( 4.6 Average / 9 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!
A little challenging to build in but it looks great and has great design and build quality. The thermals are fine, but not amazing.
Beautiful little case, cooling is great for an ITX case and the attention to detail is fantastic.
Great build quality, but the 8600k and GPU run hot. I think the case is better with water-cooled components.
Boy this case looks great. And for the size and awkwardness of it, it's not the hardest case I've ever built in. I managed to fit a non-modular SFX power supply in there and stow away all the cable in the back storage quite neatly. Mileage may vary depending on the system. But I was surprised on the cleanliness of the system. Let it be known though, that while it worked out well for me, I could see any other system with varied other parts running into issues with clearance, cables, etc. It's a bit of a toss up and probably best to do some research, lots of it, before purchase.
Now for the bad, there is not a whole lot of options for proper airflow in this thing. Air can really only be directed one way, and I wish there was a way to properly put a fan on the top cover to suck air out the top. Another inch wouldn't have looked terrible if we could screw a fan onto the top grill covering the I/O. It would've had made airflow 100% better.
One thing that bothers me about this case is the limited clearance (55mm) for the cable plugs to the motherboard. Also, you would need enough clearance for the wire to loosely bend as not to strain it. I bought an angled adaptor for my DisplayPort cable. I don't think you can find one that is low-profile enough for it to fit without an adaptor.