Joined on 10/05/13
You get what you pay for, and for $50 I'm happy
Pros: It's a very attractive case and I love the full panel window. I purchased this on sale for $50 and for that price, I'm very happy with it. Even at full price I think it's worth it, as long as you're comfortable with what you're doing. My previous case was much wider and I needed to downsize a bit, so this was mostly perfect for that; however, there are a few issues with this which I'll describe in cons. Overall though, I'd recommend it.
Cons: The manufacturer is a Chinese company that doesn't provide the clearest instructions for connecting things and finding the location of the cables in the instruction booklet, so if this is your first build and you need a bit of hand holding, you'll have to look elsewhere for help setting up. I was spoiled with my first case which was an amazing Thermaltake that had very straight forward instructions regarding what cables were included and where they went (I actually ended up having to pull a few from it in order to hook up both the fans and my hard drives into the DIYPC one). The company also is NOT responsive to customer inquiries, so don't even bother emailing them even though their website says they respond within 24 hours. One of the biggest things I'm trying to adjust to is that my previous case also had very good space for cable management, which is something this case definitely doesn't have. The space between the side panel and the metal holding the mobo is extremely tight, so tying cords down and putting things in open spaces is a must. Even so, the panel pops off immediately as soon as I unscrew the back, so I have to really hold it in place when screwing it back on.
Overall Review: THE OTHER REALLY ANNOYING THING was that I also thought my IR sensor was missing...the way the instructions make it look is as if it is a disconnected piece that you have to hook up. I emailed the company with no response, so I ended up buying some parts to see if I could hook something up myself because I really hate the red it defaulted to and I wanted the option to change it with the remote. When I went to hook the parts up I realized the hub for the fans was tied down inside the part that houses the power supply, and there was already a cord plugged into the sensor port. I traced the cord and found the sensor tucked directly in front of the front fans..... So if you too think you are missing this piece, just try pointing the remote at random parts of the case until it works, I guess -___-