Summary: Would have been nice if 2nd HDD tray was included. Can't complain for the price I paid at a local shop though. Should have identical tray available as an option. Plenty of room for all the aftermarket options available. Will have to buy alternative.
Pros: Solid/Sturdy Case. Plenty of space for added cooling. Mostly tool-less design. bottom mount psu. Expandability.
Cons: Only 1 HDD tray. More of a disappointment but knew it only came with 1. bottom mount psu. Only reason for that being a con is my psu (Silverstone 850W Modular) 8-pin cpu power cable almost did not reach the top of the motherboard. I had to run it above the motherboard and under the pci/gfx cards....
Summary: It has taken quite a beating, with three long trips back and forth and has survived it all. It was also the case for my first build, and I wanted to be sure that I was getting the best for my money. After almost three years, I can say I was successful.
Pros: Spacious, with good cooling, plenty of options, easy to clean front intake, and designed to be efficient. It isn't the most glamorous or the most beautiful. It was just built to work and work well.
Cons: The fan slot for the CPU on the right side is almost impossible to shop for. I still haven't found the right sized fan for a decent price.
Summary: I love the number of fans and the quick release face plate. I can swap in and out new drives in under a minute. I really love this mid-tower. It can be a little cramped if you are using large parts.
Pros: The case is easy to work in, great built-in drive holders, super fast access to the front drives.
Cons: Minor gripe, it has hard plastic feet. Not such a big deal but that means no real traction. The case will move around if bumped.
Summary: All the CM cases I have worked with are easy to use and visually pleasing. This one is no exception.
Pros: It looks very nice and simple. An almost tool-less design made it really easy to work with. The fans are also very quiet, which is a huge plus since I won't have to replace them with quieter ones. It's also a lot more roomier than I thought it would be. You shouldn't have any problems fitting any...
Cons: None really. Although the pullout hard drive mounting bracket was kind of odd. Would have been easier if they made the bottom half of the expansion bays all hard drive bays that you simply slide the drive into. Oh well, no biggie. There is no restart button. Also not a big deal.
Summary: I have purchased two of this case now. One for a dedicated file server case running 12 drives and another that started life as my main rig and now houses my Virtual Machine server. If your looking for a case with incredible amounts of air flow then this is for you.
Pros: Great solid designed case. Has multiple spots for 120mm fans and even a mount for an 80mm fan on the opposite side of the CPU on the motherboard. If you have a fan in every spot you can really move some air through this bad boy.
Cons: It isn't really obvious how to remove the cages blocking the drive bays when you first get it. I merely forced them out until i realized that the front face plate comes off and they slip right out. Also the wholes they have drilled for water cooling were so small i couldn't fit any reasonably siz...