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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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DIYPC Solar-M1-R Black SECC ATX Mid Tower USB 3.0 Gaming Computer
Case with Two 120mm Red Fans

  • Built-in SD/MMC/TF card reader
  • Full black interior
  • Top mounted IO ports - 2 x USB 3.0 for up-to-date high speed data transfer
  • Screw-less design for 5.25" Devices & 3.5" HDDs
  • Advanced cable management design
  • Front panel dust-proof mesh design
  • Build in dual 120mm fans provide great cooling performance
  • Support up to 160mm CPU cooler
  • Support up to 400mm VGA card








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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Matthew M.
  • 2/16/2016 1:52:18 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat 1st tower

Pros: - Learned many things
- Lots of USB ports
- Fans are semi-silent

Cons: - Cable management was/is a nightmare
- Tricky MOBO install
- Not enough hard drive bays

Other Thoughts: This is my first tower. That being said, I learned many things. I can't gripe much since it arrived in immaculate condition and everything worked. All in all it was more than worth the $20 price tag.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/9/2016 9:33:32 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDual 3.0 & 2.0 Plus Card Reader - Runs Cool with 6 Fans Properly Mounted

Pros: -Cables are Perfect for mATX motherboard
-3 Intake fans, 1 Exhaust , 2x on hyper 212
-100mm Intake Fan fits prefect in bottom HDD slot (drilled holes in bottom front for air intake)
-Intake front fan fits between front cover and grill (bottom) with second front fan behind grill (middle)
-Hyper 212 compatible if mounted horizontally with dual 120mm (Push Push cools better than Push Pull)
-Dual USB 3.0
-SD Card Reader
-FX6300 Overclocked @ 4.4Ghz with no heat issues
-GTX 750 Ti - no heat issues

Cons: Full size ATX motherboard not recommended, cables are just not long enough.
Optical drive not ideal in top slot (second slot no issues)

Other Thoughts: If not running SLI setup, go with a good mATX board.
3 Cougar 120mm Fans 1-Exhaust 1-CPU Cooler 1-Intake
1-Thermaltake thin 120mm between panel and case
1-Scythe 100mm HDD cooling fan
Used 4x TX3 fan splitters on system fan bottom 3 pins (GA-78LMT-USB3) to push 4 case fans - no issues.
4 pin splitter for 2x 120mm CPU fans (push push)
G.Skill Ripjaws fit under hyper 212 - no issues

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  • kathy m.
  • 1/21/2016 5:48:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsdecent at best

Pros: -looks nice
-has usb stuff
-windows nice kinda

Cons: window scratches very easily
bad cable management
only space for 2 fans

Other Thoughts: no this case is not goood for price go with other cases

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  • Cody R.
  • 1/16/2016 10:10:40 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: Looks sexy and enough room for everything.

Cons: None.

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  • 1/11/2016 8:21:25 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent Value

Pros: Well constructed for the materials used, Functional USB 3.0, Very spacious interior, The front panel wiring is plenty long enough for any configuration as well as being well organized. Great value for the cost.

Cons: Only three cons. First the steel used in this case is thin and flimsy, but DIYPC made up for this in many places by rolling edges and adding contours to increase rigidity and strength. The second issue was that there is a tab above the PSU mount which was too low to allow my standard sized power supply to fit. But since the steel was thin I could easily bend it down and back to fit the PSU. The last issue was with drilled and stamped holes which had burrs on the back side. These burrs scratched both drives which I installed as well as my hands.

Other Thoughts: Despite the few negatives I ran into with this case I was impressed with the quality at this low price. I will have to watch for DIYPC cases in the future. On a side note the plexiglass side protrudes a little bit too much. It is also quite dark which prevents the interior LED's from being seen.

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2 out of 5 eggsDecent, but could be a lot better.

Pros: It's a cheap case, has a nice look to it. For a small budget build, its viable.

Cons: Instructions are very lacking, one sheet of paper saying where some things go.

The case came to me missing some screws, its been about 2 weeks since I contacted support (DIYPC) with no reply on their "24 hour return reply". I would return it, but it would end up costing more than buying the items from a 3rd party. EDIT: Its now been almost 6 months and I have still not been able to get a hold of DIYP Support about the missing items, I have since moved to another case and abandoned this for the time being. The case I was sent only had enough room for 3 internal HDDs and not the 5 advertised.

Other Thoughts: The front panel looks like it should come off, but seems to require more force to get it off than it should.
I have not yet set up all the hardware inside, but cable management seems sufficient granted time is taken to think about it.

EDIT: It does fit a Hyper 212 EVO, but it is a very tight fit (heat pipe comes into contact with window panel) . I would also suggest swapping out the case fans it comes with for something better, as they don't move much air.

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  • 12/23/2015 11:53:08 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCased

Pros: This is a good case. It has space available for ROM and HDD. It will fit Micro ATX to ATX motherboards (see Cons). Front panel has two USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports along with audio and a card reader slot...this is a plus.

Cons: Case has a sealed viewport. This is a flaw in my opinion, the temperature of the CPU rises 20 degrees and the CPU fan increases in RPMs when this panel is in place. Once you remove it the temperature drops and the fan returns to normal range. The front and rear fans are not enough to cool or keep this case ventilated. This case will fit a ATX motherboard, but there is a decrease in space for arranging wiring for airflow, it becomes cramped.

Other Thoughts: This case maybe good if you do a liquid cool system. Traditional air cool will not work unless you replace the CPU fan that comes with your CPU with a better fan. I did this by purchasing a ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2, CPU Cooler. There was no increase in fan speed or temperature with this change of the CPU cooler. I do not recommend this case for the novice user. The sealed viewport seals it's fate.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/21/2015 8:08:32 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGets the job done

Pros: Looks good, great cooling as is with included case fans.

Cons: Little cheap feeling. It's actually pretty small as the video card (R9 390) just barely fits in it.

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  • Megan K.
  • 12/8/2015 1:58:15 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOnly one case fan.

Pros: USB 3.0, front headphone jack, space behind MoBo for cable management (read: enough to squeeze it all in. Not copious amounts.), fun red LED lights on case fan help to illuminate interior, inexpensive.

Cons: Only one case fan. Windowed side is very tinted. Feet are not rubberized.

Other Thoughts: Really, for the price point, the only reason I won't give this one five stars is because it was advertised as having two case fans and only came with one. Very disappointing. This may seem to be a trivial thing to complain about but airflow is hugely important and that is one reason I went with this case. The feet not being rubberized means it slides around on my desk. Not the biggest issue in the world but a nuisance. The feet are functional though as there is a grate underneath the power supply for air intake. Lastly, if you want to be able to admire your work thoroughly then the window will likely be two dark for your liking. You can see that there are computer components in there... Just maybe not what they are. Overall for the price it is a great case. Not obnoxiously stylized like you see most cases be when they are this price with a window. And I did have enough room to manage my cables behind the motherboard. I had to fiddle with it for a minute but they are all back there and it looks great. Really, my only qualm is the fan. If yours comes with one then you have a five star product for the price.

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  • William M.
  • 11/3/2015 4:08:14 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood case

Pros: It is a really great case with good build quality for a good budget oriented build. Cable management options in the back, tool less drive cage, and bad A looks make this case great for only 40 bucks!

Cons: It doesn't have great packing material :/ as expected with a budget case, my case got a bit of a dent near the PSU cut out making the feet in the back un-even. I'll be buying my PSU soon so if i have any problems with it i'll just send it back. Cheap plastic side window.

Other Thoughts: If you are looking for a standard first time pc case, i strongly recommend this case.

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