adapter rails. The HDD, or HDDs, depending on your needs, are both to be mounted here. Being limited on my motherboard connections, I really couldn't benefit, but there is room enough to mount a SSD to the floor of the case as well.
I alluded to the fact that the drive I pictured with the hardware was replaced; here is why. The original drive was an older full length drive and it just wouldn't fit between the PSU and the front of the case. So I went back to my parts shelf and was lucky enough to find this shorter optical drive that fit in the space allowed.
Once everything is assembled, you can see there is barely room to get a can of compressed air in there. A+ has used the space available to them very well.
From the other side, you can see to the left the space I was referring to that you could set a SSD on the floor. All the wiring runs to the other side, leaving this virtually empty real estate. I did leave the HDD loose and only used two of the optical drive screws at this point. If I had any issues I could easily still get down to the board.
While I hadn't noticed at the time, I inadvertently got the I/O shield hold-down tab over the mouse PS/2 port. This was later corrected after I saw this image. I wanted to get a finished rear image before I place on the cover and see if my building skills are up to par.
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