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Harris N.

Harris N.

Joined on 01/24/08

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Great case if you have the right expectation

DIYPC DIY-A1-BK Black Tempered Glass USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 1 x 120mm Fan x Rear Pre-installed
DIYPC DIY-A1-BK Black Tempered Glass USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 1 x 120mm Fan x Rear Pre-installed

Pros: Cheap and priced appropiately Mid tower case with a PSU shroud Tempered glass

Cons: Thin metal No obvious 8 pin cpu connector (See below)

Overall Review: I know that a lot of people are going to be complaining about this case because it is so “cheap” but you don’t purchase a case like this without budget in mind. If you were looking for something more premium you would have went for something like NZXT, fractal design, or Corsair. The metal is thin, and sure, if you position your hand correctly you can cut yourself, but that is no different from this vs something like and Evolv X. Other people are going to complain that this doesnt have an 8 pin connector port or that the psu cable is not enough to reach across. But there is a spot at the top of the center of the motherboard that allows you to slip the 8 pin connector through before you fully mount the motherboard. Thread the 8 pin connector through first and then mount the motherboard. There are multiple tie down points which is nice, there is a good amount of space between the psu and hard drive cage to hide wires if you dont have a modular power supply.

Awesome budget case.

Rosewill FBM-06 Micro ATX Mini Tower Office Desktop PC Computer Case, USB 3.0
Rosewill FBM-06 Micro ATX Mini Tower Office Desktop PC Computer Case, USB 3.0

Pros: -Cheap -Many tie down points -Enough room for wire management

Cons: -A lot of fiddling to get proper cable routing -You have to route the wires before you can place the motherboard. -HDD mounting solution may interfere with some tall i have about 1mm of space between the top of my memory module and the HDD

Overall Review: This case overall is pretty good. It is made of cheap metal as others have described in the past, however you kind of expect that coming into this price point. My two main gripes about this case are the fact that you have to route the cables through the holes before you can place the motherboard. I am not sure if my motherboard is just too wide, however I had to pinch the wires between the motherboard and the back plate. As a result there were some flex to my motherboard. Even though this was a small little gripe for me, there was still enough room to fit my 24 pin connector from my semi modular power supply. My other little gripe was that the HDD mount (this is where and old floppy drive would go) was pretty nice. However, with standard length HDDs, when you insert the PSU SATA connectors they interfere with the clearance of the memory modules. I actually had to use a different power supply all together. But that worked out in favor because the PSU i was using was not 80+ certified. Still a good case. But it does require some elbow grease in order to make it work.

Air movement

Bgears Blaster Series b-Blaster 120x38 120 mm Non-LED LED 2 ball bearing High Speed 4500RPM with 218 CFM 120x120x38mm 3pin 3wire DC Fan
Bgears Blaster Series b-Blaster 120x38 120 mm Non-LED LED 2 ball bearing High Speed 4500RPM with 218 CFM 120x120x38mm 3pin 3wire DC Fan

Pros: Moves a lot of air

Cons: Literally thought my case was getting ready for take off. The thing sounded like a jet engine

Overall Review: Make sure you get a fan controller for this thing. It is literally set for off or preparing for lift off. I swapped out the fan for another 120mm. Ill use this one in another case