( 4.8 Average / 6 Ratings )
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I value function more than looks in cases. The Core V51 certainly is just that. Not that it's not good looking. The stock fans are not good enough, but are silent. I could have got the "Nvidia Edition" but that didn't match with my board and GPU so I got this black one.
Pretty cool case, Really water cooling friendly with a fairly modular design. The HDD cages are annoying to remove, requiring you to remove screws from inside the case by the mobo tray and at the back. He picked it out from a list of feature rich and nice cases from a range of $70-$200. I always want the client to have a case they like. Now I just wished that we had a budget for a custom loop because the case was super under-utilized.
Excellent case, Roomy, Ventilated, I painted mine. Don't like rivets although that only bothered me when painting. component wise the case is extremely accessible.
Awesome case! The fans that come with the case are pretty good (plenty of air, darn near silent) but I replaced the exhaust with one of the Corsair fans that came with my H80i. It's a LOT louder, but a lot more airflow.
Cable management room is ample, and the grommets should be large enough for anything... except the one near the PSU. That should be way bigger.
This case is great. I like the minimal look. It's machined well with no sharp corners, tons of fan mounting brackets that can be positioned perfectly. There are dust filters and lots of cutouts with rubber grommets to hide cables. The quick release drive caddies seem like they'd be nice, but when your power connection comes in parallel with 3 or 4 others you aren't going to be able to hot swap a drive without taking the side of the case off anyway.
I bought this cause several years ago when it was first released and it has been a great teacher for me on how to build a computer. It is very spacious, making clearance of any kind a problem nowhere. It has a couple shortcomings but that mostly falls down to it being an aging design from the past. Still love this case though, I have painted many parts of it red and all the parts took well.