Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hughie55 Good budget case with loads of fan positions
I bought this case to replace an Antec case for my son's PC. One criteria was that it had to have 2 USB2 sockets at the front as on the Antec case. Another was a front USB3 socket in case I decide to upgrade the motherboard from the currently elderly Asus P5KC which has no USB3 socket. Unfortunately only one of the front USB2 sockets recognises USB sticks. The other is only useful as a 5V power source which my son uses to keep his mobile phone charged. I need to investigate this fault further.
The case is bigger than the one it replaces and installation of components was straightforward. I like the PSU located at the bottom layout and tool free fittings for optical drives and HDD's.
The case came with one inlet and one outlet fan but has room for up to 6 more so effective cooling is easy to achieve. The case has mesh walls all round and so there's no scope with no noise insulation sheets so the PC is somewhat noisier than when it was in the Antec case with same fan arrangement.
The non replaceable rear blanking strips are a bit of a pain. Remember to double check which ones to remove which you install your graphics card.
23 October 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by snakepliskin83 Does what it needs to
This is a great sized case that allows pretty much anything you need to be fitted in it and comes with two factory set fans that are not too loud in normal use. (1 front, 1 back)
If pushed to a niggle it would be nice that there were some kind of dust filters pre-installed on the side and top vents, especially if they are not being used.
01 July 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by barneyLFC80 Great budget case
Typical of a cooler master product. Very well designed, nice to look at and very functional. Excellent value for money. Easy to work with, reasonable options for cable management. Little flexible but for the price what would you expect.
It will take enclosed loop cooling but if you plan to use a 240mm setup, check power and ram for clearance. Else modifications needed.
05 April 2014