( 5.0 Average / 3 Ratings )
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I absolutely love this case, despite the challenges it brings. Most parts are oozing quality, and it looks amazing!
Love/Hate? Nah..only love! I was worried that I couldn't pack everything in but I do have 4 120mm fans and 120mm AIO crammed in. One fan mounted under the case to push on the radiator, one fan on top of the radiator pulling, one in the bottom from of the case in taking cool air (mixing with the warmer air from the AIO), and one at the top front exhausting. Plenty of areas to hide cables but the front and back covers are a bit hard to put back one once you cable manage behind them. Great build quality and no issues otherwise!
Its not that cheap, but I've always been of the mind that you often get what you pay for in a chassis, and often well designed mITX cases are a premium. IMO for its unique design, execution, features and build quality the price is well worth it! I've spent WAY more on cases in the past and gotten a lot less quality.
There is a lot of innovation going on here, from the layout, to the cable management, to the way each face is fixed to the main chassis. It really is brilliant executed for a first try at this design!
In regards to cable management, I think its as good as it could be really. The real advantage of its design are the two 'avenues' under the front and rear faces. Utilise these and you should have few issues. Of course, I've only got one SSD drive, and only one case fan (at the moment), so YMMV. Also, there is the impact of your motherboard choice, which is very important in this case (as it is in most mITX builds). On the fan, this seems okay flow wise, but if you sit this very close to you perhaps invest in a quieter fan. Its not bad though.
If I could I'd take half a star off as its not the best performing mITX case out there as my GPU (STRIX 1070) does get a bit toasty (sits in the low 80 degree C's) so if you value performance over all else, perhaps look elsewhere (though if that is the case, perhaps mITX isn't for you?). I think if you are even considering this case in the first place, then you probably are willing to sacrifice a little less thermal performance for amazing looks.
Overall, super pleased with the case, it was great to build in and a joy to observe once running!