Spire Sonex 6010 case

Intro
Published: February 14, 2012
Editor: Amber Lupala
Provider: Spire

Unpacking:


Conclusion:

Basically, the Spire Sonex 6010 is a solid gaming chassis and it looks it. The performance is very good and the aesthetics is nice especially when powered on. The only suspicious element is the build quality of the internals – and we’re not even completely sure whether it’s the feel we don’t like or it really is lower than it should be for the budget chassis.

Furthermore, the  Sonex 6010 is pointed to be gamers mid-tower chassis and provides only a basic features with little or no user-friendly benefits.

Enthusiasts may really want options, and installing big long power graphics cards is one.

It will not be the most stylish or have all the cool features its competition has. However, thanks to an affordable price of MSRP under US$ 70 we recommend it to an undemanding gamer on the limited budget.

 Pros:

+ Aluminum all meshed front panel

+ Air filter keeps it clean inside

+ Well spaced front I/O

+ Support for four 120 mm fans, comes with two

+ Thumbscrews for fastening the panels

+ Motherboard tray cut-out for accessing the backplate of the CPU cooler

+ Supports long VGAs and tall CPU coolers

+ Good build quality with no sharp edges

+ Good air flow

+ Long I/O panel wires

 Cons:

- Low level of front panel internal build quality

- Packaging rudimentary design

- No air filter for the optional left panel fans

- Hard wire management

- No tool-free design for 2.5″ SSD, 3.5″ and  5.25″ bays

- No transparent window

- No USB3.0 ports

 

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