Simple hardware build-out
Mounting PC hardware inside this case is very simple. Once the system tray is out of the case, the motherboard, graphics card and CPU with the cooler may all be installed outside the confines of the case. Once everything is fastened into place, you only have to slide the tray back into the case, and lock it down with screws. After that, the only remaining task is to cable up the case’s front ports to the proper pin blocks on the motherboard, and wire up the on/off switch and indicator lights. Taken together, both drive cages provide room for up to two 5.25" and three 3.5" drives. Both optical drives get a firm grip from the aluminum rails in the base, but the drive cage for the two internal 3.5" drives (the third is accessible externally to permit it to accommodate a floppy drive if one is wanted) is a pretty shaky assembly even when outfitted with two drives.
You can download a video that shows just how shaky the hard disk cage really is :
If the video won’t play, you’ll want to download and install the compatible application - namely, either Divx Player or Microsoft Media Player, depending on which format you choose.
We built the following hardware into the Aspire X-QPack case :
|Motherboard||Biostar||TForce 6100-939||Nforce 610 Chipset|
|Processor||AMD||Athlon64 3200+||Socket 939, 2 GHz|
|Graphics card||Gigabyte||GV-RX60X128V||Radeon X300, PCI-Express|
|RAM||Corsair||XMS||SD-DDR, 2x 512 MHz, 667 MHz|
|Hard disks||Maxtor, IBM||DiamontMax Plus9, Deskstar||200 + 185 GByte, ATA-133,|
|Power Supply||Aspire||ATX-AS420W||420 Watts|
|CPU cooler||Coolermaster||Socket 939||Low-Profile|
Once everything is installed, we slide the tray back into the case
Two 3.5" hard disks are mounted off to the side