Summary: Great Design. Ease of assembly. Good looks. Lost a star because the metal this case is made from is only slightly thicker than 2 sheets of heavy aluminum cooking foil. I am running ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3 Socket and Noctua NH-D15 Premium CPU Cooler with NF-A15 x 2 PWM Retail Cooling Fans. The board is solid but the size and weight of the cooler causes the case to deflect slightly making the CPU cooler sag in the vertical position.
Summary: With the looks, the name, the ability to add a plethora of fans, and the sheer functionality of the case, I highly recommend it! The negatives are easily fixed.. Though it would be awesome if Corsair made a clear solid window option.
Pros: Excellent case with plenty of room for upgraded airflow and space to mount water cooling. Slight bulge in the side panels allowing for easy cable management. Looks great!
Cons: Very poor stock airflow with the front fan setup, easily remedied with the removal of an unnecessary drive tray though. Very ugly side window... The intake fan mounting areas on this case have screens to help filter dust. The side mounts don't have any, so you either introduce dust and negate the purpose of the other two filters, or mount the fans backwards and mess up the bottom to top airflow of the case. Also, if you do decide to mount the side fans, you can only m...
Pros: +Lots of room. +looks good +most of the case is good quality.
Cons: -some parts are cheap, like the drive trays. weak plastic with screw holes that don't seem to line up with standard 3.5" or 2.5 drives. -on second thought they are the worse drive trays i've ever worked with. -way too open. The entire top is a honeycomb mesh type that was designed to add fans to the top, but makes the case feel too open, and lets too much noise out.
Summary: Nothing else quite like this case and I'd buy again no questions.
Pros: • Quality solid steel construction • Plenty of rubber grommets • Plenty of fan placement options • Three dust filters • Tool Less accessibility • Great looking case
Cons: The only thing I was bummed to see is that in order to remove and attach the front metal panel you actually have to bend 6 small metal pieces back and forth. I feel like this will ultimately cause them to become extremely flimsy or break off at some point if I were to keep attaching and reattaching it for cleaning.
Summary: I would certainly buy again, next time in green :)
Pros: Great case. Love the ammo box design and the buttons with the guards to prevent hitting them. Lots of room for fans and full size video cards. Made for an extremely clean build using the cable management.
Cons: The latches for the side panels could be a little more sturdy. I had the "wire" for the hook come out from the latching mechanism. It was easy to put back in place. You just need to be a little careful when locking that you don't let the latch slam closed.
Summary: overall, this case is a winnnnnnnn. I got no complaints except for one minor defect.
Pros: I was going for a mid tower, sturdy, simple, good air flow and ofc WHITE PLEASE. This baby had it all. I love it! It's just what i was looking for. The wire management is good too. When i put everything together i didn't fix the wires yet i did it after a few days to make sure nothing is #$$%^@ up, I only had to unplug 1 or 2 to get all these wires in the back.It wasnt hard at all.. Now all it needs is them purple corsair fans and i'm good ;D
Cons: The only only thing i hate about it is, my front panel 3.0 usb ports dont work. WHICH IS SUPER SAD. but it's only because i used the adapter that came with the case. --fits loose on the motherboard. little movement and it falls off. Now i have to buy a new one (which isnt very expensive i know!) but i heavily rely on those front ports. i dont mind using the back but im really oc with wires. i like to keep em organized. xD
Summary: I would had given this 5 egg but unfortunately the top mounting panel (the screw holes) were too big for the mounting screw to fit since it would easily fall through it.
Pros: 1. Great design. 2. Convenient side panel 3. Easy to use 4. Decent ventilation
Cons: I've purchase this case because my H100i CPU cooler could not fit into my Rosewill Black Hawk Mid Tower (Unless the modded the top panel). When I receive the case, I was thrilled that I could finally mount my H100i but found out that I didn't have the proper screw for it. I had to search for something compatible to mount it with and figured out that the thumb screws were a perfect match. For anyone who plans to purchase this case for any of the Corsair water cooler, m...
Pros: Able to put in H105 Corsair cooling system in no problem. Nice case..... combined with AMD 9590 processor and this case along with H105 keeps my processor, board and HD's nice and cool. Easy installs along with good cable management. 25c idle - 54c loaded with prime95 torture......
Cons: Hard drive bays are plastic.... I wish they were metal. Window is tinted..... wish it was clear. The front dust sreen can only be accessed by removing the front cover.... (this is just plain stupid) Still........ very happy with this case. Plenty of room... Good air flow even with stock fans.
Summary: Aside from the side panel fan issue, it's a good case that I'd buy again any day. My main reason for choosing this case, other than the price, was to be able to mount a rear 120mm radiator if the rumored R9 390X comes with a stock liquid cooler. I'd highly recommend this case if you have any intention of going liquid.
Pros: I had to upgrade my cooling as a Corsair H60 can't quite keep up with an overclocked FX-8350. I was using an Antec 1200 at the time, which is a great air cooling supertower, but can only mount one 120, radiator. Corsair has very few cases which can support the cooler I wanted, the H105, and wish the Obsidian 550D did, but Newegg had this case on sale along with a Corsair rebate, and can mount multiple radiators, so it was an easy decision to choose this case. Packagin...
Cons: There are several flaws which cause me to give this case a 3.5 egg rating. First is that my back side panel has to basically be forced into the correct place. Don't know if something is bent slightly to keep it from closing as easy as the windowed panel, but it is an effort. This case features tool-less drive installation, but the implementation is not the best for 3.5" drives. It features removable trays with 4 pins which fit into the normal screw holes. It wouldn't ...