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Item#: N82E16811119103
COOLER MASTER Stacker 830 RC-830-SSN3-GP Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
  • Aluminum ATX Full Tower
  • USB, Audio, IEEE 1394 Front Ports
  • 1 x 120mm front fan
  • 1 x 120mm rear fan 120mm Fans Side Air duct

Pros:

Looks amazing; Humongous; Great airflow; Power button/USB ports are at the TOP of the case, which, for some reason, is difficult to come by nowadays with most cases. The two fans that come with it are surprisingly powerful/quiet, and the number of fans you can actually add-on are practically endless. There are vents EVERYWHERE (bad for noise, good for airflow); Removable motherboard tray; Wheels come in very handy; Instructions are sufficient, I guess. Clean look; Built like a tank; The tool-free design is convenient and virtually idiot-proof; 4 USB ports, which is probably more than you'll need at one time.

Cons:

The connectors for the power/reset/audio are terrible. There were exposed wires for the audio, while everything else was sleeved. The power button LED has a 3-pin connector when it should be the standard 2-pin. I had to modify this connector to make it work. The customer service was sub-par when I contacted them about this. Luckily, they gave me permission to do this mod without losing my warranty. It's heavy; It's hard to fit under most desks. THERE IS NO BTX FORM FACTOR. The BTX-brackets/BTX-duct they show in the pictures section here on Newegg aren't there. You can't mess with the back at all. It says you can place the PSU bracket on the bottom or at the top. DON'T BELIEVE IT. It's expensive, obviously. The top panel, once removed, is difficult to put back on. No dust filters on the vented drive bay covers, which makes NO sense. You'll struggle with the side-panels for awhile until you get used to them.

Other Thoughts:

Despite a few problems I encountered, and some obvious design flaws, such as the exclusion of dust filters for a design that really needs them, this is still a solid case. You'll pay an arm and a leg for it, but it will be worth it, and the quality of the case is excellent, so that investment will be worth it down the line, because you won't need to buy another case ever again.

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