Summary: I've built several of these cases as well and probably a dozen of the previous 300-150 model. Combined with the Gigabyte GA-H81N motherboard with a mSATA drive and i5-4570S 65 Watt CPU and you have a VERY sleek yet power workstation.
Pros: Obviously small size, Quiet. Looks nice in a professional office. Solid construction and easy to disassemble.
Cons: Nothing you shouldn't expect if buying an ITX form factor.
Pros: Great Case, sturdy and a lot of ventilation.
Cons: Would like to see a 300 watt power supply, but so far no issues with the 150 watt. Could not find a replacement power supply using the numbers on the PS itself and no response to my question on Antec's support web site
Pros: Looks great VERY small Internal PSU Enough opening and air entrance to keep my i3 2125 cool
Cons: It is small so it's hard to fit everything If you plan to change the CPU fan/heatsink. it must be a circular one to fit the metallic frame that goes in the case or else... you'll have to cut it which I did to put a Scythe SHURIKEN... But I bought it because it was small... I got exactly what I wa...
Summary: FIXES: Use both holes on the slim optical mount so it is held firmly. Clip one pair of the power led leads (the two wires are joined into four close to the front of the case) so it doesn't blind you at night.
Pros: The case is the perfect size. It looks very nice. It has great airflow for a case of this size.
Cons: They wired the power leds into the main power source, so no blinking power indicator when the PC is asleep. The used two power led's, so it is WAY to bright in the standard configuration. The directions are wrong, there is actually a hole on both sides of the slim optical mount. This case would b...
Summary: This HTPC was going into a bedroom and I wanted it to be as quiet as possible. The build consisted of: ASUS E35M1-I Deluxe G.Skill ECO DDR3-1333 2x2GB Kingston SSDNow 64GB SSD Fujitsu 120GB HDD LG CT21N blu-ray drive Silverstone SUSCOOL 80mm thermally controlled fans
Pros: This case is ideal for a small HTPC. Unlike many other ITX cases this size, this case gives you an expansion slot on the back for one half-height expansion card. The PSU has the correct mini-SATA power cable needed to power a slim optical drive, so no adapter is needed. The case also comes with t...
Cons: The optical drive door must be pressed in just the right place for it to click open. You must be familiar with the case to know where that spot is. The case comes with one case fan but space for a second fan that is blocked off by a plastic plate. The plate has tabs that poke through to the insid...
Summary: showed up in perfect condition well packed easy to assemble and work with. wanted a very small platform with some punching power, serves the purpose just perfect. Very satisfied so far an absolutely recommend, after lots of research I am glad I went with this
Pros: size, looks
Cons: wish the power supply was a little more W to accommodate an even stronger system
Summary: Great little box for an HTPC. Slap an atom/itx board in there and you're good to go. Well built (like most antec gear) though you do spend a bit. Included PS is a huge plus. You don't need a 300w PS for at point sized rigs like this.
Pros: -Small form factor -Faux brushed aluminum look -Decent power supply -Good cooling -Pretty blue lights
Cons: -Lights are a little bright -Case fan is variable speed but "dumb"
Summary: I purchased this thing to hold an atom board and run a FreeNAS server. I misunderstood(misread) the types of drives this supported, thinking that it had room for two 3.5" inch drives, when really there's only room for two 2.5" drives.
Pros: solid, tiny, no flex case. good airflow thanks to smart positioning of drive bays and power supply. ample venting. looks nice! quiet.
Cons: NO ROOM for 3.5" HDDs! a bit heavy, not an issue for me.
Summary: When I bought it, I didn't realize that only laptop sized harddrives can fit in here. I didn't buy the drive I planned on getting yet, but still, I'm all over the tininess of this thing. My plans for it are a StepMania box, MythTV frontend, and emulator 'console'.
Pros: Its tiny. Oh, and you know those little stands that come with Wiis so you can stand them up on the side? Yeah, this baby came with one of those too. Super cool. Girlfriend called it cute.