Joined on 03/29/14
Fantastic case for the price.
Pros: Fantastic case for the price. I liked the following things about it: -The case is coated black throughout, rather than bare metal inside. -The blue accents are subtle and not gaudy. -The case has very good cable management for this price point. -The 2 HDD bays are tool-less. -There is plenty of space for airflow. -It includes two fans. -There is room for another front mounted fan. -The front of the case could accommodate a 240mm RAD if you remove the drive cage. -The case could accommodate a 120mm RAD while not sacrificing the front intake fan. -There is room for a fan on the side panel to help w/ GPU cooling. -The PSU intake is filtered, and the filter is removable for cleaning. -Metal is rolled so that you don't slice your fingers. Overall this is a very good budget case, and I would not hesitate to buy it again.
Cons: These are the things I did not like about the case: -SSD mount is not tool-less, and can be awkward to deal with if you do not have "stubby" screwdrivers. -Expansion slot covers are punch outs, rather than actual covers. They do include one cover though. -5.25 expansion slot covers are not mesh, although they appear to be. -Front intake fan does not have a filter Of these, none of them are things I expect at this price point. If you need these things you should be looking to spend more money.
Overall Review: I would certainly recommend this to others, and I would buy it again. I want to be clear though, this is a budget case. Temper your expectations and you will be happy.
Good budget case
Pros: -Low Price -Included LED Fans -Aggressive "gamer" aesthetic -Front fan is not obstructed by drive cage -Better cable management options that most cases in this price range -Four internal 3.5" drive bays, two 2.5" drive bays, two external 5.25" drive bays, one internal 5.25" drive bay. There is also one additional bay that can hold a 3.5" device, but screw spacing is for a floppy drive
Cons: -Thin metal -Larger side window would be preferable to a side fan -"HD Audio" decal was applied sloppily. The decal hides a slot for an SD card reader -Rainbow colored cables for USB2, HD Audio, and front panel header connections
Overall Review: I have bought many DIY PC cases, and I will continue to buy them. This case is of the typical quality that I expect from the company. As the case metal is thin, it does lose some rigidity when you take the side panels off, but nothing that presents any issues when building. DIYPC has done a good job blunting the edges as even though the metal is thin, I do not feel as if I need to give a blood sacrifice in order to complete the build. There is a cutout behind the motherboard tray to allow for cooler brackets to be switched out. In addition, there are several places where you can tie down and manage cables. In addition, there are several drive bays in this case. The specs have Four 3.5", two 2.5", and two externally accessible 5.25" drive bays listed. There are two additional drive bays in the case that are not listed. The first is a 5.25" bay that is not externally accessible. The front panel of the machine intrudes on this bay, so you wouldn't be able to get a 5.25" device in, but you could mount a hard drive with adapters. There is also an additional 3.5" bay, but its screw positions are for a traditional floppy drive so it isn't compatible with a 3.5" HDD. Unfortunately the power button on my case was broken. Fortunately I had a spare button laying in my big box o' random PC parts. Otherwise I would be waiting a couple of weeks for a new case and likely miss the peak selling season for my PC flips.
Great case at this price point
Pros: -Mounts for SSDs and HDDs -Two fans are included -Bottom mounted PSU -Front panel USB 3.0 port (not a given at this price point) -HDD bays are tool-less
Cons: Not enough cable tie down nubs on the back side.
Overall Review: Keep in mind the price point of this case. At this price point this is a fantastic case. If you are used to more expensive cases you might find this one lacking.
Item was as promised, tracking information provided was incorrect, carrier was not specified
I received the item I ordered in good condition, and within the time frame promised. I was not impressed with the packing of the item. There was no filler material in the larger box, and so the larger box was in poor shape when it arrived. The inner item was visible to whomever handled the package. Considering how commonplace package theft is, it would have been nice not to tip a potential thief off to what was in the box. Also, while a tracking number was communicated to me, the carrier was not. I did attempt to paste the tracking number into Google to search for it as you typically can with FedEx, UPS, and USPS tracking numbers. I did not get any results. I also went to those individual carriers websites and attempted to track. I was not overly concerned since I received the package within the time frame promised, but I could see this being a major concern for some people.