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Rated 5 out of 5 by Matt1155 Simple and fun to build in!
I've built quite a few PC's in the last few years, and I have to say this is one of the nicest and easiest cases to build in. The velcro straps behind the motherboard tray as well as over a thumbs width of cable management space makes it a dream to route cables back there. I basically used around 6-7 cable ties in total just because the velcro was more useful and clean looking, overall it didn't take much work to have a relatively clean looking build. Pretty much everything on the case is tooless, you will probably need a few cable ties and a screwdriver, although as stated below the standoff screw tool really sucks.
My one gripe about this case is the plastic tool they provide for attaching to the standoff screws... NOT A GOOD IDEA! The plastic starting morphing and becoming harder to screw after about 4 screws, making it a task to attach the standoff screws to the tray. I would recommend finding a tool that fits the screws to be on the safe side here.
In conclusion the case is great, I can fit the huge Noctua NH D15 cooler in there as well as my GTX 770. The SSD mounts are a nice touch although my SSD has a plastic shroud making it not possible for me to use. The case overall is decent at keeping the noise in, however if you turn the fans up a little you will hear it, there's really not a huge difference if your jumping from a non silent case, it is there but its not much. The fan controller is a nice touch, means that I didn't need to go out and buy one.
01 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by McChickenhanger Awesome Case
While not as good in build quality as an all Aluminium case, Fractal Design have done a superb job of combining functionality with good aesthetic design.
Love how the sound proving make this case so much quieter than my old one, but the side panels do feel a bit thing and flimsy, and can bow quite a bit during shipping transfer, as it happened to mine.
Also instruction booklet can do with being rewritten or clearer pictures added, as I did struggle to make out how my SSD hard drive should be mounted on the hidden slots for this purpose.
Apart from that, I do love this case, and it looks awesome in white. Now time to redecorate my room. What colour should I use? White?
10 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Adamski Great ATX Case for Buiding
Purchased the R5 in white (no window) for a family member that needed a basic desktop PC. This case is so easy to build in and allows plenty of upgrade options, especially for extra drives. My relative wanted an internal DVD drive which I fitted in about a minute along with a card reader. You have the option to remove or re-orientate all the bays in case you wish to add radiators for water cooling. Popped a Corsair H80i on the rear fan and the end result works like a dream. As the PC will only be for basic operation this works fine, although you could easily pop a dual closed loop system in the roof and remove the corresponding top panels. This is the easiest build I have done. Brilliant case. The sound proofing works really well and the system is really quiet.
03 February 2015