You have to know, i finished the main part of the build a year ago. Now i only shifted my components from an beQuiet SilentBase 600 to my modified Meshify C by Fractal Design. I added a lot of LED with the Phanteks Halo system to some new beQuiet Silent Wings 3. So i got very quiet but fancy looking case. I couldn't deal with all that nice hardware behind some cheap plastic . I wanted to see my hardware. So thats what i ended up with.
The use of this build was mainly for audio and video Editing. Therefore i needed the i7700k with great single-core performance. The Radeon 580 Nitro+ was a hot deal on black friday. And it worked very well for me. Its a smooth system and i can push it a bit with that huge amount of fans and the great airflow of the Meshify C.
Of course it was a bit tricky cause i had a lot of cables because i ignited the whole thing with a bunch of leds. But i'd never regret.
I sprayed with white and grey cans. Also i added some acrylic glass facing. So i got a place to hide my led stripe at the front and made the fans look nicer. I cutted the cover of the HD cage to fit the 3rd 120 cm fan into without removing the cover.
The RGB controller by Aqua Computer is placed in the hard drive cage.
If you have any questions, just ask me.
I love this case. I'm so glad Fractal made this one. The front is so different to standart cases. Also the airflow is great and everywhere are dustfilters. Cable management is just insane for such small case.. I couldn't believe that the side panel closed at first try! And i used a lot of cables.
BUT you have to know that the tempered glass panel is very darkened. If you want a bright and shiny case you won't be happy with this one. I prefer this dark one, because you can fill it up with led and your monitor is still the brightest thing on your desk.
To sum up, i can say that this is a very compact case with the best cost-performance ratio for me. Design and airflow combined for 60-70 bucks, with tempered glass, thats amazing.
Great soundcard! I even use it for working on my sounds/video. Not for recording of course, therefore i use an usb interface. If you change from onboard sound to this card, you will feel the music!
I bought this one to test it. I actually filled my built with beQuiet Silent Wing fans. But i gave it a try at the rear of my build. I think it is beside the small amount of noise a nice looking fan. So i have to say its a very good choice. Can't hear anything ! After brightening it up with Phanteks Halo system, i think its one of the best combos for a silent led fan.