I'll be blunt: This is a spare parts build. A backup backup. These are parts from my first build, my second build and my third build. An amalgamation of my progress of PC shenanigans and a whole heaping ton of fun. It was a very laid back build, I didn't worry about RGB, cable management was an afterthought and only based around "will this screw stuff up/affect airflow" and I fought my tendencies to clean up even motherboard-side of things cable wise.
This will be primarily used for backup of any important files (and I'll be getting some better, more longevity-oriented hard drives to facilitate that), movie/TV downloads, a few of the main games I'm currently playing (HTPC style on a TV) and...to exist. I probably won't be using this very much at all. Maybe a few times every few weeks at most. It'll definitely be upgraded HDD wise to store more movies and shows so if my internet ever goes down I can watch some stuff while I wait for my life to come back online.
I always see this question asked and got this question for the previous completed build that was posted (now deleted) in this case: The GPU gets airflow just fine, and while you're obviously not going to be seeing mind-blowing low temps, the grate at the top of the PSU shroud and the half-inch below the GPU is enough room for some air flow. Now, I'd say that there'd be a lot of help from the front intake fans but given that there is quite literally zero room for intake in this case, it's not helped at all by this (see review for more logical bashing).
There isn't much more to say other than that I didn't want these parts to just lie around. I was thinking about selling it but I really am way too attached to the parts for my own good, and the idea of having a back up system for some true blue apocalyptic scenarios in which I somehow lose my other three builds was too horrifying not to keep it. gasp /death.
Still running like a track star in 2017.
Sometimes I forget that I have an air cooler on my CPU because it's so sneaky and quiet.
My first upgrade is now chilling in an HTPC backup rig. Never would have thunk it.
Great for the Intro To Super Cool Gaming class.
Unless you're doing an all water-cooled build, this case is horrible, as I've found out most Phanteks cases are. This was my second case I ever bought and before air flow was even a thought, of which there is nil in this hot box. If you don't care or are running a very low-power, low-stress system, go ahead and get it for the sleek look. If you have more than two fans (and even then that's iffy, considering the top has two half-inch gutter-like ventilation vents, nothing more). It's pretty horrible to be frank, outside of anything aesthetic.