Summary: The SATA connectors on many modern mATX boards are set right on the edge and cables must be inserted parallel to the motherboard. These motherboards will NOT leave enough space for the cables. If you are certain you will have access to the SATA headers (less and less likely every generation) or will be running a controller card (you probably arn't)then this case will work and is truly well built.
Summary: I won't try to hide my affinity to Antec cases: I like them. The NSK1480 is no exception, although there are a number of things I would change. As is the norm with Antec, the build construction is great quality, especially compared to brands like Cooler Master. Being a microATX case, I expected it to be slightly smaller for some reason, but once I opened it up, I realized quite quickly there wasn't much room to get rid of.
Summary: Nearly perfect for Intel DG43GT mATX board installation. Only wished fans were not manually controlled because DG43GT board could not detect fans when using molex to fan power adapters. This may be due to the manual 3-speed switches on each fan.
Summary: This is a very good chasis that came with its own power supply. no need to purchase add on power supply. the size is almost same as one of the HTPC case. I purchased asus P7H55-M Pro with this one. that's where this losses one star. the case is so tight and has so much little space left inside it that if you have any mother board which requires connection to sata / ide ports from the side ways, there is no space to push a cable from sideways.
Summary: I used this case for my first HTPC/file server setup and couldn't be happier, for the money. We all know how expensive HTPC cases get and we often have to sacrifice quality for cost, but this Antec has it all. The included PSU is superb. I threw in a Gigabyte mini-ITX mobo with and Atom D510 and there were absolutely no fitment issues. Great case, great price. If you like the looks, you won't be disappointed.
Summary: Excellent case! I just built an AMD Phenom X4 3.0 system with this utilizing an ASUS M3N78-VM. Everything fit pretty nicely, the only issues I had were the PATA connector on the motherboard is not usable because of the 3.5" drive cage, and the 5.25" drive connector was a tight fight over the power connector in the motherboard. I really like the removable drive cages and the overall design of the case, everything went together quite nicely.
Summary: This case is built very well but has a major design flaw. If your using one of the new P55 motherboards then and the SATA connectors are of the right angle type then the connectors will butt up against the hard drive chamber and you can not make the connections. This is an issue with ASUS, Gigabyte, and Intel's new P55 motherboard. Other then that this is a very nice case.
Summary: This case has some very nice features. The hard drive mounting situation is very well thought out and holds the drives on silicon grommets to isolate vibration. This works very well. Unfortunately this design is not used on the 5.25" mount, which is a shame since this is almost certainly a noisier, optical drive. Be sure to note that the front panel is silver plastic, not aluminum.
Gebruikersreview - Antec New Solution NSK1480 review door ervee
19 August 2010
Excerpt: Mijn oude energy slurpende Server was aan vernieuwing toe en omdat ik de nieuwe onderdelen graag in een kleiner kastje wilde proppen heb ik deze kast gekocht. Mijn wensen waren: Plat, zodat hij makkelijk in de meterkast past Ingebouwde 80+ voeding Stil Koel (goede ventilatie) plek voor 2 3,5" HDD's Kast ziet er netjes uit en met de meegeleverde voetjes kan je hem makkelijk rechtop zetten. Met 1 thumb-screw aan de achterkant haal je zo de kap er vanaf.