InstallationInstallation of the necessary components took about 15 minutes. The tool-less design of the drive bays as well as the add-on cards saved a lot of time and made things easier to install. We had some difficulty getting a hard drive in the top two 3-1/2" bays, but once in, they locked in place with the sliding mechanism. The bottom three 3-1/2" bays also have aluminum platforms, which help stabilize hard drives to reduce vibrations.
Installation of the motherboard took the most time to install, since the stand-offs as well as the motherboard had to be screwed in. We had some trouble getting the power supply in while the motherboard was mounted with a CPU heatsink on it. Many heatsinks are becoming larger as CPU's become more powerful and take up much more space. In order to install or replace a power supply, the heatsink must first be removed.