OverviewHardware: Cases & PSU
WHAT WE LIKED:Great build quality, good price for the feature set, reasonable size, good airflow
WHAT WE DISLIKED:The styling could be a bit too aggressive for some tastes, LEDs are a bit over the top
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This case really has two personalities: one reflecting a design philosophy and the other is stylistic.
In terms of design philosophy the case is extremely well executed; a detailed inspection of the fit and finish shows a very high quality standard reminiscent of a German appliance. It is clear a lot of thought went into the physical layout and how the user would interact with the case as even parts not easily visible were designed and finished as if they were meant to be displayed front and center.
The other personality is all about style. The case has a very a aggressive look and the front panel really demands your attention. The trigger guard that covers the power and reset buttons amplifies the aggressive theme, while the cool/creepy LEDs that flash like menacing eyes when the system is in sleep mode is kind of unsettling (in a cool way!).