Rated 4 out of 5 by 4
Rated 1 out of 5 by NA2509 A good case to work with and looks great - but ....
For such a good case - it was a shock to see no dust filters for the case fans. Spared no attention to detail - nice case to build with plenty of room. For some reason - they left out the cheapest and from my point of view one of the most important necessities - case fan filters - your components won't last more that 6 months - unless you fancy spending an additional £50 for custom made filters for this case - a real let down at the last minute
05 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by senter Almost perfect
Overall a fantastic case. I bought this to replace a cheapo case I used to save money in my original build. Going from a cheap case to this is a massive step up, gives my PC some actual character in its appearance. This case is perfect if a sleak, minimalist look is what you want.
Corsair is also a better sounding and looking logo to have on the front of your case than other Engrish-sounding manufacturers. Just saying.
Comes with two racks, of three trays each, for harddrives. Both are removable, giving more airflow. The big fan on the side can be replaced with two smaller ones if you want to. On the top there is a sturdy mesh lid that can be removed (with a satisfying push-and-click), under which there is space for two more fans or a radiator.
I have the Corsair H100i cooling system, with the radiator nestled in the top compartment. There is about 3mm too little vertical space for the radiator, so the lid does shut properly but kinda raises up a little bit. Doesn't matter that much.
The fan speed control has 3 different stages, and the variation in speed is small.
+ Very high quality
+ Very sleak appearance
+ Reasonable space down the back for wire management
- Mic and headphones jacks are seemingly very tight
- H100i pushes the radiator compartment lid up very slightly
- Somewhat pricey
The cons of this case are pretty minor. It's a bit expensive but it's worth it. This case will last me a long time. I highly recommend it
12 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Grazyman Excellent Mid Tower case with just a couple of niggles.
Just a short review on this case as there are many online reviews already, its well constructed with solid steel and a polished finish. Mine was the Grey/black version but they do a white one as well its a matter of personal taste.
The side panels are sturdy and fit easily enough (a bit fiddly) with retaining thumb screws their also extruded giving you extra space for cables and Cpu cooler heatsink clearance. I used a Noctua NHU12s and there was plenty of clearance but my advice if your going for a large Cooler is to buy the case first and measure it as their is a large 200mm side fan which may obstruct the bottom edge of the heatsink.
One problem you may encounter is when fitting the PSU. At the rear of the case when you slide the psu in there are rivets located at the bottom edge which on my case were obstructing the base of the psu and preventing it from fitting flat. You may need to snip off the tops of the soft alloy protruding rivets by a couple of mm
to enable a smooth fit. It sounds worse than what it is but you need to be aware of it. There is a slide out dust filter on the base for the psu and front dust filters built in the the panel so you have to remove the front panel to clean them. The case has good cable management/ plenty of internal space and a CPU cut-out in the tray.It comes with 3x 120mm and 1 200mm white led fans including 3 postion speed controller and led on/off switch.There are also locations for fitting extra fans, one in the base and two in the roof panel. The hdd/ssd trays are removeable if you have an extra long GPU card, I thought the trays were a bit of a sloppy fit for my liking but they work easily for removal and fitting.The top roof section is removable by pressing the front edge down and it then pops up, took me a few minutes to work that out lol but the instruction leaflet is a bit sparse.
All in all i love this case despite the few niggles i had, its has a smart well finished and solid look and not too large compared to other mid towers.
21 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tom95 Good and solid build quality
for the price you cannot really argue as the quality and features were great
23 August 2013