Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 4 out of 5 by Saml Decent case for the price
This case is huge it takes a lot of desk space the only thing wrong with it is I had to but some psu extensions as the cables on my Silverstone psu were just a bit to short the hdd bay is hot swap and the front i/O IS AL BLACK APR FROM the audio
23 July 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by DrewBean Decent but a few downers.
Ordered with a bundle to upgrade my old pc.
Not bad once you get it set up, plenty of airflow around and runs cool.
But it's that getting set up which can be quite tedious.
A modular PSU is a must for this case, I have a 750w Corsair non-modular and it was extremely awkward to get set up and then I ran into a couple other issues, namely difficulty threading cables for DVD bay and unable to route a couple main power cable underneath due to cable length restrictions, if you have 2x 4pin connectors above the cpu, you need long cables to thread underneath the chassis.
The metal used in construction of the bays seems incredibly bendy and thin, this led to me frustratingly getting quite a few cuts on my hands.
The "water cooling" radiator mount is a flimsy bar like the metal bays, it bends easy, is in an awful position covering the back panel I/O and couple PCI-E ports meaning I had to just leave my radiator free standing ontop of the bar and resting against the lid so as not to fall off. Because of this, I would say this case is best suited for air cooled cpu's over any sort of water cooling.
This makes me feel like the price is too high for what it's offering.
Bad things out of the way, once your set up, it does make for a nice test bench for easily swapping in and out hardware.
HDD's are tray mounted and just slid into a hub connection for hot swap capability, easy access to the main hardware on mobo and plenty of space to easily replace components within.
Can't really give a great review, in my opinion, the chassis is mediocre/average at best and needs some major redesign and more investment in materials used for that price.
05 March 2014