Picked this for its looks, impressed with function
ADAM Y., Newegg
18 October 2014
Summary: The power light is huge and can be annoying in a dark room when the computer is sleeping.
Pros: Fans are really quiet. You need to be in a perfectly silent room to hear them. Good temps. I think the air intake is through the bottom of the case? Way more customization than I needed. Really great looking case, especially if you have innards you want to show off.
Cons: Be careful moving this beast. It is easy to detach something by accident. The front panel comes off, the top panel comes off, the bottom dust tray comes off.
Pros: alot of room on the inside good air flow, their is a light in the rear io where everything plugs in which is nice
Cons: Fans went to heck about 9-10 months i clean my case weekly with an air compressor and i lock the fans in place but they started making this awful grinding noise also if u are using a amd mobo and are planning on using a stock cpu cooler u have to mount the back befor you put the mobo in the case it will get caught. the back cut out has a notch in it that wont alow you to change it :(
Summary: One thing I bought this case for was to keep the dust down. I saw in reviews it had the filters, but in practice, it's poorly designed.. The bottom black part in the front is a huge section where there is air input that the filter doesn't cover. Then there is the fact that they chose to use port covers with holes in it-- another place where dust gets in.. The bottom filter is perfect for the power supply, though.
Summary: Although I purchased this case from a competitor, I felt a need to react to some of the negative feedback here. After 6 months of the automated ticket system, I finally got some human activity for a side panel replacement as mine was damaged. After all that, they sent the wrong one. Just tired of dealing with them. I hope that they dump the automated system and get some real follow through people, without losing from the design department. What if this was a cpu cooler?
Pros: I purchased the case as a replacement for a mid-tower of theirs. I was simply running out of room. The functionality, and design concepts of this case provide room and air to run high performance with little stress. Hats off to the design group.The light in the back is a great idea!
Cons: product support looks and feels great. Over 6 months to get a conclusion and it was the wrong one. Check it out completely and take advantage of the retailer for rma considerations.
Summary: NZXT sent me free a replacement top for the mounting of the Kraken Water Cooling system (or any thick radiator system that uses 280MM thick radiators and PWM FANS). That wasn't much of a con as I went with an EK custom built solution but something to note on the first production of these cases. Nothing but solid customer service from NZXT and Newegg. I swear we are truly blessed in this regards.
Pros: This case has some of the best cable routing and cutouts I have ever seen. It makes it flawless to have a professionally tidy PC with the options available. Plenty of room behind the motherboard to cable tie your loose cables (with many tie mounts) and the included fan power hub is a nice touch. I even have sound dampening foam there and still plenty of room for cables. The top vent is a nice touch and opening and closing is a nice little extra (though who would reall...
Cons: Top vent cover mechanism is hard to open and close even when not attached. Dust filters work excellent but dust still gets in the pc (make sure you have your static pressure configured correctly). The case side panel (left panel when looking at front) is wicked hard to attach and remove almost like it is stuck at times. This could be something I have done with the front panel so not really much of a con but just something I have noticed. Can't use the Kraken system ou...
Summary: I really like this case. It's everything I need, everything I want and then some. It fits perfectly with my next build (Black/white) and has more than enough room for my two EK rads. The included air filters, hot-swap bay, SD card reader, fan hub, 140mm fans, etc. are great. This case has too many features to list, watch the video. However, the screws NZXT uses are awful.
Pros: White, looks elegant Very spacious Looks sleek Functional Room for 2 radiators, 3 or more with case modding
Cons: White, shows every scratch, dent, and ding Included screws are way too tight and strip super easily My case came with glue (from stickers maybe?) stuck in various spots Plastic easily scratchable
Summary: So my wife was going to give me this case for Christmas, but it came in such screwed up packaging we decided to open it up now to make sure it was all in working order. The case itself is awe inspiring. It's much heavier then it looks. It's got a clean almost rubberized looking black exterior. The inside is very, very spacious with plenty of room to work. More wire grommets then you'll need, and a multitude of fan mounts.
Summary: Great case with good airflow and awesome cable management features. Only downside was the LED light and power switch wiring were faulty and needed to be replaced. Would still definitely recommend for anyone looking for a cheaper case with ample room and quality exterior build. Update: Now a few months in with this case. The LED was an easy fix, the power was not though. To this day I'm still reaching inside and using my motherboards's power switch.
Summary: Very well made, plenty of space for all of the latest hardware. One thing that made me take away a star with the design of the power button, along with the top and front plastic, it did seem kinda flimsy, possibly to keep the price of the case down. All in all, it's a great case and I would recommend it to system builders!
Summary: Case is heavy, but that's to be expected.
Pros: -Very spacious. Lots of room for a custom water cooling loop including a 360 and 240 radiator. Even with these components installed, it still looks clean and open with lots of free space. -Excellent, excellent, excellent cable management. -Removable HDD bays. -Front and top panels and all of the dust filters are extremely easy to remove and attach. Makes is very easy to work with if you need to get your hands into places when attaching components. All you have to do i...
Cons: -Front panel (specifically the optical drive flap) seems to be made of pretty cheap plastic. I had to tape mine shut from the inside after removing the optical drive so that it doesn't keep falling open. -Markings on front panel are etched black on black, so it's extremely hard to see in limited lighting. Can't see where I'm plugging audio jacks into, etc. Reset button is also in a non-intuitive place, compared to the power button. -Doesn't support / fit 480 radiator,...