( 4.2 Average / 10 Ratings )
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Great case, Corsair puts some thought into planning for wiring and drive placement. The tempered glass is a nice look. Only gripe is the length of the screws to remove the front panel. Other than that, great case!
Plenty of space to work in. It also looks really, REALLY nice. Plenty of options for RGB effects like cycling, breathing, flashing, etc.
The only thing that wasn't perfect were the plastic shrouds that cover the PSU and the HDD bays. They were kind of a pain to work with. I also felt like I was running out of room behind the back panel to route cables through, but that might have been my fault.
Love the glass
Nice but not so nice to build in
This is easily the best looking case I have ever built in; the RGB fans look amazing and the glass is stunning. Overall building in it was great but with that said if you decided to go with this case you need to carefully plan your cable management because there is precious little space behind the back panel. I had to re-do some cabling to make things fit.
If you're a cable management pro, you'll like this case. If you're wanting to top-mount a radiator, I got bad news for you. Case is also a bit dark with the GPU and the radiator covering the light from the RGB fans. Can fit 2 140mm on the or 3 120mm on the front, 2 120 or 2 140mm on the top and 1 120mm on the back. Good case, I wouldn't recommend for a first time build noob like me. Me, if you're reading this because I went back in time, get the 570X.
This case has a love and hate relationship with many people. The case is gorgeous and Corsair did a great job boxing this case up to make sure it's not damaged. The tempered glass comes with plastic covering it from scratches, definitely a fingerprint magnet. Like I said the case is beautiful and a wonder to look at, but building in it can be quite a challenge. Get yourself a modular PSU to make things as easy as you can for yourself. Trying to cram all the cables in the right side of the case is near impossible, they give you no room between the panel and the bottom-mid section of the case to close that panel. I ended up cramming the extra cable lengths into whatever hole I could find, I had to detach the SSD rack (even then, mine unfortunately still has a slight bulge at the bottom of the panel near where the PSU cables come out from the shroud). Once you get it working, the aesthetics are in my mind totally worth it. This case comes with 3 RGB controllable fans with controller but no powered fan hub to actually power the fans... what?! Luckily my mATX board had enough fan headers to install all 4 of my fans on it, love that mobo!
Everything about the aesthetics of this case looks amazing in person. I've always liked mid-tower cases and this one is just slightly smaller that what I had previously in the 300R windowed.
Pros: -Tempered glass on front and side
-Includes 3 RGB SP120's (Value) $80cad)
-Basement Shroud cover
-Pretty much can't add more than what everyone else has said
Cons: -Tight cable management but workable
-Consider your cable routing before putting everything together, see Other for more details)
-a bit pricey however the included RGB fans make it a good value
Other Thoughts: For anyone looking at getting this case, I would highly recommend it, I orginally was looking at the Phantek Enthoo equivelant but I liked having the front tempered glass as well, I also considered the 570X but I didn't like that the basement shroud left so much space on the right with the side of the shroud being completely open but I'm presuming that case was geared more for those that would install a custom loop.
Anyway, just wanted to point out a few key points regarding the cable management. It's not as bad as some have mentioned however you do have to plan in advance. For my build I'm using a Asus Crosshair Hero VI and like may other boards the HD audio connector is on the bottom left of the board, also there is one fan header connector right beside it that I use for my fans.
There is a very small gap between the mother board and the case that allows the HD Audio cable and my fan cable to pass through barely, however this should be done before installing the power supply and basement shroud is installed. I will post some links to some images to see what I'm talking about, it really is a tight fit especially when you install the basement shroud the cables can be slightly pinched depending on its diameter.
Front view of cable gap
rear view of gap
Rear view with cables installed
Front with PSU installed
Front with shroud installed
Also I think if you are building in case like this, it makes a huge difference if you use a fully Modular PSU or at least Semi. Sleeved cables will also help as they are more flexible that the typical plastic ones that come with most PSU's. Currently I'm using a EVGA 650w GS and both the power supply 24pin cable and 8 pin cable is just a tad short, there isn't much slack to cable manage those 2 cables. I don't have a picture but instead of routing it neatly following a path, the 8 pin cable has to come across the back on an angle. (I'll post some pics later). Not a huge deal but kind of a drag if you are finnicky about cable management. I plan on getting some custom sleeves anyway so this will work for now.
Anyway, I hope the pics help you to be more aware of the slight limitation, there is a workaround but again do it before installing the PSU!
Spectacularly aesthetically pleasing! Two full sides of tempered glass was definitely the way to go. My only complaints are 1. Wish I had a bit more wiggle room in the back for proper cable management. And 2. I wish there had been just a tiny bit more clearance above the top edge of the MB for space to top-mount my radiator. With smaller RAM I might be able to manage it but front-mounting the cooler wasn't really any more difficult in the end.