CoolForce 2 is a steel case, fitting into the mid tower range and is also accompanied by plastic elements to fully fulfill the looks of the case. It comes in black and green, the usual trade mark of Nanoxia and it looks really simple, yet elegant and attractive. Practicality is a word that comes to my mind after reading the resume of this chassis and although this would come at a cheaper price than the DeepCool series it is definitely worth the shot from a customer’s perspective.
Nanoxia logo is also illuminated, giving the case that distinct and striking look. If you want to keep it even simpler, use the on/off button to control the Rigid LED strips.
Green LED are responsible for the light show and they also add to the overall value of the case, along with its appearance. CoolForce 2 comes with several distinctive features that differ it from many of the chassis in this class and the first one is AirCover to either allow more airflow or keep the case’s external looks more fluid and flat. With the removal of the AirCover up to three 120/140 mm fans can be installed at the top alone. Speaking of fans, up to nine fans can be fit into this hardware house. Three are Nanoxia 140mm fans are pre-installed for end user convenience and value straight out of the box. Two at the front panel, one at the rear as exhaust – always a good, balanced and dust free combination.
In addition to that a three way fan controller is also included, which is a must in such a large case with availability of expanding the airflow.
ModuWand is another feature of the case which can hold more fans as well as it allows more space if removed to serve as a nice roomy environment of a GPU longer than 300mm (which is the max with ModuWand on). If removed that space quickly goes to 430mm. It also serves the purpose of a modular HHD cage, so flexibility is not an issue here at all – it’s a matter of choice. Four dedicated SSD slots, one of which behind the MB tray. Two 2.5/3.5″ drives can be mounted on the ModuWand or even (2 x 2.5 inch, 2 x 3.5 inch) if convenient for you. Using a separate HDD cage you can mount up to two more 3.5″ drives between the ModuWand and front panel.
Water cooling is on an entry level here with support for 240mm radiator and 360mm radiator as a maximum on the top panel. Rubber holes for external water cooling solutions are also available. Top panel is with a lateral offset to accommodate ticker radiators, however use of low profile RAM modules is recommended.
|Form Factor: ATX, XL-ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX|
|5.25 inch drive bay external: 2 x|
|2.5 inch drive bay internal: max.6 x|
|3.5 inch drive bay internal: max. 4 x|
|Case Fan (Front): 2 x 140 mm (1,100 rpm)|
|Case Fan (Rear): 1 x 140 mm (1,100 rpm)|
|Case Fan (Top): optional 3 x 120/140 mm|
|Case Fan (Bottom): optional 1 x 120/140 mm|
|Case Fan (ModuWand): optional 2 x 120/140 mm|
|Height (Approx.): 430 mm|
|Width (Approx.): 200 mm|
|Depth (Approx.): 475 mm|
|Material: Steel, plastic|
|Weight (Approx.): 9.9 kg|
|Maximum installation height of CPU coolers: 185 mm|
|Maximum VGA Card Length: 300 (430) mm|
Noise dampening materials are used on the side panels to dampen any noise coming from the case and absorb the vibrations so lowered noise output is achieved. Looking at the interior of the case we can see good sized rubber grommets, always a good thing to see in a case of this range and more of a must nowadays.
Front panel is also housing the I/O panel which includes two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port (no idea why there is such) on the left side and right side has the HD audio jacks. Two 5.25″ drive bays are available for use in CoolForce 2.
There is no designated spot for the water pump and reservoir, however with the optimization of the ModuWand there is enough space to fit the needed components and build a lovely looking machine which is also running cool and looks cool. CoolForce 2 is definitely worth to be taken into consideration.