Getting your kit into XPredator X1 isn’t as straight forward as with other computer chassis. The inside of the system isn’t as tidy as it usually is for our system builds because some of the cables have to trail across the motherboard and there are limited areas to store redundant cables.
Clearance behind the motherboard tray is minimal and therefore cable management suffers somewhat. Plus it’s hard to comfortably fit the alternate side panel on if you do have the cables routed over onto this side. We’ll look into this closer in the next section.
Installation complete – finished system
Behind the motherboard tray
Installing a HDD is a little different compared to traditional computer cases. The HDD has to be installed onto a tray which then has to be placed into the HDD rack and an optical drive tool-less mechanism is used to securely fix the tray in its place. The trays provided can host both 2.5” and 3.5” drives.
HDD is attached to a tray
Tray fits into cage and secures via tool-less mechanism