Summary: Even when the package arrived I had no concerns with size. I was certain that any part I wanted to install in this case would fit. Much to my surprise I had trouble with my GPU and Water Cooling fitting. I had to move the piece for the middle wind tunnel so the GPU could fit (GTX 770 4 gb, classfied).
Good but not quite perfect. Documentation does not match current product.
21 August 2013
Summary: I bought this not for a gaming machine but to house a NAS system, with hard drives mounted in hot-swap drive cages (two iStarUSA BPU-350SATA-BPL cages to start with, and room for another later -- each holding five 3.5" drives in three 5.25" drive bays and with its own cooling fan). My old case (brand unknown) used mounting rails for the drives, so it was very easy to install the drive cages.
Summary: This case is heavy to begin with. It has in total 6 fans and they all look great. Unlike the old Antec I had with similar colours, this one does not illuminate the room (which is a good thing). Taking this apart to put in 3.5" HDDs is not what I consider straightforward. The manual does not come with it so you need to get that on-line. Once everything is in, it works great. I just do not want to think about taking it apart again (which is kind of a huge drawback).
Summary: Received the case today and the installation was easy. The case could do better on cable management and drive bay installation if you care about that. So if you are not good at cable management then the see-thru panel is useless. The case comes with six fans and two optional fans if needed so if you plan to use them all make sure your mobo has enough connectors to power them. I like my new case.
Summary: I have had this unit for a couple years and absolutely love the case. Great looking, easy to work on for the most part, and built like a tank. BUT! Whoever the engineer was that designed the hard drive/filter system should really be fired. Why they couldn't design something easier to make removing the filters easy is beyond me.
Summary: I've bought several of these twelve hundred cases and for the most part they are great. However, the latest one I bought was changed... not in a bad way, but if Antec would only provide the needed adapters, this otherwise excellent case would be a home run. The first revision of this case had molex plugs on the end of all of (or at least most) of the fan connectors. The latest revision has the 3 pin fan connector for ALL fans.
Summary: This case is amazing! TONS OF ROOM. Lots of fans. Easy access, front fan filters that are simple to clean! Dont get me wrong, over time the inside does get dusty. However this does slow down the amount of dust that builds up. You can get an air compressor for 80 bucks and the air nozzle for about 5 bucks'ish. I give it 4 stars. In the back, it does have holes for running water cooled system but I never saw a mounting point for the radiator.
Summary: Pros: - Cools very well. Fans are plentiful and huge. - Lots of space (I have 1 disk drive, 4 sata disks, and an ssd and still have enough room for straight pass through from front to back for the cpu cooling. - Has external control of the fan speeds of all chassis fans with the exception of the optional fan on the door. - Has usb 3.0 port in the front (which is just a cable that runs through your computer, out the back and into your usb port in the back).
Summary: (I've had this case for over 2.5 years) This case used to be king of cases...Not so much anymore because Antec's competitors have simply surpassed them in innovation! Still a great case, but there are better out there... Pros: -Roomy -Side panel window -Fans everywhere -Integrated fan dust filters -Stock interior lighting (from fans) -Many drive bays -Frontal Ports -Fits the special Antec CP series power supply units.
Summary: This case is huge! I have two NVIDIA 560 ti cards in there, and it still had some room to spare. I love the hard drive compartments, and I can rest easy knowing that I can upgrade to SSD since it is compatible. The fans run beautifully, and the blue lights are pretty amazing in the dark. Both the fans and the lights can be turns off, and the fans can be turned down to reduce the noise, which aren't even terrible on high.