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DIYPC MiniQ7-W USB 3.0 w/Dual White Fans White SECC ATX Mini Tower Computer Case

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  • SECC ATX Mini Tower
  • 1 x USB 3.0; 1 x USB 2.0; Audio In/Out (support AC97/HD) Front Ports
  • 1 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 2 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • NORMA S.
  • 12/4/2013 3:01:55 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent Little Case

Pros: This turned out to be a excellent liitle case. I rebult a computer that had been in a lard cube case. I decided I wanted to get it into as small a case as possible, but still have room to access everything. This case had an innovative design to keep eveything as compact as possible and it was was inexpensive too! Plus is looks nice.

Cons: Unfortunately my unit had a small indentation on the top. I assume it was cause by a shipping accident. Luckily I was able to push it out and it is hardly noticable. I did make the DVD drive a little bit harder to get in.

The only design flaw is the bottom power plug needs to face the opposite direction to allow the plug to fit easily, as it is, it barely fits --the wire is totally squashed, but it still works.

Lastly, if possible the case could use one more drive bay. It's a bit too limited in that respect.

Other Thoughts: I hope the manufacture doesn't give up on this design, but rather works out the minor issues to make any even better case in the future. I would highly recommend such a case. I very much like mine.

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  • 8/7/2013 3:57:52 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDon't use this for gaming

Pros: Looking to build a gaming computer based on an mATX case. This one seemed to fit the bill.

- Looks great, and the white painted steel is aesthetically pleasing
- Quite sturdy and solid
- Small and cheap

Cons: I used this case as my basis for my build, but I had no idea what the inside clearance was; this is pretty bad for small form factor case. The only info was that it could fit a "full length VGA" which is quite vague.

It will NOT fit a video card larger than 10.5" and the PSU to support it. I had no idea whether I would be able to fit my 760GTX which was 11.6" (Gigabyte version). When I got it, I found to my dismay that the clearance from the back to the PSU mounting hole was 11", and there was no way to mount the GPU above the PSU.

In order to meet their "can fit ATX motherboard" spec, they moved the PSU mounting location to the front and have it set for vertical mounting. A weird design like this leads to problems like mine above, a power switch on the bottom of the case, and a bad cooling loop. The hole which channels air to the PSU intake is right beside where the PSU exhaust would be. Quite strange.

Unfortunately there was no documentation or any mention of internal dimensions that could help me find the right sized components, and I let my eagerness to get the case get the better of me.

There is not even one mention of this case on the DIYPC website, and an email to them for more info on compatible components, or more dimensions yielded nothing.

Other Thoughts: 3 eggs for a well designed case for a great price, but their lack of support or information kind of ticked me off. I guess you get what you pay for.

It's quite clear they were more concerned with fitting a full ATX motherboard than a full sized video card & PSU.

I decided the hassle of modding the case wasn't worth it, and I returned the case. Newegg customer service was efficient and helpful as usual. A full 5 eggs to them.

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  • 8/6/2013 6:33:41 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDefinitely not a gaming case

Pros: Looking to build a simple mATX PC without any overclocking, SLI, water cooling, or massive amounts of drive bays. This case filled all of my requirements.

- Well designed and sturdy
- Aesthetically pleasing white painted steel
- Small form factor
- Does what it says it does
- Plenty of placement options for fans if space allows
- Cheap ($54.99 with tax & shipping)

Cons: DO NOT buy this case if you expect to have a video card longer than 10". I had the Gigabyte 760GTX which is spec'd for 11.6", and there's really only enough room for 11" if even that. I wasn't sure if I could find a small form factor PSU, or if the video card might fit above the GPU.

In order to fulfill their full ATX motherboard spec, the PSU is vertically mounted in the front on the bottom which is a really strange design, because besides the issue I had, the power switch and both the PSU exhaust and the hole meant to channel air to the PSU intake are all located on the bottom. Unlike other mATX cases which have more...normal PSU solutions, this one clearly puts the emphasis on full ATX mobo availability.

Besides the claim that it can fit "full length VGA", there were no pics or dimensions so that I could pick appropriate components ahead of time. There is absolutely no support or documentation from DIYPC on their main website, and inquiring via email yielded nothing.

In the end I decided modding the case wasn't worth it, and I requested an RMA.

Other Thoughts: I stressed out about this case for a week trying to figure out what components I could use. Unless you do some MAJOR modifications, this rig will not fit a big 10"+ GPU and the PSU needed to support it. After this I'll definitely stick to the more well known brands. 3 eggs for a great looking case, but the lack of support, vague specs/instructions, and no mention of VGA clearance for such a small case kind of ticked me off. I guess you get what you pay for.

Learn from my mistake!

A full 5 eggs to Newegg and their excellent customer support as usual.

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  • Luis M.
  • 7/19/2013 3:13:37 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Finish, Drive Cover is Cheap

Pros: Nice paint finish, feels very light, fits full size ATX MOBO, powersupply, and video card. I have an HD7950 in it, though it was a tight squeeze it did fit with some space left over. Can hide cables behind MOBO, which keeps it neat. Big blue light is a bit much, but doesn't really bother me.

Cons: The DVD Drive cover is a flimsy and opens/closes with some cheap springs holding it on. The drive cover doesn't fit very well when closed either. This sucks because it was almost a perfect case.

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  • Kenneth C.
  • 7/1/2013 11:58:44 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDid the trick for me

Pros: This probably saved me $80 because I could fit an existing ATX mobo in this mATX sized case. Small size was my goal, so that was great. Plus, at $40 with free shipping, it seemed like a pretty good value to me. I think the color and jewel-like on-button will appeal to women in a way glowing black and red boxes do not. I had no problem assembling my simple build.

Cons: I think I needed one more standoff than was provided. A couple more zip ties and places to attach them would be nice. It is a little unsturdy overall, as would be expected for the price. I'm not a huge fan of CDR pop-open doors. A couple more zip ties

Other Thoughts: Hey manufacturers, how about making one small-and-light case for each form factor with room only for mobo, large video card, perhaps on a riser, and one SSD. Just vent all the way around and put a 12" fan on one side.

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  • Kirill K.
  • 6/25/2013 11:58:09 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsattractive compact full atx case

Pros: White case fits non man cave aesthetics.

Fits 8.2" wide atx board (6 screw) very well, 9.6" (9 screw) with compromise.

Has space behind mainboard wall for cables. Very easy with 400w PS, loving determination with 700w PS.

Generous space top of case where one 120mm fan located. I fit long cables ends in space. Other reviewer had h60 water cooler inspace.

Best balance of size, function, appearance (white and blue) for me.

Covered dvd face.

No cover for usb/audio port. Port cover ends up always open with me.

Fits 3-4 120 mm fans. Power supply can be tall enough to block front spot, so some systems can use 3 fans, some 4. I fit 90 mm exhaust above ps.

Has anti-vibration grommets for 3.5" hd mount at bottom case, only this spot has them. The other 3.5" hd spot is typical. Longer screws included so not to over compress grommets.

Light weight. 7.5 lbs! Very happy with weight.

Case is solid once assembled. The panels flexing was distressing on first test. The fan grill can still flex. The rest of the case is pleasingly sturdy. Light weight!

Thick paint. I chipped some drilling new power supply passthrough wire hole and was impressed how thick it is.

Runs well as positive air pressure. Using 3 120mm coolermaster 2000 rpm fans with 90 mm exhaust to direct air past drives. Other system uses 1 coolermaster 2000 rpm fan and the 2 included 120 mm fans ( bought 2 cases) and 90 mm exhaust past drives. The cracks don't collect dust on either system. It seems to just need that top fan on intake and air blows out all the unfanned holes! I just want air passing the hard drive so I placed an exhaust near.

Included fans sufficient as part of positive pressure air cooling system. I won't spend as much on 2 more fans next time. It takes 3 120 mm for this to work.

Cons: No cut out on mainboard wall behind cpu means cleaning cpu heatsink will be like building the system again.

Its a mainboard wall, not a mainboard tray.

Mainboard wall cut outs (2) located just below 5.25" are rounded on one face only. Sharp enough to strip insulation if not watchful.

My mainboard sata ports are at the edge of the board near power supply. The cables bend 90 deg. Mainboard recommends against such installation. Will see how well that keeps working.

Cover for expansion card retaining screws eludes my understanding of purpose. It makes case a little shorter. It sticks out about as far as the usb and hdmi wires that connect nearby. But why cover the screws? Also, the cover is so flat only the included screws for the mainboard allow it to close. Only 9 such screws included. That's only possible for 6 screw mount board. Maybe easier to manufacture?

Wish there was a cut out by bottom right edge of board. There is a small cut out because ps cable routes near and hold down for cable is cut out of wall. Can only use this hole with 8.2" (6 hole) board.

Have to choose power supply carefully for fit. The only instruction just shows general location. No guidance on ps fan type, though the spot seems to align with a 120mm fan hole. There is depression in wall that limits height of power supply.
The ps is connected by a cable that passes through case to socket at rear of case. The ps plug end is 90 deg. The wire needs enough room to not bend severely. My first case I drilled new hole so wire ran straight. My second case I selected power supply by socket position. The narrow long side (not the long long side?) points to the middle of ps. That's the direction of the wire. Easiest part of second system.
Non modular power supply with short cables is good fit. Modular tends to spread connector so it would restrict airflow more in this case than the one large clump of wires on edge of non modular power supply. Short wires means less tucking.

Directions are a one sided sheet of darkish photocopy of component location. If the weak directions are why this amazing case cost so little, I'm ok with them.

Need 3.5" to 2.5" bracket to install sdd. Bracket needs bottom screw holes to use case bottom position. I saw brackets with side hole only. I put my own bottom holes in a bracket and attatched to bottom of hdd, which is in the top 3.5" position. I like how it looks.

Case needs to come with 3.5" to 2.5" bracket with bottom holes. It seems to be such rare mount type that case needs to have one included.

I wish the fan holes had mesh (not foam) dust filters. No dust filters included.

Other Thoughts: This case just needs a few more tweeks to make it amazing for people besides me. Im happy I bought the case, and a second one. Once they make those tweeks, it'll cost more. I'd pay 70 for a refined version of this case. The ps position saves a lot of space. There is cable management space. If they used this design with a micro atx case it would be the smallest micro atx case. This seems to be a poorly promoted innovation in case design.

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  • Mitchell L.
  • 6/8/2013 10:46:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Tower!!

Pros: Small doesn't take up much space. Nice cheap price, Quality seems good I don't get the feeling it will fall apart.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Have a full sized ATX board and fits all my components with not much room left, working inside is really tight bit is expected. Great Small Tower would definitely buy another.

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  • Fong H.
  • 5/1/2013 9:16:16 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOk for price

Pros: Light

Cons: -can be hard to work with
-PS can be a problem. Check the orientation of your plug before buying this case. The power cable may be reverse and create issues
-limited room for good cabling inside. Modular PS would help.
-included fans are throw-aways. They don't push enough air to keep them. This is extra cost.
-PS blocks the bottom 120mm fan if you plan to get one
-Powercolor 7870 myst edition is a tight fit with my antec PS

Other Thoughts: I can live with the rest except for the 2 fans that are included. They are worthless.

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  • 4/25/2013 5:17:54 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case

Pros: Absolutely fantastic layout, I love the placement of the power supply...makes a lot of sense. Construction is solid for being so lightweight, doesn't scratch easily and very good for the money.

Cons: Lack of cable management behind the motherboard makes for a messy build

Other Thoughts: A great case if you want something nice to look at that wont cut you while you put parts in it.

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  • Edward G.
  • 4/16/2013 12:37:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood value

Pros: -Good paint job
-Cheap (20 bucks after rebate)
-Light (7.5 lbs)
-Comes with two fans (molex, no fan control)
-USB 3.0!!!
-Fits ATX motherboards

Cons: -Fairly narrow so not all CPU coolers will fit
-The evil blue eye

Other Thoughts: Excellent value for 20 bucks. I got this for my girlfriend's LAN rig. She needed a case that was small and light and could fit an ATX motherboard (we were reusing old parts.) The blue eye is distracting but she likes it; says it reminds her of Eve from the movie Wall-e.

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