Once we got our first glimpse of the inside, we noticed the five pre-cut holes with grommets, plus another three smaller holes for routing wires. We are just guessing, but from past experiences, we should not have a problem creating a nice, clean installation. However, we will withhold final judgement until we get everything installed.
After installing everything, you can see just how well the Overseer did with routing cables and keeping everything nice and clean. The Overseer had no problems storing our extra wires, which will help the air flow and keeps your hardware as cool as possible.
Installing the motherboard is the same ‘ol same ‘ol. Use the provided screws to secure the motherboard to the motherboard tray.
Installing the PCI cards was a breeze. With the supplied thumbscrews, it made switching in and out PCI cards very quick and easy. The thumbscrews also hold your PCI cards securely, unlike some of the plastic retention clips we have seen in the past.
Installing your 3.5″ and 2.5″ drives is easy as well. For the 3.5″ drives, you will need to line up the screw holes on the side with the holes on the side of the slider, and then use four of the provided screws to secure it. With the 2.5″, it is the same, but this time you will connect it to the bottom of the slide instead of the side.
Thermaltake has installed a good dust filtering solution as you can see in the picture above. The drive bays use a thicker mesh, and the bottom area, where the intake fan is, uses a thinner mesh. Both will help keep the dust out, and both are easy to clean once you pop off the front panel.
The side panel ventilation hole comes with its own custom dust filter. This is great considering hardly any side fan installments sport a dust filter.
The PSU and optional bottom 120mm fan will both be covered with this dust filter that conveniently slides out, making it very easy to clean.