Popping the side panels off, we get a look at the interior which is also painted black; a plus point on style if ever there was one.
The PCI brackets at the rear have some solid clip mechanisms instead of the usual screws. On first inspection they feel quite capable but we’ll have to see.
The optical drives also have their own lock-pin mounting system. However if you want to use screws, Spire have added them alongside the bays. If you need one, all you have to do is unscrew it from the frame and put it where you want. This is quite a clever system as they’re on hand whenever necessary, but it’s puzzling why they included screws in the bundle as well.
The hard drive cage uses the drive rail system; mostly tooless. You still need to screw them into the bays, but once in you can pop them in and out whenever you want.
There’s five of these in total, which isn’t the most ammount of storage space, but it’s more than enough for the average user. Unfortunately the cage itself can’t be removed, so you have quite a lot of impeding metal and plastic between the front intake fan and rest of your case.
On the back of the motherboard tray, you have a reasonable ammount of space for cable management, but there’s only a couple of holes for cable routing. There are quite a few tie points, but the fact that there is only one good sized hole and that all of them are at the bottom of the tray is quite a poor show.
The back of the CPU area is grilled to allow air flow under the motherboard. However, if you want to change the CPU cooler without removing the whole board, you can remove this grilled section by taking out the 6 screws that hold it in place. I’d have thought just leaving the hole there in the first place would have worked just as well, but apparently not.
On the back of the optical drive bays, there’s another load of screws, pre-attached, ready to go.