So I got around to installing the HW. Which was a doddle (which is a good and bad thing, i'll get to that later)
The harddrives are positioned upright in the front compartment and are held in place by 4 rubber washers at the screw holes, there are screws also included that can be used to secure them also, these screw in through the middle of the washers. The mobo was very easy to screw in place also. As for cable management, you can see from the pictures that the included pull ties on the side of the motherboard compartment helped ALOT to keep all the cables together, including all the USB, audio I/O, pwr/rst headers, SATA cables, PATA cable and the main power cables.
Once I got the stock CPU HSF installed with the TIM replaced with AS5, I booted her up. My first thoughts are that she is a little bit noisier than I would of liked, the 12cm Tri-Cool fans make more noise than expected on low and the included 430w PSU is FAR from silent. Still, it isn't deafening, I just couldn't sleep with it on in the room.
Talking about room... I severely underestimated how large this case was going to be, even with using a uATX mobo, the case, due to the dividing of compartments and the full sized PSU is nearly the same size as my current tower by Qtec. IMO there is a LOT of wasted space inside this case, it seems more suited for a HIGH END HTPC, i.e. one also used for gaming, as their is a good 4-6cm of clearance height wise that could easily of been removed, if the HDDs where put lying down instead of on there side. Also the case could also be 2-4cm shorter in length.
I am going to have to re-evaluate whether or not i'm going to keep this case, or go for one a little bit more economical on its footprint