Pros: Overall, this is a nice format for a Media PC or compact desktop; especially if you are using a micro-atx motherboard with on-board graphics 1 hard drive and 1 DVD. Good looking case, with blue and glossy black finish. Front Panel audio connectors and 2x front facing USB ports.
Cons: Power supply lasted from June 2009 until January 2015, at which time it spat out sparks and expired. Placement of power supply makes fitting an add-in video card extremely difficult. Anything over 8.25 inches will be impossible. Routing of cables is also a challenge in the limited space available.
Summary: I bought two of the same setups.. I bought these cases because it had a 500W power supply to save a few bucks. I'm personally 50/50 on good power supplies. It would not have been too big a deal except that the return shipping is $39..
Pros: It's a good looking case for the money Good size and cooling for HTPC
Cons: Bad power supply Very bright LED's (Fixable) The I/O shield was very difficult to install
Summary: Overall I like it; the power led is uber bright; but it is OK if you don't look at it directly. The case is great if you don't plan to put too many drives in it; I was looking for a small form factor that would support long video cards; and this was suggested to me, but sadly, I ended up making it a...
Pros: The case is nice, well panted and well done, considering the "made in China" and the price, I was expecting worst. It is compact, nicely done overall; it is also stylish enough to be kept on the desk instead than on the floor.
Cons: The PSU is fine, so far; altho it does not have 2 connectors for PCI-E video cards; so you will end up using the molex connectors, for any card that require a 8+6 connector, or a 6+6 connector. The big negative issue is the space for the video card. The PSU is basically mounted in front, instead ...
Summary: I bought this product 3 years ago, and one more 2 years ago for HTPC and some computer stuff. So far so good. No PSU problems. I'm not heavy user, and that may be the reason. I'm satisfied with this product.
Pros: No PSU problem, Quiet, Cheap, small, fit for HTPC
Cons: Only two HDDs can be attached. (So from the beginning, it's better to attach large quan HDD) Too bright turning-on signal.
Summary: Antec's bundled power supplies are always poor. I would prefer they didn't include a PSU with their case, and lowered the price of this product as an alternative. I'd also like to see an anti-static casing. I guess, aside from PSU location ebb, this is a great case (minus the PSU).
Pros: Lots of fans and cool case
Cons: The case can only fit an 8 inch long video card while bundled with a full-size ATX PSU. I could have opted for a microatx psu and put a 10 inch long video card instead, but I did not! Buyers beware, PSU placement in this case was very poor; instead, the psu should have been put on the adjacent co...
Summary: - Speaker is very small, so do not throw away! - make power light and hdd light into reflectors (I know when the computer is on because I can hear it or see the 120 mm blue led lights on the side)
Pros: - very cool on the inside (love the 120 MM side fans). - easy access to all parts of the computer (everything opens up). - quiet case (silent fans only in my computer) - fits Microatx motherboard (i love small computers; it's convenient)
Cons: - Power Light is too bright (they bother my eyes when I sit and watch TV in front of the PC) - HDD light is too dim. - Power light and HDD light should be between power light and hdd light now. - NOT anti-static. I shocked my computer 3 times already in a month as I have a lot of rug in my room. ...
Summary: I noticed some shutoff issues in the first few weeks after setup, and I watched the computer for a couple weeks thinking (based on Windows Event Viewer) that it might be an issue with the OEM Athlon II processor that I used. I swapped the processor with a retail box processor and same issue showed.
Pros: Nice, easy to work with case that works well flat or as tower. Solid construction for an economy case. The blue/black has just a faint pearlescence to the blue color that makes it an attractive case on a black, rolling computer desk.
Cons: PSU = poor quality. The PSU died 32 days after purchase. Failed completely after sporadic shutoff issues.
Summary: Nice looking case, but needs an updated power supply for todays SATA. Also needs to focus on being quiet. Get something without a power supply, or fans, and select the ones that fit your needs. Typically, I never order a case with PS so that I can get a good one for my needs (quiet).
Pros: Nice looking,
Cons: Power supply - appears old design. It has a good number of 4 pin molex, but only two sata power. Pretty frustrating when trying to install a SSD boot, HD, and DVD with only two SATA power connectors. Power fan is not all that quiet. I'm not using the two 80MM fans (they also are not quiet) I am u...
Summary: I had to RMA the first one I got due to 7 of the 10 plastic pins holding it to the frame were broken clean off. Second one had no issue. I hear the PSU is sketchy, but you can always get a new one, mine tested good.