Here we present some pictures of our fully-built system, as well as a discussion of the pros and cons of building in the P7-C0.
Overall, I was quite pleased with how things turned out – the system is pretty tidy and I did not encounter any huge issues.
There are a few things to comment on, though. Firstly, I will mention installing watercooling gear – if you are installing any kind of radiator, it has to go in the front (or rear if it is 120/140mm) as, while the roof supports up to 2x120mm fans, there is simply not enough room for a radiator to fit as well.
Even at the front, you are limited to slim radiators if you want to go the whole hog and install a 360mm unit. I installed a 240mm Deepcool Captain 240EX at the front and that worked fine, just be aware the P7-C0 is not as watercooling-friendly as something like the Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Glass.
I also managed to route all my cables just fine, but I do think rubber grommets would’ve helped the overall appearance and given a slightly more premium feel as opposed to simple holes in the chassis.
Cable management options are quite good round the back of the case, too, with a lot of cable tie-down points which is something I am always pleased to see. There is also around an inch of space between the motherboard tray and the side panel for stowing your cables which proved to be plenty of room.
I will also mention that I do like the power supply mounting mechanism as the unit sits on four raised feet, preventing any unwanted vibrations that might have occurred if the power supply was sat directly on the case floor.
With the system built and powered on, it is also worth touching on the front-panel LED lighting. As mentioned previously, the lighting is not full RGB but you get a choice of 10 different colours so we can’t see anyone complaining.
There is also the choice between 3 different modes: static, breathing and colour cycle. All three look very good actually, and I was impressed at the overall brightness and clarity of colour. It would be better there were front RGB fans which could sync-up with the LED strip, but the overall effect is still very appealing.