Antec New Solution NSK 3480 MicroATX Tower Reviewccokeman - December 4, 2007
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Installation of the components into a micro case presents its own unique challenges. Namely, getting everything to fit properly. I started off with running the wiring that was needed in the lower chamber through the supplied hole. Next up, was mounting the hard drive in the upper chamber. First, remove the hard drive mount and position the hard drive in the mount and use the supplied screws to attach the drive to the mount. Attach the wiring to the drive and screw the hard drive bracket back down in place.
Slide the optical drive into the bay. Attach the power and interface cables, and secure it as you would in any other case. A word of caution about the drives you purchase. Make sure that the drive you select will fit after attaching the wiring to the drive.
Once the drives are in place, it is time to get the rest of the system in place. Start with the I/O panel specific to the motherboard you are using. Install the motherboard standoffs and you are ready to install the motherboard. Slip the board into place and secure it onto the standoffs with the supplied screws.
Make all of the wire connections, install the system memory, install the video card, tidy up the wiring, and you are ready to close up the case and fire it up.