Case Build and Finished Product
Of course, we picked a shorter PSU to go in this chassis, as the motherboard tray support will limit your options. With the fan oriented downward to take advantage of the intake there, we mounted the plate to our PSU, and just needed to slide it all the way in and secure it with the thumbscrews.
Once the PSU was in and tidied up a bit, we went ahead and dropped in the motherboard. So far, wiring is simple, and everything gets where it needs to be with little effort. The holes near the back work really well for tending the wires, and holding them in the chassis so the panels will go on easier.
The reason we started with a look at the right side of the chassis is because we were not quite done. Remember to run the front I/O wiring. One reason to do it now is that the GPU may block the front panel pins; secondly, you want access to tidy up the wiring while making sure the panel will go on and come off freely.
With all of the wiring completed, we went ahead and added our video card. While this one will work fine with the FlexCage still in place, you can see without the FlexCage, getting a 330mm video card in here is relatively easy to do, as long as the power connections are on the edge and not the back.
All boxed back up and ready for power, the Phenom Mini-ITX does one thing that we really like in cases. That is, from beginning to end, no matter what sort of build is housed inside, this chassis looks exactly the same fresh out of the box as is does now, keeping that slick aesthetic appeal that drove you to this chassis in the first place.
As usual, we missed the flicker of the blue LED denoting HDD activity, but the bright blue glow from the power LED is unmistakable. While this will likely face off to the side when in the office or in an HTPC environment, it will not blind you, but it does put quite the flood of blue into the room.
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