So I saw this case a few weeks ago, a Black Friday deal at newegg.com, for the price of $30 and I immediately bought it, I was really curious to find what does $30 gets you these days for a case with a side window and modern day features.
To be honest I am very pleasantly surprised, just a few years ago you had to pay at least $70-80 to get a side window, water cooling options or fans included, not to mention that I spent 10 times more on Corsair 800D back in 2010, yes that case was $300. I am so glad that you don’t have to break the bank these days to get a good case, and this is definitely a good case, despite its little disadvantages and some cheaper materials used.
Whats great about it, big side acrylic window, 2 fans provided (one is blue LED) PSU and HDD cover (one of those modern day features that everyone likes) , adjustable height on the rear fan, USB 3.0 ports, magnetic mesh filter for the top, SSD mounting points behind the motherboard, a lot of tie points for cable management in the back. Really, when you look at all those listed above, its hard to say that this case is not great, especially for the price of $30! The case seems very compact and at the same time can hose VGA cards up to 380 mm long and CPU Coolers with 161 mm height.
Personally for me not having any HDD or CD drive rails inside is great it opens so much space to work with and maximizes the ventilation, which is appreciated considering how small this case is compared to some of my other older cases from other companies.
I cant wait to build something in it and will show it to you in a separate video, but for now I definitely recommend this case, especially for the price. Now you need to consider that there are few shortcomings, that some people might consider as a deal breaker, like the limited airflow from the front, only one option for a fan on the top of the case, laughable filter on the bottom for the PSU (but that can be easily fixed with just flipping the PSU with the fan pointing into the case and sucking air from it), thin steal material and probably not the greatest space behind the motherboard tray.
Still all in all, I think DIY did a great job bringing a lot of good features for a very reasonable price $30 on promotion and regular one is around $40.