Originally Posted by TrAncE XD
I don't get why you people are dissing the aluminus. Mine showed up perfect and i got it for 70 dollars. Don't feel like I overpayed at all....
Its very lightweight and thats why they use such thin aluminum, I LOVE IT
The drives are perfect and the slots to put them in are amazing, flip the drives backwards and its instant cable management.
When i got mine it had no dents at all, and the case itself runs very silent and doesn't shake or anything. Plenty or room and the Drive hider aluminum piece is a nice accent.
The Cable management is HORRIBLE, no place to do ANYTHING in that case in terms of cable management, the window is so tiny, and the overall case is ugly IMO.
The only thing it has going for it is the build quality.
Wow now I know what rose colored glasses make stuff look like.
The Aluminus is crap. I have one and built a rig in it and it was so incrediblyy loud that I took everything out and put it back in the box and it has been in the box now for 6 months.
The front panel is silver plastic and looks it. The front 120 is held in place in such manner as to ensure the fan makes noise--the front fan hole is too small and the bracket is stupid.
The rear fan will make the case drum away with the sound...even a better fan will do the same.
The HDD mount trays are soo flimsy that you need to rebend them each and every time you take them in or out of the bay. It is a good design--poorly executed--ditto the removable mobo tray. The tray removes...but not with the backplane
so you have to take everything apart anyway. Not sure what exactly that is supposed to make easier...but it makes for a great sales point: "removable movo tray" lol.
I was going to mod it for LC since it is soooo huge and looks really really nice.
The one feature I really like is the screw-on plate the hides the optical bay--it looks tough. It doesn't really do anything but it looks great.
The case is pretty tall and narrow and since it is so flimsy you have to sort of bend it to make all four feet sit level on the table. And the PSU is wayy up top so the weight is up high making for an easy disaster if ou have clumsy animals or kids...
The 80mm fan on the Side panel is like ***...anyone would immediately notice how annoyingly loud a fan is there..even a low cfm fan. There is a reason good cases use 120mm fans everywhere. Easy enough to mod though...
My case arrived dented too..and it was a sharp dent that could not be erased.
The aluminum is about one grade above beer can aluminum.
It looks great...but feels cheesey. And it is LOUD.
At $20 it's a decent case. At $40 it's overpriced. @ $55 you are getting gouged.
Although it would be ideal for a front 240rad and some other mods I can't see putting any money into such a cheap and poorly executed design.
Just because a case is "all Aluminum" with "removable mobo tray" and "tooless design" does not mean it is Lian Li quality aluminum...far from it.
Sorry if that pops anyone's bubble...but I am pretty finnicky about cases. Just being BRUTALLY honest about this Ultra product.