Summary: This is an old out-of-date design that Antec merely slapped a new PSU into and upgraded it to USB 3.0. Overall, it's a good case and was a great choice years ago, but times have changed and this model's design just doesn't really cut it anymore. Only buy this case if you're on a budget and it's on sale and you aren't planning to put together a super powerful gaming rig or HTPC. Otherwise, you are much better off with say...
Pros: Nice sleek design. Pretty sturdy construction. Plenty of extra hardware. PSU included and pre-installed. Roomy interior. Rubber grommets for HDDs. Locking front and side panel doors. Two 120mm fan mounts. Front panel fan filter.
Cons: PSU is mounted at the top of the case, rather than the bottom and can't be removed or replaced without taking the entire motherboard out first... Lack of extra air vents, fans and fan mounts. There's only room for two 120mm fans and the second (internal) one would get in the way of a beefy video card, defeating the purpose. No vents on the side or top of the case and only one lame 120mm fan that comes with it (lame because it's a manual 3 speed switch fan, rather than...
Pros: awesome looking case and I was really looking for a case that came with a power supply and this seemed like my best option. quiet and sleek
Cons: wish it had some form of push fan in the front as i only have an exhaust in the back and my haswell runs warm. one of the sata power connections appears to be fault and it was driving me insane trying to figure out if i had a hard drive or motherboard issue. too much trouble to rma since i'd have to gut my system and wait again so i guess ill live with it...
Cons: It does not directly accept 3.5 inch HD nor does it take 5.25 inch DVD drives without some kind of adapter. I had to jerry - rig it to work. For this price, it should have the adapters...... Also, the 3 position fan switch does not have a place to to to the outside of the box. So, you can only adjust the case fan speed by opening the case.
Summary: It's an overall good case, but Antec slipped on the attention to detail. Little things like the side door not fitting well. And the side rails for the DVD drive have the third screw hole blocked by a plastic tab - and its the one I need for the DVD to sit flush. Time for the Dremel! Cooling is marginal - I hate the switch controlled fan. But unlike others, I like the simplicity of the looks, sure beats the gaudy Transformer looking cases!
Pros: 1. Quiet, at least with fan on low 2. Decent size energy efficient PSU, works for most moderate systems. 3. Easy hard drive access with shock/vibration mounted hard drives. 4. Understated good looks :)
Cons: 1. Side panel difficult to get off and screws don't align well. 2. Rails for external 5.25" drives don't allow use of "third hole" that is needed to make DVD sit flush with front. 3. Fan speed is switch controlled, should be temperature or motherboard control! 4. Air filter is only accessible from the bottom.
Summary: This is an adequate budget case for a computer. Nothing fancy, but does have some noise prevention features like gummy hdd mounts. Quality could be better, no noise damping on the case. Very disappointed by the lack of a fan mount for the hdds - only a single exhaust fan. It has front usb, audio and esata, and these are accessible without having to open the front door.
Pros: good price/performance, reasonably good access to all areas inside case, haven't cut myself when putting the putter together in this case
Cons: not the best PSU included (has potentially bad caps - will see though, maybe the factory improved its electrolyte formula), no place to mount a hdd fan
Summary: Overall I am very pleased with this case -- I was looking for a PC to place underneath my desk in the office. The front panel makes it easy to access USB and SATA ports. Unfortunately, the power button is located inside the front panel door, so to turn on the PC I have to open the door and push the button.
Pros: -Glossy Black Finish, -USB/SATA Front Panel Connectors, -Power Supply and Chasis Fan included
Cons: -Power/Reset Button located inside the front panel door
Summary: Bought for a budget computer, this is more than enough for a mATX board and no dedicated video card. The power supply has a good number of cables as well. It's a fingerprint magnet though, and some edges are pretty sharp in the case.
Pros: Cheap, 500W Power Supply, Sturdy, 5 1/4" rail system is neat