- Aluminum front panel, Steel body Mini-ITX Desktop
- USB 3.0 x 2, Audio x 1, MIC x 1 Front Ports
- 1 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
- $41.99 –
- $5.99 Shipping (restrictions apply)
Price - in my opinion this case has the highest quality for the price range. It's just about as small as it gets for a high performance Mini ITX gaming machine. See "Other thoughts" for more details.
Size - I'm water cooling mine and I was able to fit a single 120mm rad (25mm thick), fan and pump/reservoir combo but it's a tight fit and I had to remove the drive bays. Also, it fits one 2.5" drive and one 3.5" drive. So don't look to this case if you're looking to build a NAS or have more than a couple drives.
Bravo to Silvestone on this one. I liked this case but up until this "lite" version they all came with power supplies. I have a 600W power supply and the largest offered by Silverstone was 450W. The front of this case is metal and feels very solid (there is some plastic mounted to the front to connect it to the case).
I love that the 5.25" slim drive and 3.5" bays are removable. Makes it very easy to install all your components. There is plastic grommets to protect cables from sharp metal (I personally wouldn't expect this for a case in this price range).
When I had taken everything out of the case (bays, fan, front cover, etc.) the frame is still very solid. It does not bend or twist.
Stand-offs are mounted to the base. Screws for the standoffs fit perfectly. Fan comes with grill.
If there was anything I would change about this case, I would make it 1" longer. That's just so I could fit a thicker radiator in there. Air cooling, I think this case hits it out of the park.
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