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The XBlade actually comes with instructions - not the best I’ve seen but far better than having nothing at all. However, they don’t explain which screws to use and as you get two sets of brass motherboard stands this caused some confusion initially. It is actually quite annoying that the different sets of brass stands use different types of screws, as this makes the whole assembly job a lot more annoying. Although, you’d only use the shorter ones in a dual CPU system, but some clearer instructions would’ve been useful.
Overall the XBlade is a specialist case and as I mentioned earlier in the review aimed at anyone considering the CoolerMaster Stacker case. It differs in many ways from the Stacker, not least by being smaller. If you need the room it’s not a bad case, but I would’ve liked to have seen some better quality drive rails, less awkward ways of fitting drives and slightly better instructions. The Xblade is not cheap at £92.83 but you do get a lot of case for your money.
The A+ XBlade is a massive case with loads of room, be it for a dual CPU system or a watercooled gaming PC. It could do with a few small improvements but as long as you’re not constantly changing your PC around these shouldn’t cause any major problems.
Note: Scan is stocking these cases under the Casetech brand instead of A+ but it is the same case.
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