First stage of the system build is to install a power supply.
Installing an SSD is straightforward, thanks to the 2.5″ to 3.5″ bay adapter.
Installing 3.5″ drives requires you to push into place a slider on each side of the HDD.
Then you can just slide the 2.5″ or 3.5″ drives into place.
We then installed an ASUS motherboard and AKASA CPU cooler in one go. There is a good amount of space above the CPU cooler, giving plenty of clearance for installing fans at the top of the chassis.
We then installed a XFX Radeon HD 5450 graphics card. It is clear there is plenty of space for much larger graphics cards, and you can even remove the top set of 3.5″ bays if you are planning on installing either the nVidia 690 or the Radeon 7970, for instance.
Finally, we connected everything. We didn’t spend a lot of time with cable routing but it is easy with this chassis.