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Phobya Bench Case

review by intelman

THE GOOD:
This thing is very big. It was able to fit 2x 360mm Radiators with Push/Pull. And still easily fit 4x HDD/SDD, 4x 5.25" Bays, PSU, etc.

It will also swallow up any sized motherboard. It made my full ATX look like a micro.

The best part about it is how modular it is. The Bottom piece is like a drawer and slides out. And all brackets are just screwed down, so they can be moved or removed very easily. Its also very heavy and very sturdy.

THE BAD
Quality is slightly lacking, as with most Phobya products. Two of the preinstalled stand offs broke while I was trying to remove them, forcing me to drill them out. Also the Phobya logo right on the front is slightly crooked (which is quite annoying).

Also all the screws need an allen wrench to remove, not sure why they did this instead of just putting normal screws on. But you can just do what I did and replace them all. The I/O brackets will fit an M3 thumb screw and I think the others are M4.

CONCLUSION:
Overall this is a fantastic case. Its the only case I have found that can hold 2x 360 rads out of the box for under $200 (excluding the Xigmatek Elysium maybe?). Most watercooling cases run almost triple the price of this thing. I am very happy with this case!
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ProsCons
Massive, Lots of Radiator Support (2x 360mm/280mm), Any sized Motherboard Support, Very ModularQuality is not perfect, Odd Allen Key Screws

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Phobya Bench Case

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Have you seen this?

As to the allen screws, I know a lot of peeps prefer regular ones, but I like them as the tops don't wear out as easily. Annoying if you don't have an allen key set to hand of course.
 

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Yep, I love Case Labs. But I cannot bring myself to drop $600 on a case. I was impressed by its watercooling abilities at the price point.

And I see your point about the allen head screws. I just thought it was a strange move haha.
 

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Yeah I remember being really excited about it until I saw the price, and tbh something that big wouldn't be so hard to build oneself anyway, it's when cases are really compact that it gets difficult.

Yeah I'm actually more used to seeing those cross head screws that double as hexagonal nuts-they're probably better.
 
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