Author: Shane Fuga
Processor: AMD Athlon II 640
Motherboard: Gigabyte 880GA-UD3H
Graphics Card: Galaxy GTX 460
Storage: 320 GB WD Blue Drive
Cooling: Corsair H50 CPU Cooler
The installation was easy for the most part. The only real problem is being able to hide the extra cables from a non modular PSU. You can see I had to just bunch it up as best as I could in the bottom because there was no where else to put it.
When it comes to selecting a case it comes down to features. A mid tower ATX case is much smaller than a full tower ATX case. The MSI Barricade has several features but is lacking in several areas. This case would be so much better if the interior was just 25-35 mm taller. That way you could fit a radiator inside the top of the case. At $79.99 on Amazon.com, I feel the case is a bit overpriced for what you are getting. With that, I give the case a 5 out of 10 score.
- Window Size
- Digital Cradle SD Card reader
- Top panel “Eject” feature to access the top fans
- Only 3 fans included
- Poor cable management space
- No handles on the case doors