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Rated 5 out of 5 by Bhcalcutta Outstanding build quality, and big enough for just about any hardware
I initially bought this case to re-house my old build almost 2 years ago. it now holds a completely new build, and to be honest, will probably see at least 1 more build (3 years+)
This case is HUGE, holding 8x3.5" drives + 5x2.5" + 3x5.25" devices at the front.
Big enough to take an EATX motherboard and the largest of graphics cards (takes a HD7990 with ease)
Holds a 240mm radiator easily in the top once you work out how to remove the top panel and remove the 200mm fan (currently holding a H100i neatly out of sight)
With the stock issue fans there is great airflow through this case, and dust build up is minimal as virtually all air intake points are covered with easy to clean filters. Using the built in fan controller, set on minimum, all the fans are virtually silent. there are 6 different speed settings, but even on maximum the sound isn't intrusive.
Although this isn't the lightest of cases to start with, it gets very heavy when full of hardware, but the top carry handle is incredibly robust, and can cope with the weight. One little niggle is the fact that the handle bracket removes the possibility of setting up a push/pull fan configuration on a top mounted radiator.
The little concealed storage locker in the lower front is a nice idea, and if you've bought this case and are wondering where all the case screws and bits'n'bobs are, they're hiding in here!
The finish is exceptional, both inside and out, with a lovely shine to it, although a slight difference in colour between the metal and plastic components becomes apparent with age.
Loads of room behind the motherboard tray for cabling, although some of the tie locations are visible if you're using a board smaller than EATX. The bottom entry point would look better with a grommet on it.
Over all, I've not a bad word to say for this case, and I'll certainly be keeping it for at least one more build, If you want the best long lasting case, then buy this one.
12 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chazzums Immense! | Top quality case | Massive
I bought this case after seeing the review videos all over YouTube. I was previously using a HAF 912 PLUS full size ATX, and I have to say, it just doesn't compare. The size of this case is second to none. The bright LEDs on the front fans make this case look stunning at night. There was a little work at first with changing around the HDD bays and fans (they mounted on but have to be turned 90 degrees to face the front) but this was nothing after seeing the finished product. The carry handle is extremely robust and you don't feel squeamish about picking it up from this one point. A nice inch on the feet so the airflow for your PSU isn't bad either. The last thing is this, regardless of the 220mm fan on top, you can't hear a thing! Ultra quiet ( and I have a h80i in there too!
5 stars all round untouchable case, date I say it... On par, if not better, than the phantom cases? (My opinion)
17 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DaveyUKay Phenomenal case that will probably do me for years!
I'm an IT consultant that spends a fair chunk of my spare time playing games. A few of my friends have the previous gen storm trooper, which they raved about! So this was always going to be the route for me.
I feel confident that this case will be with me through multiple upgrades, due to it's space and versatility. I currently have a smaller motherboard, due to my previous case which to be honest is dwarfed by this one.
On top of everything else the top mounted fan controller is going to be extremely useful in the summer months!
Would deffo recommend, however measure your space! As the case doesn't fit under my desk due to a support!
24 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by chickenlips Exellent Case for Std Air or Water Cooling
Have had this case since March and I've not looked back.
This case has ample space for multiple cards and plenty of options for keeping everything cool.
It offers housing for 2-3 radiators internally (with some slight case modifications) along with plenty of space for resevoirs etc. A modders dream !!
For the average gamer, such as myself, the case is huge and you will have no problems fitting a pair of top end cards in along with a Hydro cooler (for cpu) and still have plenty a space within the case for effecient cooling.
It could come with an extra fan, for those who wanted a fully air cooled pc. The extra fan would help shift the air front to back, since the front fans can be turned to provide more cooling to the HDD/SSD's. Although it really isn't an issue, as if you are thinking of buying a case this big, you are probably thinking of stuffing watercooling parts in there.
My temps have not been above 45 degs, even on Crysis 3 and BF4 on Max with a 3770k oc 4.2ghz cooled by H70 corsiar hydro running a 7970 DD card.
Cable management is spot on, plenty of options to get those unsightly cables out of the way and keep the cases thermal effiency. It also comes with all the bobbins/screws etc you would expect with a case from CM
13 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sedge Excellent case
I bought this case to make sure I had room for my SLi GTX670’s, extra cooling, cards and drives. There’s plenty of room for it all, and a ton of extra space left over. The cable management is fantastic and I don’t have any cables on view now which is great and it’s very easy to wire up. It’s all incredibly well built and the case itself looks really nice and different to most. All this added to the little extras like the controls and option to plug in drives to an external connector makes it a must buy and worth every penny.
15 October 2013