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Exterior

The case sports a matte-black exterior finish.  The accents on the case are blue in color, and consist of the rear expansion-slot ports.  The fans are also blue.  On the front of the case there is a front panel that has a memory card reader in it as well as a USB 3.0 port, which is rare on most cases, especially in the budget-range.

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One confusing aspect of the case is the apparent use of latching handles to remove the side panels from the case; however, there are thumb screws also holding the side panels to the case.  This mid-tower case also is extremely lightweight, making it easy to carry to LAN parties and other events.  There is little use of sound dampening on the case as well.  The case employs relatively silent running fans, which will be discussed in the Interior section of the article.

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It is a good looking case; nothing too fancy and at the same time not that plain.  It will not wow people or win any contests, but it is a functional design with easy access.

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garfi3ld's Avatar
garfi3ld replied the topic: #22336 26 Jan 2012 19:59
A case from MSI? Take a look!
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Wingless92 replied the topic: #22338 26 Jan 2012 22:32
How about, no wire management. While it is a cheap case, it doesn't cost extra to cut holes in the motherboard tray. It would have been nice to see this included.

Loving the installed card readers along with the USB3 header. Not sure about the blue but it does stick with the MSI theme.

No fan filters either but again, cheap price, not gonna get many options. Atleast you can buy filters if you ever wanted to go down that road later. Then again, my case didn't come with filters and that was way more than this, lol.

Seems like a stout entry level case. Good to see MSI doing something different.
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Lersar replied the topic: #22339 26 Jan 2012 22:49
Wingless92 wrote:
doesn't cost extra to cut holes in the motherboard tray.
I've got a few mods going right now that need some holes cut, want to come over and do it for free for me?
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Wingless92 replied the topic: #22350 27 Jan 2012 03:40
Sure, make it your wedding gift?
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Lersar replied the topic: #22357 27 Jan 2012 07:15
Done, but you can't make them in the shape of mudflap girls. This will have to go in the same room as my soon-to-be wife. ;)
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garfi3ld replied the topic: #22360 27 Jan 2012 07:18
BTW take a good look at the space between the motherboard tray and the side panel. There just isn't any space for wiring, holes wouldn't be useful. Size wise its just to small to fit in wire management of that style. Its noticeably smaller than the "normal" mid tower for most people.
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Wingless92 replied the topic: #22364 27 Jan 2012 07:54
Lersar wrote:
Done, but you can't make them in the shape of mudflap girls. This will have to go in the same room as my soon-to-be wife. ;)

How about

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #22365 27 Jan 2012 08:20
how did you guys get a cutout of me?

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