Summary: Aside from having to drill a new mounting bracket into the case for my board this was everything I was looking for and fit all the parts without issue. There is a mounting fixture to attach a fans to the side panels which I may not ever take advantage of, but cooling seems to do well enough just from having the mesh in those sections. Antec served me well in the past and I'm happy to say it's working great again.
Summary: This is my third Antec case. I have a 900 I got 5 years ago and still love. I bought a 300 for my brother 4 years ago and liked it. I needed a solid case for a HTPC in the bedroom and wanted good cooling and quiet operation.... Well as quiet as possible. The 300 has been very well upgraded from what I used 4 years ago. I like this a lot! *Great cable management. The drives slid in sideways and are tool free.
Summary: We build all the PCs for our office and most of them are in an Antec 300. The tool-less design and quality construction make building a PC a breeze. The wire management isn't fantastic but is solid for the price point. All in all it is very hard to get a better case for the money.
Summary: I also wish the front screen had a removable filter similar to the power supply design - that is a good idea and I'd like to see more of it utilized.
Pros: Purchased for a photo/video editing build. Upgrading from my old regular tower case (circa 2008) this case was like moving from a 1-bedroom efficiency apartment to a 1 bedroom luxury loft. My C*orsair TX850 power supply had plenty of room for all the cords, it was super easy to install all my components and I LOVE all the extra hardware that came with the case. Many cases I've bought in the past skimp on screws and extra parts but NOT ANTECH!
Cons: For the next version of this case, I hope they will leave a little more clearance at the top of the case between the Mobo and the top of the case. Having the power supply at the bottom has some benefits, I just wish there was a little more clearance when installing cables and components. It was very difficult to plug my CPU fans and a few other things in.
Summary: Antec continues to refine it's desktop computer cases. The Three Hundred Two follows with a few nice features vs older units. The 3.5" drive facilities simply press into place by pushing supplied rails onto the drive. The rail then latches into the drive bay with no fuss. CD type devices snap directly in. The two supplied case fans are whisper-quiet. The supplied hardware is ample for a variety of sizes MOBO's.
Summary: Short version: In my opinion, this is the absolute best case around in the $60-80 range. I have used the Antec Three Hundred (old version) for many computer builds both for myself as well as family and friends. The Antec Three Hundred was always my go-to case because of it's sleek look, low cost, and most of all, functionality! So, when I saw the new version (Antec Three Hundred Two) of this, I jumped at the chance to buy one for my new build.
Summary: This is a very sturdy case, I love how heavy it is, in my book the heavier the sturdier. It has a fan vent on each side, which I didn't even mount a fan on to, it ventilates even without a fan as well. I really like the two usb 3 ports in front. I'm also impressed with the removable mesh filter behind the perforated metal in front of the case.