Rated 4 out of 5 by 2
Rated 3 out of 5 by Psirus788GB easily scratched
I returned it as it wasn't a good substitute to the one on wanted. It does not have a single DP port, which is just one of many issues. The door is rather unnecessary. Fingerprints everywhere, it's not my cup of tea.
05 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by DomB Good quality, and effective noise damping
This is a good case to work with, and it feels well designed and built.
The cable management cut-outs are conveniently sited, and the large cut out behind the CPU cooler bracket is a great help. If fitting the 4th fan in the bottom of the chassis, I would recommend getting a grille to mount on the inside, as this is also where PSU cables will naturally settle. The case can accomodate a deep PSU, but with the extra fan a shallow, modular one is advantageous.
A couple of minor niggles:
- Stated max cooler height is 158mm; but the 157mm tall Phanteks is actually slightly too tall (it fits, but only by pressing into the sound-absorbing padding)
- The depth behind the motherboard for cables is marginally shallower than ideal; if you run the main ATX power cable behind there you need to make sure it doesn't cross anything else
- The drive carriers, while excellent for 3.5" disks, can sag and therefore become loose with 2.5" disks.
31 March 2014