Summary: Quiet, classy, and attracts fingerprints like a magnet. I've loved having filtration though, which is useful living in a desert. Very easy to set up a front to back airflow too, without lots of extra vents to complicate things.
Summary: This is a wonderful and functional case. I became obsessed with quiet computing, and this one seemed to fit the bill. This is a bit expensive, but not too bad. The screws for taking the side off are built into the panel! How genius is this! This is for the 'main' panel that you take off (left side). The other side has regular screws that you'd need to undo.
Summary: Then use this case (with its now-less-common power supply location) and the KingWin Stryker 500-Watt ATX 500 Fanless Power Supply STR-500 (or another one in the series). Want it to be super-silent? Use only SSDs. I've been using this since February with no issues and no noise. I have my computer in a home studio, so quiet was key to me and this delivers in spades. Plenty of power for my Ivy Bridge with 4 hdd/ssds, etc. I don't have a power hungry video card.
Summary: --- Pros --- * Quiet Baby * Sturdy / Solid * Good room for cables, drives, everything. * Air filters --- Cons --- * The front case doesn't just pop off easily without rigging. Takes a little while to pop side off then front. * Only reason that's a problem is because the filter is there and gets dirty easy. I clean every couple weeks. * Price is a little steep. --- Thoughts --- * I own one, and now two of my friends also own 1 each. Had them for over a year.
Summary: I read here and there where people say a computer case isn't that important other than cosmetics. This is far from the truth. The case is what holds all that expensive hardware together. Aside from features that may determine how easily it is to add/remove internal devices, what type of external ports and where they're located, a good case can mean the difference of overheated hardware or damage due to flexing, which is a real possibility with a cheesy case.
Summary: Purchased this case for a friend. What a lovely case. Easy to access, smooth safe corners inside. I thought I was missing a piece but checking the box, I found it. I would buy this case for myself.
Summary: There legitimate issues with this case, but I went in 100% with the knowledge of what features this case had. I wanted something clean and quiet, and this case had everything I needed. The door was a little crooked, and I was afraid it was bent when I got the case, but it was only a matter of straightening how it sat on the hinge. The power button issue is the only annoyance.
Pros: Nearly silent. . .just a low, clean hum. It was very easy to install components, and the build quality looks very good.
Cons: Only one disappointment that I did not expect, and that was the power button which is cheap and rattles. Not worth taking a star off for, but many have pointed out this issue and Antec would do well to correct in future versions of this case.
Summary: This is an fine case for building a very quiet PC, but there are a few things to be aware of... The air intakes aren't foam type filters, they are small grilles (not quite what I expected). The upside down PSU with an air intake on the top is a stupid idea. Fortunately there are extra mounting holes so the PSU can be installed right side up, and enough space to insert a plate between the PSU and the intake vent to close it off.
Pros: For years I've been dreaming of a silent PC, and this case helped make that dream a reality. The system is 100% inaudible, and only has 3 fans (front intake, CPU cooler, and rear exhaust). It looks beautiful, and feels very well built. I was able to install my power supply without removing the retention bar.
Cons: For the price, there are a few niceties missing, like a front intake fan, being able to store extra screws inside the case, and only having thumbscrews on one of the side panels. Also, I have the case sitting sideways on my desk, and you can see the power LED through the side air intake vents, which is annoying. I really considered subtracting an egg, but I'm so pleased with the lack of noise, that I'll let it slide.