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DIYPC Solar-M1-R Black/Red SECC ATX Mid Tower USB 3.0 Gaming Computer Case w/ 2 x 120mm Red 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 Red Fans
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Kenneth L.
  • 3/17/2015 4:47:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot an optimal case for the long run

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

Pros: Pros: The price. Stand offs the the mother board. Also easy to use. Front IO is nice.

Cons: Where to start. The case only comes with two fans. Also it is impossible to install more. The over all material feels like cheap metal and plastic. Also the Expansion bays are non-customizable. The Instructions are not the best but really there is nothing that the case is going to be difficult to understand. Probably the worst part about this case is the limitation of the only 2 fans. Because of this limitation I was forced to acquire a new one. Also Cable management is really tough on this case. You really have to use the push and slid method allot with this case.

Other Thoughts: Overall its not a bad case if your trying to find something solid for a low level entry gaming rig but it diffidently has very persistent limitations so buy a new one if you want to really expand you gaming. Definitely feels a bit some what cheap. This case is not fro someone looking to build a 1000 dollar rig but rather maybe a 400-600 dollar build.

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  • Great C.
  • 3/14/2015 3:44:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsReally nice

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

Pros: An excellent budget case. Looks sharp. Most of the features of bigger more expensive cases but cheaper. I would not hesitate to recommend this or buy it again. Two USB3 and two USB2 placed well. Nice switches placed well. Room to mount everything, Great looking window on left side and matching bump out on right side for cable management. Available in different colors. Lights up nicely. Pretty compact and light. It was a joy to build. Steak on a hamburger budget. Don't hesitate on this one. I am quite impressed with the DIYPC product. Don't get me wrong, it's not the best case around by far but for a well made, great looking, feature laden case for $35 on sale it is one of the best if you like the styling which I do very much

Cons: Steel is a little thin so don't be rough with it.

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  • tatyana b.
  • 3/7/2015 9:27:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsgood looks bad airflow

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

Pros: good looks, windowed case

Cons: terrible airflow, i have a msi r9 280 in there that barely fit and the fans are so weak that air dosent flow through enough and my cpu and gpu overheats

Other Thoughts: good case but needs replaced fans

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/3/2015 11:44:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA Great Buy

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

Pros: Definitely looks really cool

Cost! $40 was definitely worth it

The finish on the metal is pretty nice

The front is well thought out. Nice design, functional airflow.

Cons: Side panel window had a small scratch upon arrival(nothing noticeable unless you're an inch away from the panel)

If I shake the side panel, I can hear the window rattle in its mount... I feel like glue should've been used. But, it may be a replaceable window. Not quite sure.

Upon putting in my optical drive, I ran into a few snags.
1: Finding out that the reset button cable is connected to the rest of the front panel connectors, and Had to split the cable down the middle to get my drive in without disconnecting the reset switch.
2: The tool-free mounts are cheap, and break easily, so my optical drive slides out sometimes when I carry the case.
3: A standard length optical drive covers up the topmost cable management hole for the front panel connectors, so PUT THEM THROUGH FIRST.

I have a very small board, so all my connectors are in weird places, and this case accommodated for those potential snags with little work involved!

The PCI-E mounts on the rear need some work. The otherwise intuitive design of the swinging plate to lock down cards didn't have any locking mechanism per slot. It just pushes down on the mount where your screws would go. I should have at least the option to screw down my cards. Also, don't put anything in the last slot. I had to bend the plate to get it to fit on afterwards.

Other Thoughts: You will need LEDs to see your parts through the side panel.

Overall a decent case. Would buy again!

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  • Bryan P.
  • 2/25/2015 5:14:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

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

Pros: Nice low price case, decent feature set.

Cons: Fairly tight arrangement, upper cutout for wires blocks cd/dvd drive tray slots. Hard to use reset button (my fingers are average, but the button is small, and must be pressed deeply to activate), wire for reset button is attached to rest of front panel wiring even though button is located below cd/dvd drive bays, blocking insertion of drives unless you peel the wire apart.

Other Thoughts: bought 2 of these cases for my kids custom builds. Probably a little small for the hardware inside including a liquid CPU cooler, and a full length radeion r9 270x video card. Pieces went in fine except for the optical drives.

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  • Taylor H.
  • 2/25/2015 4:42:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDecent Case for Price, Poor Material Choice

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

Pros: Nice case aesthetically for a great price. Plenty of room for cable management and easy to remove side panels. Plenty of screws.

Cons: Installing new HDDs may become a pain as there are few internal bays and only 1 for an SSD. The standoff pins easily strip out and the instructions are lacking.

Other Thoughts: I would advise anyone purchasing this case to think about spending a few extra dollars for something a little higher quality. Decent for the price but the case is what you see/handle the most and so should spend some more on it

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/20/2015 8:39:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsEnough for a noob

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

Pros: Cool looking
2 built in fans

Cons: The reset cord was in the way of the disk drive. I had to move it.
Dosnt have a Liquid Cpu cooler mount. I had to cut one in.
Small, everthing was a tight fit

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  • Jacob B.
  • 2/5/2015 12:45:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJust avoid this case.

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

Pros: Attractive design, plenty of ports

Cons: Poorly built

Other Thoughts: This motherboard came dented and would short out my motherboard no matter how the motherboard was installed. The computer worked fine when it was assembled outside the case.

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  • VALUED C.
  • 1/3/2015 2:57:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsbig, sexy, and hard to work with.

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

Pros: window

2 fans (with the awesome option to use molex connections instead of the mobo's fan connectors)

black and red, perfect for me

usb 3.0

psu on bottom

all for a good price.

Cons: it seems cable management is very hard with this case, maybe I need longer psu chords though.

the copper standoffs are smaller than most of the screws included, make sure you only use the very small one that is a semi circle and has a lip as well.

the standoffs near the rear fan and the pcie slot were very hard to get to with my large screwdriver

window is a bit too tented for my taste.

Other Thoughts: buy this case if you want your project to be hard, but rewarding.

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  • Brian E.
  • 12/17/2014 12:51:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Case

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

Pros: USB 3.0

Cons: None

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