mean:it 5PM Overview
The mean:it 5PM looks much like your typical mid-tower case. Of course the big thing is that we have three tempered glass side panels. These panels do have a dark tint to them so unless you have lights in your system it is going to be hard to see what you have going on inside. For those wondering the case has official dimensions of 216 x 497 x 480 mm (W x H x D) and weighs in a 24.25 lbs.
Starting at the front of the case we have that dark tempered glass. And yes it is tempered glass, not plastic like we’ve seen on other cases. Behind it are three 120 mm cooling fans. These are mean:it’s LUM Blue fans, which light up with blue LED lighting. You can also get this case with their LUM Red, ARC Red, or ARC Blue fans. No word yet on RGB options, but we think an RGB version would be coming soon. The front of the case easily pops off and we can see each fan is on its own mounting bracket. These brackets are easily removed so you can clean your fans or swap them out. There however is no fan filter in the front of the case.
Moving to the top of the case right up front you have all of your buttons and ports. From left to right you have your fan controls which include an on/off button and low and high buttons, then you have your HD audio connections, large power button, smaller reset button, two USB 3.0 ports, and two USB 2.0 ports.
The top of the case is mostly ventilated and covered by a removable magnetic filter. Up top you have room for three 120/140 mm fans or watercooling radiators up to 360 mm with a max thickness of 30 mm.
There are large tinted tempered glass cases on each side of the case. These tempered glass panels are 5 mm thick, which is thicker than the normal 3 mm or 4 mm that is used in most cases. Each panel is held onto the case by poles that come out of the side and then you secure the panel with four thumbscrews. This is pretty standard when it comes to tempered glass side panels, although we’ve seen some better implementations lately.
Moving to the back of the case we have a pretty standard design here. Towards the top of the case there is a fourth included 120 mm LUM blue LED fan. You can also upgrade to a 140 mm fan here if you want. Moving down you have your expansion slots and then power supply mount at the bottom. There is a fan filter that pulls out from the bottom of the case.