So I finally got the case together! So far it has worked very good, it’s been easy to swap cables and to build test systems. The one flaw that I have found is that I can’t have the handle mounted with bigger cpu coolers.
Right now there is a Zalman cpu cooler mounted on the CPU and the handle will not fit as the cooler is to high. Another 3-4 inches on the left and right panel would have raised the handle enough to even have room for the biggest cpu coolers on the market.
The right side of the front of the case has holes in it, why is that you might wonder? There are extra accessories you can buy for this case like USB ports, etc, but that is something we did not get with our sample.
Building this case was not easy, well that is to say, building was easy for someone who’s experienced but the instructions are horrible and inadequate for alot of people. The manual looks almost like a copy of the actual manual which is a bit blurry and it’s hard to see how they want the pieces. I actually went online and looked on websites and got a better idea how things should be put together. I have used this test bench case now for several weeks and it has worked out very well for me, since we review a lot of products this thing has made it really easy for us to swap parts.
The case is not noisy and you don’t hear any vibrations for the parts, every hardware part fit perfect and the only flaw that I have found is the manual and the handle. With a bigger cpu cooler you can’t use the handle although that is not a big problem if you don’t plan to move the case around. The handle issue can be solved by making the side panels a few inches longer on each side and the manual is a easy fix so the next revision of this case should be pretty much perfect with these changes if they choose to do an upgrade.
I give this case our recommendations for a high quality test bench case that makes our lives much easier.
+ High quality
+ Parts fit well
+ ATX and m-ATX support
+ SSD HDD support
- Instruction manual
- Handle can’t be used with big cpu coolers