This is my first Corsair case and I had high hopes, but a few design faults made for a frustrating build. I would probably return it if I intended to do more with it than use it for a proxy server. I would not recommend it to someone else.
- I like that the main door is hinged with a latch, rather than thumb screws and slots like most doors have.
- The SSD slots are cool. I liked not needing find screws and an adapter plate to secure it.
- The top and bottom filters remove easily for cleaning.
- I had plenty of space for a mini-ATX board. It looks like most high-end GPUs should fit.
- It has fans preinstalled in both front and back.
- I didn’t come across any sharp edges inside the case.
- The door latch is extremely cheap plastic and doesn’t really catch. The door is magnetic and it’s almost like the latch is just there for show. Unfortunately, the magnets are not enough to hold the door shut and just bumping or lifting the case can cause it to open.
- The power supply and 3.5-inch bay covers in the bottom are horribly frustrating, flimsy plastic that are difficult to get lined up and really limit how you can route cables and fan placement. They may also interfere with the last slot on larger boards. It took a lot of wrestling to get them in place and I really hope I don't have to move them again.
- The slot covers are vented but not filtered, which sort of defeats the purpose of having filters everywhere else.
- In order to remove the front panel to clean the filter, you have to remove both doors and push on plastic posts from the inside. This frustration diminishes the value of the hinged door because you have to remove thumb screws on the other door anyway. Pulling “firmly, but gently” as stated in the instructions did nothing. I may have to just leave the cover off, because I’m not going through that every time the filter needs to be cleaned. This is the biggest reason I don’t like this case.