Summary: I was so excited to use this case I read reviews, etc. I felt like a kid at Christmas (both getting my new graphics card and this case at the same time). I went to hook everything up, turned it on and the top fan was not moving. I gave it a LITTLE push and BOOM!
Pros: -Huge case (Fits my Sapphire R9 390) -Moveable disk drive bays -Each fan has an individual screen to easy clean out dust, and of course, pretty lights.
Cons: -"Big Boy" fan that is mounted to the top of the case does not work. Worked for about 5 hours went to sleep woke up and no longer worked.
Summary: I have had this case for 2 years and I love. Looks good works well and I can put whatever I want in it. Would recommend.
Pros: The case is large and provides very good cooling. Very sturdy and well built.
Cons: I have only two and they are minor. 1. To clean the fan screens you have to take out the drive bays. This is not a huge deal as I don't have to do this a lot but it would be nice if they were a bit easier to clean 2. The back cable bay could be just a little bigger. Not much but just a bit.
Summary: I decided to use air cooling instead of water cooling on my CPU (i7-4790K), partly because I was concerned about radiator space and partly because I didn’t plan on extreme overclocking which would justify the need.
Pros: The case accommodates a high number of bay-mounted devices with lots of combinations of 3.5 and 5.25” sizes. The case comes with 6 (3-pin) fans already installed with nice blue LED’s which work very well in terms of airflow versus noise. There is a clip-on holder for an optional 120mm fan on the ...
Cons: While a full tower, the case length is a little shorter than other full towers that I’ve used, which gave much less room to work than I’d like between the motherboard (I bought the MSI Gaming 7) and drive bays. This made cable management between motherboard and drive bays troublesome, and made so...
Summary: I have owned this case since 2009 and overall, I love it. It keeps my components very cool - especially the hard drives. Since I run HDDs 24/7/365, this is very important to their longevity. I have some drives in this case that have been running nearly continuously for 5 YEARS!
Pros: This case has GREAT cooling, is open and roomy, and offers plenty of expansion space. You can officially put nine 3-1/2" drives in this case; 3 more IF you use the 5-1/4" bays; and more than that IF you get creative. It would make a great server or file-sharing case (if you have the room for it) ...
Cons: Large (but you knew that, right). Drive cages must be loosened for filter cleaning and removed completely for drive insertion / replacement. That being said, if you don't constantly swap drives, this isn't a huge problem. Drives do insert easily and securely once the cages are removed, and the vi...
Summary: I used a CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm. I mounted it as a straight pull system using the already existing exhaust fans. There is a nice gentleman that posted a video via Youtube on installing this and YES it will fit, just barely.
Pros: Great tower with lots of bays and configuration options. Three intake fans, top fan and two exhaust fans, lots of great cooling. Bays have a good layout plus they are in three sections for easy in and out. Great to have a back panel behind the system board for hiding all the wiring for a nice cle...
Cons: The cable hiding panel, I needed a bit more depth to it, example the sata power plug cables from the power supply running up the back panel to reach the drive bays. Longer power cables with one or two leads would fix this though.
The filters are a fantastic idea with supposed easy removing capability
20 March 2015
Summary: I was getting so mad with my computer overheating and shutting down, so I went for all out cooling and bought this gigantic case. No regrets, however some design changes are definitely needed, hence the -1 star. I have described below.
Summary: This is a really good case and if i build another computer i would buy another one. I couldn't give it a perfect score because of one minor thing. The mounting for the 2.5" drive is almost under the power supply.
Pros: Good construction with plenty of fans and airflow. All the open space and extra drive bays are really nice.