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So new it has no name, it's a lot of case for £99.

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A lot of case for £99 indeed. Looks really good, the filters look very fine which should be good although it seems the front filter isn't removable without taking the entire panel off.

I hope they do a more expensive case with Silent Wings rather than Pure Wings to reduce noise a little more and add factory fitted fans at the top and side which is always ignored. It would be nice to buy the case with enough fans to fit to all the available positions designed on the case rather than having the user buy them separately.
That was a satisfying sound when he open and shut the PSU dust filter. Sounds much more substantial than some of the more flimsy filter mounts. You probably wont have to jiggle and bend the filter trying to get it in place.

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It would be nice to buy the case with enough fans to fit to all the available positions designed on the case rather than having the user buy them separately.

I tend to disagree. It adds cost, which may not be worth it to every end user, such as if they have their own fan preferences or maybe watercooling in mind. Not every motherboard supports a full load of case fans (which may mean additional cost/wiring getting them all going, perhaps even to the case maker to fit a fan hub, which ultimately drives the final price up) and some users may not even want to pay more for fans they won't want to use.
Not bad.

One thing to mention off the bat, that's a Mid tower, a larger sized mid tower but not a full tower.

I think this might struggle at the £99 price point, there's a lot of cases around that price range and this might be hard pushed to stand out.

Saying it's all function over form . . . if that's so then why are the vents on the side panels in the middle of the panel? to supply extra air for the graphics card you'd want to lower it by about 60mm for optimum placement.
Similar for the right side panel, the optimum placement for a fan there would not be in the centre of the panel but in the upper right of the panel over the cpu socket area.

Top panel venting looks a bit limited and thus restricting for air flow, similar issue with the front, although in the front it's more of the space between that foam backed front cover and the dust filtered intake behind it which might cause issues.

Please Hexus when you get around to reviewing this case, check to see if there is an air flow issue, see if opening the front cover has any major effect on the cooling, same with the top panel, put some fans in there (or a rad) and see if removing the top panel has an effect.

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Main competition I can think of off hand
Cooler Master Silencio RC-650 @ £70-80
Nanoxia Deep Silence 2 @ £70-80
Fractal Design Define R4 @£75-80

So at £99 it's got an up hill battle
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I tend to disagree. It adds cost, which may not be worth it to every end user, such as if they have their own fan preferences or maybe watercooling in mind. Not every motherboard supports a full load of case fans (which may mean additional cost/wiring getting them all going, perhaps even to the case maker to fit a fan hub, which ultimately drives the final price up) and some users may not even want to pay more for fans they won't want to use.
And because you won't buy it there shouldn't be a version that offers those features for other buyers? I'm not saying do away with the cheaper model, just offer one that has everything included that you could possibly need for those that would benefit from that. I have spent more money on fans for my Corsair 550D than what the case cost to get pressure optimised versions for all available slots (Noctuas), I would much prefer to have bought the case with Corsair's pressure optimised fans as standard covering all available positions which could of come at a reduced cost to me since it was factory fitted with fans bough in bulk rather than individually.

I'm happy to spend the money to have the case perform optimally, I'd just prefer to do it in one go rather than having to upgrade the case with fans. I'm sure there are others that would spend extra on getting the fully featured version of a case.
I see your point but from the manufacturers point of view, I don't know if having the additional SKUs is worth it when the fans are sitting pretty on the shelves. As you point out, they too generate revenue. :)