Summary: Nice HTPC case or even a main system, you can get smaller ones but this is about the size of an old VCR.
Pros: Small but has enough space for HDD, optical drive, and a card reader, plus room for several pci expansions. I chose this case because the psu on most slim cases seems to die in under a year but this one had good reviews. The quick release mechanism for the drive bays is really convenient.
Cons: It doesn't come with a case fan, you have to buy an 80mm separately.
Summary: I would buy this case again for a small or budget sensitive setup. Case is easy to work with and I had mine build in 15 minutes.
Pros: Small size, fast to build. The drive cage comes completely out with two latches. Has one 5 1/4 drive bay for DVD/Bluray Drive. Two 3 1/2 in. hard drive mounting spots, and 1 3 1/2 mounting bay that can be used for a floppy, HDD, or internal card reader or some other accessory.
Cons: No cons so far. Yes, this case is small. But if you're buying it it's probably because size or price matters in your build. As other stated the CPU fan shroud doesn't fit, but if you take the time to read that it is designed for an Intel brand board it's irrelevant. I discarded mine and added an exhaust fan to the side fan mounting location.
Summary: Great overall case. It's tight, but that's because its a tiny case. If you just have a hard drive and cd rom, the cable management is pretty clean. Zip ties are your friend to keep the clutter of wires to a minimum.
Pros: First time I have built a PC in such a small case and overall, this case is very good. It's very tight inside, but if you just have a HD and CD drive, it's easy to keep cable clutter to a minimum. I do recommend getting an 80mm fan because the plastic air redirection thing is useless. I tossed it out. Great little case though.
Cons: Plastic air redirection thing is useless. I tossed it out. It's tight enough as it is inside this case.
Pros: Nice looking case that does what is it is made for a little long for most ent. centers but if you cut the back of your stand it works well my sys: Xeon quad 4 GB ram intel DG41CN motherboard TV tuner,nV 8400gs video card 30 GB SSD boot drive 500 Gb storage win 7 64 bit - cpu and ram @ 7.0 vid is 5.6 and ssd is @ 6.7 wei score I love this case
Pros: Compact size, perfect fit in an industrial closet.
Cons: No documentation,but found it to the website. had to modify the plastic plate to fit with the ASRock H77M motherboard. The plastic plate also interferring with all the SATA connectors, but it'S not so bad....
Pros: Small size, good organization of components inside, room for optical drive and 3.5" bay.
Cons: Case fan seems kind out of the way and doesn't seem like it would do a whole lot. Would be more effective near the cpu. Power buttons are very cheap and flimsy. I had to adjust them to even get the power button to contact the swich inside. Reset button still doesn't work
Summary: The case is very deep. My plan was to use this case to house an HTPC that would live in a cabinet with other A/V equipment. The case is a little too deep for that to work once all the cables are plugged in. If you are planning on using this case in a similar fashion... measure, measure, measure, then add 2-4 inches for all the USB stuff that you plug into the back of your PC.
Pros: Well made case. Everything fits snugly. Adaquit venting, and the CPU fan has a nice screen above to protect from debris.
Cons: The PSU that the case ships with could be a bit beefier. It ships with a 300 watt PSU. The 24 and 4 pin connectors are barely enough for my new board, which technically needs a 24 and 8.
Summary: I like things to run cool if I can so I mounted a low profile cpu pipe cooler and fan by logisys (works great) plus since I am only using video card slot I opened up covers and mounted a 70mm fan right below video card. I use it as an intake blowing cool air across video card and MB. I use the 80 fan as exhaust. I stand it up with the fan/exhaust fan on bottom so I put thicker rubber feet on stands to give it a little more room to vent.
Pros: nice case, it's been a while since I built a computer but my slimline Acer died and I decided to put together a slimline. I bought it at a local store on sale with a 300 watt 80 plus PS. It is much larger than Acer slimline but if you take your time putting it together it is very clean inside
Cons: not enough for an egg but I did have to buy a 24 pin extention to reach my MB.,even with ties cut it would not go plus it would not allow for a video card. ( gt 430 but I see I can get a LP GT 640 NOW so that is on the list)
Summary: Neutral: It is nice to only have to worry about 1 screw for securing all of the expansion cards but including one or two covers for the slots would be nice in case you change your mind about the configuration. It would have been nice had I ordered some extremely short SATA cables to make the wire runs more tidy.
Pros: The smaller form factor without sacrificing as much room for expansion compared to the mini-ITX was the main reason I picked this form factor, and this case does indeed do what I need. The power supply packs enough juice for whatever you can physically fit into the case, and it combined with the stock Intel fan makes a reasonably quiet combination.
Cons: Since this is being marketed as a HTPC case it would be nice to have a window to internally mount an IR receiver (if it is present, a notation somewhere would be nice), and to have such a receiver available here on Newegg. More motherboard standoffs would be nice (the SATA, case LEDs and button headers, and power plugs on the GA-Z77MX-D3H are not supported by standoffs even though there are holes in the MB for them). The plate to redirect airflow to the CPU fan does n...