The Build and Finished Product
By opening the door, putting a finger behind the latch, lifting up, and then removing the cover, I was able to get the DVD drive in without removing the bezel. I also pulled the lower cover to show where I installed the SSD so I could leave the bays out of the case to show how much room is in here.
This case is immense. I mean it takes a full ATX motherboard and a HIS Radeon HD 7950 and makes it look like a Micro-ATX kit. I got a good sized air cooler, and I can still fit a radiator above it. This thing is just full of space for options later on down the road as your skill levels progress and back account increases.
In the back I found that the I/O shield is snug and fits well, I also had no issues with the card like I did in the Node 605. As for the PSU, it is a bit awkward at first until you get a screw in it, but then it gets snuggled right up to the gasket for a solid installed feel.
As you can see I tried really hard to fill this area with as much wiring and thick connections as I could. Funny thing is, even with all this going on back here, I just set the front edge of the door in the chassis and closed it right over these wires without even the slightest resistance. There are also loads of places to help manage the wiring - everything is tied down somewhere.
With the chassis all back together now, and essentially just waiting for me to plug in the power cord, you can see that from the outside absolutely nothing has changed. What you see from the first moment of opening the box is exactly what you have when you finish; no surprises.
Once I turned the chassis on, while the fan controller was set to 12V, the blue/white glow of the LED slot in the front and the ring on top weren't the only things telling me the case was on. The fans at this point are in the 45dB range if you were within a couple of feet of the chassis. The nice thing is though, the chassis cools so well, the turning it down to 7V cures the sound issue and still offers cooling ability that most users need.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Recommended for You
Latest News Posts
- Windows Defender works against Dell adware certificate
- Garmin releases radar to assist cyclists with safety concerns
- Security experts say Australia is a very easy hacker target
- Microsoft looks to clear its Surface, offers $500AU off for Aussies
- Microsoft's Nokia 230 is here and it's $55
- D-Link DCS-2630L 1080p Ultra-Wide View IP Wi-Fi Camera Review
- ID-Cooling Frostflow 240L CPU Liquid Cooler Review
- Lexar JumpDrive M20i 32GB OTG iOS Flash Drive Review
- Gibabyte GA-Z170X- Gaming 7 Supported RAM (2 x16Gb or 4 x 8GB) ?
- heya! PC-A10 case parts?
- Team Group Announces Neptune Gaming SO-DIMM Memory
- Cooltek Announces the Skall Series ATX Mid-tower Chassis
- Eurocom offers $500 USD off Black Friday & Cyber Monday deal for EUROCOM Sky X9 Desktop Laptop with Intel Skylake desktop class CPUs and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Desktop GPU and 64 GB DDR4 memory
- MSI @ DREAMHACK WINTER 2015
- ADATA Releases the Lightning Card Reader