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Item#: N82E16811345035
BitFenix Phenom M BFC-PHM-300-KKXKK-RP Midnight Black Steel / Plastic MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case
  • Steel / Plastic MicroATX Mini Tower
  • 4 + 1 using included adapter Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

Pros:

Good looking case, two nice silent fans, lots of space to put hard drives (though sometimes inconvenient). The internal 5.25 drive bay is a good touch to place more hard drives, though it is harder to thread screws into the bay.

Cons:

Alright, this case is an interesting build. The PSU sits vertically so you will have to make sure that you bind your cables well enough that they don't slide down into the lower tower fan. Speaking of which, they install the lower fan to be an outtake fan, which you may want to reverse to have more air going into the case (Dependent on how your Power Supply fan outtakes, its possible that your Power Supply can be exhausting right onto your CPU).

I really wish that the power switch, reset switch, usb ports, etc. were mounted on the case instead of the door. It is possible that you can jerk the door off and unplug the power switch from your motherboard. (Which then you would have to unmount the hard drive bracket to get to the motherboard).

Hard drive placements are interesting, this is my second mini/micro case and you have options here. I wish I could of placed more in the Internal 5.25 drive bay but with the threading issue with screws and wanting to place a graphics card in it, thats impossible. You can also put the hard drives on a removable plate (if you like your hard drive attached to metal), or you can put your hard drives on the sliding door of the case, which then can become unplugged along with your power switch, usb switch, etc.

Other Thoughts:

I really want to like this case, and after messing with the case fans for awhile I may start to enjoy it, but as for now I really wish they would of redesigned the case a little more. How my PSU exhausts over the motherboard will be an issue for me, also the best placement for my hard drives will be.

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