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DIYPC Solar-M1-G Black/Green SECC ATX Mid Tower USB 3.0 Gaming Computer Case w/ 2 x 120mm Green Fans

  • SECC ATX mid tower
  • 2 x USB 3.0; 2 x USB 2.0; Audio in/out front ports
  • Built-in SD/MMC/TF Card Reader
  • 2 x 120mm Green Fans
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Paul B.
  • 8/19/2014 9:18:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery nice looking, but hard to work with

This review is from: DIYPC Solar-M1-G Black/Green SECC ATX Mid Tower USB 3.0 Gaming Computer Case w/ 2 x 120mm Green Fans

Pros: -Very nice looking case with LEDs and side panel window
-Conveniently located front ports and power button
-Price

Cons: -Poor cable management system
-Hard to reach some things when putting in parts
-Extremely vague instructions. Will not be useful whatsoever if you haven't put together a computer before
-Slight dent in case when shipped, but easily bent it back into shape

Other Thoughts: For the price I paid, I would buy this case again.

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  • Michael B.
  • 8/16/2014 8:57:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsScrathed plastic

This review is from: DIYPC Solar-M1-G Black/Green SECC ATX Mid Tower USB 3.0 Gaming Computer Case w/ 2 x 120mm Green Fans

Pros: Case is stylish and looks better in person than on the advertisement.

Cons: plastic for side-panel to allow case to be see-through came shipped scratched. All though the case had a protective cover on the outside. The scratch was found on the inside of the panel where no protective plastic was put.

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  • Thuy D.
  • 8/13/2014 7:48:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThis case looks neat but sucks no air.

This review is from: DIYPC Solar-M1-G Black/Green SECC ATX Mid Tower USB 3.0 Gaming Computer Case w/ 2 x 120mm Green Fans

Pros: Looks neat. It is green.

Cons: Cheap fans, cheap tool-less design. The HDD trays were a sick prank. I had to use screws to secure the HDD.

You can not add more than 2 fans.

Other Thoughts: I would suggest you get another case or plan to upgrade the 2 fans in this case because they do not pull enough air.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/4/2014 9:06:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsLoving it

This review is from: DIYPC Solar-M1-G Black/Green SECC ATX Mid Tower USB 3.0 Gaming Computer Case w/ 2 x 120mm Green Fans

Pros: Love this cool green LED case - with side window see through all my inside build. Dual USB3.0. Good cooling, enough room for cable management. The fan is quiet enough. Though most of the time I'm with headphone on, so it really doesn't matter.

Cons: Shipping took long - arrived in 5 days.

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  • Trenton L.
  • 7/31/2014 9:19:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDamaged when it came in

This review is from: DIYPC Solar-M1-G Black/Green SECC ATX Mid Tower USB 3.0 Gaming Computer Case w/ 2 x 120mm Green Fans

Pros: None

Cons: Not only was the case missing a section of paint that was chipped off, but the front usb port was also not seated properly so I had to fix that, and the side panel (without the window) was bent, so I had to bend it back.

Other Thoughts: I will never buy another DIY PC product.

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  • scott k.
  • 7/15/2014 12:07:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case, Bought two

This review is from: DIYPC Solar-M1-G Black/Green SECC ATX Mid Tower USB 3.0 Gaming Computer Case w/ 2 x 120mm Green Fans

Pros: this case looks really nice. I went from a full tower to a mid size, and i got to say, mid size is the way to go. I actually sold a pc on local listings that had this case, and i sold it for a really good price. It comes with two decently sized fans, and they seem to be doing great, i did add one extra fan to the case, but that was just because i had it.

Building my second computer using this same case. looking through all the other cases, they just didn't look as clean and weren't setup as good as this one is. The lights are nice, i got the green one, and its not super bright and annoying, it just has a nice soft glow. I definitely recommend this ATX case!

Cons: -The side panel looks great, But i always find there there is room for a fan there, even with the window intact, so why not put one there (note im not an airflow expert ).

-Removing the metal from the rear slots when putting in videocard/soundcard, or something, was somewhat of a pain. It may have been my particular case though.

Other Thoughts: Great sized, great looking case, for a good price, do it.

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  • Alec H.
  • 7/10/2014 10:12:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsQuiet, good looking, cheaply made

This review is from: DIYPC Solar-M1-G Black/Green SECC ATX Mid Tower USB 3.0 Gaming Computer Case w/ 2 x 120mm Green Fans

Pros: It's a good looking affordable case that is very quiet with its two included fans. Cable management seems fair.

Cons: Very thin feeling, you can tell that it is cheap plastic. The back fan vent on mine was bent in when I got it but it is as easy to pull it as it is to dent it. This is a great case for a "just cause" computer. I wouldn't recommend it as a case for gaming because of the ventilation. It does come with two fans BUT it can only support the two fans, no other fans. This is huge if you plan on gaming (gaming rigs usually give off a lot of heat)

Other Thoughts: Overall not a bad looking case and really if you were just going to build a computer that used a low voltage APU and not a graphics card then this wouldn't be a bad case. I knocked off 2 eggs because of the poor ventilation and cheap plastic build

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  • Corey B.
  • 7/10/2014 10:32:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot the best but good

This review is from: DIYPC Solar-M1-G Black/Green SECC ATX Mid Tower USB 3.0 Gaming Computer Case w/ 2 x 120mm Green Fans

Pros: Lots of room, Clearly marked cables and wires.

Cons: USB3.0 connector doesn't connect to anything. The wires and cables were not hidden already and caused an issue while installing DVD drives. The bottom mounted Power supply doesn't allow adequate cooling on carpets. (had to cut a piece of the shipping box to put under the tower) or turn it upside down.

Other Thoughts: Not a bad case

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  • William L.
  • 7/1/2014 1:52:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot a bad case

This review is from: DIYPC Solar-M1-G Black/Green SECC ATX Mid Tower USB 3.0 Gaming Computer Case w/ 2 x 120mm Green Fans

Pros: Has external ports for eSata, USB 2 and USB 3.
It was on sale CHEAP and fit my budget.
Seems to actually have been made fairly well.
Light. VERY light case.
Plenty of space inside.
Side panels are held on by thumbscrews.
The motherboard back plate has some nice holes along the side and bottom for wire routing.
It WILL fit a CM Hyper 212 EVO

Cons: Not enough space for fans, so probably not the best bet for a system that requires a lot of fans for high airflow. 1 up front and 1 in the rear.
The fans it comes with are not the best. Replace them asap.
Front fan is smoked colored with a Green LED, while the rear fan is just green. No LED. Whats the point in having a huge side window if you're not going to have the rear fan with a standard LED? Just can't see anything inside without it.
Also the tool-less drive bays didn't work for me. The green clamps just didn't secure my DVD drive well enough. But then again isn't this pretty much the case with almost every case featuring these tool less clamps? I just removed the clamp and used screws so it wasn't enough to deduct any eggs or anything.
Getting the motherboard i/o plate in was a little tough.
Dealing with the retention plate for the rear expansion bays is awkward. The metal there was cut and rolled up (this also caused the above motherboard plate issue) and is actually pretty rough. I got scratched up a little bit on the edges of it. On top of that the cover clips on over the top and bottom edges and makes it kind of awkward when you're trying to screw everything in.

Other Thoughts: I bought this case a couple of weeks ago and it was on sale for Thirty five and had a ten dollar rebate with it. I was looking for a second case to throw some spare parts into to put a PC together for someone. Orginally I was going to by myself a new case and throw the parts into my old case but this one popped up on sale and I just happened to have the cash on hand so I bought it.

This is one purchase I certainly couldn't regret, though I could recommend at least 1 improvement in the design like being able to mount fans in the top of the case. That would have been nice and would go a long way to increase airflow inside this case.

It has everything I needed. USB 2 and 3 ports, and eSata on the case. Also the black and green design will appeal to people who loves the color green, which suits the person I am giving this case to.

I've seen some reviews on here saying that the case is poorly made. I have to disagree. It is very light, but the quality of it is just fine. It's not the densest, heaviest case you will find but as long as you're not gonna play destruction derby with it it should be fine. The plastic front panel isn't so bad either. It seems to look cheaper than it actually is.

I've worked with a few PC cases before and this one was actually a joy to work with (aside from being scratched up a little bit). The quality of the materials made the case very light (about 6.5 lbs) without making it feel too flimsy. It made it very easy to move and rotate as needed. I'm used to working with much heavier cases (My personal PC case weighs about 35 lbs).
The power supply is mounted on the bottom and the case is pretty roomy. It was very easy to route all my cables exactly where I wanted them to go and everything fit so well.
I tested it to see if it fit a 212 EVO, though I currently have a Artic Freezer 7 Pro in there. Just a heads up: If you're looking do an an AMD build with this case the AF7P is not the best choice. AF7P can only mount with fan vertical on an AMD board and the case has no vents or fans on the top so hot air can't escape so easily.

In general I do really like this case. It held up ok for a week until the replacement fans I ordered came in, and it looks pretty slick lit up with Green LEDs from the front and back.

I'd recommend this case.

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  • Nicholas B.
  • 6/26/2014 8:29:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood looking case.

This review is from: DIYPC Solar-M1-G Black/Green SECC ATX Mid Tower USB 3.0 Gaming Computer Case w/ 2 x 120mm Green Fans

Pros: This case looks awesome. And the build quality actually feels pretty good. I especially like how the inside is also black and the acrylic is tinted. It really adds to the look. Feels to be of decent build quality; not much plastic to break. The SD card reader is handy. 4 front USB ports (2x USB2 and another 2x USB3). Thumbscrews for the panels make it easy to open up.

Cons: If you install an optical drive it looks a little weird as the covers are angled, but the drive is obviously flat. Not immediately obvious how to remove the covers. Still can't figure out the tool-less optical system (also feels very cheap), so I just S C R E W E D it in. The expansion slot system is also a little weird (the screws are on the outside of the case)

Other Thoughts: The verb for inserting screws is one that comes up fairly frequently in PC building, take note newegg.

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