This case ended up growing on me, even more so after lighting it up. I'm not sure what it is about the style, but perhaps it vaguely reminds me of Transformers from yesteryear with the slight boxy look and neat lights. This is a solid budget model case that alleviated my fears after reviewing the Atlus. While there were a few quirks, as with most any case, nothing really stood out as a significant problem. I did note the lack of USB 3.0 ports along with no support for 2.5” drives, though both of those features are just starting to go mainstream. I would have anticipated one or the other in a new case offering.
Rolling it all together, I liked this case and would recommend it be considered as a budget model in any build. As with the Atlus, I wasn’t able to track down a price point for it online, but the MSRP is listed as $69.99. That is a bit higher than I expected without a PSU included. That is just the MSRP though and I would expect to see it online for a bit cheaper than that. The lack of more modern features keeps me from giving it our Gold rating, but I am perfectly comfortable giving the Galaxis Ares case our Silver OCIA.net Seal of Approval.