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Pros: - Looks incredible, the glass is a great aesthetic for an RGB build (highly recommend going with the white case if you do RGB).
- Has a great deal of space underneath to get bottom fed airflow. Wouldn't recommend on carpet, but if you must, the added leg height helps.
Cons: - If you're doing a 300 series motherboard build, 280mm top mounted radiators won't fit. They should have done a better job communicating this. I bought the h115i Pro radiator by corsair to match the theme of the tower, but it doesn't fit in the top mount position, so I have to either return the radiator or mount it at the front of the case where the stock RGB fans would normally be. Really unhappy about this.
(Update: I've decided to RMA the h115i radiator and bought an h100i, the 240mm version, and it fits beautifully. I've adjusted my review of the case from 2 to 5 stars, as it's mostly my lack of research on the product that resulted in buying a radiator too large.)
- Finger prints. Make sure you place it, clean it, and leave it be. Careful touching the insides of the glass before placing them back into position.
Overall Review: - Ultimately, I'd say for what it's marketed as, this case is not worth the price. Buying a case this expensive should give you full mod potential with the most current and soon to be products on the market. Real shame the tower isn't just 30mm taller. Not worth removing an egg over though.
Pros: Quality is good, The lights and fans, design and all that glass make it unique. This case is beautiful and cools extremely well with air cooling.
Received the case in 2 days.
Cons: only two issues. The cable channel makes wiring control difficult as many mention.
Has a 20pin usb 3.0 connector and my motherboard has only 9 pin. Some others might find this an issue. Wish it had shipped with an adapter. Should probably ship with Windex lol.
Pros: I looked at just about every case out there and chose this one, and am really glad I did. I don't change cases very often, but when I built my new Ryzen system I wanted it to look as good as it runs - and it does! It gets a lot of oos and ahs. And cooling is impeccable! I run a Corsair H105 and the 1700X shows idle at 23C, a good 10C less than when it was in my Cooler Master HAF case. The RGB lighting control that comes with the case runs 6 fans, so I put three more Corsair SP120s in the back and radiator, and this thing is beautiful in the dark! Ran the first 4 off my MSI motherboard, and the radiator pair from the cpu header. Perfect! And the RGB buttons on the top are brilliant.
Cons: I honestly can't think of anything I don't like about this case. I thought it would weigh a ton with all the glass, but it actually doesn't. The only shortcoming is the wiring channel on the backside, as many others have complained about. Out of the box the channel with cover is almost full, so there was no way I could get the cover back on when I was finished, but luckily the backside goes against the kick on my desk so it isn't even visible. I also was careful about keeping extra cables tied and under the power supply shroud, so it all looks really good. Yes, the power supply shroud could cover the entire bottom without a lot of manufacturing effort, but I knew the shortcoming going in and worked around it.
Overall Review: I've run my own computer shop for years and have worked at many others, so I've had exposure to just about every case configuration imaginable - this one is truly unique. As I've read on other reviews, yes - it's a dust magnet. But that's a good thing. The front filter catches most everything before it goes into the case, is easy to wash and dry, and not that tough to get to. And pulling the front glass to get to the filter gives you the chance to shine it up before putting it back on. And the front glass allows you to see when the filter needs cleaning.
Pros: -Stunning tempered glass
-Perfect size for almost any component, which is very nice in a mid tower
-Good price for what all you get
-RGB is a very nice touch and easy to setup/use
-PSU Bay makes hiding wires much easier as well as the chase they built in the back to help with cable management.
Cons: -Not a con, just a side note, your cable management skills better be on point when installing this.
Overall Review: -I would highly recommend this product to any gaming enthusiast, it's gorgeous and seeing all those high end RGB components inside make it worth every penny.
Pros: - Gorgeous tempered glass side panels that have a slight tint to them
- 3 included case fans provide great light and airflow
- Sturdy steel construction with nice rubber feet and screwpoints to reduce vibration
- Large magnetic dust filters
- Totaly eye candy once full assembled
- 2-year warranty
Cons: - Fingerprints -- it's glass. What can you expect. Do not remove the film from the glass panels until AFTER you've assembled your system otherwise you're gonna have a real fun time cleaning all the smudges off.
- There's adequate cable ties and routing points, however, there are no cutouts for routing cabling underneath the motherboard (just above the power supply shroud). It's flush, so you have no choice but to route the cabling to the side grommets. It doesn't make much sense to me that it's designed way when it's pretty standard for cases to do have the opposite.
- Cables all have to be organized to a central channel on that back and then you place a cover over it. It works nicely, but can take some time to get it just right. And builds with a lot more stuff to power are DEFINITELY gonna have a hard time cramming it all in there.
- 5.25 hard drives need to be mounted upside down which I found strange but is not a major concern since that part of my case sits next to the wall. But it forces you to mount it so that the PCB side of the hard drive is on display. I think it's designed this way to facilitate cable routing.
- Hard to transport once fully assembled because the case doesn't really have any handling points. DO NOT pick it up from the glass panels.
- For as nice as the case is, it does feel a little bit incomplete. The PSU shroud seems crudely put together in design terms and feels very basic. The 460X gets it right with the two-piece shroud which I find ironic since this is the flagship of the crystal series.
- the corsair logos on the front and on the PSU shroud are solid white. I don't care about this at all and I actually think it looks good. But some may be dissatisfied that it's not also RGB and changes with the fans.
Overall Review: I've wanted a new case for quite some time and knew this was the one I absolutely had to have. Moving my system into it was actually quite easy. Cable management didn't take much work to make look good, and the finished product looks great. I'm using a standard ATX board with an aftermarket Thermaltake CPU cooler that's quite large. I believe this case supports coolers up to 170mm. There are no drive cages or other hardware in front of the intake fans, so it can support very large GPU's as well.
Overall, the interior the case is very open and allows for good airflow and displaying the components of the system. It really looks absolutely gorgeous when it's all put together. I can't say it enough. If you're the kind that transports your PC a lot this is not the case for you. Glass on all sides means fingerprints and smudges will have to be cleaned, and the panels absolutely should be removed before ever transporting long distances otherwise you run the risk of damaging/breaking them. If you're the kind who never needs to move your PC and you want some eye candy in the room, I'd highly recommend this case. The price is phenomenal.
Pros: Case fit my crosshair hero board and rtx 2080ti no problems.
Added 3 fans to it. CPU and gpu temp decreased around 5 degrees while stress testing.
Glass is gorgeous and the attention to detail is obvious.
I saw a lot of reviews about airflow problems so I was wary on buying. I swapped cases in about 2 hours with extreme wire management and I’m just impressed. Temps are around the same as my mesh setup I swapped from
Cons: Can’t think of any. It’s heavy? Obviously it’s glass.
If you go in and out of your case constantly for builds for whatever reason then the screws are Allen head and can’t be tightened completely by finger.
Overall Review: If airflow is your worry, don’t listen to what is being said. I can’t speak to radiator spaced or lc’d in the upper half but after adding 3 exhaust fans (back and 2 top) I don’t have any problems and I’m just using air. No liquid cooling. I removed the glass on top and front along with the filters while stress testing and temps dropped an average of 1-2 degrees. Very impressed and happy. Would buy again, plus it’s Corsair. Plenty of customer support.
Pros: Good aesthetics, easy install, intuitive cable management options, and easy to adjust LED settings.
Cons: 1. On every single one of the expansion card covers, the screw was installed cross-threaded making it a serious pain to remove and secure cards. I'm not going to be swapping stuff in and out very often at all, so I figured I would just deal with it rather than transplanting all of my components into a replacement case - poor QC.
2. I had difficulty getting the screws holding the tempered glass panels to seat over the rubber alignment fittings. Whatever orientation I tried, one or two of the four had to be smashed down in order to get the panels back on.
Overall Review: No big problems, but definitely annoying. Still a good case overall. I would give it four, but those issues make me wonder whether I'll find any other build problems in the future.
- Larger than advertised. Fits the MSI Godlike Carbon mobo without an issue which is E-ATX , not advertised as compatible with this case.
- They added a single cable cutout in the shroud which helps a lot. I had actually returned the previous iteration for lacking that feature. If you pay 179.99 they should be required to do the small things such as a cable cutout.
-Spacious allowing for great air movement and GPU cooling. My EVGA 1080ti SC2 was running hot in the NZXT S340 Elite, changing cases and thermal paste got the temps down 15c.
- Enough holes in the front that allowed me to attach a 280mm rad to it while the 3 120mm fans are there. This is exchange allowed me to use the 2 140mm fans that came with the AIO as pull fans for hot air removal.
- Not a second cutout in the shroud.
- Not enough effort put forth for cable management.
Overall Review: This case is beautiful and it's design actually matches the shroud of the EVGA 1080ti SC cards.