( 3.5 Average / 4 Ratings )
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Pros: -There were no sharp edges
-Everything was clearly labeled
-Lighting looks great
-USB 3 at this price is amazing
-Even though people were talking about dead fans, It's nice for me that they all came working, meaning I needed only one more 120mm fan to fill it up.
-Screwless Hard Drive mounts are nice
-Fans, even at full speed, are pretty much silent, although at first one of them had a vibrating bearing (it somehow smoothed itself out)
-The fans have a nice Molex adapter coming off the 3-pin fan header (They're chainable, which means you can put everything including the lighting power connector(also molex) onto the same
Cons: -Could fit more 3.5" drives.
-Not all of the 2.5" mounts have a nice single screw sled
-Even though the edges aren't that sharp, could still use rubber grommets
Other Thoughts: -Vents on the front could be nice
-This thing has space for more fans in the top.
I like this case. It has modern features and looks nice, has plenty of drive mount options, a basement, and holes and tie points for cable management.
The only big thing is the front LEDs quit within about an hour of being used the 1st time. Review feedback on this case seems to indicate this is a serious issue with this case, so if pretty LEDs in front are your thing, this case should be avoided. It was not enough to get me to send it back, however. It also has snap-off card slot covers that can't be replaced once they're off, so pay attention to what you're removing.
The case is physically larger than needed due to the build plan changing some, but better too big than too small I suppose. Certainly can't hold this against the case.
Looks nice, good cable management, 3 included fans (one with led 2 are normal). Has two blue led strips in the front. Has a nice PSU Shroud. And included zip ties. Front panel is a bit hard to take off for the first time. Materials are also a bit flimsy. The biggest downside is the horrible airflow. But overall a good budget case.
The headphone and microphone jacks have a bit of crosstalk and the USB ports are upside down, which might be nice if you need to look at a flash drive from the front to see if it is doing anything but it is a minor annoyance at best. The power button has a satisfying actuation and the reset button is small enough not to accidentally trigger. There is no front dust filter and no top fan mounts but does support 360mm rads in the front. There are no front drive bays. It includes two front fans and one rear blue LED fan, all powered by Molex or 3-pin. The window is acrylic and the power supply shroud has a honeycomb-patterned perforation on top. Within the PSU shroud, there are two toolless hard drive trays and behind the motherboard panel is one SSD mounting panel. The front lights up blue and the LEDs are held in via hot glue and are powered by Molex. For a mid-sized ATX case this cheap, this is a real bargain and I can recommend this.