Rated 4 out of 5 by 1
Rated 4 out of 5 by ChromeDome Great case but slightly flawed
The case is very well constructed with no sharp edges and oodles of space within for a raft of different fan and water cooling solutions. The panels are really easy to remove, so gaining access is easy in tight spaces.
My only criticism, is to do with cooling. The case is configured to allow for two front 200mm fans (comes with one) However the front panel only has a small filtered section through which air can be drawn. Similarly the top of the case is restricted for outflow by narrow side vents. I added an extra 200mm front fan and also a water cooled dual fanned radiator at the top in push config. The case remains somewhat warm on the inside.
I suspect that what's happening is that warm air after being pushed across the HDD's in front is impacting by the lack of top venting from the radiator and hot air is circulating back down leaving the only means of escape being via the 140mm fan (supplied) at the rear of the case. I've tried the radiator in pull config but that only leaves the 140mm at rear for extraction and a heck of a lot of positive pressure. The results were similar.
I intend to seal off the top section from the main bay so that radiator air can not come back down into the case and see if that helps.
10 July 2014