Good quality case with a single large 180mm front-mounted postive-pressure fan
sptu "Steve", Amazon
25 August 2014
Summary: Just completed my first desktop build since assembling an early generation 386 unit years ago (yes I am that old). Selecting the processor and motherboard for the new desktop was less time consuming than selecting the case. I wanted a compact size, but was scared away from smaller cases due to reviews of overheating and lack of flexibility, and-or requirements to use a slimline CD reader and special power supplies.
Summary: It's a respectable case. I'd buy another.
Pros: Lightweight case, convenient cable routing pathways, open area on the motherboard tray for easy aftermarket CPU cooler bracket installation, the front fan is inaudible (to me) on low setting yet moves a respectable volume of air, the dust filter works well and is easy enough to remove for cleaning.
Cons: Due to its lightweight construction, the case panels (which basically all need to be removed in order to install the PC components) flex a lot and during reassembly I found a few screw holes that didn't line up very well with their corresponding thread holes in the case body. Not a huge deal, but it meant threading some of the screws in at a slight angle which is not ideal and shortens the lifespan of the threads. Ultimately this means that the case can only be taken ...
Summary: Not the best case I've put a system into, but one of the best micro ATX cases for the price.
Pros: Well thought out design Great cable routing with tie down loops Compact microATX case with *just* enough room for a powerful yet small system Top vent for PSU Decent dust filters Unobtrusive power/HD LEDs
Cons: PSU size is limited.Anything over 6.5" long will start to encroach on your optical drive. Build quality is very slightly lacking, as panels don't fit together as well as they should Some of the screws produce metal shavings,which is concerning
Summary: I wanted a very quiet and reasonably compact case for a new home office build. This case is a little bigger than I needed but it has lots of space and was easy to build. The cable management is very good. The front fan is very nearly silent. I installed a silent Seasonic power supply and an SSD drive in my build and the loudest thing I hear is the older secondary hard drive I have installed. I would rate 5 stars except for the high price tag.
Pros: Great looking case, glad i could get one before they were phased out. All my components fit great in the enclosure, and I love the 'upside down' layout. Front fan is nice and quiet, so strong that I actually put a resistor on it to slow it down a bit and it still cools everything without a rear fan. Does everything I need it to, and does it in style.
Cons: Case came with the card retainer plate on the back missing and the section where the screws would attach was bent, this was solved with a bit of a elbow grease, but the plate is still gone.
Summary: The case is very nice. It looks brilliant from the outside but you need to be careful during construction. Unlike most cases the metal bars inside the case are not strong enough to supports it's full weight. Picking the case up by one of these bars will cause it to bend. It's not that hard to get back into place but if your doing a very tight build you might have some issues.
Summary: Good case, I saw lots of reviews and users on overclock.net make some fantastic builds with this case, including custom watercooling. Made the plunge, but my experiences weren't that great. I was also using a m-ITX board which cramped up my footprint for installing the H80i, I could not do push/pull with it due to high profile ram I picked out. Giving this 4/5 stars due to the screw holes not lining up.
Pros: + Minimalistic, thoughtful layout + Streamlined airflow, built in front fan controller (low and high) + All black interior, good material + Great cable management
Cons: - Case does not very sturdy with top and side panels removed, need to be careful when moving case around if panels are off - Screw holes for mounting the PSU and back 120MM case fan did not line up with my PSU and Corsair 120 SP fan, had to use only 2 for PSU and 3 for 120 MM fan. They seem sturdy enough but still uneasy about it. - Paint chips very easily, and oil from fingers leaves smudges on paint, will need to wipe down after doing build if you want a "clean" loo...
Summary: The case is a good micro-ATX. You have to practically take the whole case apart to get stuff in there and so it was an atypical computer build for me, but maybe that is common for micro-ATX type cases. Either way, I like it.
Summary: I bought this case a little over three months ago, and the stock fans had no difficulty keeping my 3570k and HD 7870 XT at impressively cool temperatures despite hot Spring temperatures. For whatever reason my case came without one of the screws at the bottom in place but the weight of the case kept it from moving and I most likely could easily have replaced it.
Summary: Very nice micro case but could use some improvements, primarily on the hard drive cage. Overall this case is easy to work with as most parts unscrew and can be removed such as the top and the motherboard tray. Wiring can be tricky so a modular power supply and shorter SATA cables can pay off here. Lots of room for your CPU heatsink of choice and a large fan blowing from the front that cools well even at very low RPM's.