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Pros: Was exactly what I expected since I researched the heck out of this case.
It is so gorgeous. I will polish it every day to keep it looking sexy.
Has so much room in it. I Mounted a Kraken X61 in the top and you can turn it either way. It also will reach the front if you want to remove the 3 120mm fans and move them to the top. I put it in after I installed my Z170 MB and still had room to play with the config.
Plenty of room between MB tray and side panel to run all of my cables.
Can pop off top and front while working and not scratch them up.
I love the removable HDD cages. Removed all except the bottom to kind of hide some cables from my PSU.
Shows off my PNY SSD's nicely on top of the PSU cover.
Cons: Captive screws are a pain. Thought I was stripping/cross threading them when I removed the side panels. I drilled the side panels screw holes a little larger to make my side panels easier to remove. Did not hurt the finish.
Wish you could remove the side/power supply cover for better access. Didn't want to drill rivets out but I guess you could.
Other Thoughts: I love the lighting on this case. Is not too overpowering. I added a wireless controller color changing LED light strips to the bottom side of top panel to glow down and a second strip along the top edge of the removable top panel where the air vent is to give a green glow effect up there. I looks amazing. I am using the x61 and have it green along with my Gigabyte GTX1070 Gaming and Z170-Gaming MB to green as well.
Yes I am a Razer fan boy. I love all of their products. This is my second NZXT case and have used a few of their other products and neither have let me down.
I have an Orico 3.5 to 2.5 ssd mount that holds 4 SSD's that mounts perfectly to the 3.5 removable treys. I'm sure if you purchased 3 of these you could probably get about 15 ssd's in this case. I watched a vid on a web site where they drilled some holes in the treys and were able to mount 2 3.5 HDD's one on bottom, one on top and had 10 HDD's in it with minimal heat build up due to the case design.
I cranked the fans up to max on the MB in the BIOS and they were making kind of a vibration sound like a pulsing, set them back to auto, overclocked my I7 6700k to 4.6, ran a bunch of benchmarks (this was with all the covers off btw) and I never heard the fans. Cover installed and did the same test, no vibrations. Could hear my wife's PC from across the room over this one.
Pfff who needs 5 1/2 inch drive bays anyways? Cant remember the last time I put a DVD/CD in my PC......... Oh yah, when I bought Windows 7 when it launched. lol
Well there are you old school guys who still use front panel monitors for fans and temps. lol
BTW what's a floppy drive?
This review is from: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G
Cons: Never got it.
Other Thoughts: Newegg forgot to put it in the box with my shipment, have not heard back from them yet. I used the Arctic Ceramique I had instead with my new I7 6700k and Kraken x61 cooler.
I know it works is why I gave it 5 eggs. Used it in the past.
Pros: Runs my Gigabyte GTX 1070 Gaming flawlessly.
Powers my Gigabyte Z170x-Gaming 7 MB and I7 6700k without even kicking on the fan.
Lots of cable options (even a floppy connector) lol
Cons: None so far.
Other Thoughts: For those wandering, if you do not have a open USB 2.0 on your MB, you can use a USB cable and run it out the back of your case to plug in. I am using the two on my Z170 for my Kraken x61 and front case USB on my H440 Razer edition so I experimented a little and it works fine with the software. I wonder if since I have an open 3.0 header on my MB, can I use an adapter and plug it in? I will post it in the questions to find out.READ FULL REVIEW