Summary: Love the design. The cooling is fantastic and there is room for ever item you would want to put in it. I especially like the front mounted power supply.Much less in the way and allows for superior cable routing. The 90 degree motherboard mounting is the reason for the great cooling and plus the large fans in the bottom and the fan in the top keep the air moving. I didn't care for the gold stripes,so painted mine red.
Summary: The case was delivered in just its manufacturer packaging, which is normal due to the size. The box appeared to be in good condition, however after I inspected the unit I noticed that the thin plastic strip underneath the top cover was busted. Not only was the thin plastic strip broken, but I saw damage to the top cover itself as well. I was going to ship it back to amazon for replacement, however they ran out of stock.
Summary: I bought this case because of the design. Had some troubles with installing Corsair Cooling Hydro-Series All-in-One High-Performance Liquid CPU Cooler CWCH60 because I don't want to put it on top. Front hard drive brackets are not easy to remove. I wish it had 8 5.25 bays, but it does not bother me much. the two 180 mm fans at bottom can be very loud if set on HI. but LOW setting does the job most of the time.
Good case for cooling, just be aware this won't be a normal build
19 March 2012
Summary: First, the looks. I really like the looks of this case but not as well as the previous model (RV02). The colored stripes, gold or silver, look cheap to me but can be repainted if you're the crafty sort. The power supply area is open front (for air flow) and rear (for extra cable space). Unfortunately it's open with a large grill and very visible inside, so if you make a mess of the power cables it will be plain to see.
Summary: Bad-ass case! The fans, the cable management, and its endless bays and mounting options. Some outer covers are plastic, but in no way are they flimsy. Also a great-looking case in my opinion. Five stars for aesthetics, features, and innovation.
Summary: Bought this case based on recommendations from Tom's Hardware regarding its cooling efficiency. It certainly lives up to that claim. First and foremost, this case is pretty big, as big as a full tower turned on its side. Inside, there is ample room to work with, even after you put in the motherboard. The innovative hard drive mounting system on the back panel might seem like a royal pain but it is a god send for cable management.
Summary: This case is a revision for the one with the gold strips. The power cable is longer,not needing to remove twist tie to fit certain psu's. Had a Coolermaster Haf 932 case before and I love this case.My temps on my Tri-fire HD 5870 has gone down 5 degrees Cel.My system is now alot qieter and cooler. Love the 90* degree set-up.
Summary: I can say, overall, this case is decent. The interior design of the case is unique, I like it. But due to its specialness, it almost got to the point where I almost couldn't connect the power to my GPU. I had to stretch it because of the 90 degree positioning. Other than that this case is pretty good. Its got a plastic window to see the parts(it could be bigger, too bad its not) and looks cool with the GPU's hanging down. I would recommend this case.
Summary: I read several reviews before buying this case and I particularly like the rotated motherboard position and separate housing for the PSU and other components. Airflow is bottom-to-top rather than front-to-back and I get fantastic cooling performance. It will house big air coolers - mine is a ThermalRight Silver Arrow SB-E. I would like to see other manufacturers explore this concept as well. This case is not suited for water cooling.