Rated 4 out of 5 by 1
Rated 4 out of 5 by Joey Great for the price, the built in fan controller is very useful
I love this case apart from a couple of snags. Downgrading from an 800D, I have found that getting the cable side panel on once there are cables routed, is very awkward, and I have a minimal setup. I have to use my head, literally, to get all the slots to meet up. The paint seems to very thin as well, just plugging connectors in and out out has left marks on the back. Whilst the HDD bays are very easy to use being tool free, I've found the vibration noise to be very noticeable. Even after applying acoustiFeet to the bottom. but this is a problem with all HDDs. I've since gone all SSD in my system so I don't have that problem anymore. The switchable front panel is very useful. having a magnetic fan filter for the PSU is great as I don't have the clearance between the back of the case and the wall to be able to slide it out. The integrated fan controller is a great addition as I was using an NZXT 6 way controller before, which added a lot to the cable count. It supports 3 fans. I have 2 nanoxia 140mm in the front and one noctua 120mm on the radiator of my H50 on the exhaust. the loudest thing in the case now is actually the H50. I would have liked a little more cable routing space but the tie down points make up for this. I have kept the top panel on as I am only using 3 fans, so this helps keep the noise in. There is plenty of space for a dual radiator in the top, but I think I might swap to an air cooler at some point which will be quieter, I don't move the case much. As a music production graduate I can say the sound dampening foam is not amazing, it only really cuts out the higher frequencies, which is fair enough considering how thin it is. I don't use my PC for gaming or anything intensive so it's fine for me. Still plenty enough space to change components easily.
25 January 2015