- Packaging and Specification
- External Impressions
- Internal Impressions Part 1
- Internal Impressions Part 2
- Installation Experience
Point to note that some of the standoffs are steel as they’re part of the motherboard tray itself
When I am saying this, I am not referring to this case but some people have expressed concerns if the standoffs are really brass or are they steel? The reason being that they have noticed that the steel standoffs catch rust/corrosion pretty quickly, especially in humid areas. I hope manufacturers don’t ditch brass standoffs if this is the case. Personally I don’t really like standoffs being painted, its more like an effort to prevent end users to know if they’re brass or some other type of metal. Its very important to know what you’re using.
TX750’s annoying cables give a good idea of how good the maximum potential a case has for cable management with most of the hardware being mounted and spending as less time as possible gives a good idea of how easy the case is to put it together.
Like all Corsair cases I’ve reviewed so far, I have no issues with it… well almost. One of my concerns is that one of the removable motherboard standoffs preinstalled on the motherboard tray is screwed very tightly, I am pretty sure I need a tool to loosen it but take care not to put a lot of force and damage the standoff. There are 2 more holes for motherboard standoffs for smaller form factor motherboards but extra standoffs are not provided. Since the brass standoffs are so darn tight, the end user who faces the same situation of not having that support for smaller than ATX form factor motherboards.
There is a lot of room between the TX750 and the grommet to route most of the cable. Looking at the base and ability to remove one of the HDDs does make it obvious that you can install 2x 120mm radiator on the base, but to note that you’ll need to turn the case upside down to secure from the underbelly. I am not sure how many would prefer to keep one of the HDD bays aside to mount a radiator all the way down there, but for CPU cooling, you’re lot better off mounting it on the top panel.
Another concern is that depending on the configuration and power supply, some cables may be too awfully close to the case fans. The case fans when installed inside do keep the system cool enough- even the hard drives- but if they’re going to have a restriction of not able to install 120mm fans with 25mm thickness on the front panel, they should provide a fan finger guards. One of the possibility of this scenario is if 11” GPU which requires you to install the PCIe cable all the way back.
And to be honest, if cases are made in a way that it can support longer cards should have a bracket that supports the longer and heavier graphic cards. In-win has made a simple design to support a 560Ti CUII in Asus ROG Tytan’s CG8565. Its simple and it works.
There is lot of space on the top panel so you might not face clearance issues when you mount a single array of fans and a radiator. If you plan to have a push-pull, it would most likely overlap over the board.
I’ll be honest, I was very skeptical that the space between the rear motherboard tray and the cable clips is enough that it can secure the psu cables properly- especially the 24 pin cables and more than 1 PCIE power cable. I am glad that this didn’t happen.
But I do wish there was about half an inch of space between the HDD tray and the right sidepanel. Keep about 4 hard drives with the empty slots in the middle, but I wouldn’t use all 6 unless you want to risk damaging the cable by forcing the right panel.