Summary: I'm thinking I'd like to install a card reader slot and 2 DVD Rom readers but you could not do that with this case but that is not a con.
Pros: Great size. Able to get a z87x motherboard inside with plenty of room for cable management (lots of holes to route to the side of the case) runs quiet. My fans were preinstalled but they were put in the front and the back and none on top. Will probably add one but haven't needed to. Very pretty and nice looking. This was my first build.
Summary: Can't believe this case is not more popular, it looks gorgeous, is quiet, and has room to grow. No idea who would need all those drive bays, and I wish it was possible to remove some of them for monstrous GPUs, but I don't think this is the intended audience since a GPU that is longer than the supported 12.5" would probably generate too much heat for this case to do its thing.
Pros: If you prefer the clean look. This is the perfect case for you. The front door is secured via a magnet and has a filter as per norm. as well as a small vent on the bottom of the door to allow plenty of air. The case has lots of room on the side panel for cable management and lots of room for after market cooling. I personally have a stock Asus mobo that came from the Asus branded PC I bought at a local retailer. I wanted more options and opted to get this case. Everyt...
Summary: My gear that was installed into the new case: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 - Intel Core i7-960 (Stock cooler) - Corsair Dominator 6GB DDR3 1600 - ASUS HD7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 - Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM SATA3.0 - LG 10x Internal Blu-ray Disc DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive Corsair CMPSU-850TX 850W Power Supply -
Pros: This a great case overall and is a smaller version of the proven Antec P280. My build went smoothly and the case is well designed. The external 5.25 drive bays are tool less and the internal drive slots include rubber grommets for hard drive anti vibration. There are plenty of available fan slots for gaming rigs and the case is very quiet with the included fans set to high. Each included fan comes with a high/low setting. I purchased one additional fan that easily ins...
Cons: This case has a bottom mounted power supply so if your rig sits on the carpet you risk suffocating the power supply intake fan. From what I have noticed during evaluating new cases, most manufacturers are now mounting the power supplies on the bottom of the case. To avoid the issue, I mounted my power supply upside down and with the additional intake fan, in front, I'm not concerned about heat being drawn into the power supply from within the case. My P100 came with a...
Summary: Switch to this case from SOLO II. The cons are understandable since the price is fairly low. This case meet most of my requirements compare to other cases at the price range. I like the 4 front USB ports most, since many cases could not utilize the number of I/Os on today's motherboards.
Pros: 4 front USB ports on top, large internal space, good sound isolation, good cable management.
Cons: Reset and power buttons are next to each other that may cause mistaken press, and they feel cheep. Thin metal sheet. More plastic parts.
Summary: Really well done. All the negatives are clearly in the description of the case.
Pros: Easy to work with, good size, lots of routing holes, easy to mount a big heatsink, very quiet, and pretty good looking. The screw kit was good, with an extra here and there. Also, they seem to have fixed the issue with P280 where the drive bracket screws were too long. Friction brackets for CD ROM drive were very easy to use. No gaudy LED or window nonsense. Excellent foam insulation on the sides.
Cons: Lots of fan holes, not a lot of fans. This is kinda disappointing, but the top fan holes are blocked by a sound dampener, which works well. Temps are good even without multiple case fans, so I'm leaving it as is for the lowest possible noise. Another minor complaint is that the case has no 3.5 holes. No one uses floppy drives, but I have both a card reader and an extra USB3 facade that goes in a 3.5 that I can't use. Honestly I would have preferred that over so many 5...
Summary: Stock fans run about 1200rpm at high, and are fairly quiet. Didn't move enough air at low. Haven't added a third yet, but temperatures are noticeably improved over the Solo -- CPU, GPU and 7200rpm drives are all running a few degrees (C) cooler.
Pros: Roomy, decent cable management, easy-access air filters. Silicon-grommet drive trays w/SSD mounting holes. Nice aesthetics. Not a fan of doors, but this one opens wide, has a nice mag-lock and doesn't rattle around.
Cons: Went to this from an Antec Solo, largely to accommodate a regular-size GTX 760. The P100 is lighter/thinner, and lets a little more noise out. (It's still reasonably quiet, though, and while the panels are thin, the overall feel is not flimsy).