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Pros: This is an absolutely beautiful case! It was an absolute breeze to assemble my components inside (once disassembled-read cons on disassembly process). There is ample room for cable management behind the motherboard tray, and there's even more space to tuck cables underneath the PSU shroud.
Smart layout of the grommets for cable pass through
Sliding fan/radiator mounting system for the top of the case
Cons: This case has so many screws, it is unlike any other mid tower or full tower case I've ever built in, it is like there are 5 screws for anything you want to touch.. The HDD bay I think I had to remove 7 screws to take it out, as opposed to a simple 4 screw method typically used, the top of the case has 4 screws rather than a pop in and lock mechanism like most cases use, the sliding fan/radiator mount at the top of the case is nice, but there is also 5 screws to undo it, and you have to remove it in order to mount anything to it. The front of the case is removable by the lock in mechanism that should be also used for the top, but then behind that the fan filter is not magnetic, it is also a lock in mechanism that requires popping out. I feel as though the fan filter should be magnetic. There were some general gripes with the disassembly of the case.
Other Thoughts: UPDATE: So out of the box, the tempered glass was kind of dirty, so I did my usual cleaning with a microfiber cloth on the window to clean it up nice as I do with all cases I purchase.. Scratches.. Scratches everywhere.. Pathetic when it comes to a case of this price tag.. What's the point of having a tempered glass side panel if you can't even clean it with a VERY SOFT MICROFIBER CLOTH.......... I've literally cleaned the window of all of my cases the same way and they haven't scratched like thisREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASUS Z97-PRO GAMER LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: It is more of a mid-range motherboard, but it feels like a high-end motherboard. There is ample connectivity, 2 USB 2.0 headers on the motherboard, 1 USB 3.0 header on the motherboard. The USB connections from the IO I feel should have had at least two more, but it isn't a major con as most people don't have as many USB connections as I run lol
Also, an IO shield would have been nice.
Cons: Extra fan headers direct to the motherboard would have been a nice touch, 2 or 3 more maybe?READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Fractal Design Define R5 Blackout Window Silent ATX Midtower Computer Case
Pros: Ample space (feels like a full tower)
Great cable management room
Cons: None to list
Other Thoughts: I recommend this product.READ FULL REVIEW