Summary: This is the third Antec NSK4482B case that I have bought and for the money this case can't be beat as a price performer for moderate price system build. This case is made of sturdy 0.8mm steel and has a "solid" feel to it as opposed to the flimsy feel a lot of budget cases have. It is easy to assemble, tooless, and black steel thoughout with no transparent window which I enjoy since I don't like looking at the inside of my pc and all the cable clutter.
Summary: ONLY 2 STARS but NCIX won't post anything less than 3 stars so even though it's rated 3, IT'S ACTUALLY ONLY 2 STARS (works, but would NOT purchase again). Actual length (depth) is 17 inches, a half inch longer than specified. It's 16.5 inches from the front bezel to the rear of the case; however, the locking tab which forms part of the chassis protrudes a half-inch out the rear, so if you're using it inside a cabinet (e.g.
Pros: most compact ATX case offered at NCIX
Cons: longer than specified, rust on screws, tight for ATX
Summary: I bought this case for real cheap at their warehouse sale, I stood in line for over 4 hours. I bought this a a quiet gaming computer. This is by no means a gaming computer. What I ended up doing is getting a precision grinder and cut 2 holes on the top. ONE hole is ( 4inches by 6 inches ) near the above my da650 power supply and the second hole is ontop of the drive bays,its 12cm by 12 cm and attached a 120mm fan beeath it and now it is a gaming computer.
Pros: Very strong build,great ventilation
Cons: The way it opens? It depends how you look at it.
Summary: This is a nice, sturdy case. I have built 2 computers with it. The only problem I had was installing the motherboard. There is very little wiggle room. Both times I found it necessary to remove the rear fan to be able to get the board in, and it was still tricky. I will purchase the case again however as it's strengths outweigh this problem.
Summary: Used for my first build. mATX board is an easy fit but doesn't look lost. Cable management worked out well. Case is super quiet, added an 80mm Antec smartcool to the front. Lots of cool air to draw in through perforated perimeter stanchion on bezel. 120mm three speed rear exhaust and Earthwatts 380 PSU are nearly inaudible. Overall, I'm extremely impressed with this case.
Pros: Appearance, value/price, sturdy, cool and quiet.
Cons: Front audio jacks are spongy, semi-gloss finish really shows off my greasy finger prints.
Summary: This is a great case for those that want a smaller than Tower case. A bit smaller than it's larger brother but still good. Comes with the Antec Earthwatt PSU, which is quite a nice touch. Good steel construction. Just a pain in the ass to install the motherboard. next time I'll need to remove the hard drive cage, if it's possible.
Pros: $86 on sale with Free shipping, Nice compact (compared to the regular size) case, Comes with a good Earthwatt 380W PSU
Cons: Had a really hard time squeezing an mATX mobo behind the hard drive cage. Almost knocked off a capicator in the process. 10 computer builds in a year and a half and this case was just hard., Should include a removable tray
Summary: I bought a few a few 4480's and now bought 2 of these revB's. I do like the addition of the front audio ports however the front panels paint job is matt which when wiped down with a rag kind of leaves lint. It's ok but I'm a clean freak however I'm not going to stop purchasing these for builds. I find the appearance of these units very nice as with build quality...plus they are very quiet.
Pros: Case and Power Supply Incl. Build Quality, 120mm rear fan incl. Appearance, Front Audio Ports.
Cons: Matt finish in front is like stucco so wipe carefully if cleaning.