Benchmarks & Final Analysis
A $60 case with just a single exhaust fan probably wouldn’t be your first choice for use with an overclocked six-core processor and a gaming graphics card, but cases are still one place that some builders try to save money just so that they can afford high-end internal components. You’re also welcome to add fans if you must, though the price of added fans often flips the value equation.
The Delta runs hot, or perhaps it’s our components that run hot. In either case, the Delta barely passes our evaluation with its fans at full speed, and it certainly looks suitable for a less power-hungry CPU (or, the same CPU with a larger cooler).
The noise of the Delta’s single rear fan is minimal as measured from the left-front corner, and its combination of windowed side panel and metal-faced-plastic front cover is great at containing the roar of internal fans.
The Delta’s good noise isolation helps offset its relatively poor thermal performance to put it at only a minor disadvantage in the temperature-to-noise chart, which is the true measure of overall performance.
The Delta is also cheaper than any of the other cases, even the Alpha. Of course, the Alpha comes with a remote RGB controller for that extra $10. It tops the price-to-performance chart by giving up a bunch of things, such as the front panel dust filtration and EATX motherboard support of the MasterBox 5, or the added fans of the Z9 Neo. And still, it’s cheap enough to attract anyone who’s unwilling to spend more than $60 for a case.
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