( 4.0 Average / 5 Ratings )
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I was looking for a sturdy, classy-looking budget case for a quiet build. I also wanted the various ports and jacks on the front of the case, not the top. I don't want dust and pet hair collecting in the holes, or heaven forbid, something spilling in them.
This case satisfies all that with 2 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, headphones, mic, and switches on the front.
The 2 included 120mm fans are adequate so far. If they're not enough, the front can hold two 140 mm fans, and the top can be opened up to hold 2 more 140 mm fans. If all the drive bays are filled, that blocks some air flow, but I'm only using the top two.
There is plenty of room behind the motherboard for cable routing. I haven't used a single cable tie, and the front side still looks tidy.
I love the acoustic isolation for the hard drives provided by the rubber mounting bushings in each bay, and also the presence of both 2.5" and 3.5" mounting holes. The easy snap sliding trays couldn't be better. Even the 5.25" Blu-ray drive was simple to snap in, once the metal panel was snapped off.
Fit of all components is great, and the finish on the metal and plastic is quite good. My stick-on MSI logo plate went nicely on the silver front face, and is really set off by the subdued look of the case.
A fantastic case and a great recommendation if you're looking for a case with great build quality, and a silent experience, the only thing I can here is the my hard drive and the CPU fan.