Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tiva Massive and gorgeous
It is simply a fantastic looking case, I think the photos say it all.
The space inside is huge, you can really pack in there anything you want!
I opted to install an nxzt fan to the front, the wiring is there already with the controls on the top of the case, so it was a really easy thing to do - the red fan also added to the good looks of the case.
I installed Noctua NH-U12S Ultra-Quiet Slim CPU Cooler with 120mm NF-F12 fan, which is the smaller version but already quite big - the 14cm one wouldn't fit in the case in my opinion.
Also doesn't seem like I'd be able to install a large side fan in the case as the Noctua cooler is quite close to the side panel, maybe 1cm clearance left. It doesn't matter though, as the airflow seems great inside, my cpu is at 25C when idle, and very quiet.
The other side of the case has a nice hidden compartment for the cables, really easy to hide everything.
You will need L shaped sata connectors though, at least my larger HDD is hanging out the side quite enough that a straight sata connector would be squished way too much with the side panel.
The screwless drivebays make things very easy - however I did put in a screw for my BD player, as the mounting is quite lose and made terrible noises when the BD player was spinning at high speeds.
You can control all the fans individually from the top panel, however I opted to connect these to the motherboard instead, I think it's more effective if the mobo controls them as needed. The Asus Ranger mobo is really great at this, even turns fans off if they aren't needed.
There is a fan opening for the PSU at the bottom, so you can install it in a pull configuration; there is also space for another fan at the bottom of the case - this could be a worth spending on as it will help cooling your gpu.
The only little negative is that the fans aren't led ones, I think the case would look much better with these; also they should have provided the 2nd large fan for the top, since there is space for it - it doesn't look nice having a "blank" spot there.
Having 2 of these on the top would help cooling massively, especially that the new CPU coolers are so large, you probably won't be able to install the large side fan. Of course you can purchase and install more fans separately, but would have been better the get it all in the pack.
Other than that I experienced no problems with the case, highly customisable, spacious, comfortable to work in, and looks great. I can only recommend it!!
21 September 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by TomK Very nice case
A very nice, stylish case, sturdily built, good quality! Only problem was that it arrived very tightly screwed and caused mild inconvience but other than that, a very nice case
06 October 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by StretfordEndGaz A Beast you cannot deny
This case is a beast, when you open it up you realise how big a unit it is (you cannot possibly get this from pictures)
Size, and space, Inside there is so much room, that already your hardware has plenty of space to keep itself cooled, I am using large GPU and it is no way obstructing access to anything
Design, I suppose this is a subjective point, but it looks STUNNING!
Solid, the case is very solid, good quality metal has been used (as the weight would show), the paint job is awedsome, there is no distinguishable differrences between the color schemes on the doors to the case (sometimes the blacks can be different colors depending on the part of the case)
so much room for wiring, that even a n00b like me can keep the inside relatively clear of wiring.
Individual fan control options that is as easier and plugging a fan in to set up
Decent quality stock fans are included, maybe worthwhile upgrading but no biggie.
Swapping / adding hard drives really is easy, take hard drive (3.5") push and bingo done same with SSD once in their bracket it really is that easy
Really only little gripes, but the 'rubber covers' where you feed the wiring through to keep neat is whimpy, any wiring fed through and the rubber just comes off, this would of been great if they were glued / Perm attached to the case by NZXT
Top fan, the generic top fan isn't in the best of positions where the fan controller is on the 'maximus vi' motherboard te wiring is close / almost touching the fan because of the location of the hole for the wires to the back.
The additional fan slots, whilst i watched videos even on the NZXT website they all referred the mid tower, and that has an additional fan slot on the side of the HDD mounts, this unit doesn't have that and it took me 10-15 minutes of case snooping to figure out they had moved the 140mm fan location inside the front panel.
16 March 2014