RAM Modules (Corsair 8GB Vengeance SDRAM DDR3 1600)
The RAM modules I installed in slots one and two incorporate heatsinks that make the modules a full 2" tall. As you can see in the photo above, with the location of the RAM slots on the MSI mobo, this places the top of the modules very close to the HDDs, but they don’t actually touch. So as long as the RAM you use is 2" or less in height, you should be good to go – in all four DIMM slots.
The TJ08-E enclosure is designed to mount a standard ATX style power supply. SilverStone recommends using a power supply no deeper than 160mm (6.3"), which is good advice because even though a longer power supply will fit, you might run into interference problems with the back of your external 5.25" bay devices. For this review we used a SilverStone Strider Plus 750W power supply (ST-75F-P) that is 160mm deep. The power supply dropped easily into position from the top, sits securely inside the rear compartment, and is secured with four screws on the backside panel. The filtered opening in the top of the case lined up correctly with the power supply intake fan.
External Drive Bays
The front 5.25” drive bay covers must be removed before a 5.25” ODD or bay device can be mounted (two screws from the inside). Each drive or bay device then slides in from the front and is secured with screws. The Sony DVD-ROM drive shown above, measures 170mm (6.6") deep for reference. Both drives installed easily and lined up with the openings in the front panel as expected.
I installed a Universal Card Reader in the external 3.5" drive bay. Once again, it went in easily and fit perfectly; I’m liking this case more and more!
Internal Hard Disc Drives
The internal HDD cage can mount up to four 3.5” HDDs and if you aren’t using an external 3.5" device you can put a fifth HDD underneath the drive cage. This bottom position can also be used to directly mount a 2.5" drive or you can use a 3.5" to 2.5" bay converter (SilverStone SST-SDP08) to put one or more 2.5" drives in one of the four cage slots.