Reviews and Problems with Thermaltake Commander MS-I Snow Edition
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Can't beat it for the price
Adam B., Newegg
22 February 2015
Summary: For the price, can't really beat it. Fits a Hyper 212 EVO with at least a quarter of an inch to spare. Doesn't come with an SDD bracket. Had to buy one out of pocket OR mount it to the bottom of the case. Can't stress enough how much of a well built case this is. Solid. Expected to be flimsy.
Pros: - Less than 50 dollars - Free shipping - Strong, sturdy case - Lots of airflow - Multiple options on fans - Looks great with the white + black color - USB 3.0 Front pannel
Cons: - Hard to manage proper cable management. Not much space in the back of the case. Had to run 4/8 pin motherboard cable from the power supply along the side and then above and then back down to the connector on the motherboard. - Can't mount more than one intake fan from the front (Because oft he front hub) Had to use a spare fan and mount in on the bottom of the case as an added intake. - Only comes with one fan.
Summary: All in all, it's pretty good for the money. Didn't run into any major issues building inside of it. Again, I would buy this case anywhere up to about $50. For more than that I may look elsewhere. If you like the way the case looks though, it will work and you shouldn't run into any major issues.
Pros: -Affordable at this current price. I think we got it for $30 with a MIR. I probably would look elsewhere if this was on sale for >$50. -Respectable name brand.
Cons: -Lack of fans. It only comes with one exhaust fan in the rear/top. I added a side intake fan on the side panel. -The rear PCI/PCI-E tabs have to be "popped" out, the old school way, to insert your GPU or other PCI/PCI-E cards. Not a big deal, but a bit ghetto. -Case may be a bit flimsy compared to other cases like CoolerMaster or Fractal Design...but that's what I've come to expect from Thermaltake. -Screws didn't totally line up with the particular PSU that we used i...
Summary: I think I should have spent alittle bit more on a case but this case is fine except for the fact that Cooler master Seidon 120v I tried to fit it in, didn't have enough clearance to be mounted and would hit the motherboard.
Pros: Case looks decent Good amount of space Cable Management
Cons: Not even enough space for most closed loop water coolers to be mounted.
Summary: I'll start off with the negative because I think that is a deal maker or breaker. This is the second time I bought this series model. The first one was with a red front cover and came damaged. This new purchase(double boxed) also came slightly damaged. All the damage was in the same location which leads me to believe that Thermaltake quality control should take at look at this issue.
Pros: Well, what's to say? Its a good case, its lightweight, the black, blue, and white color scheme go very well together. The cable management is 4 out of 5. Also, the bay drive installation and HDD installation were a breeze. 7-10.
Cons: The case says it has a USB 3.0 port in the front, which is a so janky and gimmicky. You have to use the included wire in the case, run it out the back, and plug into a mobo USB 3.0 port. That'd be great, except my case didn't have the wire installed! Egg taken off for that. Also, its no big deal, but at night, you're better off turning off your computer because the front light is way too bright.
Summary: Really loved the look of this case over-all. Thermaltake went for aesthetics rather than features on this case, which is fine for those who are able to adapt a way of for example managing their wires, or mounting an extra case fan or two. Would I buy this case again? Yes! its a very good value for what you get, to me the look of the case is worth far more than the price it is being sold at right now.