The modules in the front are removed and installed extremely easily using thumb screws
5 March 2015
Summary: I needed lots of external 5.25" drive bays for 3.5" drive cages (I'm upgrading my storage pool). The modules in the front are removed and installed extremely easily using thumb screws. There is plenty of cable management room behind the motherboard tray as well. Didn't have any trouble moving my existing system into this new case. The case itself is pretty sturdy as you might expect from a steel case and is surprisingly not as heavy as it looks.
Summary: The only thing that should be made known is that the fan pinouts are the standard 3 pin, but don't come with any type of adapter but doesn't warrant taking an egg off.
Pros: Great case with lots of fans that moves quite a bit of air over the motherboard/graphics card. Even though the case a Steel/Plastic combo, it seems extremely well built and don't foresee myself ever having to replace this case.
Summary: It's not necessarily a bad thing, but the front is quite different than most cases. Instead of the whole panel coming off, the drive bays slide out through the front in squares. Takes time to get to know how it works when migrating hardware over, but nice. The only 'bad' thing is since the bays slide out from the front, you have to disconnect all the HDDs, etc. to fully pull it out and get in there.
Pros: Huge case, lots of room! Not to mention, I just love Antecs cases, they are all so sick looking! Good airflow. I especially like how the back goes on! Unlike most cases, it doesn't have a bunch of sliders you have to put in THEN slide the back on. You put the front in, then can close it like a door and screw it in. Makes it SO much easier when you have a ton of cables! Also, REALLY easy for quick weekly cleaning.
Summary: Advertised a $30 rebate. I did not have time to assemble the computer components right away. I then got it together and was able to ensure the case and other components were working. Finally submitted and mailed the rebate requirements, but we had terrible snow storm, and mail was not picked up. Took it directly to PO and was postmarked one day late, but antec rebate center refused it as result.
Pros: Case has lots of room and price would have been good if they had honored the rebate. I like the large fan on top. Note all fans are blue... Also consider purchasing a fan controller or hub if you want to use all the fans. Looks like five different connections...
Cons: Did not honor the $30 rebate because it was one day late. I purchased this case because of the price with rebate, otherwise would have gotten a different one. :-(
Summary: This case is very large, and while there are a large amount of fans, make sure that you have the needed connectors for them. this case features 6 fans using the 3 pin fan connector. make sure your motherboard has that many connections.
Pros: This is a large case with plenty of space for all components. Purchased this case with a large video card, which had 3 fans on it, and there is still space left between card and hdd cage. This case also features a ridiculous amount of fans, and independent control for each of them.
Cons: Case is very large. keep this in mind when purchasing. will not deduct and egg for it.
Summary: I just wanted to write this review after reading the more recent reviews of this case. 1. Yes its a heavy case, it's a STEEL FULLTOWER, do these "reviewers" not know what that means? Steel is heaiver but stronger than aluminum, and its a full tower, meaning you have massive amounts of space to work with and never have to worry about room. 2.
Pros: +Antecs best case +Fulltower +Airflow/Cooling +One of the best looking cases
Cons: you will need to unscrew the drive cages to clean the air filters every few weeks/months, i know big con *rolls eyes*
Summary: This has got to be by far the biggest case I've seen in my life. The dimensions don't scream holy sh*t to you like it does when it shows up at your house. Yes it's huge but it handles air flow and space like a boss. You have enough room to use every port on your motherboard and still route the cables behind the MOBO for superior air flow. Usually after you're running your machine for long sessions, you begin to feel a little warm draft come from your computer.