mean:it 5PM Tempered Glass Case Review

Installation
Included with the case you have your mounting hardware as well as a user’s manual. All of your different screws are in their own individual bags and those bags are labeled. If you build as many systems as I do that is something you can definitely appreciate. There is also a handful of zip-ties included as well.

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So the first thing you are going to want to install is your motherboard. I went ahead and did this and I turned my case around and realized that the CPU cutout was not large enough. As you can see from the photo below there would be no way to install a backplate for a CPU cooler with the motherboard installed.

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So I had to take my motherboard back out of the case, install my backplate, and then re-install it. If you are having trouble getting your backplate to stay in place a little tape on the back will work, just remove it once you have your CPU cooler installed. With the motherboard installed you can see we sill have quite a lot of room. You’ll notice the plastic piece is right up against our connections, but you can easily remove it when you want to route and connect your cables.

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Next we install our hard drives. We are installing two 2.5-inch solid state drives so they will go on the removable trays on the backside of the motherboard tray. Simply take the trays out, install your drives, and reinstall the trays. It really is that easy.

For power supply installation you just slide your unit in the backside of the case. For those wondering you can install a 220 mm power supply with the hard drive cage installed. The hard drive cage is removable though extending the length of supported power supplies to 330 mm.

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For AiO installation we went with the Cooler Master MasterLiquid 120, which we used on our previous build. It easily installed in the top of the case and since we installed it towards the front we could do the full push-pull setup.

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Graphics card installation is pretty simple. As far as fitting graphics cards inst the case you’ll have no problem fitting in the largest graphics card available, there is official support for graphics cards up to 435 mm. Now I thought my graphics card would line up with the notches in the plastic cable cover as mean:it shows on their website, but it does not. I even tried the other x16 slots in my board and the card does not line up in any of them.

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Now it is time to wire everything up! Starting on the backside of the motherboard tray it was pretty easy to organize everything. There are plenty of tie-down points so you can use the included zip-ties effectively. Also you can see that the CPU cutout is just a little bit to small, if you are installing a CPU cooler with a backplate make sure you do it before you install your motherboard!

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Getting the back side panel on the case and flipping around to the other side you can see that we have an extremely clean build. Because of the open design, cable cover, and all of the cable routing holes we were able to get this clean build with minimal effort. When you put the main side panel on you can see that it is really hard to see you hardware inside. The tint is pretty dark.

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Now it is time to power our system on! When you power the system all four of the included LUM blue LED fans light up and look pretty awesome, especially behind the tinted tempered glass!

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If you plan to show off your hardware you are definitely going to want to invest in a LED strip or two. Our motherboard is loaded with LEDs and we have LED memory in there as well and it is still pretty dark in there.

mean:it 5PM Tempered Glass Case

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