Date Joined: 03/26/15
Pros: -very sleek and stylish. hard to find one that looks this good externally.
-as a first build, it's held it's own for quite a while. I slapped it together in May/June 2015, and now in February it still holds its own in terms of outward design.
-bays were easy to slide parts into, i have a dvd drive in the top slot and an HDD in the bottom
Cons: -my cables are a clustered hellhole at the bottom
-there is no cable management (see prior)
-my graphics card (Radeon R9 280x Sapphire) pretty much divides the case in half in terms of air flow
-takes a while to get a good fan configuration to make it quiet (i added an additional 120mm aftermarket fan to help)
-side panel doesn't dock fans effectively(had to screw them onto the air grate itself instead of the provided holes
-no space for expansion (like with an aftermarket CPU fan for instance)
-as such, airflow is shoddy at best. be careful with your core temps on the CPU.
Overall Review: -good if you're starting out, bad if you plan to expand
-as a barebones computer, it does the job well
-as a "this is my baby and it will grow", save yourself trouble and find something at least an inch and a half wider.
-as a "i use hellfire as parts", find something else. this case's airflow is literally chopped 3 ways between cable clusters and graphics card.