Final Thoughts & Conclusion
This is the first time I have built in a DIYPC and I was pleasantly surprised. The case itself is extremely solid with a 0.8mm steel frame and the three tempered glass panels looked great. DIYPC has also added tons of value to their case with the inclusion of a fan hub and 4 of their 120mm RGB fans. Some of the other features that really stood out are the full PSU shroud, the many Velcro tiedown points and the amount of space you have to work with both in the front and the back.
With that said, the case is not without a few flaws. I ran into a few quality control issues with the tempered panel thumb screws not sitting flush to the glass and some of the case’s finish being stripped when I removed the HDD cage. Those are really quite minor as they are hardly noticeable and don’t really detract from the look of the case. From a design perspective, there are a few changes I would like to see which include bigger grommets, an easier to remove HDD cage, and a modified SSD mounting points.
DIYPC’s Vanguard RGB was a good case to build in and really does look sharp with the included RGB fans. I do find the MSRP of $129.99 a tad high, but at the time of this review it is currently on sale at NewEgg for $79.99, which is a real steal.