Summary: This was actually my second ISK300-65 case. The first case had wires that were too short, but the problem was with the PSU. It had a mind of its own and only turned on when it feels like it. After the power had been cut, like from shutting down, it didn't turn back on.
Pros: 1) Size 2) Sturdy, feels like quality 3) Low power (when it actually turns on)
Cons: 1) Poor air flow 2) Power On LED way too dim. I have to either lift the thing up or crawl under it to see if it's turned on. 3) HD Activity LED hard to see unless you're directly in front of it. 4) Only turns on when it feels like it.
Summary: I built this for one of our employees and she LOVES it when it is running... it runs 24-7. But if there is a need to turn it off or there is a power disruption, it is a paperweight. It is incredible to me that a manufacturer obviously has an issue but continues to sell defective products.
Pros: Great size, Decent Quality, Nice Fan
Cons: BELIEVE what people say about the power supply..... I didn't, and I have a BRICK. The little thing WILL NOT come back on if there is a power failure, unless you remove the power connection from the MOTHERBOARD!!
Pros: - Compact and solid build quality - Good ventilation and speed control included for case fan.
Cons: - No option for 3.5 drives - Front panel and power supply cable lengths are not long enough for ideal cable management. - Power supply is very unstable. After building my system and installing the OS, I could not with any certainty perform a power cycle. If I shut down and attempt to boot the sys...
Summary: I have mine set up with an i3 (65W, stock cooler) and a third-party mini power supply (160W), and it is both cool and virtually silent even under full load. The only way I can tell if it's on is to check the (thankfully) dim power LED, it's so quiet.
Pros: Looks nice and clean, fairly easy to assemble, plenty of room for a mini-itx board, two 2.5" HDDs & a slim optical drive. Stand for holding the case on its side is a nice touch.
Cons: Assembly can be tricky, especially routing SATA cables from the motherboard to the drives on the drive caddy. No mounting holes for WiFi antennas, which is pretty much a must-have for cases this size. Stock fan can get kinda loud on the highest setting, but you'll probably never need to set it th...
Summary: Using this case to house my personal Apache Httpd/Subversion (running on Linux From Scratch SVN from late March 2011) mini server. Still running nicely after nearly 9 months uptime. Did not notice major difference on electricity bill. 65W PSU for the win.
Pros: Well thought for those motherboards with integrated CPUs. Discrete blue (almost too discrete) status LED at the front. Can use the included stand or under monitor, as you wish.
Cons: The I/O shield provided with Intel D525MW mobo did not fit perfectly with this case. However a bit of metal filing and I got it smoothly installed. I understand this can be a frustration for people not wanting to fiddle with components and tools.
Summary: First time I bought this case it stopped working (PS failure) after about 2 weeks. I won't deduct an Egg because that kind of thing just happens. Was really frustrating nonetheless because I ended up paying $40 for shipping (case to me, back for RMA, new case to me). GRR.
Pros: Small, generally well-built, pretty
Cons: HDMI port of installed PCIe card is exceedingly difficult to get to, power LED almost non-existent
Summary: This is a great small case. The 65Watt power supply is enough for my Intel Atom D525 board which idles at 22 watts and only a few watts more under load. The top fan does all the necessary cooling on low, and is completely silent at that speed.
Pros: Size. Low, to no noise. Compact thoughtful layout.
Cons: No 3.5" drive; but you know that going into the purchase.