Summary: This case gets extremely dusty, feel like I need to dust it every week, wish I would have got one with dust filters but other than that I really like the look of this case, it is built rock solid. The case specifications need to be updated in this case - easier fan/HD/SSD upgrade capabilities/Cable Management.... If you don't mind dusting it out every week or two I would recommend this case, the audio ports doesn't seem to be a common issue with this case.
Pros: Good fan placement, keeps the system running very cool. I like the design of this case a lot, good for simple builds. If you are just looking to add one GPU and no water cooling I would recommend this case, if you plan on adding anymore aftermarket cooling or another GPU I would definitely buy a case with more space. Docking an egg due to front audio ports being Inoperable.
Cons: Biggest complaint I have with this case is that the Front Panel Audio/MIC inputs absolutely do not work right out of the box, could be a conflict with the MOBO but I doubt it. Crammed cable management, took me a lot of playing around to get cables where I want them, still could be better. Not really satisfied with the loudness of the stock fans, I have them at the mid range settings because of the noise, plan on replacing all of the fans on this case at some point thi...
Summary: All in all, a great case for utility, but leaves a bit to be desired in space and cable management. ATX board is pretty much exactly the size of the inside of the case, so if you like a little more room for cable runs and/or to just get your hands in there to work, you may want to look for something bigger. Lots of air flow but no cable management.
Pros: Looks nice and solidly built. USB 3.0 is nice to have right up front. Comes with 4 fans for plenty of airflow right out of the box with additional room for a side fan and (although, rather unnecessary) an internal fan. Just an all around rugged and solid case. Another very nice feature if you swap coolers or CPUs fairly often, they cut out the back behind the MB for easy access to the back side of CPU. A great feature because you don't have to remove the MB just to sw...
Cons: A little limited inside on space (see other thought below). The optional interior fan housing is a bit in the way as well, limiting the internal size even further. A large graphics card will basically run from the back of the case to this fan housing and takes a bit of work to get the card around it. Cable running is a bit of a chore with only two very small holes in the back to access the back panel and they are so close to each other they hardly seem necessary at al...
Summary: The case is fantastic once all the fans are working. There are some advertisements for this case that I think are misleading. Not necessarily on this website, but some say that the fans for this case come with molex connections for directly connecting to the power supply. All four of the fans, however, had 3-pin connections, implying that they connect to the motherboard system fan ports.
Pros: Great airflow, lots of fans, ease of motherboard installation
Cons: Fan connections are all three pin, need at least one adapter
Summary: My PC is ancient, but still runs great for what I need. The old case was falling apart though, so I thought I would try this one. Great little case! Smaller footprint than my old one, but seems to be more roomy on the inside. Got it when Antec was offering the rebate, so was a good deal at the time.
Pros: Nice design. I like how the USB connectors and headphone/mic jacks are angled up. Includes fans that run quite. Beefy connectors on the inside. Can hold lots of drives. My MB doesn't have USB 3.0 connectors, but the front USB adapters on the case can be used with 2.0 also.
Cons: The power cable for the top fan was too short for my MB. You might need to buy an extension cable or a molex adapter/splitter. . The sides are metal, but the top of the case is plastic and it scratches easily. Antec only included 1 2.5" FDD drive bay adapter. There goes my dual FDDs!
Summary: I would definitely recommend getting this case, if your like me who builds my own gaming computers this will do the job. This is a case meant for the average computer builder, if your thinking about building a big gaming rig, the case size is questionable. As I said before make sure you know your graphics card measurements before you buy.
Pros: Lightweight compared to most cases, looks fantastic, after 2 years of having it everything still works.
Cons: Might be a little tough putting in some of the new graphics cards, specially the gtx670s and what not. I have a gtx 570 and let's just say it barely fits.
Summary: Other than the minor issues mentioned in the con section for building a computer, I have had nothing but good experiences with the case in the 2 years of my using it. Even with wires occasionally making unsightly journeys, airflow is hardly hindered and overheating has never been an issue for any part inside. Opening up the case and modifying the computer, whether it be adding a SSD or a wireless card, has always been a plesant and struggle-free experience.
Pros: For the price it is offered at, this case is one of the best of its class for beginner builders. The interior is spacious, the exterior is elegant and impressive, and the fans and connections are more than enough for everyday use.
Cons: Wire managment is quite a pain, especially when only a semi-modular power supply is used. There is hardly any space behind the motherboard to route wires in an organized manner. If I remember correctly, I also had a bit of trouble during the building process because plugins for power buttons and other front jacks were not adequately labeled, so a bit of wire tracing had to be done to make sure I wasn't plugging things in to the motherboard incorrectly.
Summary: The built in fans can be set to three speeds through physical switches inside of the case. You will probably not be adjusting these frequently. Setting 3 is loud and annoying, without a perceptible cooling advantage over setting 2.
Pros: It's a big case with plenty of space and it seems like high quality construction. Lots of cooling fans built in, some with nifty blue LEDs.
Cons: I can't be totally sure if it was the case or my motherboard (ASrock Fatal1ty Performance H97), but something just seemed a little bit off on the dimensions throughout construction, making it to plug in pci e stuff and attach it to the case as well.
Pros: Great airflow. Great looking case. Lots of room for components.
Cons: Top fan blade eventually lowered until it contacted the fan case. Very annoying. I keep trimming the outer part of the fan blades to keep the fan operational. Seems like a design flaw. Failed after 2 years of use.