be quiet! Pure Base 500 FX
3. Installation process
After unboxing the case you have to start building up your system. The PSU area is easy to access and easy to insert/install your PSU. Keep in mind that using a modular PSU will help you remove unwanted cables, the less the better. There is some space between the end of the PSU and the HDD cage, however, if you install at the front a large 360 radiator, the HDD cage needs to further push back, so this space will further be reduced so PSU cabling management would be kind harder to accomplish. We did use it for our tests a be quiet! PurePower 11 FM 850Watt PSU and we didn't have any problems with the cable lengths.
Next, we used an Asus X570E-Gaming motherboard and it was a perfect fit to get it hooked at the motherboard's pre-installed sockets, no problems here. Then you need to remove the center 2.5" bracket to pass through the 24-pin motherboard cable and other headers for the front panel. After that, you can use 2.5"HDDs if you want either in front or at the back of the panel. We installed the VGA card (Asus 1060GB 6B) without any problems and we connected the front I/O panels and the RGB header (3pin) from the splitter at the motherboard as well. Finally, we installed the fan header of the RGB controller to the CPU_OPT header of the motherboard, meaning all case fans will get synced with the rotation of the CPU fan. For a strange reason the Asus motherboard didn't recognize other fan headers our RGB splitter and we couldn't set independent the case fans from the CPU fan. This may not apply to your motherboard.
We tried to tie up the back cables and with a little effort we close both the front and back panels and we were set to go. This won't take much longer than 30-40 mins if you set up a brand-new system. Note that 5.25" ODD drives are not supported and only two 3.5" HDDs can be installed in this middle-sized case. Also if you plan to use at the top a 280mm AIO cooler, the CPU power cables may interfere a bit but with a little effort, this will be not a problem.