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Pros: Enough room for 2 radiators. I didn't know how I would like the inverted motherboard layout but it quickly grew on me. High quality case in terms of fit and finish. I love the full window. it also has a great layout for ssd's behind the motherboard tray and room for hdd's up top.
Cons: No cons. It was quite a bit smaller than the NZXT Switch 810 that I had before but I knew that when I bought it.
Overall Review: I fit an e-atx motherboard , 2 ssd's, 1 hdd, an Intel 750 w/waterblock, gtx 970 w/waterblock, and a 240 radiator w/ push-pull fans in the front, a 280 radiator in the bottom w/ fans in push, and a EK res x 100 w/D5 pump in this case. Thats a lot of hardware in a mid toera
Pros: It's amazingly quiet, it has phenomenal airflow, and the looks are absolutely stunning. Build quality is wonderful, there is so much space to work with in the case, and cable routing is perfect. I couldn't be happier with this purchase, I love Corsair cases, and I will always stick to the brand for cases 100%. It was well packed in the standard split foam packaging.
I have never used an external fan controller before, but I am using the on-board unit on the case, and it's just right. Three settings, all of them basically silent with four 140mm fans and a h100i cooler. If I turn everything to max speed, you can hear it, but it's maybe half as loud as it was running in my C70 case. Ventilation filters are now magnetic, and they don't vibrate like the old clip in filters. This is a really good thin, and makes it easy to take out for cleaning, and then there's self-alignment too.
The AIO cooler I have, or just about anyone else using an AIO, will love that you aren't restricted for mounting, you can get it on the front of the case in some circumstances, and the bottom of the case utilizes a 120mm and 140mm spaced track, so the radiator and fans can be slid around arbitrarily instead being forced to one depth.
All in all, every feature offered on the description page works as intended, and in some cases better than expected. This is a quality case, you will not go wrong.
Very clean looking installation, inside and out. I prefer the cases without windows now, as I strongly believe in function over form. I have seen so many builds that are just total bull performance/stability/configuration, where the user/builder was focused entirely on looks. This case has a much more grown-up and professional feel to it
Cons: I kind of wish there was a little less restriction for ventilation in front of the 5.25" bays, I'm using a 6x2.5" SATA drive bay there for my raid array on 2.5" drives, however, the bay adapter I have utilizes dedicated fans and secondary ventilation from the inside of the case, so I'm not really worried. There will definitely be cable crowding up top behind your power supply, with or without 5.25" peripherals.
The (ATX full size) mobo comes up right to the edge of the case divider where the power supply is housed. If you have any sort of connector that faces down on your mobo (up, in this case) you will definitely not be able to use it. I'm fine with my mobo, but there are some with downward facing SATA.
Size. H**y hell on earth, this case is HUGE! It's bigger than my Corsair Vengeance C70, from which I was looking to downsize. Oops. This may not be a con, as the airflow, sound dampening, and working room is absolutely amazing due to the size. However, due to the high air volume, you're definitely going to want to be running at least 4 140mm fans (not including your liquid cooling rad fans) for serious cooling.
Behind the mobo, I feel that a great deal of my cabling is rather smashed. There are no pinches or kinks, but I had to forgo tie-wraps and bundling, and just kind of lay everything out side by side to get the case cover on without hurting anything. It's fine I supposed, but I know it's there. Haunting me.
Overall Review: Some people on other sites have been complaining about Corsairs QC lately, stating they receive cases that have smudged finish in some places. I had no such issue, everything is perfect and in great working order.
I was able to get this on an awesome end of year sale for a sweet price. Even without that deal, you are getting an awesome quality case at full price.
Two 140mm fans are included, I added two more to ensure pressure and flow characteristics for positive pressure cooling.
I'm not using a single one of the 2.5" or 3.5" drive mounts, either, since my 6 disk RAID exists in the 5.25" bay, and my SSD is a PCIe 4x NVMe Intel 750, so I have no opinion to provide of those mounts.
All in all, this case gets a solid 10/10 from me, a very picky and observant engineer. You cannot go wrong with this case unless it doesn't have the appropriations you need for drive bays or something like that, but that's your fault if you order a case without doing your homework, not Corsairs.
Pros: i was on the edge between this or the Corsair 780t; even considered a Inwin 707. I was looking for full tower cases that has a cover around the power supply to hide all the wires.
The 780T was 20$ more but i just coundnt get over the fact of the size of that thing, its just bigger without any real benfit and kind of looks weird too.
I went with this case because it has the simplistic look to it. Sort of looks like a fractual design case.
The case it self is pretty roomy i am running a evga dual cooler and a gtx980.
have 3 ssds and 1 4tb hard drive all fit perfectly/tool-less. its fully metal and feels solid.
i recommend this case
Cons: fans are little noisy but you can control them with the 1 of 3 settings on top
Pros: Amazing amount of space, semi-modular design, liquid cooling options for days, robust build quality, SUPER QUIET
Cons: Can't make me a decent sandwich.
Overall Review: I run a gaming rig that runs 3 VM servers constantly in the background. If I'm not gaming, the GPU and CPU are automatically tasked out for BOINC and FAH work when the servers dont need them. I say this to point out that my system is almost always at 100 percent. This is the only case I have ever owned (and I tried 4 on this build alone) that can move this much air and be quiet at the same time.
Stop looking for a new case now, seriously, you have found it.
Pros: I have a 1080 and 1070 at 100%+ 24/7 in this case, cards stay at ~75 C with fans at ~60%. Not the best airflow but certainly good.
My rig is loud as hell, so if you have multiple GPUs cranking all the time the Q part of the name probably won't apply. With the default fan setup and not a roaring GPU it is very quiet though.
Very good looking case but do not underestimate it's size.
Cable management is well done.
Cons: I was hoping to keep temps down a bit more, I will have to move to open air and keep this case for a gaming PC.
I would maybe prefer more room for the cables to not be squished behind the mobo tray.
Pros: -Very roomy, plenty of space to fit everything in.
-Useful wire organizational features, little crowded in the back, but that area isn't visible.
-Very handy and easy to remove clear side panel.
-Like the fan speed control, you can hear them if you put it on 3, but performance is great on 2 and near silent.
Cons: -Might need better instructions for how to remove the PSU cover...took me a good 30 minutes on youtube to figure out so I didn't break anything. It just pops off with a little bit of force, FYI.
-REALLY WIDE, which allows for a lot of space, but could easily have been an inch or more narrower....so beware it has a really large footprint.
Overall Review: Is a great case, replaced my old thermaltake shark, which I had kept for years. Really decent quality, the SSD holders are a little flimsy, but sturdy enough to hold the drive, just might be careful removing it. The tool-less features are great...but the HDD holders require you to bend them quite far to get them around the hard drive....so be careful.
Pros: Excellent fit and finish to justify the price - this is a beautiful, minimalist, professional design. Very roomy for a clean installation including many options for aftermarket cooling as well as large video cards. Temperatures remain very impressive even while the case is stored in a cramped area. Fan noise is very reasonable using all three included fans. Packaging is excellent.
Cons: Keep in mind this case is SUPER wide with little benefit other than adding a little more room to work behind the motherboard. Inverse ATX was a bold design decision as your entire build will be upside down while I'd say the additional cooling is up for debate. I also would have preferred to have the power supply mounted on bottom to make HDD and ODD installation a little more comfortable. The SSD trays behind the motherboard I thought to be an awesome idea until my cable management was finished - unless you have super long cables for everything it'll get a bit messy.
Overall Review: I would absolutely recommend this case unless desk space was an issue or there would be a need for multiple drives. Going with M.2 and having a rather large desk I have no regrets on my decision!
See my build here: http://imgur.com/TvYtBBI
Intel Core i7-6700
Corsair Vengeance LPX
EVGA GeForce GTX 770
Samsung 950 Pro M.2
SeaSonic X Series X-850
Corsair Hydro Series H50
Pros: + Excellent Visual appeal with extra large side window and clean interior look.
+ 3x Fans are included (Model:AF140L and Cost $9 a piece).
+ PSU Shroud offers a nice touch with Corsair Logo.
+ SSD/HHD mounts are located behind the MB and remain hidden which offer better wire management
+ Easily accommodate multiple CPU/GPU radiators.
+ Included Fan filters are flimsy and not super fine but are good for airflow.
+ Fantastic Case to show off your clean built and components.
Cons: - Except the Front, Construction Quality is lacking in few areas.
- Front FAN Filter is very hard to get to and requires you to REMOVE Side Cover first and then Front Panel Face. Prolong cleaning the front filter can cause stress on Plastic Pins that are holding the Front panel together. Sooner or later these plastic Pins can break. This was a big negative for me.
Overall Review: Overall an excellent Inverted design case from CORSAIR. Will buy another for 2nd built. I hope CORSAIR keep on improving the construction quality of their products. Corsair Customer Support is above average. I wont be going back to Standard ATX layout of case anytime soon since Inverted case design suits me very well.