|NZXT Rogue Crafted Series SFF Gaming Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Tuesday, 08 January 2008|
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NZXT Rogue Installation
In this section our readers will get to look at the inside of the NZXT Rogue and what it looks like after the installation has completed. I personally think this is a highly informative part of my review. I have included images, which I thought would give our readers detailed look the installation part of the NZXT Rogue.
Installing the hard drives was by far the easiest step during the installation; just slide in the hard drives and screw them in. It just doesn't get any easier.
It was a pain installing the video card. While I really do not know how to explain it , one could only really understand after experiencing it on their own. However I would try to do my best: My 8800GTS required more room for installation. I had to pull the tray out just a little to give it enough room for installation. You are probably asking yourself, "why didn't he just install it outside the NZXT Rogue when the NZXT Rogue has a removable motherboard tray". Well I simply could not because the CPU cooler that I had installed would not allow me to pull the tray out. If you are using stock cooler than you should have no issues at all.
Graphic card installation made me feel as if I need more than two hands, and it was probably the most annoying experience of the article.
I took this picture to show you how close the large CPU cooler is to the PSU bracket. I had the Hyper-120 by Cooler Master, and I could not install the cooler any other way otherwise it would interfere with the power supply installation.
It does get crowded in a small form factor space, but I am happy with the fact that this is probably the only case than can handle such large components. Although it required some sacrifices from me, and one of those sacrifices was the loss of airflow of the CPU cooler outside the NZXT Rogue. I had to settle with the air blowing towards the graphic card.
In here you can see that the NZXT Rogue appears to have room to spare, that is only because 1000 watt PSU is yet to be installed, after that I could not even place my hand on anything under it.
Thanks to NZXT for the provided PSU bracket I was able to gain an extra inch or so that I needed for the PSU's modular cables. An inch and a half might not sound much but under such circumstances it could mean no large power supply, which is a big let down for any gamer if they have a powerful system.