X-Case RM400 and Asus E35M1-M PRO Motherboard Installation

So I’ve just finished installing the motherboard in the case, after a while spent moving the stand-offs around to accommodate the microATX motherboard. Here are the shots of the motherboard in the case, and the rear panel for the motherboard.

As you can see, the motherboard takes up barely any room in the case, which might be a downside, because I’m going to potentially run into issues with SATA cable length, but it’s excellent, because it means it will give the passively cooled processor far more room for the air to circulate, keeping the internal case temperature lower.


Richard works as a Cloud Consultant for Fordway Solution where his primary focus is to help customers understand, adopt and develop with Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and System Center. Richard Green is an IT Pro with over 15 years' of experience in all things Microsoft including System Center and Office 365. He has previously worked as a System Center consultant and as an internal solutions architect across many verticals. Outside of work, he loves motorbikes and is part of the orange army, marshaling for NGRRC, British Superbikes and MotoGP. He is also an Assistant Cub Scout Leader.