Excerpt: Ok so I bought this case because it was cheap, so I'm not going to moan about the low quality tooless mechanisms, but I will moan about some of the things you wouldnt expect or cant see on the photos. Firstly, the two fan grills kn the top. There is not enough clearance to mount regular fans in them. My fans on the back one hits the motherboard vrm and the other just does not fit at all because of the RAM sockets. The fan grilles are also not radiator spaced.
Summary: Add 2x Slimline Scythe Fans to the 2x Top Exhaust Fan mounts and these cool great!!! I put the Blue LED fan, from the rear, in the front instead for an INTAKE and added another fan to the rear where the LED fan was located for a 3rd Exhaust!! Utilizing specs listed below CPU doesn't reach over 55C (on air cool) with these airflow dynamics!! SYSTEM SPEC: 1. MSI X99S SLI Plus LGA 2011-v3 2. Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.6GHz TURBO LGA 2011-v3 140W 3.
Pros: Great for Large Gamer Builds!!!! I have used many of these cases in the last year! Excellent Air Flow!!! Bottom Mounted PSU!!!
Summary: Overall a good case...but not for anything other than air cooled builds...despite the large 240mm openings on the case top and side. I gave it 4 stars because it was a good case, just not for my needs. It should state NOT WATER COOLING COMPATIBLE in the description. That would be helpful in many other PC case descriptions too.
Pros: Really decent case for the price. Well finished and nice looking. Great for standard air cooled builds on a budget.
Cons: I bought this case fully intending this to be a water cooled build with the Corsair H100i. It was apparent after about an hour of toying around that was not going to happen with this case without modifying the case. Despite the dual 120mm outlets on the case top that match the Corsair H100i radiator, there is not enough clearance on top inside to mount the radiator without taking out the cutter tool and modifying the upper drive bay by notching it by about 1/4 inch. N...
Summary: I would buy this case again for the "value" customer, but honestly going to have the customer's upgrade just so that it is easier to work on.
Pros: Case is lower cost. It is a solid piece. I like how the front bezel is easy to come off.
Cons: I do not like the options for hiding the cables. The gap is way to small. Top screw for securing the motherboard is really hard to get to on some motherboards in order to save space for the fan on the top of the case.
Cons: barely had room for a corsair H60 water cooling unit. bought two of these cases. The intel build could fit the radiator on the top exhaust with difficulty. The AMD build had no place to go, so I ended up mounting the radiator on the side panel - less than ideal, but it works.
Summary: Don't waste your time and money on this case! I've used several Thermaltake cases over the years, and have never been so disappointed with one of their products!
Pros: looks nice, decent airflow
Cons: Flimsy design, motherboard & case fans difficult to install....had short circuit in wiring which caused frequent shutdowns...this case is now headed to the scrap heap after only 6 months of use! Waste of $50!
Summary: I like the mesh covers on the exposed drive bays, very nice. The case is 1 inch too short: An ATX motherboard comes right to the top of the case, so the top fans hit any connectors or RAM that are on that edge. I was able to install one top fan by offsetting it and putting the screws through the mesh, thankfully. You could probably install a smaller fan (80-100mm) up top through the mesh as well.
Pros: Great airflow Nice paint Sturdy case
Cons: Lack of cable management No 2.5 inch drive bays / adapters for SSD drives Case needs to be 1 inch taller to use top fans with ATX motherboard
Pros: had room for my Coolermaster 212 Evo pretty cheap price
Cons: i couldn't fit my Corsair H100 in the case because of my motherboard (ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0) memory slots i bought this case because after reading up on it i found a few people that had installed h100 liquid cooling systems in the case
Summary: For the price this case is really good. The paint job is great, and its sturdier than most cases. The power button is my main gripe its wobbly and cheap feeling, and the front usb ports are very tight almost to the point of scratching your usb device which is what drops an egg for me. Overall though its a very cool looking and good case.
Pros: Good setup, drive bay mounts are easy and sturdy, lots of 120mm fan ports, decently sturdy, good paint job.
Cons: Flimsy power button that wobbles a bit, front usb ports are tight.