Summary: Slapped a mini-ITX board in this case with an i3 - 4370. Sadly had to use the stock cooler because I didn't' have time to order a different one. Other than that, building in this case was an easy experience.
Pros: Very nice case and great quality for a sub $40 case. The layout is perfect and the chassis really light. All black paint inside and out looks super nice once the build is complete. Awesome air-flow...
Cons: Some issues: 1. Piece of paper stuck where the motherboard mounts that got painted over at the factory. However, the motherboard covers this. 2. Not wide enough for the ever popular Cooler Master Hyper 212. Only 3mm more width would just fit this amazing and favorite CPU cooler. 3. FINGER PRINTS....
Summary: I'm pretty sure Fractal could've made room for dual 120mm intakes in the front. Should fit. But oh well.
Pros: Great little ITX/M-ATX case. Decent to build in, unique drive mounting. Overall good experience. Would recommend. Build came out to be silent.
Cons: My only gripes were that the PSU was top-mounted, and that they should've made room for at least a 120mm fan in the rear. Also, I had to use my only extra fan screws to mount the front 120mm fan on the side because it didn't include any.
Summary: I've built several types of systems in this case and I love it. Of course I love my higher end cases but I really cannot think of one con about this inexpensive case.
Pros: Very versatile case. Nice and roomy. Nice sturdy chassis and not cheap / thin aluminum like most inexpensive cases. The front bottom half has an easy removable filter witch is a nice addon. This is going to be great for any M ATX or ITX build.
Summary: Has room to fit longer GPUs but you sacrifice HDD space to fit them. Has a really unconventional way of mounting the HDDs sideways on a pillar up against the case wall to fit those big cards in. I don't think you could fit 2 there if you have a large card.
Pros: Great Little case for my old gaming guild to go into for my Girlfriend. Easy to use and put together with tooless screws all over. Got it on a discount to for $30. Runs pretty quiet too!
Cons: Fingerprint magnet on the top and feels a bit flimsy at points but thats to be expected from this price point.
Pretty nice looking budget case. Take it only if you love it, because it has been a pain.
Kyle B., Newegg
5 March 2015
Summary: I'd suggest taking the 5.25" bay dust filters and fixing them up to cover the side and rear fan openings. It looks like you might be able to rig it up so that you can mount a second 120mm fan in the front panel. I sure did list a lot of cons. And it really pulled my pork at times.
Pros: Very affordable. Looks great. Front USBs and jacks are convenient. Most of the screws are thumb screws. Comes with a front-mounted 120mm fan. Fan runs silent at low speeds, but a fan controller can make it hum if you need it to. Entire front panel has a dust filter.
Cons: Cable management? Nope. It was my mistake to get a non-modular power supply. Highly recommend you pick up a modular one for this case. I just stuff all the wires between the PSU and the front bay and stick them behind the odd side-mounted hard drive space. That probably messes up the front panel ...
Pros: Everything. It fits all of my high end hardware, yet is nice and compact. It looks simplistic and beautiful. Materials are quality and it is easy to build and modify; plenty of room.. For the price, it is hard to go wrong. Did the dual 120mm fan intake mod and stuck a fan on the side. Silent, yet...
Summary: i fault newegg for the parts that where missing on this case, the user's manual subject a vertical Harddrive tray which mounts Hdd's on anti vibration silicone grommets PAGE 3 OF THE USER'S MANUAL, if newwegg would have said this is as is it would have been ok but that's not what was advertised,...
Pros: the core series 1000 is a nice budget case that's pretty solid
Cons: as for the case it self it's ok for my itx build
Summary: I'm not trying to be down on this case, the styling is good, the build quality seems great, and it fulfills its purpose. I didn't give it 3 eggs because of any problems, but rather because it didn't wow me.
Pros: Sturdy, came in good condition despite less desirable stiff foam packaging. Not that heavy, but still sturdy feeling. It's a plain box to put components in for a super low price, that's about it.
Cons: This was used in a build for a new office PC. Drive mounts aren't that great, and could have been a lot better if there had just been an HDD cage to begin with, instead of the fancy little side mounting thing. If you have large hands like me, prepare to get them bruised up building in this thing....