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This review is from: ENERMAX iVektor ECA3310A-B Black (Soft touch coating) ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: See below.
Cons: See below.
Other Thoughts: I have found what I believe to be the reason for the excessive light bleed. Today after taking off the front plastic piece to inspect it I found a crack that either happened in shipping or at the factory that originated from what looks like a molding snap off point. It looks like downward pressure must have been applied to the front area right below the drive bay openings at some point causing this weak point to crack. I have contacted Enermax and opened a ticket to see if they can just replace the front, otherwise I am going to have to RMA the case and eat the shipping.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: NZXT CB-LED20-BU Sleeved LED Kit - Blue, 2 m
Pros: 1) Quality of materials used.
2) Build quality.
3) Light emitted.
4) Overall product design.
Cons: The only issues I came across with this product is how close the silicone board (which is attached to the back plate with the power and brightness controls) sits on the back plate. I was forced to snap off the plastic tabs on some chassis fan connectors on my mother board to accommodate the placement. The board quite literally sits up against the motherboard. This seems like somewhat of a major oversight. I literally had one place this could fit because of my sli configuration and if I couldn't make it work the product would have been useless to me.
Other Thoughts: This is worth the money no doubt about it. Buyer beware for clearance issues though. Check out the pictures and notice how close the board sits to the tab that slides in past your motherboard to the case motherboard mount plate.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ENERMAX iVektor ECA3310A-W White (Soft touch coating) ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: 1) Space - This case is very well designed and optimized to incorporate any hardware you throw at it.
2) Design - Both the look and function of this case are very well done. Although not perfect, most of the design choices succeed.
3) Price - At rebate price this case is a good value.
4) Performance - The case is also optimized for excellent air flow so you shouldn't have any problems with heat due to restriction.
5) Details - For the most part, Enermax has paid attention to the details quite well.
Cons: 1) Build Quality - While ok, this case has a few issues that undermines it significantly. While the metal frame is very sturdy the sides and plastic parts are extremely thin and fragile. I honestly think I am in danger of breaking the sides when I take them off. Also there are incredibly large spaces where light from the interior bleed through in places it shouldn't. (i.e. Any place where the plastic meets metal such as the side of the front bezel and top) There are also scuffs and dings in various places that obviously occurred in the factory because the box arrived unscathed and the blemishes are small enough to have passed QC. (i.e. pieces of lint/dirt sprayed into soft coating on plastic, scrapes/chips in corners of white metal on case, a rivet
failure that blocked a fan install placement point, scuffs on the pretty low quality acrylic window)
Other Thoughts: I really like the design of this case. I like the look, I like the well thought out interior spacing, I even like the attention to small design details like cable management and fan placement. However, I honestly couldn't recommend this case at full price simply due to build quality.
Let me be clear, I am pretty happy with this case for the price I got it but I am going to contact Enermax about the spacing problems. I think I might either have an issue with my front frame or front plastic bezel. There is about a 2 millimeter space along the side that looks terrible with the lights are dim because of the bleed from the blue lights on the inside. If I push the front bezel in the middle hard the plastic conforms to the frame and the space is negated.
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