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I am quite happy how this turned out. Though, I wish the side panel window on the Define R5 were a tad bigger.

Maybe do what I did on my arc mini. Cut a piece of acrylic or plexiglass and attach magnetic tape around the edges. Worked out pretty well. I like the look though I wish the stuff didn't scratch so easily.

If you're feeling really frisky you could get a sheet of tempered glass cut to size.

I'd probably go this route if I wasn't thinking of a different case.
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No zip ties, no special cables - just whatever came in the box.
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So since when this become a competition? I don't see anything special about that. Looks sub par at best being that you barely have any cables. Take an extra ten minutes and you should be able to clean that a big deal. But comparing that amount of wires to the amount I had to deal with??? Are you kidding me? I easily got about twice the mess to deal with it and I was able to deal with it without a problem, so still not seeing your point of the back of the case not having the appropriate space for wire management.

Don't like the case, then return it and get something else. Internet this days.
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So since when this become a competition? I don't see anything special about that. Looks sub par at best being that you barely have any cables. Take an extra ten minutes and you should be able to clean that a big deal. But comparing that amount of wires to the amount I had to deal with??? Are you kidding me? I easily got about twice the mess to deal with it and I was able to deal with it without a problem, so still not seeing your point of the back of the case not having the appropriate space for wire management.

Don't like the case, then return it and get something else. Internet this days.

i'm looking at the pics and was confused at why he was even making such a big deal. oh well....
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i'm looking at the pics and was confused at why he was even making such a big deal. oh well....

No kidding if I only had that to deal with it... I would have been a happy man.
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So since when this become a competition?

Since you decided to think it was one?
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I don't see anything special about that. Looks sub par at best being that you barely have any cables.
Who claimed it was special?
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comparing that amount of wires to the amount I had to deal with??? Are you kidding me?
I easily got about twice the mess to deal with it and I was able to deal with it without a problem, so still not seeing your point of the back of the case not having the appropriate space for wire management.

You sound bitter.
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Don't like the case, then return it and get something else. Internet this days.
Apologies, I wasn't aware I needed your permissions to make the decision to keep or return a product I purchased. I also wasn't aware people would get offended for making constructive criticism about a product in a forum thread dedicated to that product where people discuss that product, both good and bad.

You definitely sound bitter. As you say 'internet this days.'
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i'm looking at the pics and was confused at why he was even making such a big deal. oh well....

Unfortunately there's more to come.
Edited by Hollywood - 12/12/15 at 2:03pm
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Christ this is a overclocking and hardware forum not a tantrum forum.
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Christ this is a overclocking and hardware forum not a tantrum forum.

wheee.gifwheee.gif

Love how he broke up my post into sections to then counter attack... I am extremely bitter by the way. Just thought you should know. tongue.gif
Edited by brazilianloser - 12/12/15 at 3:44pm
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Anyways moving on to things that matter.
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I am quite happy how this turned out. Though, I wish the side panel window on the Define R5 were a tad bigger.
Very nice and clean my good sir. Got the right tone of red going on to match the build. Very nice curves too. Good job there.
Make a build for your sig with the specs so we may look upon thee. thumb.gif
Edited by brazilianloser - 12/12/15 at 3:49pm
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That's pretty standard for amount of room behind a mobo tray for cable management. In fact looks very similar to my arc mini minus the drive bays on the left. Mine's a rats nest but I'm still able to close the back with not a lot of force.

For my ssd's I used a 4 pin molex to 2 sata adapter and it worked like a charm. They aren't 90 degree bends but straight on.

Honestly it sounds like you're nitpicking an $80 case cuz it's not built like a $200 one.

Rwarr: that is freakin' awesome looking man. Good job. Wish I had the patience and coin for hard tubing.
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He's comparing a 200$ case to a 80$ case. Then he uses 3 points to tell you that L shaped sata connectors don't work on this case. Seems like he's just nitpicking or finding a reason to hate it. Fractal and phanteks are the top 2 companys for the average consumer when it comes to cases. They give you pretty much everything that higher priced cases have. I don't know if you ever used a case under 150$ there all pretty much the same when it comes to cable management, sometimes even worst because a LOT of cases don't come with velcro straps.




My finished build. 90% done as I'm only missing 1 more wire for GPU pwm. Other then that it's pretty much done. I half assed it with the cable management as I'm going to be opening the case to add an extra wire in a couple days. I didn't even use any zip ties yet. Just stuck everything in. biggrin.gif

The case was a complete breeze to work in. Comparing to my old case (haf 912) everything is made super easy and there is plenty of room at the back for cable management. The biggest thing was the noise. I'm idling 5-6c higher then ambient and with 5 fans I don't hear a single thing during idle OR load. The only thing I hear is my WD black HDD which I need to replace with an SSD lol.

I can't really find any cons with this case. The only thing maybe is the HD audio cable header. It didn't work at first but after fiddling around with it it just worked all of a sudden. Seems this is a common problem with fractal cases. The bottom fan is flimsy though like Hollywood said. This is just nitpicking though as I cut the grille off + I have a fan intake there so I don't see how this can create any problems.
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