MGE XG Dragon Case Review - Installing the motherboard
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This case has a removable motherboard tray to ease the installation. Iíve had cases with motherboard trays, but this is the first one Iíve used that the tray removes from the back along with the card slots. Hereís a shot of what I mean.
The four arrows show where the thumbscrews were located that hold the motherboard tray inside the case. To be honest, it was nice to use thumbscrews for this, but will you be removing your motherboard enough to warrant quick-release? Perhaps if you change motherboards or coolers a lot. Hereís a shot of the motherboard tray completely removed from the case.
While the case and tray are extremely well built, I did have a slight problem with the motherboard tray. It seems that the angle-bracket on the back of the tray is missing a rivet, which causes it to stand out of place a bit. This did not conflict with the installation or operation of the motherboard, but I thought it worth mentioning. Hereís a pic of what I mean.
For this machine, I installed a Biostar NF4ST-A9 motherboard, with an athlon 64 3700+ CPU. I used the stand-offs that came with the case and mounted it to the tray. I then installed the memory, the CPU, and the CPU fan. Hereís what it looked like when I was done.
At this point, I could have also installed my video card but to be honest I didnít even think of it. Now that the motherboard was secure, I put it back into the case.
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