Nice case but not as nice as expected.
Pros: Small good looking 2U case with tray-less hot swap drive bay built in.
Cons: Does not have the two 80mm case fans that are shown in both open pictures. Because the case has no ventilation above the motherboard, those fans are necessary! Ran an a4-5300 (65W) processor up to 68C in about a minute just running the BIOS. Running around 46C now with the lid off waiting for the fans I ordered to arrive.
Other Thoughts: The right mounting bracket handle had been struck fairly hard so that some of the metal was peeled away. There was no damage to that area of the box so I have to assume that either quality control was lousy or the box had been opened before I received it and the damage had been done then. From the pictures I thought the blue finish was anodized, it is paint - it is a bit darker than pictured and has a fine metallic finish. They never said it was anodized so this is more an observation than a complaint. Since this case comes in Red, Blue and Black - common anodizing colors - someone else might assume that also. It is a shame this seems to be getting discontinued. The same case sells on New Egg for $10 more without the hot swap bay (which you can buy for about another $25). So this case will effectively go up about $35.
Did you find this review helpful?
Your request will be processed within the next 24 hours.
Please add "email@example.com" to your address book to ensure delivery.See Today's E-Blast Promo