Thermaltake Wing RS 301 Case Review :: System Build

04-03-2010 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Benjamin Sun

To start off, the 120mm rear fan may need to be removed to easily install the Rear I/O shield on the case. This is a minor inconvenience when building a system made necessary by the design of the case. The motherboard area has bumps with no spacers but there are standoffs included with the bundle to make motherboard installation easy.


Thermaltake Wing  RS 301 Case Review System build

System build

Thermaltake Wing  RS 301 Case Review DVD Drive install

DVD Drive install

Thermaltake Wing  RS 301 Case Review SSD drive

SSD drive

Thermaltake Wing  RS 301 Case Review HDD installed

HDD installed


Installing the motherboard was easy simply mount the board on the bumps, screw it in. Note you should use spacers as a bare motherboard touching metal on a case is not good and can cause short circuits. There are several stand-offs included with the bundle which should help alleviate this problem. The standard ATX nForce 790i SLI Ultra motherboard fit without issue.

Installation of a DVD drive was easy. The first step is to remove the front cover from the case. The top drive bay is already punched out so the next step is to remove the locking mechanism from the sides of the case and slide the drive into the bay. Replace the lock and attach the cables and the drive is installed. The installation of the 3.5" HDD is similar but without removing the front covers.


Thermaltake Wing  RS 301 Case Review Cable management

Cable management

Thermaltake Wing  RS 301 Case Review System built

System built

Thermaltake Wing  RS 301 Case Review Left side complete

Left side complete

Thermaltake Wing  RS 301 Case Review Rear installed

Rear installed


The case can take video cards of up to 10.6" in length. This makes the case suitable for video cards like the RADEON HD 5870 or the newly announced GeForce GTX480 cards. Note that if you intend to install a long video card which weighs a lot use a screw to secure it to the case instead of the cover for security purposes. Also note that installing a long video card may block the HDD space adjacent to it.