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Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Full Tower PC Case Review
|Date:||Mon, Jul 26, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Shane Higgins -|
Installing parts into the DF-85
Antec provides you with all that is needed to mount your hard ware. They also include some reusable wire ties.
I started with routing the front panel wires. I wanted to try for the cleanest look I could get. I ran the switch wires between the fans and the motherboard tray and out a small hole by the fans. I also put the fan power wires through as well. With the case stood up you can see the wires. The I/O port wires however, I had to run them through the first pass through. I then mounted the mother board and PSU.
The board I'm using has the 8pin connector at the top of the board, so I had to use an extension to reach the top of the case. The number of tie off points is nice. Plenty of places to tie off wires and hold them close to the back of the motherboard tray.
The CPU cut out area is rather large, but off just ever so slightly to the board I'm using.
Moving around I installed my GTX480 to see how it would clear. It clears the hard drive cage with plenty of room to spare, the Fleet Swap brackets are close. The card clears the brackets themselves but with wires in place gets a little tight.
Here we have the system installed.
I then put an old 2.5" drive I had laying around in the hot swap bay. The drive sticks out past the front of the case so if you have the case on the floor you will want to watch where your knee is you could hit the drive.
Next Page - Antec DF-85 Final Thoughts
Page 1 - Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Full Tower
Page 2 - Antec DF-85 Retail Packaging
Page 3 - DF-85 External Impressions
Page 4 - External Impressions Contiuned
Page 5 - Moving inside the DF-85
Page 6 - Installing parts into the DF-85
Page 7 - Antec DF-85 Final Thoughts