Perfect for a budget build also comes with a with a preinstalled 120mm rear fan
Thanks OP, wanted a cheap case to do a rebuild. This is perfect, thanks!
Anyone know what the front airflow intake is like?
Looks like it'd get toasty inside.
According to this video, it's quite restrictive.
At the risk of sounding like a smart arse, my eyes tell me all I need to know about airflow in this case.
no worries mate, using eyes is an increasingly underutilised skill these days
@dbmitch: Have built-in one of these [Ryzen 5 2600, paired with a GTX 1070] with 2 fans at the front, 1 x top, 1 x rear. Airflow was not an issue.
YMMV with higher end hardware than this.
i have a h18 and it is toasty inside even with 5 fans
I have this case. Front intake is surprisingly good, but that might also be because the bottom of the case is a giant hole that negates all dust management benefits.
I closed up the hole with a filter and tape and the intake is still very decent. Much better than my other case thermaltake view 31.
I haven't had any issues with the case whatsoever.
I would say avoid and go for the H18 instead (also on Amazon but $59, free delivery with Prime), it should be identical except it has a front mesh panel instead of a front blocked panel.
Certain low powered systems would be perfectly fine with the H17 case, but I wouldn't want anything drawing lots of power and making lots of heat in here, that's for sure.
I own one, it's garbage.
It gets toasty. One of the feet fell off. One of the front header USB ports stopped working. My computer started having issues turning on, at first I thought my power supply or perhaps the power strip was faulty. Realised it was power button as I've since switched cases and have had no issues.
I also own one. For the price it's pretty decent. I find the build quality to be quite good. Rounded edges, nice quality fixings.
However, as others have said the airflow through the front is not great. That said, I'm running a 3700x & 5700xt in there and after loading up 3 intake fans and an additional exhaust on top it's been fine. Not had a temp related issue yet.
I think I've seen someone posting on a forum about running a top and rear intake with front exhaust on this case and apparently the temps were better? I cbf trying that out though.
I'd go for the H18 if you can find it for a similar price. It has a full mesh front.
Similar experiences here. Don't have the exact model but another Versa H##. USB ports dead & feet fell off
Any recommendation by briefcase mong is one I'm glad to consider.
I once bought the non-Windowed version. I think it was this one that I had trouble with SATA cable of one of my drives. If they only made the case 1cm wider, there would be no problems fitting a drive in with its protruding non-angled SATA cable. You get about what you expect for a budget case. I had no big airflow problems.
These cases are traditionally inexpensive on Amazon, but I've never seen it this cheap. Good deal.
On second look, it wasn't this case at all. It was the Thermaltake Versa H25. Comments above apply to the H25 only. I haven't tried this one.
Murphy's Second Law: it's always on sale just after you bought it!
Got the h18 as part of a techfast build. Crap case. Switched to a fractal and the difference is huge in thermals, looks and build quality.
That's the smallest gap I've ever seen for a front intake.
Dont get the hate on the h18, reviews are good and i personally had an i5 4570 and 1060 in there to test and it was fine, no problems with thermals or noise
Thermals might not be brilliant, but it's not designed for a high end build, it's for a build where you need to buy the cheapest case possible to afford other parts. Don't put a 2000 or 3000 series gpu in this thing.