The hardware chosen was picked to reflect that of a relatively modern computer system that an enthusiast may own. The configuration of the system is as follows:
Intel i5 750 Quad Lynnfield 2.66Ghz
Asus P7P55D LE motherboard
OCZ 4x2GB DDR3-1333 memory kit
XFX Radeon HD6870 1GB video card
OCZ Solid 3 120GB solid state drive
Corsair VX550W power supply
LG Blu-Ray and HD-DVD (GGC-H20L) optical drive
Overall the components were easy to install and clearances were never a problem, even with a larger CPU cooler. There is also plenty of room available to install a large video card while keeping good ventilation. There is a total length of 11 ¾” (30cm) available to install a video card.
The CPU cooler was easy to install with plenty of room to spare thanks to the extra space gained from the top fan design which in turn allows better air flow.