Originally Posted by Bradford1040;13523418
How is the build quality on that case? I mean is it worth 700usd? I have been looking at the reverse atx version as the board is upside down the GPU full waterblocks would be seen very nicely. I just am not sure about paying 700usd on it, thinking a CL or MM would be a better as they are a little cheaper out the gate, or is there a better deal on theses somewhere?
Build quality is simply excellent. I owned many cases so far and this is better, no discussion.
Aluminum is a bit thin feeling at first (i think it is 2mm on walls and 1mm on the HD cover plate). Dremel it takes some effort...
Once everithing is equipped you can feel it flex a bit under the weight. Once assembled it becomes a rock (that's reason for so many skrews Ales put around
Price wise LD is at par with either the two you mention (beeing MM pretty aged and basic engineering in my modest view).
I had looked to the CL at first myself before going to the LD
Bottom line: I think the (bad) deal comes when shipping fees are added to the bill which results in CL beeing better option for US based folks and LD for EU.
If/when EU goes up in xch rate than CL becomes a suitable option either if you can afford another 10% roughtly over the LD.
That apart it is very good case (light at an extent) and i prefer this "tall" line rather than the "Frigidaire" form factor of the CL (pardon me no offense)
That said all those are great cases grown in OCN considering many feedbacks and with plenty of room for either components and imagination...