( 4.6 Average / 9 Ratings )
Beautiful case, not enough tie down points in the back for cable management, but I'm a sucker for form over function. The finish on the black model leaves noticeable fingerprints and shows dust too well. Easy enough to clean with isopropyl alcohol but still annoying having to wear gloves when handling it.
By far the best case I've ever owned. Everything about this case is top notch, from the packaging to the case itself. The only issue I've had so far was getting the PWM fan controller and my Motherboard to cooperate with each other. Hooking the fan controller to the CPU_FAN header as instructed by phantek resulted in the MB not being able to detect a CPU fan and preventing a bootup. Some swapping around of fan headers was needed
The best looking case I found. A breeze to work in, and plenty of space. Enough space to even add a custom water cooling loop soon. I wish the glass stayed clean better, as it seems to pick up dust quite easily. The biggest flaw is the top cavity which has plenty of room to fit fans or a radiator, but is instead closed off. With a little modding though, you can fit one or the other.
Beautiful, plenty of space, good space for cable management, the case fans are surprisingly good. They aren't stupid loud or weak, I am very impressed.
Just a great case. well built and easy to build in with plenty of room and cable routing options. worth every penny.
HardwareCanucks case of the year, what more can I say?
Fantastic case. I removed the 3.5 inch drive bay from the basement of the case so I could route my front SSD cables to the right so the drive is facing the right way up. I don't know why Phanteks doesn't make this easier. You basically have the choice of upside down ssd and 3.5 inch bay, or right side up SSD and no 3.5 inch bay. Oh well. Also, there isn't anywhere to mount a hue+ once you remove the 3.5 inch bay below, so I ended up screwing mine into the bottom of the case through the mounting strips and holes for a pump, which works fine. The built in velcro ties are fantastic, and build quality is top notch. Highly recommend, despite the idiosyncrasies of design.
This case is awesome and looks great! I am not a fan of huge gaudy cases. This case looks super clean and minimalist but has all the features you can want. I have a 280mm radiator on the top and it fits perfect. There is plenty of space for cable routing and I was able to route LEDs around the case as well! I love the fan hub just make sure you plug it into a PWM header. The first mobo I put in here had no PWM header so it did not work. IF your mobo doesn't have a PWM header you can plug in into your CPU fan head and plug your CPU fan into the hub. I did this until I bought my new motherboard!
-plenty of room
-Fan hub can only plug into PWM header
Great looks but poor performance when it comes to cooling. 1 of the front fans died just 2 years after owning the case. The fluid was leaking all over from it. Lucky my internal parts didn't get ruined. Cooling options aren't the best with an AIO. The top portion isn't very roomy and covers the board a good portion. Some RAM will hit the radiator which isn't good either. The top cooling with a radiator is subpar. It traps a lot of heat. With all air cooling though, the case is awesome.
For AIOs or other cooling, go with a fully vented top.