( 4.1 Average / 85 Ratings )
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I kinda have mixed feelings about this case. On one hand, I love the look of it. It matches my setup perfectly, with the red LED fan and case lights matching my keyboard and mouse to the tee, I'm more than proud displaying it on my desk. However, before I bought this I'd seen plenty of reviews warning first time builders against it, informing them of the wiring nightmare that it can be. Being of that demographic, I can definitely stand behind that, wiring was most definitely the most difficult part of this build. On top of that, the hardware that is provided with the case only includes a single extra brass standoff when in reality you need two extra if you don't wanna endure a massive headache to mount a micro ATX MB. The fan can be kinda loud sometimes but its worth it. Overall it is a great looking case, something I'm glad to keep on my dorm room desk and show off but it is a hassle to make it work.
This case isn't bigger, what can give you some trouble with cable management. Anyway, for me it's fit perfect in my desk, where I couldn't put a big case.
There is dust filters and in my opinion a good airflow.
Solid build materials and looks nice. Only downside is the cable management.
an awesome case for the price!
This is the worst part that I got. Everything worked out pretty well in the end, but I paid a bit extra to get a Corsair case with the side panel instead of the very cheapest thing I could find, but it definitely wasn't worth it. First of all, the instructions/manual that came with it SUCKS. It barely describes anything, and with little detail. For an experienced builder, maybe not an issue, but this is my first build, and I wish it was a bit clearer. Second of all, there was one standoff preinstalled in the case, but unlike the other ones, it was really weird, the bolt was stripped, and I couldn't get it out in any legitimate way. I eventually had to use metal fatigue to snap it in half to remove it, leaving me with one less standoff. And it came with too few standoffs in the first place. And then came the installation of the HDD. Partially due to the bad instructions, and partly due to it being unintuitive, I installed the HDD in the direction that seemed like it should be correct, and it fit in and everything. However, I couldn't put the side panel back on the case because the SATA cable was in the way. I kept trying to fit in the SATA cable somehow, but didn't manage to. So, I eventually figured out that the HDD was supposed to be installed the other way around. But, I could remove it from the "easy, tool-free HDD ports", even with a few tools, so I had to crack one of them in half to get the HDD out. Installed it the other way, and everything worked fine. If they were a bit less sloppy about the instructions, standoffs, etc, this could be a pretty good case, but they weren't...and it also only came with one case fan, while many in this price range come with more. For the price of this case plus the extra case fans, you can definitely get a better case. With all the issues worked out though, it does just fine, and the design/coloring is pretty cool.
So, it BARELY doesn't fit an EVO 212 in there. If you got a dremel you can shave away the window (it's on the inside, where it meets the metal) and it'll fit relatively fine. You might need to take off one of the metal tabs, too.
Great case. bit difficult cable management but its managable
Nice case. No issues so far. Was nice to build in pretty spacious even with the components inside. Fits that Monster GPU which his really long.
very good budget case
Looks great, cheap, but nowhere to put cables