Make informed decisions with expert advice. Learn More
Pros: -Very nice build quality; does not feel like cheap material
-Cable management ties included
-Holes for cables in very well-thought-out places
-Motherboard standoffs preinstalled (in ATX configuration)
-A little nub standoff instead of a screw hole to use for positioning your motherboard while you get those tricky first screws in.
-Absolute ton of cooling intake capacity
-Side panels are super painless to open
-Concise, compact, and conveniently placed front I/O
Cons: My Corsair RM 750W PSU was a *little* long, so it took a *little* bit of wiggling cables around to get them over the hard drive mount thingy and to where they’re supposed to go. Of course I could have taken the thing out but A) I’m lazy and B) I’m planning to get a hard drive in the future once my 500GB PCIe m.2 NCMe SSD (also made by Corsair btw) fills up... see A
Overall Review: This is my first time touching the inside of a computer other than upgrading the RAM and GPU on a mico-ATX pre-build thingy from 2014 so take this with a small grain of salt...
But I will DEFINITELY be a costumer or Corsair again! My CPU cooler, SSD, and PSU are all made by Corsair, and are all awesome products. (I do however have a few friends who are relatively well-versed in what is good and what is not so good in terms of computer building so I like to think I’m not flying completely blind).
Regardless, something about my experience building with this case and my other Corsair bits and bobs just rubbed me the right way.
10/10 will recommend!!! :D
Pros: -Beautiful case.
-There's plenty of room to build in and for cable management.
-Easy to open and close case.
- 2 holes in lower corner of PSU shroud to run RGB LED strips through.
Cons: I wish it was a little bigger/taller to where I could fit a 280mm AIO in the ceiling with full size ram. I'll probably just go with 240mm and keep my DIMM slots accessible for whatever I can get a good deal on.
Overall Review: I would recommend this to anybody looking for a great looking midsize ATX case.
Overall Review: Amazing case, great airflow, great cable management. Highly recommend
Pros: I bought this case for the obvious reason of needing lots of airflow. I didn't wanna have to buy a separate CPU cooler since I was building my brother's PC on a budget, and that's when I found this. Lots of space inside and it looks great against my black desk, especially with RGB lighting.
Cons: Only 2 case fans but that should be expected for the price.
Overall Review: Invest in some extra fans to attach to the front panel if you want to maximize the airflow potential. Aside from that, I would highly recommend this case especially if you're on a budget.
Pros: -Arrived in 3 days in perfect condition.
-Good quality materials all around.
-Great wire management and airflow (of course)
-Very Clean look,
Cons: -The matte white paint is very easy to get dirty.
Overall Review: Looks great, great quality, gets dirty easy. The shipping box itself is usually dusty, wash hands after unboxing, before taking the plastic bag off the case itself.
Pros: -Glass front and side.
-Bight RGB fans.
-Easy computer assembly.
-Includes iCUE Commander and LED control module.
Cons: -Will not fit a 280mm radiator.
-Tight fit for large PSUs with the HDD cage installed.
-High Mobo placement.
Overall Review: Its a great case but I run a Corsair H115i 280mm radiator system. That 280mm system will not fit on the top position because the placement of the motherboard is close to the top and the fans hit my chipset heat sink and my RAM. However, It will fit in the front position but the two 140mm fans do not line up with the fan spaces in the front and you cant run three 140mm fans in the front anyways. You will ruin the signature 3 fan front look that you are most likely buying this case for if you try to fit the 280mm radiator in the front.
The solution for this problem was to keep the three 120mm fans it comes with in the front and use the longer fan mount screws that come with the radiator in the 140mm fan screw positions. I was able to reach the radiator with the long screws behind the smaller fans and sandwich them with the radiator. It was not easy and looks a bit janky. I wasn't able to think of that solution, this case would have been returned.
Other then that time consuming set back, it is a great case! Everything else was easy. The only slight inconvenience was due to my 1200w PSU being long, which made wiring a bit tight with the HDD cage installed. If you are running all SSDs with no HDD backup, you wont have that issue.
Pros: - Excellent airflow
- Easy filter cleaning
- Very good subtle looks
- Very high attention to detail of finishing
Cons: - The black version only has dark tinted glass and no option to order with clear or a lighter tint (Could be a personal preference but I was hoping for less tint)
- No vibration consideration for 3.5" drives in the drive bays
- 3.5" bay area eats into power supply space (But is removable if you don't need it so that is good)
- Mounting SSDs behind the motherboard tray is not a good choice as their temperatures get quite high (There is mounting options for directly above the PSU in the main part of the case)
- Could have used more USB on the front
Overall Review: This is my first Corsair case and my first case with a "window". I always avoided cases with windows in the past as they were always acrylic or cheap plastic. They would typically also be on cases with wild and crazy designs. This case is just a really good looking, handsome case to have sitting ON your desk, rather than under it.
The airflow in the case is excellent and fan placement is more than sufficient. I have had no issues with cooling other than first having placed my 1TB EVO 860 behind the motherboard. Since moving it to the main case area mounting point, everything has been excellent.
Building in this case was quite nice other than the 3.5" bay area. I have a 1 TB WD Black and the lack of vibration reduction does show up when the drive is spinning. The drive caddies are only plastic with no rubber spacers or washers to isolate the drive from the chassis.
The case only has on type A and one type C USB on the top front edge. This is sufficient for me but it should have had two of each. Additionally, there is only a single shared headphone/mic jack on the front. This is not the end of the world but if you don't have a y-cable to deal with that, you might not be happy.
Overall, though, I am extremely satisfied with this case. It looks and feels a lot more expensive than it is. The nice, clean, simple, understated look of the case makes it less a computer and more a piece of desk furniture or deco. Just not 5 eggs satisfied due to a few of the issues listed above.
Cons: none so far
Overall Review: This case is spacious. Nice cable management. Handy moveable 3.5'' HDD tray. Solidly made and awesome looking! The RGB fans are a nice touch. Overall - a great case!