Summary: This case is somewhat heavy, but that's the result of good steel, more noise insulation, and greater width than most mid-towers.
Pros: Well-constructed of more than adequate gauge steel, width is greater than usual, which accommodates my CoolerMaster EVO 212 CPU fan. Removable central drive cage allowing for extended length graphics cards, leaving 4 3.5" internal drive bays at the bottom and 2 5.25" (or one 5.25" and one 3.5") drive bays at the top, plus two mounting points on back for SSD drives. Excellent cable routing with great cable access ports to back and plenty of space at the back to allow f...
Cons: Have to choose between front LED monitoring "computer on" or "harddrive activity"
Summary: I really like this case, but do wish it had thicker steel on top & bottom of case (especially the top)...if you install a fan in the top, you will see what I mean. (better to leave sound dampening material installed instead of installing fans). But I did not deduct an egg for this as it was only $89.99 with free shipping...You absolutely cannot go wrong at this price..
Pros: *Very roomy and easy to work with...plenty of room for cable management. *Cooling is very good. *Quiet computing. * Very sturdy side panels with sound dampening material * Fan controller works great * Nice solid window * Built-in front fan intake Filters easy to remove & clean
Cons: * # 1 complaint with this case is that the top and bottom are kinda flimsy...thin metal. * I would recommend not installing fans in top or bottom of case, but I do recommend installing one extra intake fan and removing one of the hdd cages if you can to improve airflow. * SSD mounts require motherboard removal if you're going to add one later (so make sure you mount BEFORE installing motherboard. * PSU fan filter is long and a pain to remove if you have no access to t...
Summary: I am not into all the flashy windows, lights and alien type designs. That stuff isnt even practical. Save the money on your case and buy a faster processor (something that does make a difference). This box comes with all the bells and whistles of boxes that you would pay $150 for. There is no real need for anything this box doesn't provide. Save the money and get this one.
Pros: Sturdy material (not cheap), thick paint coating (no getting cut), great wire management, plenty of thumbscrews for everything, dyno lining to reduce sound, descent design, flat top to set external drives or other devices on, very wide, easy removable air filters, no fancy lights and and designs to draw attention to itself.
Cons: There is no real clear instructions how to take advantages of their design. Took some guessing to figure out the best way to mount the SSDs so I could get power to it.
Pros: This is my first Fractal case. I usually use Lian Li or Antec cases. Here's what I like. 1. Build quality - no weak spots and finish looks good. 2. Cables - I hate short cables. They all appear long enough to do the job. 3. The insulation looks good. This should be a quite build.
Cons: I noticed that one of the 2.0 headers on the case is bent. I have called Fractal support but haven't gotten a response so far. Ill update my review once I hear from them.
Pros: Lots of room inside, which means the case is a bit bigger, but the size also accommodates 140mm fans, which means it is pretty quiet even if I run them at 12v. This brings another good point of this case, its built-in fan controller, with 3 settings, 5/7/12 volts.
Cons: The only cons are size if you're short on space, and maybe the lack of a dedicated HDD activity LED. You can use the power led as the HDD LED, if you want to, or add a LED yourself somewhere.