Installation

Given that the Spike case is a Micro ATX case, there is a decent amount of room to work with inside of the case. I started first with the power supply. The PSU installed just as easy as was expected, there is a little shelf in there for the power supply to sit on to support the PSU. With the power supply out of the way, next was the motherboard. Out of the box there were no standoffs installed inside the case. You typically will see at least a few pre-installed because there are ones that every type of motherboard uses. Using the provided standoffs, I dropped in the motherboard and after a few screws I was ready to move on to the graphics card.

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As mentioned before, this case has four expansion slots on the back. Instead of the removable slot covers these are the punch out type of brackets. The punch out type are a little less convenient but they are just as effective. You will see that an even a longer video card will fit nicely into the case. There is plenty of room for even some of the massive length cards out there.

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The case doesn't really have any cable management features built in. There are no holes in the motherboard tray for you to route cables. Also there is no cutout for changing the CPU. So if you need to access the back of the motherboard you will be forced to completely remove the board. I feel that they did not include the cutouts because they did not want to alter the strength of the case, which is already using light weight metal. 

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