The Build and Finished Product
With the build complete, even if you were to opt for the optical drive installation, the front of the Hadron Air does not change at all. It is still all business up front with the same simple, and sleek, aesthetics we had when we first pulled it out of the box.
I tried many coolers, and while a lot of them would fit, getting the board mounted and wired afterward would be near impossible. For that reason, we went with the stock cooler. The wiring is a bit short in some areas, like the USB 3.0 cable. Because of this, the USB 3.0 and HD audio cables, stick out like a sore thumb.
There is plenty of room at the front to leave excess lengths of cables, like the 24-pin, or any of them you may not have the need to use in the build, much like the Molex leads we did not use.
While we do have enough slack to route the 24-pin higher to allow a card to easily pass by, the USB 3.0 cable may get in the way. There are no other options either, since the header is at the top of this ASRock motherboard.
Nothing unusual to report in the back. Access to the expansion slots is done outside the chassis; both to remove the cover, and the screws to mount the card. We also test fitted a dust shield, and there were no issues with the fit there either.
It is pretty easy to see that the back of the motherboard tray has nothing to offer other than a millimeter, or two, of space from the tray to the door panel that covers this side. You would be hard pressed to run a fan lead through here.
With everything back together, the Hadron Air looks very nice as you view it from the front and left. This allows one to gaze into the chassis at the components, and remember what fun it was to install the kit into this compact chassis.
It is likely that this will be the view most users will have if they plan to access the slot for discs, or any of the front I/O connectivity. The system is also powered on at this point. The only changes that let us know this, are the LED in the center of the power button that is now illuminated white, and the slight hum of the fans inside of the case.
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