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I am considering this case since I can get it at $55 after tax/shipping. It seems to go for around $100+ in Canada.

My other choices were the Arc Midi (discontinued) or HAF 912 which never goes on sale.

I hear some complaints about the fans being loud? True or false?

How is the cable management?

Does the case have too much plastic?

Can you lay it down to work on it or do you have to remove the back side panel?

I have to say it looks better in build pictures. I thought the case was really ugly.

Thanks!
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The fans are not loud from my experience. However since it has lots of ventilation and grills it may seem louder. The fans themselves, no.

Cable management is not great but do-able. There are tons of cable tie downs and routing holes. The build will look clean from the 'front' but the 'back' not so much. I managed to completely fill this case to the brim and fit every cable fine. It is a little tricky though.

I think the build quality is great and the case is very solid. I do not think there is too much plastic. The front panel is the exception. But if you use GTX's suggestion you should be fine. I have removed mine and it gets easier every time. No broken tabs. Just be careful.

You will need to remove the panel because of the side vents.

The case looks much better in person, though I never though it looked bad. Overall this is a good case. I don't think you will find a better deal at 55$ for a mid tower case. Hope this helps!

EDIT: Oh and I think it would be a toss up between the haf and this case. I considered both myself and the lack of a painted interior and window as well as the zalmans unique design and cooling steered me to the Zalman. Otherwise they are both great for the price.

MY Review of this case below:

http://www.amazon.com/review/R1S0I5OHHBP3PV/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B007M4VALU&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=541966&store=pc
Edited by tyguy - 12/21/12 at 12:51pm
post #93 of 1124
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I recommend removing the plastic tab function and just using one thumb screw on the back for better ventilation.

I did never thought about this thanks thumb.gif
This case is exceptional :


Zalman Z11 Plus


and huh... about the front panel, it's hard to remove, but I found a solution, you can see my videos here :
http://www.youtube.com/user/SGX7000/videos?flow=grid&view=0


remember also that's the best cable management case because some holes are small, like the two ones on the top, nope, the second one for the dvd and top pannel is sufficient, but... the two holes that are made for the motherboard and gpu exit cables are nice and without all these bad quality ugly rubber, and the bottom big big big hole for all your cables !

just take a look here guys ► http://goo.gl/bWTVQ this is the gallery

also watch this one : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCgyzq2i8Ig NEW!
Edited by GTX670 - 12/23/12 at 6:55am
    
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post #94 of 1124
Hi
I have ordered this case and am wondering how easy is the installation?

- Is it easy to remove the slots at the front for disc drives?
- Is HDD instalation simple?

Any advice is appreciated as this is my first build! Thanks!
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post #96 of 1124
Is it possible to install the disc drive and HDD without removing the front panel? (it looks complicated)
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Also do some of the fans w/molex connectors go straight into the PSU or do you need an adapter?
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We're talking about the case here, not about any Power Supply Unit, only about the case itself

The case is NOT SO COMPLICATED if you watch the video I've made that's all

if you didn't saw the video it's not my problem
    
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Originally Posted by GTX670 View Post

We're talking about the case here, not about any Power Supply Unit, only about the case itself
The case is NOT SO COMPLICATED if you watch the video I've made that's all
if you didn't saw the video it's not my problem
I did see your video, but I am wondering if the disc drives can be installed/power switch cable without removing the entire front panel?
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I did see your video, but I am wondering if the disc drives can be installed/power switch cable without removing the entire front panel?
Sorry, this is totally impossible.
    
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