Date Joined: 03/13/10
Pros: The fans are beautiful and the aluminium frame really makes them look great. The RGB implementation looks quite good despite the way they are soldered onto the center hub facing outwards.
Cons: Three problem that I found:
1.The stickers on the center hub are not centered properly so it makes them look like they wobble.
2.You have to put the rubber corner pieces on yourself which is time consuming
3. The LEDs are soldered onto the PCB facing outwards instead of sideways so the LEDs themselves are visible
Overall Review: Performance is quite good. Nothing mind blowing but very acceptable. Same with noise levels. They are not overly loud and fall where I would expect them to at 1500 RPMs.
Pros: The design and build quality are excellent. If you like the aesthetic of this case you wont be disappointed.
Cons: The only thing I dont like is the Lian-Li/Der8auer badge inside but I was able to remove it fairly easily. See below for instructions if you wish to remove it.
Overall Review: Using a heat gun on low heat point at the badge and once it gets warm enough it will come off easily without leaving any residual adhesive. Take care not to overheat too much and damage the paint. A blow dryer can most likely be used to accomplish this as well.
Pros: Although subjective, I find this case to be one of the most aesthetically pleasing I've ever seen. The airflow is amazing and the thoughtfulness that Cooler Master put into this case leaves something to be desired by other case owners. Except for just one problem (see cons).
Cons: The only issue I have with this case is that there is no triple radiator support. You can fit 3x120mm fans or 3x140mm fans on the front yet you can't put a complementing radiator for those configurations. The reason why is that radiators are just a little bigger because of the reservoir area where your fitting would attach to the radiator. If Cooler Master had designed this case to be literally 3-4 cm taller you would be able to fit a triple 140mm radiator. For a case that was so incredibly well thought out its sad that this was overlooked.
To be fair, Cooler Master does not claim to support triple radiator configurations in the case specs but I would have liked to see this.
Overall Review: Another improvement I would have liked to this case is that they make the PSU shroud part of the modularity. This cover allows for a 40mm radiator which is great but I would have liked to see this part be attached using screws instead of rivets as well as Cooler Master offer different shrouds that would allow for different radiator thickness'.
With all that said I think this case is amazing and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a great looking case and isn't interested in a custom watercooling loop.
Pros: The only thing that blows more than this fan is the price you're about to pay for it from this vendor.
I hope this is a joke
Cons: The fan is decent. Not at this price
Pros: The most beautiful case I have ever seen and its well build and sturdy. Very minimalistic design which is how I like it. The PSU cover and window are nice added bonus. I also like the lighting
Cons: The window scratches very easily and is made out of a thin plastic. I wish that this case had better airflow. When I take the top and front cover off my temps drop by 12 degrees Celsius.
Overall Review: I love the case but because of the high temps I usually play games with the front and top cover off because I don't like how high my temps go. 52 degrees with a corsair H110 drops to 40 with the covers off. It would be nice if they sold different covers - like ones with grills on them. If the airflow was better this would be a 5 out of 5