Originally Posted by Lowfyr
Hey guys, I came to you to seek some advice. I'm still undecided whether to build my upcoming rig in a 350D (using a Maximus Gene) or a carbide air 540.
So I wanted to ask you, why, from a subjective as well as an objective viewpoint, would you personally recommend the 350D?
I personally went for the 350D because of a few different reasons. One of those reasons is price. The case with the windowed side panel was only $110 when I purchased it the week it was released. $110 for a nice case is a good deal in my opinion, there's honestly not much it can't do that other more expensive cases can.
Another fact that won me over instantly for this choice in case is it's appearance. In my opinion, this is the
only case that I find extremely good looking. It's very sleek, with the front having a brushed metal look to it. The side window is perfect, it's not cut out in some weird shape, the corners are cut perfectly, and it shows a lot of the inside. It's just an extremely sleek, clean cut looking case in my opinion, and no other case on the market has that kind of look.
The fact that it's not a full size or even mid size tower didn't effect my view on how beautiful the case is. I'm installing a fully custom water cooling loop in mine, not a water cooling kit with a bay reservoir, but a fully custom loop, with a 150 mL cylindrical reservoir inside (one of the main reasons I didn't go with a bay reservoir is because I couldn't dare remove one of the bay panels, the front looks just too damn clean to mess with it).
I think you should go for the 350D. Extremely nice looking and nice functioning case in my opinion. Within a week or two you'll see some pictures of mine as I get my parts in