Summary: Got the white version of this; front usb ports are nice and cable management is quite good. Harddrive bays are very easy to operate. The power button is kinda placed in an awkward position though. Very heavy case, but good noise insulation.
Summary: I read a lot of reviews before I decided to purchase this case, and what ultimately helped me decide was the ability to route the wiring behind the motherboard so that more airflow could get across the motherboard and the expansion cards. Also the fact that there are seven drive bays that all point the same direction, and if you put two intake fans in the front, the airflow is routed to go right through the drive bays.
Summary: I like the design and the way it looks but didn't expect it to be so big! This thing is huge! I joke that it's a mini refrigerator I never would of picked it if I knew the size. But that wasn't even the worst part about it. Amazon clearly sent me a open box item and it was damaged. The box was all smashed up it had holes in numerous places and was literally held together by wrapping the entire box in clear packing tape.
Summary: This case is big yet subtle looking and smooth to touch. You can tell the material, at least the steel parts, are of high quality. As I was working on my rebuild, it became obvious that Antec as expected put a lot of thought behind every design decision. The ample space and positioning to hide the cords are are highly useful. The power supply on the bottom is a neat idea, though I was barely able to get the ATX power cord to the very top of the motherboard.
Summary: The case made for an easy build. There are enough reviews out there espousing its benefits, so I will just comment on how to make it even better. The case is marketed as a "silent" case and it has certain features that help in that regard. A foam lined front cover and heavy aluminum side panels dampen the noise. "Antec 2" fans are used for cooling, they have a low and high setting that can be adjusted from the back of the case to suit your sound/performace desires.
Summary: This is a well made case, love the cable storage behind the Mother Board and the fans themselves are quite and move quite a bit of air. Sound Dampening, errr, not so good. I use stock cooler for my CPU so it is partly my fault, it sounds like a plane, but my graphics card is loud also, and I notice that is kinda rush and roulette trying to get a quite graphics card.
Summary: For a "mid tower" this is a big case. I needed a lot of bays for RAID arrays, it fills the bill. Very roomy - accepts large air cooling units or would be an excellent choice for water cooling with plenty of room for reservoir, pump, etc. Top of case looks ready for a radiator. A few minor nits to pick that together added up to a star, but I really wish I could give it 4 1/2 stars out of 5.