Summary: Bottom Line: I would buy this case again. Overall, I'm satisfied with this case and what I paid for it. I dock an egg for the flimsiness I would have liked to see a water-cooled solution made for this case rather than having to engineer one that doesn't look like it's meant to be there, so I dock a second egg, but give one back for the top mount access and top mount double 140mm fan slots. The most awkward part was the pump/res mounting on the back.
Pros: Looks pretty authentic (doesn't feel like it though). All the stuff you need to get to on a regular basis is very accessible. I was even able to mount a water cooling system. HDD fans are a plus to keep air moving in the case. The fan switch on top is a nice touch for quite and performance operation "modes". The built-in air filters and top twin 140mm fan mounts are a plus also.
Cons: I wish the side fan mount was bigger. I'd like to mount a giant case fan and show off the hydro work and a bit more quiet airflow. Although the case is already a bit flimsy especially when nothing is mounted. Although there are 4 5.25" bays, you'll only be able to use 2, maybe 3 since the top mounted USB, audio and switch take some space, but it's a good trade off in my opinion.
Summary: I always use Antec cases for myself and family. I have used Antec Two Hundred, Antec Three Hundred Illusion. This one is for my new primary desktop and just order another GX500 yesterday.
Pros: Solid build, thick material, enough inside space for ATX motherboard and long video card, good cable management capacity, 3 installed fans with speed control. Installed two more front fans for my game rig.
Cons: Fan speed control only works on low speed level switch ( I think is on full speed). High and median speed switches doesn't work. Not worth to RMA it. Remove one egg here.
Good overall quality, excellent styling, a few quality issues
Nathanael W., Newegg
23 April 2014
Summary: Though the faults are a little annoying, if you like the look of this case, get it. Fans are replaceable, and it's solidly built.
Pros: Most owners of this case, like me, got it because of its expensive looking styling on a good budget, and it's a welcome difference in color scheme from all the cases that look like transformers. For the most part, the build quality is great, very sturdy, and roomy enough inside with enough cable management to have a very solid, neat build.
Cons: 3 things come to mind. First is that the top optical drive bay can't be occupied by a drive because of the wiring for the top USB and audio ports. This means any optical drive will have to be installed in the second bay down. Next, the hard disk mounts, while very easy to snap in and out of the case, are kind of hard to get hard drives in and out of without breaking them, and one has broken for me already. Finally, this case comes with a good number of fans, especiall...
Summary: I really like this case as far as what it can fit inside of it, and its overall footprint. However, It is just a slight bit too short to fit an EATX board, and will have to go whenever that is upgraded to. It is very close to fitting it, and adding another 1/2 inch or so would do wonders. Not the biggest fan of the color scheme, but it is a good bang for your buck if you want a lot of features at a good price.
Pros: The case is smaller, which is something I really looked for, However it can still fit a GTX780 Classified neatly, with the side fan installed. There is plenty of space for cable routing, and the hard drives are easily removable from the back side. The top has a raised fan area for 2x120 or 140 fans, and A closed loop CPU cooler can fit in there with no problems. Lots of fan bays (6 total) plus ventilation for a PSU, all common intake locations have dust covers as well.
Cons: The front bay covers are very hard to mount on if they come off, but not impossible. The front panel audio cord is too short to reach the pins on my motherboard (by a few inches). The cable routing openings are exposed, and do not have any covering grommets.
Summary: This case's style is overwhelming. Which is really the "buy" or "not buy" of the product. I can't imagine anyone who doesn't like the way this case looks thinking the pros outweigh that point. However, if you dig the way this case looks, get it. Its a great case at a great price.
Pros: The case is sturdy and spacious where it needs to be. The look is very cool if you're into it. Everything looks right with the style they were trying to achieve. Three huge fans included and installed in the case.
Cons: The Molex connector for the fan speed controller (one of the defining features of the case) is junk. The pins move around and it took me 20 minutes of plugging attempts and looking like an idiot for it to finally mate with my PSU power adapter. The expansion slot covers are pop outs, which was a little disconcerting when they are so close to my motherboard.
Summary: I got it on sale for $30, and it was a great steal. More than worth the money. If you're paying full price though, I'd look elsewhere. At a Corsair x00R series or a Cooler Master HAF for a similar price point. Even some of the other Antec cases for the same base price are better.
Pros: It's a solid case with plenty of airflow if you purchase 3 additional 120's. The fan control is nice and easily accessible, and you can fit thinner 280mm radiators on the top vent. I love the USB ports on the top versus the face as well.
Cons: As many have said, it's fairly cheap in construction. Thin metal, sub-par paint, and you cannot use the top 5.25 drive bay. It also only has 4 ports for the fan control, when you can have 6 fans in the system. I'm not a terrible fan of the color scheme, but for $30 it wasn't that bad.
Summary: For the price, you're not gonna find a case that gets the job down as well as this one.
Pros: I got mine for 20 bucks, if I can figure out how to get this rebate to work.., Full metal case lets air flow nicely., Comes with 3 fans already and can have 3 more installed., Plenty of space to hide all wires, even with modular PSU., Thumbscrews are always easier., The HDD bays are surprisingly rigid., USB 3.0 and fan control switch.
Cons: Metal clips in front are kinda flimsy. One popped out first time I tried to close it, but it goes right back on., There are a bunch of places on the back to organize wires, but the clips are so small that none of the wires even fit? You can cut own slide to slide the wires through it, but it's a bit more effort., The HDD bays are surprisingly rigid... which is a pro to install but a con to remove them because they dont want to let go., The top metal plate holds all of...
Pros: Love it !!! The features on this case per cost are incredible !! Painted interior USB/Audio jack positioning very good. "Toolless" chassis. More than enough cable cutouts for "hidden" cables. Filtered air intakes on front & PSU bottom. What's not to like !!!???
Cons: Not a 4 bay case !!! Top USB 3 cables hang down into top bay. The only thing I was able to squeeze in there was a Rosewill card reader. That was only after some sawing and fitting. Still love it !!!!!