( 5.0 Average / 5 Ratings )
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A very spacious case that is great for first-time builders. Has a lot of room for cable management, a PSU shroud, 3 silent fans, sound dampening side panels, a fan controller, water cooler support, and a large window to show off your hardware. Great bang-for-the-buck case.
Fantastic silent case for the money. Actual soundproofing material is used, instead of cheap foam. Even in stock form, there is plenty of space for cable management and it was easy to work in it. Minor con is that the paint on the PCI-e covers is not the best. It did flake a little, yet that was rectified by sanding and re-painting them. They come white, but I chose to make them black. DIYPC did a nice job on this one and am very pleased with it overall.
Love the case. The design is so simple yet it brings so much! 3fans with a front control panel, 2 usb 3.0 and 2 usb 2.0 it even has an sd card slot. Keeps it very quiet and is designed to keep dust out. What else could you ask for. love it.
Personally I think this case looks and functions great! As a noob builder, I did my best to cable manage, but finally gave up and somehow easily slide the back panel on no problems! The inside has everything you need and I have to say the noise dampening cushion seems well made. I opted out of using the fan controllers based on other reviews so I cant speak to those, but otherwise it's a well built case.
For $100 I would still like this case. For $80 I'd be very happy with the purchase. But for $60 I am absolutely in love with this not-so-little gem. Also underpriced IMO given the features, well thought out design, and sturdiness of it. Cable management is so easy because of the 9.25" width, it's simple to look like you know what you're doing. I love the small shroud used for the 5.25 drive bays, too. They don't stick out like sore thumbs if you're not using them because the window side drive holder only comes back into the case halfway. It's genius and no other case maker is doing it like this. Filters for the front and PSU fans are easy to access. Space at the top for two 120mm fans or a 240mm rad. Front fans can be upgraded to 140mm, which I'll probably do next.
If this were $80 or more I'd take a star off for the following: relatively large yet still only space for 2 x 3.5 and 3 x 2.5 drives; no fan intake on the floor toward the front, even though there's space for it; PSU shroud is cramped and you have to really think out your modular cable runs before you put the PSU in; front i/o are a little cheap - the 3.5mm headphone jack is already a little loose. But the 2 x USB 3.0 + 2 x USB 2.0 with little rubber inserts makes up for this. But for $60, 5 stars all the way.
Hot tip: ditch the fan controller, plug the 3-pin fans into your fan headers, and use DC speed control in your BIOS or Windows fan controller (MSI Command Center, etc.). Almost all modern motherboards will let you do some some of smart fan control with PWM and DC. Way less wire clutter this way and you're not constantly reaching down to open the door and change speeds depending on your activity. Someday I'll replace the stock fans with Noctua but until I save up that extra $60 the ones included actually do pretty well. Very quiet and decent airflow. I'm pretty sure DIYPC copied Fractal's fan designs just like they copied their Define series of cases, so the blade structure and count look the same.