Summary: This case has been terrific for me. Plenty of space and I mean plenty. For something considered a "mid-tower" case, this thing is pretty much a Full Tower. Cable Management area could be more generous with space but I have a Corsair TX750 PSU which has tons of cables.
Pros: Plenty of Air Vents / Easy Access to Inside / Cable Management / 6 USB 3.0 ports.
Cons: Corsair 200mm fans that come with case died after 2 years of use.
Summary: Forget the fancy colors and spend the extra cash on this case. The fan filters are awesome. It's also very quiet. I also love that there is no hinged front panel door. My old case had a stupid front panel door that was always in the way. I'm so glad it's gone now.
Pros: Awesome case. That is all.
Cons: Instructions could have been a bit clearer on what the various cables were. It took a few moments to figure out what the unmarked fan cables were.
Summary: I love the simple styling--I'm not into LAN parties or flash. This huge black box sits under my desk and does its job. I wish, for the price paid, the fans were a bit quieter and higher quality. Otherwise, there is more than enough room for whatever video cards and drives you want to mount.
Pros: Solid, heavy, simply styled. Looks like the obsidian monolith block from 2001 Space Odyssey. This is a "mid tower case"? It's huge and spacious!
Cons: Hernia-inducing heavy. Power and reset buttons can be somewhat hard to push (reset button being behind a small faceplate). After >1 yr of ownership, the top 200mm fan has crapped out. The OEM fans are mediocre quality, somewhat noisy.
Summary: I like the design a lot. The case is big, and my wife was a little put off by that at first, but she warmed up to it once it was under the desk. I wish there was just a bit more space where you are supposed to route the cables, but I can probably do a better job of tidying it up later.
Pros: This is an excellent case put together well and made out of quality material. I paired this case with a Z87-Pro and a new Haswell CPU. The cooling efficiency is excellent and the ability to remove one of the drive bays adds to this. There is plenty of room for giant over sized GPUs as well.
Cons: The fans that come with this case are garbage and the front cover uses 6 plastic clips to fasten itself to the case. I have owned this case for less than 6 months and noticed the top exhaust fan had become imbalanced. I decided to replace all the fans that came with it and in the process of takin...
Summary: This is a review of the case I bought in 2010. I believe it's been updated since then.
Pros: + Chassis is solid and sleek looking + Plenty of room, grommets, tiedown points, 5.25 bays, and HDD bay space for whatever your needs may be. + Cable management is great + HDD Hot Swap bay is a nice feature (when it works, see below)
Cons: - Had to replace front 200mm fan after 3 years (not so bad i guess) - Had to replace rear exhaust fan after 1 year - Fan controller (on the original unit, I believe it's been revised since) is garbage. - USB 3.0 passthroughs -- wot? - I don't think my Hot Swap bay (at the top) ever worked to begi...
Summary: Like the removable filters, would be nice if the feet has snap on height extensions so if on carpet there would be more room for PS air intake.
Pros: Tons of room for just about anything & plenty of fan volume with good flow thru ( when it works )
Cons: A little late in coming, but wanted to come back and let folks know that what ever circuit makes the three selectable fan speeds, may die like mine did 2 days after 2yr warranty. If you have loud video & processor fans you might not notice (not sure how many months my case fans were dead) so coul...
Summary: I really like the window in the side of this case. The latches make it very easy opening up the case. I didn't like how the front usb 3.0 are connected to two internal male usb 3.0 instead of a 3.0 motherboard plug.
Summary: When buying for such PC chassis, while looking up for quality and design, one important factor IMHO is usability in the long run. Having unusable USB ports on the front panel is for my context a breaking deal.
Pros: 1st I must say that I almost bought this one over the Lian Li : same type of material although the Lian Li is full aluminum (for a different budget though), more functionality ("external" HDD bay at the top, swappable HDD mechanism seems more efficient, rubber holes for protection of wire managem...
Cons: What drove me back though is this : the front panel I/O's USB ports are much too close together, unusable for a too great range of devices (of course including those I intended to use of course).
Pros: Keeping this brief since most earlier reviews already cover the case well, but it certainly does have very nice overall build quality. Quality...not fit though. Cables are generously long, so there should be little trouble reaching the most distant connections. I've yet to build my new system, so...
Cons: As mentioned, there is quality of construction here, but not of fit...most notably, the right door panel rattles because the otherwise elegant way of latching the panel to the case does not hold the panel tightly against the case. To combat this, I may eventually line the inner edge of the panel ...