Summary: I like the case, but the plastic heads on the thumbscrews are annoying and uncomfortable. No where the quality of the old, all metal ones they replaced. You might want to take a fine mill-*** (Idiot file checker doesn't know proper file names) file to break the sharp edges and corners. It's a small matter to do, but be careful of the finish when doing so. You can lose some hide on those edges and thumb screws if not careful.
Pros: This is a nice, sturdy/strong, well laid out case! I'd get another even with the cons below. Good cooling and filters for the drives, I now have 4 of these cases, Three of the older ones (about a year or so) and the new one.
Cons: Sharp edges, poor quality thumb screws, and no longer comes with the side panel fan installed. IE: They've cheapened the case by cutting corners. They need a better way to clean the filters, but it's a problem common to most of the larger cases. Exceberated by being close to the floor with carpets and cats<:-)) I wrote an earlier review after removing the packing, but before the build.. As I said, it's still a good case, but the reduction in finish and no fan in the s...
Summary: Note to purchasers/builders. I know the guides say to slot your drives in the bays first. So I will stress this. Also make sure either your mother board comes with a universal ton of 3/4 pin headers or you buy the appropriate 'Y' cables if you are looking to get all of the fans working.
Pros: The case has an over-bun-dance of fans. It's swell that six fans come pre-installed on the case. Plus the lights are awesome. Case has some of the best air flow I've seen, out of the box. The front USB 3.0 ports are baller.
Cons: The case is very heavy without the components (No I don't even lift bro). The 5.25 inch drive bays are fine but the cage that holds the three 3.5 drive bays is very poorly designed in my opinion. The only 2.5 drive mount is at the bottom of the case which makes it extremely hard to plug power connectors and Serial ATA connectors into. The space that is allowed between the mother board and the drive bays are minimal. Also, cleaning the fan filters are a pain. In order ...
Summary: Overall a great case. Purchased for gaming, everything runs at a low temperatures. Would recommend.
Pros: Great cooling/air flow as it should. Lots of room for cable management. +5 eggs overall for performance.
Cons: My only complaint is that the top of the case is held with like 6 tabs. These tabs are made of plastic and quite flimsy. Received my case (with a visibly UNdamaged box) but with 4 of the 6 tabs broken off, resulting in the top not being secure. Seems pretty cheaply made at that point. The rest of the case is pretty sturdy. Not sure why they couldn't have made that part stronger -2 eggs.
Summary: Also bought an Antec HCP 1000W PSU. Not sure if the con should be in this review or that one (I'm going to mention it in both) Their "ultimate gaming case" has 7 fans, all using 3-pin fan connectors. When I bought my first 1200 in 2008, they used molex 4-pins. The power supply, after talking about how it's ready for a "new level of flexibility" and can adapt to everything, had 2 molex cables and no fan connectors.
Pros: The CPU cutout is a nice feature for installing CPU coolers. I like that spare length from the PSU cables can be "tucked into" the HDD bays on the bottom, it helps clean up the inside of my case some.
Cons: Compared to my old 1200 case, the panels just don't seem to fit as nicely. They pop out as soon as the screws are removed.
Summary: look else where if this is your price range
Pros: It is a large a advertised
Cons: just not an intuitive case, the manual isnt terribly helpful either. its solid enough, but i had high expectations of something with a 200+ mm fan on it, just does not move air, even in the room is ~40F
Summary: I would recommend this case as it has large amounts of space. Although, be sure to check your PSU cable lengths.
Pros: The case is HUGE but that is to be expected with a full size tower. Plenty of fans with filters. and USB 3.0 on the front.
Cons: The USB 3.0 connector, the double connector, is extremely flimsy. Be very careful or you will end up with only 1 front USB 3.0 instead of 3. Still waiting to hear back to see if I can get that piece replaced.
Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Gamer ATX Full Tower 12 0 Bays USB eSATA Audio BK
6 October 2011
Excerpt: Easy install, excellent fan setup for cooling drives. Filters for the fans make standard cleaning simple-ish. Too tight for a side-facing SATA connection. My mobo's SATA connections go straight into the tough drive mounts, way too close for comfort. A left- or appropriate-facing drive bay would be Considerably beter. Upward-facing SATA connections or smaller than full ATX would be fine. It's a small tight for cabling with massive format video cards in the case as well.
Cons: большой, но бестолковый для меня нормальная башня, типа ifx14, упирается в боковой вентиль, который к тому же зачем-то задрали высоковато, если одна карта, то ничего, но такой корпус должен и cf и sli учитывать, а для этого боковой вентиль высоковат посажен качество сборки на троечку с плюсом, верхняя крышка держится на двух малюсеньких саморезах, которые отлетают на раз, хорошо хоть в зади ещё фиксируется боковухи на шурупах это нечто, он тяжёлый и делать какие то ма...
Excerpt: В общем, как я уже и сказал, модель интересная, но... цена за этот корпус сильно завышена.
Pros: Сие "чудо" китайской промышленности, конечно же, заслуживает внимания. Но достоинства корпуса сильно разрекламированы и преувеличены (как обычно)... 1) Охлаждение - задумано хорошо, но... (см. недостатки п.1)... 2) Практичность (или как тут было сказано "все удобно организовано"... (см. недостатки п.2)... 3) Дизайн корпуса оригинальный, но... стоит ли этот внешний вид цены, которую за него хотят? - вопрос...
Cons: 1) При всем желании продавцов акцентировать внимание на выдающемся охлаждении, и при всех 6 кулерах с объективной точки зрения - в корпусе создается легкий, еле-еле уловимый ветерок (этО смешно назвать даже ветерком). И это притом, что скорость вращения кулеров я ставил на полную мощность. Шум, который при этом образуется - просто нереальный (около 35-40 дБ)! В общем, задуманное охлаждение реализовано плохо: обдув слабый (на низких оборотах кулеров практически отсутст...