Summary: I could ignore the other problems, but i cannot ignore the fact that the expansion slots do not line up. I don't think any case should be made with such little care, this isn't a new case so i am confused why they are still even selling it with this problem. I am going to return this as soon as possible.
Pros: *The design *Air flow is good *Fan control is nice *Enough room for upgrades
Cons: *Expansion slots don't line up *One of the LEDs in front doesn't work *Cable management could be a little better *HDD trays are not easy to get the HDD inside the tray without popping out the pins
Summary: Please do your research before buying this case; it may seem like an extremely good deal for a full tower at this price point. Always remember, you get what you pay for!
Pros: I will start off by saying that I purchased this case from a different vendor, however, as I have had my current build in it for going on 3 years now, I felt obligated to write a review. -Nice looking case (depending on your personal taste) -Decent airflow (an included front intake fan would've made this great) -Integrated fan controller (not a lot of cases in price range feature this) -Plenty of room for drives (both platter and SSD) -Will fit nearly any graphics car...
Cons: Now come the cons, a few of which, are big enough in my opinion to outweigh the pros. -No included front intake fan (I would be hard-pressed to find a case in this price range that doesn't include a front intake fan) -Fan options are largely restricted to NZXT brand-only fans (which are not cheap!) -Case is a haven for thumb-prints/smudges! -The case is advertised as having "extra room" behind the motherboard for cable management, the amount of room behind the motherb...
Summary: Overall, i'd say this was a waste of my money. This is one case where i'd say "you get what you pay for" doesn't apply. Absolute money pit. I have no idea why this case is in the top 10 gaming cases on most websites and youtube videos. I'm a technician, and when my friends look at this case for their gaming builds, I tell them to avoid this like the plague, and so should you. I'm currently looking for a new case to get rid of this pile of junk. Thanks, NZXT.
Pros: Not many. The fan speed switches are nice to have, but yet again, very flimsy plastic. It comes with nice hardware, but don't use the "easy mounting hard drive bays."
Cons: Oh, boy. Time to make this list. - One of the feet at the bottom of the case was broken off when I got it. - The side door came warped, I cannot fully shut the door. - One of the fans on the side door works when it wants to. - Bad airflow. - Scratches easily. - Dust and dirt MAGNET. It's glossy plastic. - The fans, if you'd like to get a replacement, have to be NZXT. They make them slightly smaller so you HAVE to buy their brand with their cases. - May not be a techni...
Cons: Case fan LEDs started blinking within a couple months of the purchase at random times. Can't remove top of the case because the plastic is melded together rendering it impossible to remove the top of the case from the side panels. Fans randomly change their RPMS, as indicated by the blinking LEDs on top of the case. The LED on my back fan is currently off, yet the fan is still spinning at the lowest RPM. GARBAGE FAN CONTROLLER, and I've read around the internet that t...
Summary: Don't always buy what seems to be the nicest things, try something new, don't follow the crowd.
Pros: Looks nice, feels nice, impresses people.
Cons: I feel like the case isn't meant to last, after awhile of having the case, the audio jack crapped out on me, that really frustrates me since I'm a headphone user, so it's just super inconvenient. Also, this is my second one of these cases, the first one I got came completely destroyed and then I had to wait two weeks for another case because newegg doesn't ship until they've gotten their part back. So here I am, not even a year of having it and the audio jack is messe...
Great case, but what is up with the fan controller?
Jonathan F., Newegg
7 March 2014
Pros: Big, plenty of room for components. Didn't realize I was getting a micro ATX mobo and the case absolutely dwarfs the mobo. Lots of airflow, my temps usually stay between 33c - 40c when I am not gaming and then usually about 44c - 50c when I am, and that is with a stock heat sink on the CPU. It impresses anyone that looks at it.
Cons: The most troubling issue I have had with this case would definitely be the fan controller... Originally, all the stock fans worked and I had installed a front 140mm fan and a side 200mm fan. The front fan worked just fine, but the side fan only the blue led lights were working. I messed with the cords and tried to get it working and NOTHING. I double checked to make sure the fan was working by plugging the 200mm fan intended for the side into the extra slot for a 200m...
Summary: Going to try and contact their customer service and see if they can do anything for me. Perhaps It's my own fault for not looking into what fans can properly fit in the case?? I assumed there were levels of standardization with ATX cases?? My 145mm Antec fan fits perfectly in the bottom front as an intake fan. But the two 200mm NZXT fans I purchased to install in my NZXT case will not fit? Hmmph. -3 eggs for this minor-major annoyance.
Pros: Lots of room for extra HDDs and SSDs. Great Cable management. Looks awesome! Like a star trek shuttle-craft of sorts. Nice built in fan controller that works great with the pre-installed case fans.
Cons: The Built in fan controller still works great, it is too bad however that two 200mm fans (NXZT even) will not properly mount to the case. 1 of 4 of the screw holes actually lines up to the case, no matter how I try to finagle them. NZXT RF-FZ20S-U1 200mm Blue LED True 200mm Wide Blue NZXT RF-FZ20S-02 200mm Case Fan Both will not properly mount..... it's really really annoying to me.
Not happy USB ports broke fan controller dont work
Tanya M., Newegg
21 February 2014
Summary: Should have kept my haf932 case it was better designed. I may end up putting all my stuff back in the haf932.
Pros: Good cable management and looks cool and is fairly quiet
Cons: USB ports stopped working and feel broke inside have to wiggle cable to get connected. Fan controllers only half of them work. USB ports on top are hard to get to needs them on the front or side.
Summary: I wish if nothing else that the design was more flat, I cant place anything on the computer without it sliding off.. I wasnt thinking about it at the time, I know there is other options.
Pros: -lots of space (in all but the back) -Lots of cooling options -Some dust filters -easy to instal cdrom -ports on top, not front -Good, not great cable management
Cons: -Took the top shroud off because its angled for no reason and takes up room. I mountered a 200MM fan on top of the case that I could not have otherwise had on there, -There is very little space behind the motherboard, had to smash the wires to get the back door on. -Fan controllers are a joke, lights were the first thing to go, than all but one became responsive. -2 fan filers, the front and 2 side fans get no love. -The harddrive trays are a hassle to fit. I broke ha...