Summary: This case is an excellent value, however, be aware that there are only 2 cooling fans with the case so beware of cooling issues with some processors. Antec does not seem to make a 3.5" adapter for the 5.25" drive bays, so if you are installing a device that needs to accessed externally you'll need to get an aftermarket adapter.
Pros: Good looking metal case. Very sturdy and lots of room inside. Items easy to get at and install. No flashy lights or gimmicks. Used to build NLE/Video Capture computer.
Cons: 2.5" drive bays do not leave a lot of room for wires to attach to devices, especially the one on the side. There is no adapter for 3.5" devices in the 5.25" drive bay. I needed to order an aftermarket adapter to get a multi-card reader to fit.
Summary: First off, this is the first Antec product I've ever purchased, but after reading other reviews I decided to take a chance on this case. Long gone are my days of wanting a super-awesome windowed case with all kinds of visual niceties. The Three Hundred Two is very simple, but still aesthetically pleasing. The construction of my case is top-notch in every respect, with enough space to fit far more drives than I'll ever need to.
Pros: - Lightweight - Durable - Nice textured black finish - Very roomy
Summary: Pros: Totally recommend this case. It has plenty of room for whatever you'll put in it. The included fans are quiet and the construction doesn't feel cheap. Cons: The only things I found wrong with it were the metal power supply case clip was bent and its not immediately obvious, but you may have to bend it back to be able to fit yours in.
Great solid case for the price. No frills, and missing the 2 front fans with blue led that were pictured.
B. Roth "Software Engineer", Amazon
22 December 2014
Summary: Great case overall, but the picture clearly showed 2 front fans with blue led, this case DOES NOT include the pictured front fans. It only includes a non lit top and rear fan. This version does include usb 3 front ports, which is great because there are still way too many cases with merely usb2. No 2.5" bays for ssds. Now days that should be standard, or at least come with adapter. Expect to purchase a separate ssd adapter.
Pros: This is a wonderful case, I bough it to replace my Antec 300 with no USB 3.0 No ugly LED lights, no ugly colors, smooth and flat design in the front. I actually have one of these in my Entertainment center stand in my living room sideways, it blends in, and no one ever points it out or sees it. It hides very well. For the most part this case will not draw any attention. I find that PRO! As far as the air flow inside the case goes it seem fine, I am still searching for...
Cons: Cleaning up a tower this size will take time and effort.
Summary: This case is by Far the best i have had so far. I picked this up off a recommendation a friend made from his last build. This case built solid doesn't seem cheap like some other cases I have had in the past. Plenty of room inside great wire management too. Plenty of Airflow with fans provided. Personally I have a GTX970 in my build so i opted to pick up some more fans.
Summary: This is a budget case. It is available for cheap at several retailers and I forsee it going on sale a lot. While it doesn't have some of the filters and other trinkets of other sub-$100 cases out there, the very low cost of this one gives it a pass. Nothing on this case felt very cheap to me, so I don't think I'll have any issues keeping this for many years like my old 300. If you owned a 300, and are looking at a new build, definitely buy this.
Pros: The 300 was an amazing case. Simple, durable, and clean-looking. The 302 is an expansion of this with lessons learned. The 300 was 18" from top to bottom, 18" from bezel to rear, and 8" depth. The 302 is 18x19x8.5"... a minor increase of an inch in length and an extra half inch in depth. The biggest thing this extra depth does is allow the hard drives to be mounted perpendicular from the motherboard and PCIe components. On the 300 I had an issue with videocards being ...
Cons: The cons are minor, but they're there. The primary is the lack of fans. You get 2 case fans installed, a 120mm on the back and a 140mm on top. They do their job, and they have 2-speed controls mounted on the back of the case, where the original 300 had the 3-speed controls just hanging inside the case. The other minor con was that the PSU 'clip', that guides the PSU into place on the bottom was bent inwards on my case. I scratched up my PSU pretty bad until I realized...
Summary: Got a real sweet deal on this case and now I'm slowly gathering parts for it to be my frankenNAS. I would consider this a no frills case besides tool-less drive bays, and it has a ton of drive bays. It has some watercooling grommets on the top, I'm not sure what the kids are into these days with their fancy water pumps and new fangled radiators, but I prefer the low maintenance of fans.
Summary: I have had this case for a couple weeks now and I love it. I was forced into getting a new case due to my new video card not fitting inside my Antec Sonata case. This Antec case has tons of room and good fan placement. The power supply sits on the bottom so there is a vent fan out the top. All the metal has rounded edges so there is no slicing and dicing of fingers. The side panel comes off very easily and uses thumb screws on the back for easy removal.
Summary: I own the original three hundred and this new one now. I like the changes made to the version two, however I have an issue with the expansion card area. The mounting area for cards is too far back, and I had to bend it in to prevent my cards (video card and sound card) from being unseated. Not a huge deal, but also the slots for the card connectors are too small, and the ports of my graphics card (Sapphire 6850) are are blocked enough I literally can't use them.