Rated 5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5 out of 5 by HarrisonJS Compact but perfectly formed
All of the sides are interchangeable, and the front comes off for easy installation. The 200mm fan on the front does wonders for the cooling, and you can also fit a 140mm radiator behind the 200mm fan for water cooled setups.
Watch the length on your graphics cards, the max isn't long enough for all of them!
Well recommended compact case, looks great on top of or underneath the desk, and the bottom PSU section is great for cable management.
22 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by jasonf01 Good case, with some caveats
SWMBO chose white desks for the new office, so in my upgrade I went for this White case. This wasn't my first choice but it's a reasonable case in White for an average gaming PC.
There's no optical drive slot, bear this in mind if you still use them.
What you do get is a white cube with good airflow (a 200mm front fan was included, the vent and window sides can be swapped for flexibility) which can take some of the longer graphics cards.
Installing an Asus Z170i Pro Gaming motherboard was pretty straightforward, with every panel off it's an easy case to work in.
My graphics card was a fairly lengthy 275mm Radeon R290X, which eventually fit but had to be threaded through a hole in the front of the chassis with the front casing removed. A little fiddly but to be honest, I was surprised that a case so small could fit this graphics card. Overheats are rare, specifically because I used the vent panel on the side so the card is pulling cool air in from outside the case.
The power supply went in next with plenty of room - this case should be able to take some of the longer, higher-wattage PSUs, as there was plenty of extra space in front of the PSU. The bottom of the case also detaches, making the lower-mounted PSU installation a breeze.
About the only issue I encountered was with the hard drive cages. Each cage fits a 2.5 inch and a 3.5 inch drive, but the actual cages are very flimsy and struggle to snap in and out without bending. This is just about the only part of the case that feels "cheap". They get enough airflow though, even though they are well off to the side of the fan they run fairly cool.
Once everything was installed, along with two 3.5 inch drives and one 2.5 inch drive, I'd say there was still some room for an exotic cooling solution at the front of the case, or space for some more hard drives if required, but I decided to stick with the three drives and a stock Intel cooler for now. Its nice to know there's room to upgrade if required though.
All in all, I'm happy with my new PC and expect it to last a long time in the configuration I've selected.
15 December 2015