Apevia X-QPack 2 Aluminum CaseFormer staff writer - August 21, 2007
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A great plus for this case is its removable motherboard tray. Due to the support rails and close working quarters, it would be almost impossible to screw the motherboard on and even attach the stock heatsink. Once you remove the motherboard tray, installation is simply screwing the motherboard to the tray, attaching the CPU and heatsink and any installing any expansion cards. Once that is complete, slide the motherboard tray back into the chassis, making sure that it slides inside the retention clips. Once it is secured, there are two screws at the rear of the chassis that need to be re-inserted. Secure them and you're ready to proceed to the next step.
Next, you will want to install your CD/DVD ROM drive and floppy if you choose to use one. If you install the hard drive bracket before installing these, you will not be able to screw them in, because the holes to fasten them lie behind the hard drive tray. I will show the installation without the bezel attached, but if you do not remove the bezel, all that is required is removing the dummy blanks to open the slot. Once you choose which slot you are going to use, slide the drive in and fasten it to the chassis.
The hard drive tray will accommodate two hard drives. For this, there are two screw holes on each side, to fasten the hard drive to the plate. Once you have fastened the hard drive, you can then place the tray back on to the chassis and fasten it using the two screws provided.
The case does come complete with an LED display and temperature probes, but I chose to forgo placing one on the CPU and am using them on my hard drives. After attaching all the connectors and plugs to your motherboard and drives, you are ready to place the panel back on the case and boot your computer.