The Montech Sky Two is an overall decent case for those who seek a chassis of adequate space and interesting features that don’t break the bank.
Montech is a brand I discovered recently, as it is not so popular in the Western market yet. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve customers’ attention, as it offers a wide variety of decent products at a street price. And when I write of street price, I don’t mean cheap. I mean a price that is fair to pay for the product you get. And that’s what really matters, after all. For the record, Montech is a Taiwanese company that was founded back in 2016 and is part of Telon Co, a Group of industries.
Steve Chang, CEO of Montech, was the general manager and engineer of Telon Co. He decided to start a company that would offer products that really deserve the fee they ask. His decision was made after noticing that a competitive product asked too much for what has offered. The company’s motto is “Best Value” which seems to be the case, for now at least. Montech intends to expand to the international market. If the rest of its products are as good as the ones I had the chance to test, then Montech might be a brand worth our attention. Only the future would tell, of course. It seems like a Brand that doesn’t intend to change the game, at least yet. But seems like the one which would focus on improving their offers against the competition at a decent price.
But enough with the introductions, let’s proceed to the main course.
Montech Sky Two comes in plain carton packaging that doesn’t impress but seems enough to protect its precious cargo.
Accessories and Extras
The chassis comes with an adequate amount of accessories that are more than enough for the average PC builder. A typical manual is also included. I don’t have something to complain about or add. Moreover, it offers an extra fan for the PSU shroud, but you can install it wherever you want. The series of this fan is Montech Reverse ARGB PWM 120. I can’t say I was impressed with the fan’s quality, but it seems decent as a cooling solution.
Front I/O, Preinstalled fans, and ARGB Fan Hub
The Sky Two has 3 fans preinstalled (same series as the shroud’s one). What I mentioned for the shroud’s fan applies to these, too. The job would be done, but not something impressive. I have seen lower-quality fans in more expensive cases, to tell you the truth. The ARGB fan hub controller is what you would meet in other typical cases, too. It is tested and approved. One detail I really liked, is the coverages on the non-occupied pins of the controller. Details like these hit the spot for me. Front I/O is also the same as in many cases, but attractive. Still no reset button. Although many Chassis don’t include it, for me would be a nice addition. This is just me, of course. I can’t be too strict about this.
A Better Look at the Case
I have to admit that I like this chassis. It isn’t the highest quality case I have ever checked, but it still caught my attention. The reason might be that it reminds me of NZXT’s top-selling case but without its disadvantages, including two tempered glass panels. The latter is something I didn’t expect to see in a case at this price range. And this is a plus for me. Furthermore, the RGB lighting of Sky Two is fair. And I am not even an RGB fan. That said, enjoy the attractive side of Montech’s product.
The interior of the case manages to get you instantly in the comfy zone. Yes, it isn’t my favorite case of all time, but it is one of the most decent I ever tested. It offers adequate space, satisfying airflow, and noise isolation. Dust doesn’t seem to be an enemy of this chassis, but the noise out of this case seems real. This is where Sky Two seems to meet its hot point. To reduce the overall cost, the chassis material lacks the necessary dampening.
Depending on the hardware and the position you choose to place the product, some of you might find it annoying. It isn’t the noisiest case I tested, but I hope Montech improves it soon. That would sky-high it even more, and it would be a shame not to. A nice detail is the rubber-like pads for cable management.
Sometimes you might be careless and tear the cables. Not the most usual case scenario, but it still is a thing. These pads might save the day, but remember that they can be misplaced easily. So, be careful and place them back if you need to. But more PC building tips are on the corresponding heading.
Bottoms (and) Up
For those of you who want a complete look at this product. Believe me, I am with you. Sky Two, as I said, is a nice case. It has almost all the necessary features that you need. But, there is a caveat. At least, in my opinion. Although it offers a PSU dust filter, it doesn’t offer one for the Top.
The necessity of this might depend on the buyer, but for me is something that I count to. Not that it would be negative for this review, but still, it is what it is. The HDD cage is easily removable, but you will decide whether to remove it depending on the drives you intend to install. The case offers two 2.5″ drive slots on the rear back, so you have better options. And believe me, that saves important space for the PSU and the cables. Enjoy responsibly, the photos.
PC Building Tips and overall experience
The Sky Two is a decent and worth-to-notice chassis. Although it isn’t the best out there, it is a very good product that won’t disappoint you. You should add this case to your list if you are looking for a new one. If the price were around 85-90 USD, I would recommend it as one of the most value-for-money cases in the market. The only downside is the price, and only because of the fact that at this tag, the competition is stiff. Excluding the price is a case that I would recommend to someone looking to build a PC with, e.g., an Intel 13600K/ max 13700K CPU and a good GPU.
So, you can understand that it is an overall good product. It offers adequate space, good airflow, and satisfactory noise and dust results. And this is positive. Now, let me write down what I noticed about Montech’s chassis and some building tips that I wish would come in handy. I believe these notes might help you decide whether to buy it or not.
- The side panel’s screws are not completely removable so you won’t lose them. Definitely a plus.
- Two tempered glass panels.
- Includes a Gigabyte motherboard-compatible cable.
- PWM cables
- Rubber-like pads that help to protect your cables.
- Removable drive bay. The screw isn’t completely removable.
- Two extra SSD slots on the back side of the Case.
- One PSU dust filter, but no top dust filter.
- Satisfying build quality.
- Fans’ quality and performance are adequate. The RGB lighting is well noticeable. One extra fan is included.
- PSU can be installed from the side only.
- Spacey interior. I suggest the ATX cable to pass through the upper management. A fully modular ATX PSU is recommended.
- Airflow is a strong selling point of this product.
- If you go liquid cooling, I suggest you prefer to install the radiator at the side. Up to 240 AIO is supported. On the top side, you can install three 120mm fans.
- The front tempered glass panel is easily removable by pushing it carefully upsides.
- The front panel cable for the power button is ready to use.
- Cable management is a pleasant experience.
- Noise dampening could have been better. Noise isolation is more than enough, though.
- Dust doesn’t seem to be a major problem.
- The PSU shroud’s fan should be installed after the mainboard’s installation.
- Sizeable graphics cards might be a problem, but most won’t.
- All necessary accessories are included.
- Enough RAM clearance and CPU cooler clearance, but huge ones might be a problem. Of course, the same goes for AIO solutions. Bulky radiators are not the best option for top-side installation.
- Reverse GPU support.
- Removable PCI slots.
The Montech Sky Two is a good choice for you who are looking for a product that offers what it should at a fair price. If its price drops around $85-90, it is a case worth buying even more. Although some caveats are still not so important, depending on what you look for in a case. There are so many cases out there that offer way less at a higher price. So, I have to say to Montech to keep up the good work, and I expect more of them in the future. To sum up, if you are looking for a decent chassis with overall good performance at a street price, Sky Two is one of the best available options at the moment.