Ultra Grid Mid Tower CaseFormer staff writer - March 18, 2007
Since the case already had the risers for the motherboard pre screwed I didn’t have to worry about searching for them, I did have to change the I/O plate to accommodate my motherboard and I had to remove two expansion slots at the rear of the case to add peripherals. The motherboard installation was fairly simple as Ultra provided all the screws needed to fasten it. From there I just added a D-Bracket, video card and bracket for a CCFL.
Installing the internal hardware couldn’t be easier; with the tool less drive system it took less than 5 minutes to add two hard drives, floppy and a CD ROM. All that I needed to do was remove the butterfly lock from the bay that was going to be used, slide in the drive, and then refasten the butterfly.
With the installation complete and wires nicely hidden, it was time to put the panel back on. This is where a small problem arose; the cone for the CPU air duct was hitting the fan that was attached to my heat sink. (thermalright XP 90 with Pana-flo fan) The cone is adjustable and has two pieces but the top piece needed to be removed, it also didn’t line up directly with the heat sink and fan being a little high and to the left. I’m sure that if a stock heat sink and fan were used the air duct cone wouldn’t be a problem.