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Rated 3 out of 5 by Matt356 Low budget Shrek-case for cheap budget with not much of expectations
The case is BIG. not Huge but definitely a bigger than regular Mid Case. It looks.... cheap. I know it's Silverstone but man, this one from a distance looks with a little big of imagination like Megatron from old Transformers. From a close up it looks like a matchbox product. No finesse, not even rough beauty, too much of badly managed/constructed space inside, thin metal (?) and pretty heavy. If you don't mind the cosmetic side and there is plenty of space UNDER your desk - it's a case worth buying. If you got no sight issues and the case will be on your desk - go Zalman Z3 Plus or something - similar price but GOD there is a difference.
16 January 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by DumboBattyhead Almost Excellent
For the money, this is an excellent case with no sharp edges and plenty of fan spaces.
If you are not bothered about having easily removeable filters fitted to all inlet fans, then it is excellent value for money. 2* 140mm and 2* 120mm inlet fans, and 2* 140mm outlet & 1* 120mm outlet fans could be fitted. Do be aware that there are no 3.5" front panel drive bays, and the internal 3.5" drive bays will not take an HDD with a cooling fan fitted unerneath it. SSDs and HDDs with no cooler fit perfectly.
If like me you absolutely will not compromise on having quickly cleanable fileters on all fans, and you insist on positive pressure in the box so unfiltered air does not get drawn in then be aware that:-
- The supplied magnetic plastic mesh filter does not fit perfectly over the double 140mm fan side vent - it over hangs slightly because of the shape of the case, so there is an gap for unfiltered air.
- The two 120mm fans behind the front panel would not accept filters that can be accessed without pulling off the front panel every time they need cleaning.
- The plastic mesh filter for the PSU has gaps around it, but it is there, it can be easily slid out, and is better than no PSU filter.
- With tape over the spaces for the two front 120mm fans, tape over the space at the back near the top for the 120mm fan, and two 140mm Akasa Viper fans fitted & controlled by a Gigabyte Z97 mobo with PWM for two system fans, it does what it needs to - positive pressure in the case and warm air vented straing up so there is no heat build up around the back of the case against the wall.
The rig runs BOINC 24/7 with the GTX660 reaching only 62°C, and the i5 is hitting just 55°C with the room at 21°C, so the cooling system does what it needs to. Even adding a second graphocs card for BOING only took the GPU temperatures up to +71°C (nVidia limit is +105°C). For £28 it does what it needs to.
02 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoeD Excellent
Can't go wrong really especially with the price, bought this as a replacement for my old case and I'm certainly glad I did. Plenty of space to fit everything I had and I would imagine that it would fit most components, plenty of ventilation and 120-140mm case fan slots which come in handy; comes with two mesh dust filters. Quick delivery also which adds to the rating :)
22 May 2014