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VIVO CASE-V08 Review

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VIVO CASE-V08 Conclusion:

While VIVO may be known more for monitor mounts, TV mounts, and a few other non-computer case-related hardware components, I have to say that after reviewing the V07 a few weeks ago, and now the V08, it is clear to me that VIVO has a finger on the pulse of case design and manufacture. The CASE-V08 delivers functionality with adequate space for a full system build. It also delivers aesthetically with the tempered full side and front glass panels. Add to that the amazing blue LED fans and you have a winning combination.

With the full front glass panel, there is of course no room for any optical drives, and as optical drives are slowly being phased out of case designs, you do still have an option for external USB optical drives if you have a need - but the space that is freed up opens the door for liquid cooling. Remember when only high-end cases had any sort of space or mounting provisions for a radiator? Now support for liquid cooling is no big deal. Even though the top of the V08 is fully covered, you can still install a nice 240mm front radiator or a rear 120mm radiator in the case that has a mid-tower form factor.

Like in the automotive world, it is common for high-end features that were only found on Cadillacs and Lincolns to trickle down to the mainstream, and computer cases are no different. In addition to the trend of fancy glass side and front panels, many cases now incorporate a cover over the power supply area. Both features were once only found on expensive cases, but manufacturers have found a way make these features available and affordable.

The V08 offers style with purpose. It can handle motherboard form factors that range from a mini-ITX up to a full E-ATX. As with the CASE-V07, the fit and finish of the V-08 are at a quality level that you typically see from well-known case manufacturers. Sound levels are not really noticeable, and you do have space to add two more 120mm fans on top of the power supply cover if you want more air flow. There are filters to keep the dust out, and decent room to build a nice gaming rig, workstation, or just a daily driver.

The VIVO CASE-V08 retails for $69.99, and for a case that can handle an E-ATX motherboard, liquid cooling, and comes with tempered front and side glass - you can't go wrong. 

 

Pros:

  • Full tempered smoked side and front glass
  • Three 120mm front blue LED fans
  • One rear 120mm blue LED fan
  • Each fan has 33 LEDs
  • Fan controller
  • VGA card length up to 395mm
  • CPU cooler height up to 161mm
  • Supports ATX, Micro ATX, ITX, and E-ATX motherboards (up to 12.0" x 10.7")
  • Supports up to two water cooling radiators (one 240mm and one 120mm)
  • Filtered front and power supply ventilation
  • Cable management space
  • Thumb screw mounted side panels for easy access
  • Power supply/HDD chamber with excellent ventilation
  • Great price

 

Cons:

  • PSU cover can hide a fancy power supply that you may want to show off


 

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  1. VIVO CASE-V08: Introduction & Closer Look
  2. VIVO CASE-V08: Specifications & Testing
  3. VIVO CASE-V08: Conclusion
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