Pros: Love everything about it. Plenty of room for hiding cables and for air flow. Plenty of fans for cooling and I love the big boy fan on the top. The hard drive trays come in handy as well as the fan filters, so if you have animals like I do then it keeps the computer pretty clean for the most part. Great buy, great for any gamer or computer enthusiast that wants an amazing case. I've always loved Antec and will always recommend their cases. Keep up the good work Antec!
Cons: Don't really have anything to complain about but if I would have to complain about something it would be the price but you definitely get what you pay for which is a great case!
Summary: The Good: Its an ATX-XL you can put like 80% of motherboards on the market in this case and the room is great I have 2 12" long GPU's in this case with room to spare the 4 port hole's make it grate for routing the power, fan, water cooling and just about any cable behind the motherboard and with the amount of fans this case has you need it plus the front intake fans have filters keep out 95 % of the dust I live in the country so I have to dust daily and my old computer...
Pros: The airflow in this case is awesome. Actually awesome is an understatement. Probably one of the best airflow cases out there. Plus you have tons of room. There's a place on the backside where you can run your cables behind the motherboard. Tons of room for adding hard drives and other devices that fit in a 5.25 or 3.5 bay. It's very customizable and looks pretty sweet.
Cons: Lots of the parts inside can only be replaced by going through antec. If you mess up your left side panel trying to install a window then you are going to go through hell to try to get a replacement. I ended up playing like $50 for a side panel that took me over a month to find...
Pros: It's got outstanding air flow. The filters keep out all but the finest dust.
Cons: Speaking of LAN parties, If you spend a lot of time at them, I strongly suggest bodybuilding as a second hobby to computer building if you're going to put your rig in this case. With all the guts in it, my rig weighs at least 70 lbs! I'm not a wimp by any stretch, but I've turned down invites to LAN parties before because of the thought of moving my rig.
Summary: Second I snapped a screw head off the removable bays. I'm not sure if the threading on my drive was damaged, the screw was bad, or if I just over-torqued it but it's in there for good now. Eventually I'll get a drill with a small bit and bore out the plastic around that one spot until I can get ahold of it with some pliers and fish it out of the drive but that won't be until I get around to replacing that drive around december. So meh.
Pros: Dear lord, where to start... this case is just amazing and getting everything installed in it and wired up the way I wanted was an insane adventure that took me hours and hours. This case is perfect for my media center and now contains 7 2Tb hdds and thanks to the front fans not a one of them has risen much abover 30c or so even in the heat these last couple days. I have the main case fans set on medium and the front fans set on low, if it gets really hot out i'll cra...
Cons: First some of the fan wires are a bit short for the back and top fans, I mean they're long but the way I wanted to route them barely worked. Pretty much a non-issue and I managed to get them worked out but I think it might be better if they were somehow all routed to the top middle so they could be connected in one spot.
Great case. Rampage III Extreme users please read!
Chad S., Newegg
30 April 2011
Summary: The add-on window will not fit with some motherboards/coolers - I can confirm that you will NOT have room for the extra window fan if you use a Rampage III Formula mobo with one of the larger, dual-fan Noctua coolers. The RIII Extreme gives the Noctua the extra clearance it needs to fit.
Pros: - Great cooling, obviously. The number of fans and fan placement is superb. The filters provide an extra layer of protection against those unwanted dust bunnies.
Cons: I currently use the extra fan add-on for the middle drive bay to help cool down my GPU's - the only problem is, there is absolutely no room whatsoever to plug the SATA cables into the motherboard. I have a few 90-degree angled SATA plugs that I use, but I can only fit half of them, and even then the wires are extremely pinched. If you have a very wide motherboard like the RIIIEx, you can run out of space quick when adding that extra fan.