Obsolote case with good flow but a nightmare to work with
xuehao z., Newegg
4 weeks ago
Pros: It comes 4 Fans included with individual speed controls, Direct airflow to the video card if you have no hard drives installed or cables in the drive cage, And this case came out before 2007...
Cons: It's a nightmare to build and maintain. 1. Removing the drive cages is difficult, It requires you to remove both side panels and remove 8 thumb screws to get it out. 2. No cable routing holes for the power supply, Nor there is space behind the motherboard tray to route the cables even if you drill the holes yourself. 3. You need to open the case to access those individual fan speed controls. 4. No dust filter anywhere, With all the fans the case clogged up easily with...
Summary: Instructions could make it more clear how to remove cages, remove optional fan mounts, clarify that the 3-pin fans work fine with 4-pin chassis fan ports on motherboard. There's no suggestion as to what speed to leave fan speed at (Low,Medium,High) when they're being controlled by the motherboard fan controller I have an Asus Z97-Pro (Wifi). I kinda wish I got the Antec 902, because it has lint filters for the fans, and the tray on top of the tower is bigger.
Pros: - Lots of fans. Good airflow - Thumbs screws are nice.
Cons: - Front USB3 ports don't work correctly. Rear ports work fine. - top tray is too small for an external hard drive enclosure. Forced my to put my old drive on a box on the floor while i transferred data. - Only came with 8 matching motherboard screws, when I needed 9. So I use a spare hex screw for the 9th. - No good places to hide cables or tie them. - Instructions are pitiful
I have no idea what all the good reviews are about...
27 March 2014
Summary: So many people have given this case good reviews. How? I have seen newegg's reviews of a product be off before but not typically on this scale. Public opinion fail or off-shore review generation win.
Pros: There are a lot of fans. There is a lot of space for mounting hard drives and optical drives.
Cons: I was extremely disappointed by this case in almost every aspect. I did little research and bought it almost solely off the number of positive reviews because I was in a hurry to build two additional systems. I'm writing this review to counter all of the positive nonsense here. Let's start: - Cable Management - This case has no cable management. For 100 dollars I've bought far superior cases with sufficient cable management options to almost entirely hide or tidy all ...
Summary: Although it's highly subjective, I think this case still stands out from the crowd of corny, boring and tacky PC cases. The design team totally ignored the wiring management. As the result, it looks too messy to deserve a side-looking glass panel. If I could reconsider it in one a month of two down the road, I will definitely go for the Cosmos 1000.
Pros: Mesh and utilitarian facade. power button and the rest of the front panel on the top. Solid built quality
Cons: Wiring management nightmare Hello? No tool-less installation in the 21st century?!