Which is great as I have an Asus Micro motherboard. The Star Tech 630 watt power supply I bought at Overstock will work with the case better than the case I have since the power supply is to be installed at the bottom giving more fan potential than the 8 available space noted for the case. Heat rises; Which is nice since it can rise to the right side of the case where two fans can be mounted and on top where two more fans can be mounted. The side you can't see on the right side of the case is important where two fans can be installed because hard drives create heat, too. The case is lightweight and the design is incredible.
This case provides excellent cooling and cable management. Its very easy to work around this case and fits most of the components easily. Especially if you have a long graphics card. Tons of area to route your cables for easy cable management. I installed Corsair H100 Liquid cooling in this case and it was easy to install it. The case runs very quite and has a very good airflow with huge 220mm fan in the front. My only complaint is installing HDD. I had to use the screws to secure the HDD in the slide of HDD tray. My previous Thermaltake had sliders to slide in the HDD without using any screws. But nevertheless it was easy to do it. The HDD connects to pre-connected SATA power that is very convenient. Overall this case is worth the money.
I purchased this cabinet to house a recent Win8/XBMC HTPC with gaming capability build. It's spacious(for a HTPC cab), study, attractive and has good fit and finish. The included fans and inner sound dampening material are nice bonuses. The fans run quietly, and even adding 5 additional fans, I barely hear anything across the room, and definitely hear nothing when there's sound coming from my home theater. One thing to note is that if you're using a pre-built watercooling solution, you may need to mod the case by cutting a new fan/rad mount, as I did. I have a Corsair H55, and it wouldn't fit on the right side of the case because the overall thickness of fan + rad projected over the RAM slots, and the tubing was not long enough to stretch to the left side of the case. I ended up cutting a new mount in the top panel of the case, which was kind of a sticky mess because of the sound dampening material, but I can't fault the case for that - this wasn't an intended use of the product. However, mounting my rad there with 2 fans in a push-pull configuration is keeping my FX8350 nice and cool at idle and within safe limits(max 58C) under load for an hour or more, and that's a hot-running processor. I also removed the HDD cages completely and just laid my ssd in the bottom of the case to make extra space for the cables from my non-modular PSU. So far, so good. Also of note is that if you're using a full ATX board, you will not have space to mount a slimline optical drive. I just keep one in a USB3 enclosure handy for the rare occasion I need to read a disc.
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