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Diablotek REACTION CPA-8817D3 Black INSIDE BLACK Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case USB 3.0 max VGA LONG CARD

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  • Steel ATX Mid Tower
  • 2 x USB 3.0, AUDIO IN / OUT (HD Audio) Front Ports
  • 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 5 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

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Features removable plate for long video cards.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Darla A.
  • 3/30/2013 9:23:11 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsPriced Right, but...

Pros: Steel case, easy access side panels, compact, big enough for full sized MB, etc. Great price point.

Cons: On/Off switch fell apart almost immediately, and is a bear to fix. Then, fell apart again.

Cannot get the front panel USB 3.0, don't know why. The MB has a connector just for that, drivers installed correctly. This is the only deal breaker for me, I'm off to find another case.

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  • Benjamin F.
  • 2/11/2013 10:23:25 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDiscontinued case needs to retire

Pros: USB3.0 front port with included wires to attach to motherboard
easy on/off panels
Comes with instructions that can get you by the basics
Front panel wires are labeled at source
The least expensive USB3.0 case I could find on the internet
Very fast rebate

Cons: Not enough stand off screws for motherboard attachment
Screw-less kits are very fragile and frustrating. Broke the plastic tabs off 3 of them before I even knew something was wrong.
No exlpanation of front plate wiring in instructions.
No gromets for cable management

Other Thoughts: My first case. Got teh job done, but required additional standoff screws as it did not contain the number listed in the manual. Screw-less kits are a joke and I replaced them all with screws.
All in all, I'd say it was a decent first-build experience.
Fits extra long video cards, a xigmatek 120mm upright cpu cooler, and full ATX motherboard. Stuck all the extra psu wires in the empty 5.5in bays.

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  • Tyler W.
  • 12/26/2012 7:06:53 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case

Pros: Great case. Lightweight and looks great. Has an interesting 3d type front to it. Comes with a back fan. USB 3 front side. Proper plug for the USB 3 front. Plugs straight into the motherboard with no required adapter or anything. Holds my motherboard in place well.

Cons: Slightly small but it held my epic huge video card with room to spare. Light weight case must be handled with care or you could easily damage and bend areas. Being easily bent means it's probably easily repaired as well if damaged. Mine was in pristine condition upon arrival.

Other Thoughts: I have a lot of cables for the system so managing them was difficult as there wasn't a lot of room under the mainboard to run a lot of wires and location of the holes was a bit limiting but I used the extra space that I didn't use for other drives as a place to shove the cables. If you plan to have lots of drives you may find cable management difficult in this case. Holds my huge video card like a champ with room to spare. Plenty of airflow vents keeps my system cool even in high heat conditions. If you're worried about it, there's plenty of room for additional fans.

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  • DAVID S.
  • 11/29/2012 4:18:16 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDISCONTINUED??? WHY!!

Pros: BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK EVER for a top mounted power supply case! USB 3.0 with the proprietary usb 3.0 cable, i think i got lucky here as the Gigabyte H77N-wifi MB has this header built in. Water cooling ports for you over-clockers and all black inside, rolled edges, screw-less, sturdy and a quiet 120mm rear fan with MB molex.

Cons: over the years when you see brands like Diablotek you wound just pass them up, but to finally make good parts and then discontinue them so quickly is just sad.

Other Thoughts: got 5 cases at $30 each and will buy them again and again if they ever become available again. I wound pin this case against any case twice the price. If this case had a side window for $40?? LOOKOUT!!

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  • Nick M.
  • 11/4/2012 7:19:36 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat value

Pros: Cheapest case you can buy that has USB 3.0, $25 after rebate, inside is also painted all black for a nice look. Sturdy enough

Cons: Not really cons for the money but ill mention them
-Front facing Hard drive bays
-Thin and light
-have to remove both sides of case to install drives
-front plastic is a bit chinsy
-I think i was missing one stand-off for the MB

Other Thoughts: Second Build, on the cheap. Using a power supply and a hard drive I already had, I managed to put together a i5-3570k system for <$400

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  • Cosmo D.
  • 11/1/2012 9:53:17 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for the price

Pros: Painted inside and out, paint also round off lots of sharp edges inside.

Lots of space for drives, managed to cram 1x 5.25" disk drive, 4x 3.5", and 2x 2.5" drives

USB3 front Panel.

Cons: Graphics card slot is listed as "long" however this only works if you sacrifice most of your HDD bays.

Broke half the quick-clip drive attachments when installing. Just used screws instead.

Other Thoughts: It's a nice case, and looks much nicer in person than the low price would suggest.

Side panels are flimsy, but lock up solid when installed.

Case was strong enough to handle my roomate standing on it to mount a speaker. Not sure I'd recommend it as a regular thing, but no damage seems to have occurred.

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  • Ben C.
  • 10/30/2012 12:18:11 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggspretty good case

Pros: This is a pretty good case, the fan seems good and I like the usb 3 ports on the front.

Cons: the wire for the usb 3 front ports is cheap and doesn't stay plugged in to my gigibyte mother board very well.

also, the hard drive tooless-mounts only work on one side. so if you are moving this tower around a lot that would probably be something to think about. For a stationary machine it is probably fine.

Other Thoughts: good value for the price (with mail in rebate) haven't received the rebate yet but it has only been a little over a week.

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  • S A.
  • 10/27/2012 9:58:53 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Decent Case with USB 3.0

Pros: Reasonably spacious case, plenty of space for airflow, options for watercooling, USB 3.0 front panel, Front of case has somewhat of a hologram effect that looks better than featureless black plastic. Price was good even without a rebate. I did send in the rebate, and it came in almost exactly 4 weeks, no problems.

Cons: Slightly flimsy inside drive mounting bay - the removable part of the drive cage is made of plastic.

Other Thoughts: Not exactly a pro or con - the case is thin metal, so it is fairly light, but could be easy to warp if you treat it rough. Also, power supply is top mounted.

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  • Marvin I.
  • 10/21/2012 2:42:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome budget case, look no further!

Pros: Cheap, sturdy, heatsink cutout, quick release drive bays, well ventilated, fully painted and plenty of room. Looks great too! On par with Rosewill or CM cases at half the price!

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Cable management can be a little tricky since there is little room between the motherboard tray and the side panel. I made the mistake of buying a motherboard without USB 3.0 so I had to order an adapter to use the front panel USB ports.

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  • Ryan H.
  • 10/8/2012 1:35:54 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for the money

Pros: Starting with the outside,
1.) Sleek design
2.) USB and Audio ports on the front, personal preference
3.) Completely black metal
4.) THUMB SCREWS. Love it
5.) Going inside, fully black. Great on such an inexpensive case
6.) Quick clips for HDD's and DVD ROM
7.) Plenty of room for video card and extra HDD's
8.) Top mount PSU, great for not sucking up dirt and dust off the floor. I have a vacuum for that.
9.) USB 3.0

Cons: Again starting with the outside,
1.) Slightly flimsy case material, it's pretty much the same as my CM Centurion though
2.) Power button on top, if it was more recessed it wouldnt be an issue. If this is going under a desk you run the risk of pressing it when moving stuff around, or setting your feet on it.
3.) Going inside, the quick clips are flimsy and there are only two for the HDD. Not a deal breaker.
4.) Flimsy metal between the lowest 5.25" drive and the floppy drive. When removing the metal plate it bends.
5.) Not enough room on the backside of the case for cable management. Theres ports to route the cables, but no room back there for them. It takes some tricky placement and some force to get it clean.
6.) I/O panel cables mounted to the front face. This is a pet peeve of mine, it makes removal of the front face difficult.

Other Thoughts: Overall I am highly impressed with this case for the money. I bought two of them for workstations at work and they are perfect. I wouldnt hesitate to use a Dioblotek case again.

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