Pros: Excellent bang for the buck. Sturdy (doesn't completely depend on side panels for rigidity). Accomodates ATX and E-ATX Front Bezel EXTREMELY easy to remove and reattach without breaking plastic parts (you have to be pretty impatient and ham-fisted to screw it up) clever double hinged drive bay co...
Cons: Prefer side mount drive bays. Heavy. Plastic Bezel and drive door. Only 1 120mm fan, mounts for 3 other fans are smaller.
Summary: Why do they have two PCI-E 6 pin connections on a power supply that typically runs a server class system? Poor cable planning
Pros: Mean looking
Cons: Noisy, Heavy, 8 Pin and 4 Pin 12 Volt power connectors are on the same cable so there is not enough distance between them for my TYAN S5380 Dual CPU board. had to buy a separate adapter for it to work.
Summary: If I had to replace another server right now, I would buy another of these cases.
Pros: All drives are mounted via rails. It has 10 drive bays, 6 3.5" and 4 5.25". There is plenty of room to work inside the case, and plenty of power available. Case is sturdy and the front panel USB, Audio connections, and Firewire ports are conveniently placed.The air flow is good, and I'm setting i...
Cons: Since I am using it as my pc as well as a server, the door became a pain, and I simply removed it. From a server standpoint, opening the front case to hot swap drives, is pretty clumsy.
Summary: Good case for the money and not nearly as loud as I was expecting for the class it's in.
Pros: Good price for an e-atx case with 550 watt power supply. Power supply is quiet and has decent output connectors. Drive bays are easy to setup with the included rail mounts. Built very sturdy like a workstation case should be.
Cons: There is a fan mount in the door next to where your expansion cards go. I really didn't want a hole here and the pics didn't show it. Antec's site doesn't show any fan hole. This hole lets a lot of noise out and causes the airflow to be not so great unless you put some 92mm fans up front. I've si...
Pros: Sturdy attractive design. Plenty of room for components and cooling. The Hard Drives load from the front of the case, which eliminates common problems associated with installing and removing components in this area.
Cons: Using a Supermicro X7DA8 board, the 12V connectors on the PS did not allow enough cord between the two 12V motherboard connectors. This was an fix, but consider if you are purchasing this with the X7DA8.
Summary: Put an Asus P5B Deluxe with a Zalman CNPS 9500 cooler in with no problem. Hard drives very easy to install, even after the mother board is in. BTW - the case I got has a side fan opening over the graphics card slot. I didn not see that in the pictures and it saved me cutting a hole.
Pros: Lots of room inside. No more 24 pin motherboard power connectors getting in the way of hard drive connectors. Good quality, strong construction, good power supply. Plenty of power connectors, drive rails, cables, screws...
Cons: I bought the case hoping there was lots of room, but the size of this thing might be a con to some.
Summary: Put a Tyan Mobo for dual AMD Opteron CPU's in here and it's cool and quiet.
Pros: This thing is strong, solid, and very well put together. Tooless entry has spring loaded screws. The front has easy open panel as well as another tooless entry to get behind the front fan panel. Front power and reset switches are quality and not cheap. I'm not a huge expert on power supplies, but...
Summary: Overall, a wonderful case, and I will probably purchase another. Newegg got the case to me (clear across the country) in under 36 hours. Wished the rest of my parts arrived that quickly
Pros: Enormous case. 120mm fan is extremely quiet, even on the high settings. Easy to install everything, especially the front two 92mm fans. I'm very impressed.
Cons: Have a lower quality Antec case that makes it very easy to screw in the expander cards (PCI and such), that you don't have to take at an angle. Wished this case had the same. Sometimes front bezel is stubborn.
Summary: Decent case for extended ATX MBOs. For ATX, my recommendation is the P180.
Pros: Fits extended ATX motherboard. Excellent PS, quiet fan. Antec is a good case mfgr with quality tolerances and components. Have used them since 1999.
Cons: 1. Even Antec support didn't really know what the included CPU plate was for - something about needing it for a heat sink on some MBOs. Do not install the CPU plate unless your MB has holes for the 8 standoffs. It will short out your MB. 2. Plastic drive slides not compatible with Antec P180 driv...