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Vortex V2 Black Mini Tower Case - (Micro-ATX)
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** The case will accept micro ATX motherboards.
** This is a bare case, no fans installed, no PSU. (I wanted to choose my own)
** It takes a standard ATX PSU.
** 2x Case Fans can be fitted, 1x 120mm Intake fan at the Front, 1x 90mm/80mm Exhaust fan at the rear
** There are 2x 5.25" Drive Bays
** There are 2x 3.5" Internal HDD Bays
** There are 4 holes at the bottom to attach a 2.5" HDD (I've not got a 2.5" drive to double check, but it certainly looks like it)
** There is 1x 3.5" External Drive Bay (there are no holes drilled inside to fix a drive in place, you'd have to drill some if you wanted to install a 3rd HDD here)
** There are 2x USB 2.0 Ports at the front, 1x Mic Input and 1x Line Out, Power Switch and Reset Switch
** The internal connections are labeled clearly and you can't really fail to attach them to your motherboard correctly.
** There are more than enough screws in a small bag inside the case to screw everything into place.
** There are 4x Thumb screws holding the 2 side covers in place
Anyway I'm very happy with the case, would certainly by another one!
Now its set up I'm really impressed and wonder why I didn't try a smaller box in the first place. Air flow is logical (front to back) although I wished it flowed over the hard drives. The fan controller shows no temps over 35 degrees so far, standard clock speeds.
I thnk it might be a tad noiser than my old, large case though. Perhaps the fans are working harder with all my wires in the way of the air flow. Nothing too drastic though, and I'm sure I will soon stop noticing it.
All in all I'm very impressed and would recomend it to anyone after a hightly cost effective, smaller case.
below £20, most ATX cases are cheap and nasty. This one is not. Most cases at this price have no or inadequate cooling (not enough fan mounting options, some cases have literally one small fan hole at the back and nothing else!), and are made of paper thin metal and poorly finished.
While you cannot expect this case to have the quality of a £40+ one, it is better built than any below £20, and has good cooling options. Some of the better selling cheap cases on Amazon are much worse.
This case can take a large 12cm intake fan in the front. All you then have to do is install an exhaust fan at the back (in addition to PSU exhaust fan) for optimal cooling.
I had one small problem installing the PSU, there was some metal obstructing me from lining up the screw holes. nothing some pliers could not solve.
Another small problem is the front-panel audio is prone to have high interference static noise (this is common among many cases, even more expensive ones), so use the back-panel motherboard audio jack.
This case proves you can get decent quality at or below £20.
Side panels are bent and have to be forced into place to screw them in, several of the screws had damaged threads and I had to use spares from my other case, trying to get the DVD drive bay cover out I cut my hand multiple times as it would not come out.
But all in all its a cheap case and as I don't plan to be disassembling the PC it will do the job.
Not for bigtime gamers.
After a thorough search I could only find ONE sharp edge and this was on the shield aperture. When the shield is installed, it would be impossible for anyone to use the case to cause loss of blood.
At the price, I think this little box represents EXCELLENT value for money and I will soon be buying another one!!!!
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This case is fantastic for the price. You would have to pay 3 or 4 times more than this for good solid metal. This is good but biscuit tin thin.Read more