Summary: The Spire Pininfarina is a true designer item. It looks great and has some unique features. The incredibly thick aluminum coupled with the 1 mm thick steel make this a case which is nearly indestructable. The flip down butterfly doors are a great idea and do work well. Another great feature is the screwless design and it would have been great to have every drive bay inside the case equipped with these.
Pros: Sturdy, simply indestructable, Great design, Available in four colors, Butterfly doors work well, Three fans included, Screwless design works well
Cons: Heavy, really heavy, Fans are quite loud by today's standard, Installation is complicated at times, Installing PSU and drives requires removal of the respecitve covers, Design may not be for everyone, Large graphic cards will not fit
Conclusion: Overall I'm pretty impressed with the Spire Pininfarina ATX case. It is a great looking case that seems to fit in just about anywhere. The sleek appearance of this case looks ultra modern, while its modest design is very stylish. There is a bit of room for improvement though and those issues will have a slight ding on the overall score.
Summary: The Spire Pininfarina is a great looking case that seems to fit in just about anywhere. The sleek appearance of this case looks ultra modern, while its modest design is very stylish. While I had come to terms with this case being useless for anyone that needs to move their computer from time to time (gamers), there was something else bothering me. That was the price of this somewhat impractical case, with a retail value of $130 US the Pininfarina is no bargain.
Excerpt: Spire is een merk dat we voornamelijk kennen van de koelers. Ook brengt het bedrijf andere producten op de markt, zoals de Pininfarina, een bijzondere kast waar we afgelopen tijd in ons testlab mee konden kennismaken.
Conclusion: Drei Lüfter sind im Spire Pininfarina vorinstalliert, allesamt sind sie ohne Modifikationen nicht in der Leistung einstellbar. Der an der Rückseite des Gehäuses angebrachte Spire-Kühler machte den positivsten Eindruck: In angenehmer, wenn auch nicht sehr leiser Lautstärke fördert er die warme Luft mit ordentlichem Luftstrom aus dem Gehäuse heraus.