Pros: I dont know what people are talking about when they say this case is flimsy...I have my 35 pound avr sitting on top of it and it is very solid. The layout is tight, but perfectly so. Its also the exact width of my Harmon Kardon receiver, so it looks good.
Cons: The only thing I can think of, is upgrading to a bigger ps. Maybe a 750 if I can fit one in here.
Summary: i've owned this for years now, and just got a new dvd drive with an initially black front. if anyone is looking for a spray paint that matches, krylon metallics dull aluminum is a near perfect fit. i got a can at an ace hardware.
Pros: pretty, quiet
Cons: limited space, hard drives are really inaccessible once put in due to the noise dampening setup
Summary: Look up "EVGA P67 SLI Micro" for an example of a micro atx with sata cables that are angled differently. I really liked this case, but its obvious the case was designed for this type of sata connection in mind.
Pros: Its super sleek! Comes with a trusted and respected power supply.
Cons: I have a motherboard where the Sata cables are not facing up, but facing flat and to the right. Its just not physically possible to even attempt to squeeze in a snug fit. Maybe if you have "L" shaped sata, it could work, but i cant even guarantee that seeing how little space there is.
Summary: Higher cost than most htpc/micro-atx cases though the quality is there, you could probably get more value for your money on others however. The included power supply should of been a higher wattage considering the price.
Pros: Sturdy, seems odd for them to advertise how thick the sheet metal is but understandable once you see it. Have no fear that the case couldn't hold anything I might want to set on top of it. Airflow is decent even with the stock fans, which aren't too loud and are adjustable though they lack a conn...
Cons: Color-Nothing besides the silver offered which clashes with almost all drives and drive bay perhipherals. Seperated compartments are uncomprimising with motherboards with side facing sata ports.
Pros: Great case, built solid, good airflow, extra 2.5" drive mount below 5.25 bays for SSD.
Cons: Sucks air from under the chassis which collects dust behind the motherboard, this should be filtered... The 5.25 bays should have "stealth" covers that remain in place and hide the optical drive. Typical DVD/CD drives are black or white, neither look good in this silver faced case. HP, Dell, Gate...
Summary: I bought this to serve as an HTPC case. It's a little bit smaller than the NZXT Tempest case I use for my gaming PC, but not by as much as you'd think. I think it might actually be a little bit bigger in some dimensions. However, it was significantly more complicated to open and work inside.
Pros: Fairly easy to work in Quiet Looks nice Smaller than a full size tower...
Cons: ...but not by much. Pretty cramped compared to a fullsize tower without being much smaller
Summary: If you want a similar micro-ATX case in a mini-tower format, take a look at the Antec NSK 3480, which is equally compact and well designed.
Pros: This is one of the most compact desktop cases you can get that will fit full-height cards and a full sized ATX power supply. It has a fantastic layout and cable management is a joy. The anti-vibration mounting for hard drives is well done with plenty of space for proper ventilation between drives.
Cons: These are all minor but I figured I'd mention them just in case. Some aftermarket CPU heatsink/fan units will not fit due to the low case height. The exhaust fan blows out the side, which may be a problem for some people. The anti-vibration hard drive mounting is a little tricky for getting drive...
Summary: It should be noted that the 5.5" dimension listed for height does not include the case's feet. They add about another 1/4". I had measured my cabinet and had about 1/8" to spare, but when I tried to put it on that shelf, it didn't fit.
Pros: I spent a while researching a good HTPC case, and eventually settled on this one. There are smaller options, but most use non-standard power supplies. Installation of all the hardware was relatively easy and straightforward. Cooling is good, and it looks really good in the cabinet below my TV.
Cons: The hard drive assembly is somewhat involved to work with. There's a bracket with four screws that holds the top side of the hard drive, and the other side of the hard drive screws in from the bottom of the case (the hard drives sit on their long side vertically). So eight screws total to install...
Pros: I've had this pc case for 6 years!! It's still working fantastic! the design of the drive bay is unmatched by anything ive ever seen. This is a case that you buy once and own forever.
Cons: its massive for a micro atx case. the front usb hubs are starting to go out ( you have to out pressure on a usb stick to get it to register) same can be said for the audio jacks- bu those are minor complaints. I've had this thing for 6 years and I plan on owning it for many more!