Summary: My failure rate was probably close to 20% and damaged my reputation for building reliable systems. I just replaced one this weekend and I gave the customer a nice Lancool K56 case instead and an XFX 450W PSU 80PLUS PSU. I just couldn't bring myself to let the person down again and it cost out of my pocket but it was the right thing to do.
Pros: I have used these cases for over two years for system builds building probably close to 100 systems. I like the design of these systems and they are one of the few systems that use 80PLUS power supplies.
Cons: The on/off button uses a plastic arm which can fracture and break, even with light and little use. It is NOT user replaceable so the entire case needs to be replaced.
Pros: Aesthetics, ATX form factor, Antec 380w PSU included, no sharp edges, very self-explanatory of how to assemble and disassemble, long power and case cords for various motherboards, fingerprints are not easily left behind as some cases.
Pros: Nice basic case with very good fit-and-finish. Included fan runs very quiet. Plenty of power supply connectors for everything I needed and then some. Both side panels are removeable as is the top panel w/no tools required. The rubber grommets for mounting the internal hard drives is a nice touch, my drives run extremely quiet. Included hardware was more than I needed to install ATX motherboard. The box is the same size and the mini-tower Dell Dimension and Optiplex ca...
Cons: The case does not include air filters. Air enters the case from all around the front panel which makes for great air flow, but if your planning to use the case in a dirty environment you'll need to clean the inside regularly. Have not yet figured out how to have the front power button blink to show standby.
Pros: Good looks, fits standard ATX motherboards, comes with 80+ power supply and 120mm case fan. The case fan has 3 speeds. Metal edges of case have been rounded so no sharp edges. The harddrive cage comes with rubber grommets so help minimize drive noise. Top and side panels removal only requires unscrewing two thumb screws.
Cons: Standard ATX motherboards fit but will be very tight. Rear 120mm fan has three speeds, but the speeds are only controlled with a manual switch on a wire attached to the fan. Fan power connector is Molex so it doesn't use a fan header on the motherboard. These aren't really cons, just things to note if you are comparing cases.