Spire Pininfarina Mid-Tower ATX Case



With a case being what you mostly see when you look at your PC, the Pininfarina certainly looks the part. It’s a unique looking piece of kit that would blend in well with other modern furniture. Its butterfly design really makes installation a cinch, taking little time and allowing (mostly) hassle free mounting of your components. While noisy, the thermals are more than capable of cooling modern hardware more than satisfactorily.

I couldn’t find a price for this here in the UK but Froogle US provided $107.99 form Newegg and $129.99 from XOxide.

• Unique looks
• Easy installation
• Good thermals

• Provided fans are loud
• Steel chassis

Recommended Award

Thanks to Spire Cooling for providing the case for review.

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28-03-2007, 17:48:21

I have to admit I really like the sleek looks of this baby. Damn it's nice

Good review Hamster Quote

28-03-2007, 18:01:26

nice review

when I first saw the image of the case I thought it looked ugly

I think it's all the curves etc.

But after I read thru the review it began to seem pretty good

I like the way the side opens with the mobo (like the old mac g4's) so you can work on the internal components easier than fiddling inside a case.

Looking at the back of the case, the left sidepanel doesn't seem to fit flush Quote

28-03-2007, 18:05:46

Cheers guys.

This is a funny case, it seems to grow on you the more you look at it.

The pannel fits a bit better than in the pic, but you have to push the side that slighly stiff extra 1/8th of an inch so it clicks in properly. As i was lifting it up by the side handles to rotate it to take the pics i must have not pushed it back, oops...Quote

28-03-2007, 18:20:49

I do like the butterfly effect, but am not too keen on the whole case design itself (as in shape ) reminds me of some film thing but the stela is stopping me from naming it atm.

Would not of thought that a bigger fan would cause more noise -what happened there?Quote

28-03-2007, 18:29:58

Not a bad review matey

That case looks very sweet on the outside, and the way the side panels are is cool. I wouldn't mind it.

With two Arctic Cooling 80mm's, a silent PSU, yate loon 140mm up front, the case would be very quiet.

Pair that with a mobo that has passive heatpipe cooling, a heatsink like the Thermalright Ultra-120 and a GPU sink that's passive or quiet, you'd have yourself an inaudible rig Quote

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