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Best case I've had to date!
on 7 December 2013
After reading so many positive reviews about this case I decided to take the plunge and buy it. I was/am not disappointed with my choice! This case arrived early next day as I chose, so I could un-box it and test it out. This case has fair to good cable management and it comes with some cables ties so you can tie some cables together around the back to keep a clean look. There are two spots for 2.5" hard drives, one of them is located at the back of the motherboard and the other is blow all of the 5.25" bays. I installed mine on the 2.5/3.5" adapter which is located at the bottom of the 5.25" bays so it stays nice and cool!
This case is very solid, not flimsy at all like my previous cases; the fans if the side panels are very good, they manage to keep my hard drive very cool, the fans installed, there are 5 installed, are all sort of quiet... 6 fans produce around ~50dB and with one of them coming from my old case, I don't think it makes much difference; so this case is quite loud to my standards, but it not a rocket ship.
The blue LEDs are a nice touch but have the power of 10 50 megawatt spot lights so if you plan to leave your computer on a night, you might want to wear sun glasses or something because the LEDs are bright. The USB 3.0 ports on the top are very handy for me as I have a USB 3.0 flash drive! I must add that although previous version of the case may not have had the USB 3.0 internal header, my version DID so please do not order it like I did... It was a waste of time as the case comes with one now!
The little tray at the top of the case is an unknown... I have no idea what its purpose is, but it's handy for change and spare drives etc. the power button feels solid, like it will last forever and I hope it does, the reset switch is quite small for my fat fingers, but I guess that's a good thing because then I can't accidentally press it.
The case is spacious inside; it fits everything in well including my NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 which was too large for my last case. The acrylic window is a very cool feature because not only does it serve as a window, but it's placement means that larger CPU coolers can be placed inside which is cool.
All-in-all, this case is fantastic. I recommend it to everyone and anyone looking for a relatively cheap case which is spacious, well ventilated, sleek and well built! If you are thinking this case is a bit expensive, well then it is well worth the money, buy it, you won;t regret it!
P.S. I must note that two of the fans (top and front) connect through a three pin motherboard header, I was aware of this from a previous review and have the motherboard for it. So if you want the top and front fans, make sure you have the space on your motherboard!