I started off by installing the motherboard. It was quite easy, and I only ran into one concern. In one spot the large thumbscrew was rather close to SATA socket. This shouldn’t be an issue, but if it were a capacitor that could be a bad thing.
The CPU cut out does give me enough room to swap out CPU cooler backing plates.
Next I mounted my video card. The support rails were a little hard to start; the threads in the acrylic tray in some of the spots were a little tight. To aid in putting the support rails in I just use a thumbscrew in all the holes first, then put the support rails I needed in.
Next I mounted the hard drive.
Then I installed the optical drive and fan controller.
Then the PSU; all of the steps so far only took about 10 minutes and that includes stopping to take the pictures. If it weren’t for taking images I’m very certain you can have an air cooled system installed in less than 5 minutes.