Reviews and Problems with Thermaltake Commander MS-I Snow Edition
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Samuel M., Newegg
30 August 2014
Pros: Good, sleek looking case, and it's cheap too.
Cons: It would be great if you could actually fit a fan on the top of the case, but it runs into the memory sticks. And the screw holes for the fan in the front of the case are way too small. Kind of silly that there is a design flaw that disables the use of need fans.
Not a horrible case, but definitely not a good one either
David A., Newegg
22 February 2014
Summary: Sure it says you can fit up to 4 120mm fans in this unit but the problem is the designer didn't take into consideration that you might need a motherboard in there as well... The top fan can't be placed as it was meant to be because it bumps into the memory locks.. so it has to be placed somewhat off to the side and attached in through another hole other than the one intended.
Pros: Stylish, that's about it
Cons: Only one 120x120x25mm fan comes with this unit as an exhaust in the rear.
Summary: You can't tell me that they didn't know about this, maybe the R and D should do a little more testing before putting products to market. I purchase a LOT of Thermaltake items...make ya wonder how well the design is on those items.
Pros: Looks great, Good quality of build. It will work....
Cons: Poor engineering, Too short! One of the fan mounts on top is useless with 25mm standard fan! With MSI 970A mother board mounted the FWD fan mount on top of case is not usable due to RAM, In fact I check several of my other mother board and non of them would work.. With my Liquid cooling block mounted on the FX 6300 the aft fan barely cleared, IE 2mm. This case should have been built with .5" more clearance above the motherboard...poor design work. Will mount a thin 12...
Summary: Hard to find a descent white case these days without paying over $120. This is by no means a "Great" case, but it gets the job done. A little on the flimsy side, especially the expansion slot covers in the back. The painted interior is nice and was also a lead selling point. Really no true complaints other than build quality, but then again it was fairly cheap so you get what you pay for. Wish it came with more fans or bigger ones though.
Summary: I've been building PCs for quite a while now (roughly 20 years), so I've developed a decent sense of what to expect within various price ranges, and I suppose these days this about what you get for under $60. Still... Personally, I'd spend the extra $10-$30 and get a Cooler Master HAF if I could do it over again, but this was a build for another person and they wanted a "cool-looking" case. PROS: Affordable. Amazon had it $10 cheaper than NewEgg when I bought it, too.
Summary: I frickin love this case to be complete honest, it looks really cool. I really like who Thermaltake clashed the white and black together. The only problem I had was when plugging in the front panel to my mobo, the sire separated and I must have connected the wires to the wrong plug. that being said there was a small fire or burning of the front panel wires and left a burn mark on my case on the inside.
Summary: It is nice but when I received it it only came with two standoffs, so now I have to place yet another order to get more standoffs so i can place the motherboard in the case. pretty disappointed, first time I ordered a thermal take product and its a bad experience.
Summary: The optical drive in the 5 inch bay is held in place with screws, and solid despite the busted clip. The static from the front headphone jack sucks though, as I use my phones for audio and movies and it's distracting.
Pros: Plenty of room for parts, space for upgrades, easy to work in.
Cons: Flimsy plastic front panel. Broke one of the side clip that held the mesh panel of the 5 inch external drive bay, the plastic is so weak. Also, the front headphone jack creates static noise from the hard drive. Every time a drive spins up, you can hear the EM noise when listening to audio. Not cool.
Summary: The best part about this case has to be the look. The side window, black interior, white exterior, and the blue led fan all go really well together and I don't think you can get a better looking case for the money. The cable management is decent, but don't let the bump on the side panel fool you, there isn't a ton of room back there for cables, and I have a modular psu.