ATX Mid Tower
Black / Red
Side Panel Window
Power Supply Shroud
Front Panel USB
- USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
- USB 2.0 Type-A
Motherboard Form Factor
- Micro ATX
- Mini ITX
Full-Height Expansion Slots
Half-Height Expansion Slots
Maximum Video Card Length
- 305 mm / 12.008" With Drive Cages
- 406 mm / 15.984" Without Drive Cages
Internal 2.5" Bays
Internal 3.5" Bays
- 28 points
- 30 months ago
from completed build Coffee Lake - ROG Edition
Got this for the aesthetics and out of the box Aura Sync compatibility. A large margin for price premium just for the LED's, ROG certification, and built-in controller for an otherwise vanilla Noctis 450.
Case is 4/5, but the rear panel cable spacing ran tight for me, as seen in my initial feedback. Removing the front panel to get to the magnetic filters feels like a gamble since it feels like something would snap - not happened, and the same is being observed by other case owners.
Acrylic panel is crap. Wiping using an electronics microfiber cloth, specifically made for electronic devices' sensitive LCDs actually left scratch marks. Looking to have it either replaced with TG glass (expensive, hard to find a fabricator that can match case specs) or repolishing the acrylic and tinting it to protect it from harm.
Recommendation: Prospective buyer should first weigh pros & cons with this case. It does look good, but if you are someone who is OC (like me) and wants everything **** and span, this front acrylic panel most definitely will not be to your liking due to the ease to scratch it.
- 17 points
- 32 months ago
from completed build Strix X299-E Gaming
Eh. If you like the Noctis 450, then this is basically that, but with Aura support.
There's underside LED's, the power button, plus two strips above and below the window at the front which are RGB, and while they are all seperate, they connect into a single hub behind the motherboard tray, and that runs a cable to your Aura header. It's a pity that the lighting inside the case isn't separate from the underside lighting, although I'm sure it wouldn't be too difficult to mod it.
The inside LED strips above and below the window also really highlight the dust that makes its way into the case and sticks to the acrylic window and the acrylic side of the power supply shroud, so be prepared to clean this thing at least once a week if you're OCD about it.
The Strix X299-E Gaming feels a bit cramped inside this case, and coupled with the Kraken X62, forget about running your radiator in a single push or push/pull configuration, as the fans will prevent you being able to plug in your EPS (CPU power) connectors. Also, it's impossible to connect your front USB3 ports to the motherboard's USB3 side connector or to make the cable running to the bottom USB 3 connector look nice and clean. If I find a cleaner looking solution, I'll update this review/build post.
Usual nice things about the Noctis 450 apply - stylish looking, with great airflow, etc, etc. I'm not sure if the Aura support is worth the price premium, and if I could go back in time with what I know now, I likely would have chosen a different case.
If anyone can find another case that's got the same great airflow, and looks stylish, please let me know in the comments.
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