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do you need a removable Motherboards tray?
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no it does make it easier to install large heatsinks but its not necessary
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I have a removable tray in a spare case. It doesn't include the PCI backpanel, I/O shield, just a metal plate which the board attaches to.

Didn't realise it was removable when I acquired the case, it fell out and off the table, breaking a fan.
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3dgameman on youtube certainly thinks they are great. Every case review he does always mentions if the case has a removable motherboard tray.

I think a large cutout behind the CPU is all you really need.
    
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Even that depends on if the heatsink fits through rear opening of the case, if it slides backwards.

I do like having a back plate hole in the motherboard tray though, thats usefull.
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It isn't really used these days. The problem is that when people have perfect cable management, it usually ends up tied to the back of the motherboard tray as a cable management structure. If you do this, imagine cutting and redoing your cable management every time you want to move that tray out.
    
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3dgameman on youtube certainly thinks they are great. Every case review he does always mentions if the case has a removable motherboard tray.

I think a large cutout behind the CPU is all you really need.
That guy is kind of a douche. He has good reviews, but that's like, the make-or-break thing for him. "Removeable Motherboard Tray"
"Removeable Motherboard Tray"
"Removeable Motherboard Tray"
"Removeable Motherboard Tray"
It has a "Removeable Motherboard Tray"
This case DOES NOT COME WITH A "Removeable Motherboard Tray"

Someone should make a 3DGameMan "Removeable Motherboard Tray" rap video.
post #8 of 8
While I do think Rodney does go a bit overboard on the Removable Tray these days, at least he does make mention of it. While it isn't important to me, it might to someone else and I think it's good that he does address it in his reviews. But to some extant I think it's just the formula he has used for so long that he doesn't want to break from tradition by leaving it out. He was doing reviews before YouTube was around and at that time a removable mobo tray was a desired feature and selling point. As much as anything else it's what put LianLi on the map.
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