MicroATX Mid Tower
Side Panel Window
Power Supply Shroud
Front Panel USB
- USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
- USB 2.0 Type-A
Motherboard Form Factor
- Micro ATX
- Mini ITX
Full-Height Expansion Slots
Half-Height Expansion Slots
Maximum Video Card Length
330 mm / 12.992"
Internal 2.5" Bays
Internal 3.5" Bays
- 12 points
- 59 months ago
from completed build Budget Gaming PC for resale
Pros: Great case for budget builds. Decently Sturdy. Looks super nice especially at this price point.
Cons: Cable management is a nightmare. Hard drive mounts are super sketchy, it's just a vertical sheet of metal with screw holes in it, so you have to screw your hard drives in on one side and they just hang there only attached on one side.
- 12 points
- 54 months ago
from completed build 6-Core Value Build for Resale
This is gonna be pretty similar to my review last time I bough one of these Pros: Great case for budget builds. Decently Sturdy. Looks super nice especially at this price point. Cons: Cable management in this case is horrible, only buy it if you have lots of zip ties or if you are content with a rats nest. Last time I bought this case I completely misunderstood how the hard drive mounts are supposed to work. They are actually a lot less sketchy than I originally said. They are decent is all I can say.
Update: I have made an Imgur album that shows how the 3.5" and 2.5" drives should be mounted in this case. Its not at all intuitive. http://imgur.com/a/jaiEo
- 10 points
- 48 months ago
from completed build Blue Tower - First PC Build
The case works, but the lack of any cable management space or manual definitely hurt me as a first time builder. Make sure you do your research on this case and buy a modular PSU if you plan to get this case. Would also recommend replacing the intake fan.
- 9 points
- 48 months ago
from completed build My First Build
Little room for cable management, but it looks really nice. By far one of my favorite cases.
- 7 points
- 51 months ago
from completed build The Grand Slam
It's an okay case. The blue fan is definitely a plus, but it doesn't come with one on the back. I couldn't find anywhere to mount the hard drive, so that's just lying on the bottom of the case. It looks really nice from the outside, it has a cool finish, light up on/reset buttons, and has a generally nice build. If we go inside, however, there's nowhere to put the cables, so I kinda just had to leave them hanging near the oddly placed "hard drive mount."
- 7 points
- 41 months ago
from completed build Black Friday undeals
It's pretty, it's small, it's super light. Inside, once you have your hardware installed it's cramped. Ipossible to remove the hdd/sdd rack because of rivets and if you have big hands good luck reaching the front fan and such.
only 3 stars because it could be better, almost a 4 stars though. I would actually buy it again!!
- 6 points
- 43 months ago
from completed build My First Build-The Blue Budget Beast
Cable management is near impossible. Stock intake is weak and no stock exhaust. Standoffs were difficult, HDD bay is nonexistent. But, for the price, this is a terrific case, and if you know what you're doing you can really make it shine. Wouldn't recommend for first time builders, but I actually don't regret picking this case
- 6 points
- 32 months ago
from completed build GTX-960 FTW Budget Build, My First Build (Relic from 2015)
I had a couple of issues with the other parts in my build, but overall I was happy with them and I was proud of choosing parts that were of good quality but also budget-friendly.
This case is not like the other parts. This case is an awful product with very little redeeming qualities besides the price.
Right out of the box, this case was a pain, literally. The sheet metal the case is made of isn't folded or blunted in a lot of areas, so I started getting cuts on my hands as soon as I opened it up. To this day, whenever I have had to open the case, I have walked away with at least one cut on my hands, without exception.
Instructions are basically nonexistent, so I had to figure out for myself where everything went and what screws belonged where. Very infuriating, especially for a first time build.
The fan provided is of cheap quality and came with broken wires. I had to resolder them back on, and one of the wires is stretched very tightly to fit around the fan.
The case has a small form factor for being Mid-Tower size, so assembly is quite cramped. If you are looking for a small case that might be a bonus, but otherwise it's not a fun environment to work in.
Cable management is an absolute nightmare in this thing, see my build photos if you want an idea. It's hard to see anything but cable. If you have a modular PSU it might be okay, but otherwise, good luck.
A case this tiny should really have more grills than this. It only has one covering half the front, and a tiny one on the back.
The result of only one fan, a tiny case, cramped wires, and only two small grills? Airflow is absolutely pathetic. This thing gets very hot when running games.
Poor design for component placement. To put in and take out the PSU, you have to bend the case, or shove it into all the cables.
The disk drive mount area is just a flat sheet of metal with holes in it. I don't like mounting disk drives vertically, but I could handle it. That is, except for that directly below the mounting area is a thin crevice. So, if you drop a screw (which happens often when mounting vertically), you have to either turn the case upside down to get it out, or fish it out with tweezers.
The more time I spent building the computer the more I realized how bad this case was. But I was so far invested in putting everything together, I figured I’d just continue since I’d hopefully wouldn’t have to deal with all the problems once building was done.
Since then, I have had to mess around with some of the parts inside, and each time I’ve run into the same problems. But they didn’t affect my day-to-day life, so whatever.
However, the case started proving to be terrible for that too. The foam grips on the feet soon peeled away, leaving more sharp metal edges that scratch the floor. The USB 2.0 port stopped working after about a year and a half (January 2017), so I had to start using a USB hub connected to the motherboard. And about a month ago (August 2017), the headphone jack died, leaving me to have to unplug my speakers and plug my headphones in in the rear motherboard port. I have since bought a new case.
The only real positive this case has is that it is really, really cheap. Now, I knew about one or two of these problems before I bought this, and went for it anyways because of the low price tag. Please, do not make the same mistake I did. Going for a case just $20 or even $10 more than this one will make a massive difference in build quality and ease of access.
I got this case for $22.99 on Amazon.com in Aug 2015.
- 3 points
- 47 months ago
from completed build Computer for my Aunt
Not good for mounting hard drives. Little room for cable management. Good for budget builds though, and looks super good! One of my favorite cases still!
- 3 points
- 34 months ago
from completed build Project CAST | Budget Build For After Effects Rendering.
Get's the job done but is harder to work around in and the vertical drive mounts aren't the best.
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