Case Build & Finished Product Continued
Peeking behind the curtain, or back panel as it is shows the cable management section. This area is large at about 45mm and has plenty of room for even the thickest bundles of sleeved cables. The HDD trays I left in place even though we were not using them as there was simply no gainful reason to remove them in the current configuration. Should you want to remove the HDD trays you can with just three thumb screws. You can even go as far as to remove the HDD tray bracket should you feel the need. Removing the bracket is only a four screw affair and the screws are removed from the opposite side on each side of the motherboard respectively.
Here on the rear panel we affixed the rubber feet. This is simply to show you what the feet look like and how they attach since the rear panel has pre-threaded holes in place for these four feet. These feet are the ones you would use if you were laying the Core P5 on its back as a test bench setup.
Last part on the list to install is the glass panel. Originally, the Core P5 had a much lighter acrylic panel for the front. With the new tempered glass panel, we also get much more weight and that requires a bit of support for the weight of the thick tempered glass panel. Here we see the plastic feet affixed to the standoff poles for the panel. These work as ancillary support to keep extra leverage force from leaning or twisting the Core P5 chassis with the heft of the glass.
Here we have it, the coup de gras if you will. The Core P5 TG V2 in all of its glory with our default ATX test bench installed. I must admit, with such a mainstream system in place there is so much open space on the P5 it really is begging for more monster hardware to show off. But with all of that aside I will say that the presentation aspect of the Core P5 series is still strong, although you definitely need to mind the details if you strive to achieve a truly showpiece level system.
Powered on the new Core P5 TG V2 lights up and the fans start moving. One thing to note here is that there is no airflow fans like in a standard ATX box. The omission of fans will not be a major issue for most who will be water cooling in this chassis but if you happen to be on an AIO and have a few GPUs in tow you can easily build up some heat and you are relying largely on convection to radiate the heat away.
Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST