Summary: 10 Years I'd say is pretty impressive, says a lot about the manufacturing.. I don't foresee me buying a new case in the future
Pros: - Rugged build (survived many LAN partys and moves) - Great airflowdue to CPU shroud and Multiple vents to add more fans, not to mention analog fan speed control (Plenty of CFM, never once had an over heating issue, even when GPU fan died) - All LED's, Gauges, Ports, and stock fans are all still ...
Cons: -Somewhat clunky (The front door is somewhat of a P.I.T.A., best used in open area) -HDD expansion slots can be a pain if your RAM slots are in the way
Summary: I've owned this since my first PC build in December 2007. It's lasted through 2 upgrades of various parts, and 4 moves. The body of the case is pretty solid and can take a bump. The fans only recently died, like within the last month, so I'd say it's been a pretty decent case.
Pros: Interior space is good, panels are easy to remove. Served it's purpose.
Cons: Front audio ports have never worked. Also, front ports on bottom of machine, instead of top. Wish all fans could upgrade to 120mm, but only the rear one can. Don't really like top-mount power supply.
Summary: I hope this review helps someone out there. It is not as bad as some of the other reviewers have posted but it seems those people are posting emotions and not straight facts.
Pros: I enjoyed the overall design because it looks great at night if you add LED lit fans and stuff. The vent shaft on the wide panel leading to the processor is pretty nifty. Grounding was and is not an issue. I however felt the case was not entirely thick but it has served well enough with several m...
Cons: Sadly I do have a few. I have had this case and computer for about 3 and half years now and it is time to upgrade. As for this case, when I first got it, all the screws that were supposed to connect the MoBo to the case were the wrong size and they could not even penetrate the pre-drilled screw h...
Summary: Over all it's a good case for the price. If it wasn't for the door and right side USB ports this would have been a 5 egger. Apevia does make a solid case. Just don't let your eye's do the shopping. With all the blue lights it's eye catching. Plus this case does allow you to plan for the future.
Pros: 4 5.25 external bays. 2 3.25 external bays. The case now holds my DVD writer, BR writer, one hot swap HDD, one docking station. 750W PSU ASUS ATX MB 6 fans Added a 140mm rear fan and two 120mm front fans. Plus a left side fan. CPU and GPU run cool and the fans help with more air flow.
Cons: DOOR and it's gauages. Worthless! All thought it's eye catching. You have to open the door to turn on the power and for the DVD trays to open. Also the door opens to the left. It got to the point that I took the door off. One other thing I don't like is the side mounted USB ports. If you have the...
Summary: While looking at the cons and the pro's remember that I have had this case for close to 3 years now. When I got it, it was in perfect condition. Only in the past 3 weeks have those con's happened.
Pros: - Decent amount of space - Runs moderately quiet - Plenty of room for what you need from a mid tower
Cons: - The front gauges and lights have stopped working - The front sound ports have stopped functioning - The front usb ports started to cause shortages
Summary: I purchased this for my first build. As someone else stated having the power button on the side might be beneficial, but it's not a big deal. Some may say it seems flimsy, but it's not at all. Keep in mind it's mostly metal and not hard plastic like my previous HP case was.
Pros: Having the temp and fan speed monitors on the front are great and they look fantastic! I absolutely love the fact that it has a reset button, and the clear side. Multiple fans is a plus and provides excellent air flow, even with just the 2 it comes with. Case is very solid once everything is put ...
Summary: Would love to see APEVIA revise this model relocating the power button to the side of the case by the usb ports and replace the volume sensitivity gauge with a second temp guage for GPU.
Pros: Still a decient cool looking shiny, very sturdy case after 3 years of use. Excilent air flow if you take advantage of the extra fan mount locations. Front CPU temp guage is nice as well as fan controle at your fingertips
Cons: Temp probe broke first time I swapped out CPU fan. Only $3 to replace through Apevia. USB ports on front of case no longer work but lasted 2 1/2 years. Have to open the front door every time to turn on pc, thought it would wear on the wires for all the guages over time but all still works. Have t...