Summary: Nice case ... is a bit crowded, so cable management is pretty important ESPECIALLY if you are installing a CD/DVD ROM. It is almost silent while running. have only run i3 processors in this, not sure how much louder an i5 or i7 would be.
Pros: This case is very small inside so it will be very cramped inside once you place everything, cable planning/routing must be a very thorough process before starting the build. I built a HTPC with a Intel Core i5-4570S Haswell and ASUS H87I-PLUS LGA 1150 Intel H87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX In...
Cons: Some very sharp edges on some of the internal support pieces required a little filing to keep from cutting cables and hands during build process. The plastic cover over the CD drive is pretty flimsy and with repeated unlocking will most likely break the mechanism.
Summary: This is a great compact case. It's fairly quiet and well vented but extremely time consuming to build since almost the whole case needs to be disassembled. At least I only have to build it once. It usually only takes me 10-15 minutes to build a PC, but this took a couple hours.
Summary: solid build, very impressed by the manufacturing, and well-considered design. So far so good while supporting a gigabytes mobo, i5 core cpu, 240g ssd. etc. several drawbacks, THe psu is noiseless, so is the system fan. 1). the front usb 3.0 cable designed for the mobo use is essentially USELESS.
Summary: Never had a problem this early with an Antec product. Replacement unit powered up fine and has been burning in for about a week. Hopefully this one was at the end of the bell-curve for failure rates. Yes, I would buy another w/o worry.
Pros: Good compromise for size, options and quality. Fit and finish is top-notch, typical Antec.
Cons: Atypical for Antec: Had PS failure during set-up. Popped my household circuit breaker 3rd time I powered it on and no output. Sent it back and got a new one. Had to sign up for Prime trial to avoid $30 in shipping charges for bad product.
Summary: I had specific size considerations in mind for building my newest PC: it had to fit on the countertop of my butler's pantry, so I was looking for a PC that was roughly the size of a shoebox. That made my search rather limited, and the ISK 300-150 was one of the very few that I considered.
Summary: I built a system with a Core i3 4330 Haswell with 8GB RAM, and using onboard video. So far so good. Nice little machine. Quiet. Space is tight and cable management isn't ideal, but it works. Just be sure to buy a mini-ITX case that has a USB 3.0 header for the front USB ports.
Pros: • Small form factor • USB 3.0 ports on front • Comes with power supply • Fits a standard Intel CPU cooler • Has one low profile PCI Express slot • Has 1 PS/2 port on back in case you need it • Room for two 2.5" hard drives • Comes with base to stand on edge or flat
Cons: • Only a 150 watt PSU • Unnecessary eSATA port on front? • Only a half height DVD drive will fit
Summary: Hope it lasts. Getting a replacement power supply might be a pain.
Pros: Nice looking case. No bright lights on the front if using as a HTPC. Quiet operation and decent power supply for what it's used for.
Cons: The front power led connector cable is much shorter than the other front connector cables! As it was, my motherboard had the front panel connector towards the back of the case and the wires would not reach. Why in the world not make them all the same length!? Anyhow, had to cut and make them longer.
Summary: Changed out the included 80mm fan to a Noctua because I heard the stock one was noisy. With that, system is very quiet using retail heatsink included with Pentium G2020. This was for a small build for an older family member that wanted something that would fit in a small workspace but also had an...
Pros: Fun system to build, small, quiet
Cons: Proprietary power supply but you should know that going in