Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shadow81 Almost perfect...
This case is superb in comparison to the original Intel case. I have the fan connected, an optional, but recommended step - and have never heard it. Have not seen temps exceed 60 degrees (in Intel case it idled at 68 - 70 with the fan on).
For the price, this is perfection.
Now for the minor niggle - my case arrived and was missing the power button extender. Scan were willing to rectify but as there were none of these left in stock they advised I could be looking at a 3 week wait, and suggested I contact Silverstone Tech for a speedier solution.
I did - and in under a week the missing part (and some extra screws) arrived. I was a tad let down to find the power extender button was entirely plastic. Even if the whole thing couldn't be aluminium to match the case, it would have been a welcome touch if the visible part of the button had an aluminium cap or something. That said, I run OpenELEC on my NUC and use a remote control to turn it on and off, and only need the power button to turn it on from cold, which so far has only been necessary when I swapped the case out to this one.
Overall, compared to alternative brands, a nice looking, excellent performing, and for me, totally silent case as an unbeatable price. Strongly recommend - BUT I have managed to find a few other people who have suffered the missing power extender button issue - so perhaps Scan could offer to check contents prior to shipping if the customer is happy for them to do so?
26 May 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Yaka cools better than standard intel nuc case
simple to install, it cools the nuc board muc better than intels nuc case. but as my nuc recently started overheating i decided to get this. it cools much better but there is one flaw. the fan is at the bottom so extracts air downwards towards the surface its sitting on. if you flip the case up side down the is a very noticable temp drop.
bad flaw in a otherwise decent case. it still cools better than the bog standard nuc case
22 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NickT Good Case with Good Cooling
Bought this in an attempt to resolve the overheating issue with my DC3217IYE NUC which came with the standard black case. It seems to have done the trick and appears to have a much better thermal design than the original Intel case. The build quality is to a high standard and fitting the motherboard was straightforward.
30 October 2013