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Installation

Installing the hard drive requires removing a pair of the HDD mounting clips.


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These slot into the holes on the side of the drive, which is then just slotted in place. Very simply indeed. The only slight problem with it is that the clips don’t fit very tightly until fully mounted, so unfortunately they fall out occasionally when you’re attempting to mount the drive. It’s not the end of the world, but I don’t see why they don’t sit more tightly.


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The optical drive fits two clips to the sides in the same fashion as the HDD, but it suffers from the same loose-ness problem.


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Apart from that it clips into the drive bay perfectly, but you have to remove the front panel to do this.


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The PSU is mounted at the base on 4 rubber mounts, but if you have an extra long unit, there’s two extra rubber nubs that you can add to help support it. Installing it however is easy as anything which is a nice change from a lot of cases.


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Installing the rest of the rig went without a hitch, but there was nothing particularly novel about it.

When fully turned on the rig looks quite nice with the large side panel fan lighting up with blue LEDs. However, if you don’t like them you can turn them off with the handy switch just to the side of it.


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Last modified: February 15, 2011

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