Inside the Enermax SpineRex
Both panels are attached to the chassis using thumbscrews. The motherboard tray has a huge hole for you to access the backplate of the CPU cooler without having to remove the motherboard from the case, two holes for you to route cables behind it, and several metallic clips for you to fasten cables behind the motherboard tray using cable ties.
In Figure 16, you have another overall look inside the case. Expansion cards are fastened to the case using black thumbscrews.
We don’t understand why Enermax added only seven expansion slots on this case. The whole point of someone needing a big full-tower case is to have several video cards installed, and, depending on your motherboard, this is only possible if you have eight expansion slots. As you can see in Figure 17, there is more than enough space between the seventh expansion slot and the power supply compartment for adding an eighth or even ninth expansion slot. The motherboard tray doesn’t go all the way down to the bottom panel, showing us that the manufacturer could have easily added support for motherboards bigger than the ATX size.
The SpineRex supports video cards up to 12.2” (310 mm) long or up to 13.3” (337 mm) long, if the hard drive cage in front of the video card is removed, and CPU coolers up to 7” (178 mm) tall.
Note that the power supply can be installed with either its bottom fan facing up or facing down, so you can decide if you want the fan of your power supply pulling air from inside the case or from outside of it. There is an air filter for the power supply fan, but as already explained, this filter is located between the power supply and the bottom panel, meaning that you need to remove the power supply whenever you want to clean it.