Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kludge Beautiful, Quiet AND Cool? YES!
I had had my fair share of cases, from "silent", to "High airflow".
I strive for silence, and in doing so I spend more money than most on fans etc (Noctua).
I've had a Coolermaster HAF X, and personally I prefer THIS case for both looks, quietness, and the temperatures within the case.
I have the chimney closed, but can still barely hear it when open (I have 2 Noctua NF-F12's on a radiator).
The supplied Nanoxia fans are exceptional for bundled fans, which is a truly wonderful surprise (specs said so, but in actuality I was still surprised), I haven't needed or wanted to swap them out of Noctua fans (which is in itself a money saver!)
Everything about this case oozes class, I used one in my gaming rig, grabbed another for my backup machine (which i'm reselling WITH this case as a hackintosh, because it seems all hackintoshes have cheap nasty cases)
18 September 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cara Nearly perfect...
Maybe because my last case was ancient, this one was a real revelation. A joy to work with. Plenty of space (with one small caveat) and easy to get at everything. Overall, really good but with a few small niggles:
1) I'd read the sides were tricky to get back on but I thought "How hard can it be?". My last case sides were a nightmare. But these are actually worse. Three hands would be a bonus. In short, you'll need to lie it on its side and then it gets reasonably easy. But an annoying niggle nonetheless.
2) I had a problem with one hard drive transmitting vibration to the case. I actually think this only showed up because the case is so quiet that things not audible before became so. I still think they could improve the HD mounting though so it doesn't happen. It's not rocket science. Elastic bands and fiddling sorted this one out.
3) If I was being super-fussy, I'd say it could do with just a cm more space behind the motherboard. Cramming the cables in was a bit of a challenge.
But it's quiet. Really quiet. Really, really quiet. I keep double-checking that I've switched it on because I don't hear it start up. I am very pleased with it, despite the above niggles.
05 September 2013