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
Summary: I've bought this for my HTPC to hold a ASRock B85M mini ITX NB, 8G ram, 35W i3 processor. I am very satisfied with the result. Unfortunately, I did not notice that this case does not support 3.5" HDs. Odd.
Pros: Great form factor. Quality sheet metal and paint.
Cons: USB cable much stiffer than need be. No support for a 3.5" HD but it is doable.
Summary: This isa great case I have had no problems with it except when that once all your parts are in it is very cluttered with wires and ttheairflow is not very good so I would not recommend this to a gaming pc build
Nice improvements, but still some questionable areas.
Jarrod G., Newegg
3 December 2013
Summary: Antec has made some great improvements to this case, but there are still some questionable areas that makes me wonder if the people who designed this thing have ever actually used it. But hey, at least this one wasn't scratched!
Pros: They've definitely improved this case over the previous version that featured the silver face (that often came scratched to hell and back). - The positioning of the front bezel so that the slim drive comes up directly to the surface is a nice touch as is the elimination of the obnoxiously bright ...
Cons: - Antec is still using their incredibly inefficient and awfully unreliable 150w proprietary power supply in these cases. There are a number of standardized PSUs that not only offer more power, but would use less space. - The wiring for the power LED is the same length as the other wires (power bu...