Summary: I strongly suggest a modular power supply because there isn't much extra room for cables. Also it tends to be loud with mechanical hard drive and fitting multiple drives is tight so ssd's are highly recommended.
Pros: Great size if you need something compact with full atx. Can fit a large gpu in the case. includes rubber feet to put on the side so you can orient this case upright or sideways.
Cons: Can't fit any tall cpu coolers in this case. Had to revert to stock cpu cooler. Optical drive is literally right on top on the psu so this will reduce cooling of the psu. No options for cable routing, had to sacrifice the 2.5 bay for the main atx power connector wiring to go. Includes 120mm fan b...
Summary: You can fit 2 80mm fans in the back and 1 120mm on the left side. The fan placement in the top can not be used if you have a Video Card or other PCI card. If used as a HTPC case use a QUIET PSU and fans.
Pros: A full ATX MOBO fits. It is under 6" tall horizontal. Cheep.
Cons: The fan placement on the top panel SUCKS. It is directly over the PCI slots on ATX MOBOs. Slim fans will not even fit.
Summary: I love the small size and price. Here are some comments. 1: Get the version without a power supply and purchase a good one separately. One failed on me. 2: Purchase 3.5 to 5 in. bay rails to get 6 3.5 in sata drives in this case .
Very good and easy to work with even though it is small.
4 January 2014
Summary: The case can fit a full size ATX motherboard, and a standard power supply. Double check the dimensions of the supply if its too big it will not fit. Besides that everything fit inside comfortably and had plenty of space for air flow so components do not over heat.
Summary: Docked an egg for the USB3 "rectangle." That's my only major grievance with this (really, a rotating logo but a redundant non-port?!) The rest of that is to be expected for low-profile cases like this.
Pros: -Fits full ATX motherboards, standard-size ATX PSUs, and standard PCIE brackets. -You can jam a LOT of stuff in here. Makes for a good htpc build. -Comes with extra rubber feet for an old-school "desktop." Pretty much the only one in this price range I could find. -PSU is replaceable without taki...
Cons: -REALLY tight squeeze. Don't plan on putting a 7950 in here. -PSU mount is a smart design decision, but the cord that runs to it is a pain. Gets in the way of one of the fan mounts. Speaking of... -I use a Corsair 120mm closed loop. With the case laid flat "desktop style" you have two choices. Mo...
Summary: The PSU had to be placed up front under the 5.25' drive bay due to the need to take both a regular sized PSU and an ATX case. I used this for my HTPC rebuild, so the horizontal placement fits into the entertainment shelf a lot better.
Pros: The only case that has adequate cooling option AND allow a horizontal placement for the system. I remember it was a rare case there the computer case were towers, and one had to pay extra to get tower cases. These days you don't see any horizontal cases anywhere. This is the only one I can find t...
Cons: I had to use the 350W PSU that came with the case as my two spare PSUs (550 W and 1000W units) had modular cables and would not work with the MB I wanted to put into the case. The way the case is laid out the PSU sits in the front of the case in front of the MB, so any PSU with modular cable desi...
great for basic tower or non pretentious HTPC case on its side
BuyItOnce "Just_Slightly_Geeky", Amazon
31 July 2013
Summary: fits full size ATX board and power supplies with room for 5 3.5 hdd for some serious storage in a compact case. well ventilated with 3 80mm fan slots and 2 120mm fan slots. Although it fits full size gear, space is tight due to the small physical dimensions.