The Build and Finished Product
Since this X-Frame is going to be used on my test rig and I need easy access to get to the motherboard and the motherboard tray to get coolers in and out quickly, I chose to go with seven pin-style risers that allow the motherboard to come right off, with only two on the outer edge to keep the motherboard on the tray.
All I had to do at this point was mounting a CPU cooler and set the motherboard into place. Adding the two screws into the board along with the two holding in my video card, I can't see anything moving too much for my purposes.
As for the drives or devices you wish to add to the X-Frame, simply find the appropriate hardware on the included tray and mount the screws to the devices so that they will slide into the rails.
I guess I could have gotten more creative than to hang my SSD from one side, but it was done to express how much this chassis could use an adapter for them. On the right I had no issues with installing the optical drive or the fan controller that I use for testing various things.
Installing the PSU was tricky as one of the three screws is behind the frame of the chassis. A short screwdriver or a pair of pliers will get any rough start of the threads on their way to being able to use them with your fingers.
At this point I did a bit of basic wiring. I ran the cables in their general areas, then with a few install and removals of the tray, I found a way to route each wire and strap it to the chassis when I found it needed it.
That's where we are here. The wires have been run and tied to the chassis so that I can bundle the excess in the frame instead of having wires hanging out all over. The only wiring I didn't tidy up was the 24-pin and the GPU power leads, as they weren't quite long enough to need it.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 3 [Packaging]
- Page 4 [InWin X-Frame Limited Edition Open Air Chassis]
- Page 5 [InWin X-Frame Limited Edition Open Air Chassis Continued]
- Page 6 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 7 [The Build and Finished Product]
- Page 8 [The Build and Finished Product Continued]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
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