Pros: I got mine on sale and with a rebate for $40. It a very solid made case is pretty high quality. I used a mATX motherboard so I had plenty of room in my build. It comes with two nice 120mm case fans. One front and one rear. The buttons have a nice solid feel to them.
Cons: Nothing at the moment. I built a little i5 mATX with it and have had it running for about a month without any issues.
Summary: I would buy this case again, though the side panel issue is extremely annoying and discourages me from taking it off for a while.
Pros: -Great cooling potential -Fits all components nicely -Subtle, pleasing design -Affordable and generally well-built
Cons: -Cable Management may prove to be difficult as the protrusion in the case is barely enough to fit some thicker cables. This will make securing the side panels a pain. -Installing motherboard may be annoying when you reach the screws closest to the top side. A small, thin screwdriver is suggested....
Summary: - Great for the price - Doesn't look like it could fit CrossFire graphics cards (doesn't matter to me, I don't have that kind of money to burn)
Pros: - About as small as a case can be and still be a gaming rig - Fits full size graphics cards (checked with XFX R9 380 and GTX960) - Looks like it would fit a fairly large cpu heat sink or water cooler (I'm just using a stock radiator for my i5, though) - Both side panels are removable, which made ...
Cons: - Ports on the back didn't quite line up with my motherboard's tray. Possibly due to an oddly sized standoff? - Power supply mounts on the bottom, not sure if it can get a lot of air - Front ports are all in a line, which makes it harder to find ports in the dark
Summary: This is a great, little case that can't be beat for the price. Mine houses an MSI motherboard (A68 Grenade) with an AMD 860k, Radeon R9 380, 2 - 4 Gig sticks of RAM, a SSD, WD Blue, and a TX3 CPU Cooler. Everything fits nicely in the case, and the outside has a very clean, understated look.
Pros: - Clean design, not a flashy, gaming case - Space for 240mm liquid cooling radiator in front - Seems to move air well and stay cool - Price
Cons: - Not enough room behind motherboard to properly route cables - Using a 5.25" drive bay means removing part of the off centered 'strap' on front of case. Not a deal breaker, but it diminishes the look a bit
Summary: Great choice if you are going for a budget micro ATX build.
Pros: I bought this case for a small micro ATX build I made based off of an i5-2400s I wanted to reuse. For the price it is a great case. A good amount of room inside the case and it has great airflow + ventilation. Somewhat modular and can take out the drive bay.
Cons: If you would rather have an ATX case there are better options for the same price. You do have to install the motherboard standoffs yourself, not that big of a deal. Overall not too many cons though.
Summary: I used this for a Frankenbuild for my wife. I took a bunch of spare parts that probably shouldn't fit in this case and made them fit. At the end of the day, it does exactly what I bought it for and didn't break the bank.
Pros: Great looking case, with plenty of spots for 120mm fans. Great airflow, with everything where I would want it to be. The inside is small, but not cramped.
Cons: The metal is soft and flimsy. I found several threads stripped throughout the case. Cheap paint.
Pros: Nice little case; easy to work in for a Micro-ATX. Has a slight shine to the finish--gives it a nice polished appearance. I appreciate that CM includes a MB speaker. Many of the case manufacturers are too cheap to include this item.
Cons: Nothing stylish about this case.... but that's what my client wanted.
Summary: Side panels themselves feel a bit flimsy but with value cases like this, it's too be expected. I completed two builds with this chassis, one being a gaming rig. If you're going to have a lot of cables routed underneath the motherboard tray, please be aware you have a lot of work ahead of you!
Pros: Amazing layout, fits everything you could ever need, plenty of room within the chassis for cable management. I love the side-mounted SSD's, and the modularity of HDD/ODD bays. The case itself is very sturdy, comes with a good assortment of front panel options, and the removable front cover has a ...
Cons: The side panel underneath the mobo tray does not have enough room for cables. With a few SATA power cables and GPU power cables being routed behind the tray, there's no way to close the panel -- It lacks at least 1 inch of proper clearance. Additionally, if you put two HDDs in the bottom cage, th...