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    Peeps

    My bro purchased my old Phenom 2 CPU, Ram and Mobo to upgrade from his prehistoric Packard Bell Core 2 Duo.

    He picked this case and i built it for him. Here is my review of the case.

    Specs

    Fans Included: 3 x 120mm
    Window: Yes
    Case Form Factor: Mid Tower
    Motherboard Form Factor: ATX ,Micro ATX, Mini ITX
    Power Supply Form Factor: ATX
    Material: Plastic/ Steel
    Front/ Side/ Top Panel: 1 x Headphone, 1 x Mic In ,1 x USB 2.0 ,1 x USB 3.0
    Drive Bays: 1 x 2.5" Internal, 5 x 3.5" Internal, 2 x 5.25" External
    Dimensions: 185 x 412 x 410 (WxHxD mm)
    Expansion Slots: 7
    Colour: Black/ Green
    Fan Bays: 5 x 120mm
    Weight: 4.6 kg (Approx)

    The Box



    The case







    The Build









    Thoughts

    Build was easy. No major issues as at all. Big open space behind mobo for custom cooler, plenty cable pass throughs and cable tie off points on the right hand side of case behind panel. PSU had a simple to remove and clean filter. HDD slots were screwless and simple to install, and you could hide the cables at the back out of sight. Build quality is good for a cheap case like this. No sharp edges . The right hand side of the case also had a nice bulge on it, so plenty space for a few cables. It also has space for 2 x 120mm fans on top, but i don't think a AIO cooler would fit, probably just fans only. The 3 suppled fans were all pre installed and ready to go.

    Good Points

    -Ample cable tie off points.
    -Motherboard and fans standoffs pre installed.
    -Solid Build quality.
    -Built in fan controller ( High, off , low )
    -Easily fit a large GPU

    Bad points

    -Supplied fans are terrible. only 2 pins so run 100% unless installed into built in fan controller.
    -The expansion slots are the snap off kind.
    -Some of the cables for the case leds, reset buttons are a little short. Each one was a different length, and seem a little flimsy.
    -Air flow in poor when 4 HDDs installed.

    Final Thoughts

    For £34.80, this is a good buy. Looks really nice once built and feature packed for the price. Surprised to see things like all the cable tie offs and mobo standoffs preinstalled. Even has space for a dedicated SSD. Nice The fan controller would be better used to control the side and top fans and use the mobo fan headers to control the front and back fans. When gaming, you could ramp up the top and side fans and turn them off when doing less intensive tasks. The 3 x optical drive bays seem excessive to me and they could have removed 2 of them and this would have allowed an extra front fan. Overall a nice case for the money. i would recommend it for someone who's rig is for general use or light gaming as its air flow might be a little restricted and large custom coolers might not fit.
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    Re: CIT Vanquish Gaming Case

    Hello, I have a question. I just bought this off amazon, I installed everything, but I can't figure out how to connect the case fans since none of the pins match the ones that come out of my motherboard/power supply, can you help me out? Thanks in advance, Lorand.

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    Re: CIT Vanquish Gaming Case

    Yes.

    The fans that came with the case only have 2 pins. They plug into the built in fan controller ( which is a switch that chooses either 5v or 12v). If you look around inside the case, there should be a molex plug that feeds this fan controller. Plug one of your psu's molex into it and it should power up.

    Make sure that the case fans are plugged into the fan controller as well.

    I would recommend buying some better quality case fans and running them from your mono.

    Hope that helps.
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    Re: CIT Vanquish Gaming Case

    Thank you very much !! I will get some new fans in the near future, I just spent all my money on upgrading motherboard/cpu. Thanks for your help and advice !

    PS: I like Lina.

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    Re: CIT Vanquish Gaming Case

    Thanks for this very useful review could you please tell me what the molex connector (with just 2 pins) that comes out of the from is for? I can see another molex connector which appears to power the fans and has 4 pins? Thanks in advance - Dev

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    Re: CIT Vanquish Gaming Case

    Quote Originally Posted by devsen View Post
    Thanks for this very useful review could you please tell me what the molex connector (with just 2 pins) that comes out of the from is for? I can see another molex connector which appears to power the fans and has 4 pins? Thanks in advance - Dev
    From the post a few above this one, it looks like you plug the fans into the fan controller, then power this controller unit with a molex from the PSU.

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    Re: CIT Vanquish Gaming Case

    Good review; I quite like the style of this case, as it very 'mean-looking'. It also seems to pack a few features like the bottom PSU filter that I'd expect to be in a case in a higher price bracket.

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    Re: CIT Vanquish Gaming Case

    I think your power connectors need house-training.

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    Re: CIT Vanquish Gaming Case

    Pls clear your Inbox.. I cannot PM you

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    Re: CIT Vanquish Gaming Case

    Hi.

    Now cleaned.

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    Re: CIT Vanquish Gaming Case

    Hi I have this case exact one only mine is in blue I have fitted my own fans as it was an upgrade case from a previous one I had I am currently using 4 cooler Master sickle flows 2 are red 2 are blue and one blue led fan from my old case in the front I am changing all less to red btw
    However I was just wondering if you think it is possible to fit a 240 radiator for liquid cooling and have an effective and efficient
    Loop going if so we're would I mount my pump resvoir or radiator and importantly would it work I was thinking a 240 rad on the top and a pump and or resvoir within my hdd bays or cd drive bays

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