ATX 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
Full-Height Expansion Slots
Half-Height Expansion Slots
Maximum Video Card Length
415 mm / 16.339"
External 5.25" Bays
Internal 2.5" Bays
Internal 3.5" Bays
- 31 points
- 40 months ago
from completed build Nevermore MkII --2017 Revision DIYPC Silence-BK-Window
Fantastic silent case for the money. Actual soundproofing material is used, instead of cheap foam. Even in stock form, there is plenty of space for cable management and it was easy to work in it. Minor con is that the paint on the PCI-e covers is not the best. It did flake a little, yet that was rectified by sanding and re-painting them. They come white, but I chose to make them black. DIYPC did a nice job on this one and am very pleased with it overall.
- 22 points
- 36 months ago
from completed build Ryzen 5 1600 GTX 1070 Silence
For $100 I would still like this case. For $80 I'd be very happy with the purchase. But for $60 I am absolutely in love with this not-so-little gem. Also underpriced IMO given the features, well thought out design, and sturdiness of it. Cable management is so easy because of the 9.25" width, it's simple to look like you know what you're doing. I love the small shroud used for the 5.25 drive bays, too. They don't stick out like sore thumbs if you're not using them because the window side drive holder only comes back into the case halfway. It's genius and no other case maker is doing it like this. Filters for the front and PSU fans are easy to access. Space at the top for two 120mm fans or a 240mm rad. Front fans can be upgraded to 140mm, which I'll probably do next.
If this were $80 or more I'd take a star off for the following: relatively large yet still only space for 2 x 3.5 and 3 x 2.5 drives; no fan intake on the floor toward the front, even though there's space for it; PSU shroud is cramped and you have to really think out your modular cable runs before you put the PSU in; front i/o are a little cheap - the 3.5mm headphone jack is already a little loose. But the 2 x USB 3.0 + 2 x USB 2.0 with little rubber inserts makes up for this. But for $60, 5 stars all the way.
Hot tip: ditch the fan controller, plug the 3-pin fans into your fan headers, and use DC speed control in your BIOS or Windows fan controller (MSI Command Center, etc.). Almost all modern motherboards will let you do some some of smart fan control with PWM and DC. Way less wire clutter this way and you're not constantly reaching down to open the door and change speeds depending on your activity. Someday I'll replace the stock fans with Noctua but until I save up that extra $60 the ones included actually do pretty well. Very quiet and decent airflow. I'm pretty sure DIYPC copied Fractal's fan designs just like they copied their Define series of cases, so the blade structure and count look the same.
- 20 points
- 37 months ago
from completed build Lazarus has RYZEN
Personally I think this case looks and functions great! As a noob builder, I did my best to cable manage, but finally gave up and somehow easily slide the back panel on no problems! The inside has everything you need and I have to say the noise dampening cushion seems well made. I opted out of using the fan controllers based on other reviews so I cant speak to those, but otherwise it's a well built case.
- 12 points
- 40 months ago
from completed build My First Build - An AMD Budget Beast
A very spacious case that is great for first-time builders. Has a lot of room for cable management, a PSU shroud, 3 silent fans, sound dampening side panels, a fan controller, water cooler support, and a large window to show off your hardware. Great bang-for-the-buck case.
- 5 points
- 39 months ago
from completed build First Build - Blue Themed DIYPC
Love the case. The design is so simple yet it brings so much! 3fans with a front control panel, 2 usb 3.0 and 2 usb 2.0 it even has an sd card slot. Keeps it very quiet and is designed to keep dust out. What else could you ask for. love it.
- 2 points
- 16 months ago
from completed build Baby Shark
This is a pretty not used case and i have to say for the $60 i played after shipping and tax i'm happy. Fan controller seems to set the fans at either 500rpm or ramped up to about 1200rpm but i usually just keep them at 500 so the only noise comes from gpu which sure doesn't like to be quiet. A lot of the screws are super tight which is really annoying. Something i really like is the side panel after 2 weeks the sound dampening foam seems like day 1 unlike other foam I've seen which has an imprint after a while. Cable management is a dream in here id think about 7mm of space behind mobo which allows for lazy cable management which is why i included a pic of my back side.
- 1 point
- 8 months ago
from completed build Upgradeable 2400G build
I don't build that many PCs but this case was really nice for the price, and more case than I expected. It is larger but I needed that for the huge cooler. It is quiet like I wanted, the fans work well, no sharp edges found, cable routing was great for my setup. It has optional top venting or radiator mounting, it even has half 5.25 mounts you can put a fan maybe a cooler inside them if you don't use them, plus you don't see them in the window. I don't care for the top buttons in my use, but seems to be common. I like the 4 usb on the front. It just sits there so the plastic window should hold up fine for me.
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- Intel Core i7-5930K
- GeForce GTX 980 Ti
- AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (@3.8GHz)
- GeForce GTX 1070
- AMD Ryzen 7 1700
- GeForce GTX 1070