|-- Laying Down the Game Plan
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Before we get inside and start putting our
components in, this CDI modified case comes with a pre-painted set
of casters. These four wheels give this case the mobility
needed if it were to be on the go. I tried to lift this thing
without anything it and it is manageable. Try adding in a few
drives here and there and the total weight starts climbing at an
The casters are from Addtronics actually,
but are pre-fitted to work on the Inwin Q500. They are
pre-painted with the same red marble look as the rest of the
case. The black rectangle is a layer of 'fur', much like what
you see on velcro strips. I am going to assume this is applied
to cut down on noise and to act as a buffer of sorts. Once these are put on the case, a small
vibration may cause the metal on the case to rattle against the metal
of the casters. The 'fur' would help out by providing a cushion
between them. The caster is attached to the bottom of the case
by means of a nut and bolt. Get that monkey wrench out, you're
going to need it.
Before installing the motherboard, pop in
some motherboard stand-offs (nipples) onto the tray. If you have
a smaller board, make sure you line it up with the right holes.
It is a real pain after you put those nipples on and you missed a few
spots because you measured wrong. Measure twice, screw once...
Break out the bag of screws and we are
ready to put our system together. There are a LOT of screws, so
losing a few won't screw you over. CDI labeled everything for us
pretty much, notice the "brackets" sticker.