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HEC Vigilance Black 0.5 mm Thickness SGCC MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case with Dual 8cm Fan, 2x USB2.0 and HD Audio

  • 0.5 mm Thickness SGCC MicroATX Mini Tower
  • USB 2.0 x 2, HD Audio Front Ports
  • 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 2 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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The HEC Vigilance is a MicroATX mini tower case that combines performance and function into an affordable package, ideal for building an inexpensive system or those who wants to spend money on the inside. High glossy front bezel with big power button and conveniently placed USB/Audio ports facilitates your daily use. Inside you'll get enough space for your MicroATX motherboard, multiple drives and expansion cards. Beyond your expectation from such a cost effective case, dual fans are pre-installed ensuring exceptional heat dissipation.

  • newegg Superior Cooling 80mm rear fan and 80mm front fan comes pre-assembled for effective cooling.
  • newegg Easy Access I/O Panel 2x USB 2.0 ports and 2x audio ports are located at front panel for easy access to a variety of peripherals.

Learn more about the Compucase Vigilance

Model

Brand
HEC
Model
Vigilance

Spec

Type
MicroATX Mini Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
0.5 mm Thickness SGCC
With Power Supply
No
Power Supply Mounted
Top
Motherboard Compatibility
MicroATX
With Side Panel Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
2
External 3.5" Drive Bays
2
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
2
Expansion Slots
4

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB 2.0 x 2, HD Audio

Cooling System

80mm Fans
2
120mm Fans
No
Side Air duct
No

Physical Spec

Dimensions
7.09" x 14.37" x 16.54"

Features

Features
Compact size & micro ATX spec compliant

TAC 2.0 side panel ventilation

8cm rear-mounted cooling fan

8cm front-mounted cooling fan

Dual bays HDD cage

Easy-to-open side cover

Key-lock ring supported

Front access USB/HD Audio

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


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  • Bryan T.
  • 9/25/2014 1:13:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery good for the price.

Pros: - Sleek long.
- Strong considering the price.
- Looks good in any environment.
- Very inexpensive.

Cons: - Not really a con, but remember this has a gloss finish. Can get dusty and smudged pretty easily. Still it has a good gloss finish.

- Sharp edges inside. I made an amateur move and cut myself. Experienced builders are naturally careful.

Other Thoughts: Good case if you are on a budget and trying to squeeze as much performance out of your budget as possible.

Gets the job done well. My only con is that is is pretty sharp inside, so be careful in tight spaces.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/30/2014 10:32:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsperfect on a budget

Pros: This is one of my favorite cases and by far the most common one I've used for builds. The front USBs have never built up ions and shorted out or failed. No LEDs have ever failed. The fans always run at full speed but are nearly silent. None have ever arrived damaged or missing parts either. They re-pack in the shipping box nicely as well after the PC build is done.

The overall look is stylish but not amazing, which is what most people want. The large button is a huge plus over cases where the user actually has to search for the power button.

I like the fact that large graphics cards easily fit inside this case as well and the cooling grills are large enough to support a significant cooling system.

Cons: Almost all of these that I've received recently had rust dust on them. None of the metal on the case is rusted, it just somehow has rust on it on the back cover on the bottom front corner. I don't know what it came from but I just brush it off and move on.

Almost all Lite-On DVD drives and some Samsung ones will get stuck on the garage door style DVD-Drive door, preventing the tray from closing. There is no fix for this.

I also don't like that this case is very similar to two OEM cases from manufacturers with horrible reputations. From a distance, a person may think it was made by them.

The #1 drawback by far is how borderline impossible it is to mount two 3.5" hard drives in this case. You can forget putting it in the normal slot because almost every motherboard layout will have the RAM in the way of the SATA cable hookup. The layout was intentional to make room for a large graphics card though and it is doable in the end.

Other Thoughts: This would easily be a 4 egg rating from the drawbacks if it wasn't for the price. Nothing in this price class can even come close to its quality. Almost every other case was cheap plastic, damage on arrival, jagged edges that cut my hands, bad fans, and malfunctioning front panels. Not this case though! I've sold PCs in over 50 of these cases.

Also, don't make the mistake I sometimes do and order a full ATX sized motherboard with this mATX-only case. It won't fit.

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  • Trevor J.
  • 8/25/2014 11:54:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDecent

Pros: light weight easy to open, clean look for a "office computer" plenty of room for a water cooling unit on back fan port.

Cons: DVD drive plate does not let you close the drive with the button you have to pushing it in manually, The fans that are included could not cool anything my guess is that they run at 900 rpm, The power button is very touchy you can shut it down with just a slight touch

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  • Michael K.
  • 8/19/2014 12:36:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsbang/buck ratio

Pros: price and size are very good as is appearance and features

Cons: none that I noticed

Other Thoughts: at this price point there is little to complain about. A very nice case for cheap.
If you need something else....expect to pay more.

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  • Nathan W.
  • 7/29/2014 6:59:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great!

Pros: These are great cases at a great price!

Cons: None for the price.

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  • Francisco V.
  • 7/20/2014 1:42:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood for the price

Pros: The case looks solid and performs well too. I really like its compact size and the design of it

Cons: The DVD drive will make you have the most trouble when installing any optical drive. Since the case is small, you'll have to squeeze the cables into the empty slots of the HDDs.

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  • Ralph H.
  • 7/1/2014 8:24:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood case...practical.

Pros: Attractive. Easy to use.

Cons: A bit thin...but what isn't these days?

Other Thoughts: I have used two of these cases for a build. The metal is a bit thin, but for the price what can you expect. I have paid more for cases and still gotten metal so thin you could almost see through it. But then again, who says it needs to be thick metal that weighs a ton? When you get right down to it the only purpose a case serves is having somewhere to hang the hardware on to. Working inside the case is fairly easy. I personally liked it and will be using more of these in the future.

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  • Fabian R.
  • 6/2/2014 7:07:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSimply Perfect

Pros: For the price I paid on this case I am nothing but satisfied. I needed a case to swap out from a stock HP case.

Cons: None. If you don't know how to just make things work then you need to start learning a little more.

Other Thoughts: Careful taking out the cut out slots for PCI cards, they are very sharp.

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  • Patrick M.
  • 5/23/2014 6:27:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood case for the money

Pros: Looks cool. Well-built. Has tools-free setup, which most cases at this price point don't have. Compact enough to fit almost anywhere, yet wide enough to accommodate a standard ATX power supply, which was a big plus for me.

Cons: The power button is HUGE. This may not be an issue for most people, but I put this case on the floor and have to be careful not to brush it with my foot. Also, the included fans aren't exactly quiet; if you want a silent system (I use mine for music production) you should probably replace them. As many other reviewers have alluded to, putting a disk drive into the case is a chore.

Other Thoughts: A great deal considering how cheap the case is. I nitpicked in this review, but for all intents and purposes it works fantastic and I have had no major problems with it.

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  • jack k.
  • 5/10/2014 6:38:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsEC Vigilance

Pros: Nicely put together cheap little case. Visually appealing.

Cons: None to speak of, I wanted a cheap little case and got one. Lost one egg for rebate form difficulty.

Other Thoughts: Have had some trouble with rebates from Newegg recently which I have never seen before from other vendors I use. I am very careful and follow steps precisely.
This rebate form very difficult to follow and many built in traps to allow failure. I work in Special Education and look for these things. Too bad.

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