System Build and Installation
The hardware included in this build is:
- ASRock Z370 Tachi Motherboard
- Intel 8700K Processor
- 4 x 4GB Team Group T-Force Delta RGB Ram
- ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2060 6GB GPU
- Cooler Master 212 Hyper Black Edition Cooler
- EVGA 750W P2 PSU
While building in the Vanguard RGB, I really loved the amount of space I had to work with. This made installing the motherboard a breeze and there was plenty of room in the upper portion of the case to connect the CPU power with ease. I did run a few issues with some of the case cutouts with my larger sized EVGA cables. With the 24-pin motherboard cable, I even had to remove the rubber grommet all together to get it to fit. I think this could be easily remedied if DIYPC would make these cutouts a little bigger and used some firmer rubber for the grommets themselves.
I decided to install my SSD using one of the mounting points to the right of the motherboard. Installing it was a little awkward since the SSD sat flush to the mounting plate causing a little bit of a clearance issue with the power and data cable. To make this a little easier, it would be nice if DIYPC raised these mount points just a little or move to an SSD tray type system.
Overall, I find the Vanguard RGB a nice case to work in and with a few minor changes could make building in it even better. Once the system was booted up, I also really liked the look of the included RGB fans.
One of the Vanguard’s nicer features is the 30mm+ cable clearance in the back of the case coupled with the included Velcro tiedown points. It was painless to manage even my extremely bulky EVGA cables and with the HDD tray removed, I had plenty of room to tuck away any extra slack. Though I didn’t add any fans to the case for this build, it’s nice to know that I still have room for 3 more on the included fan hub.