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and this case was pretty good! The notches for the standoffs are marked ...
on August 12, 2015
This was my first attempt at building a PC, and this case was pretty good!
The notches for the standoffs are marked so it's incredibly easy to place them. All the parts fit and aligned perfectly. My only complaint is that the pictures on the handbook were somewhat difficult to read, but for most builders who are experienced, that's no problem as you already know what to do. It's mostly about the order you place things in anyway, it's pretty self-explanatory.
Daisying the fans together was no problem at all, I honestly don't even consider it an issue, not sure why so many people here seem to mind it so much. It was actually a very nice touch having the fans and even room for additional cooling systems if you want it - though for most builds the amount of fans is plenty, you really won't need more. This tower has excellent ventilation.
Inserting the optical drives was very easy, though like another user here mentioned, once you remove the plastic it won't go back in so make sure you know what you're doing or you'll have a gaping hole in your tower and that doesn't look good at all.
The hard drive was incredibly easy to place and hook up, there was plenty of room for more and I felt the layout was very simple.
I might have preferred the power supply being closer to the top of the tower, but it wasn't that big a deal and I actually ended up loving the layout overall.
The USB connections and such near the top are excellent, my old PC did not have that, nor could my old motherboard support it so I was very happy about it. Plus this tower glows a lovely blue and I liked that very much.
I didn't buy this tower for the temperature reading, so I didn't even bother setting up that bit, but if you do care for that know that there are several ways to go about it.
You can just stick the temperature part into the processing chassis, nothing else required. You can also use thermal tape to stick it in - not required though, but for some reason sticking tape to the processing chassis seems like a bad idea to me. You can also measure the temperature of other things like the hard drive which i would never think to do because well, I just wouldn't I suppose.
Overall it's a tower, it does its job, there isn't much more to expect or consider. If you're incredibly picky about these things you could go another route as I've heard complaints about things like the temperature reading but to me I just wanted an easy to build budget case that I could play my games on that was available over Amazon Prime so it's serving my needs perfectly.
Also to note, this case can fit a lot of motherboards, it had most types marked. If you're new to PC building, make sure to look up if your motherboard will fit your tower and stuff.