( 4.4 Average / 16 Ratings )
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I didn't want any of those square boxy cases. This one has nice design with some style. Also it was perfect to go with the Iron Man theme I was shooting for. Nice airflow and ease of cable management - even for for those of use who aren't cable management experts.
Okay. Boy. Well I have a lot of feelings about this one. First of all, the case looks freaking fantastic. RED RED RED. Not having the completely transparent side panel is a bit of a minus though, as only half of the side is transparent. Nice cable management space, built in fan-controller is great, and 2 each of USB3.0 and USB2.0 on the front is great. BUT. 3 5.25 bays kind of shows its age. I think 2, 1, or even 0 would have been a better choice. Admittedly I have a lot of flexibility to get a adapters for 2.5 or 3.5 bays, but I don't know about the 5.25 bays. Speaking of which, the push-to-open mechanism feels awful, and the bay covers look cheap. The 3.5 bays aren't great either. The tool-less design is hard to get drives into. Having the middle 3.5 bays be removable for long GPUs is great for compatability, but for example if you have a 279mm card in the 280mm space but you want to remove the bay anyhow for additional clearance, well now you lost 4 of your 6 3.5 bays. Would have been better to see a 2 2-bay sections. Also, the case is pretty large as well for a mid-tower. However, the fans it come with are quite nice in my opinion. They're not high CFM fans, but they are exceptionally quiet: so much so, that I decided to return the Corsair AF120 quiets and ordered a bunch of the NZXT fans because the Corsairs were noticeably louder. Remember two fans is twice the airflow of one fan but only like ~1.3 times the perceived noise. No LED fans for me cause I sleep in the same room, although I usually turn it off overnight.