Pros: My third build using Lian Li cases. They are light, are well made, and have fan filters. Drive bays are nicely laid out, and I like the way drives are installed (they give you plenty of thumb screws that hold the drives, and they lock in solidly but are quickly removable.) Installed a Micro ATX board which makes the inside look huge and empty. I'll go for a smaller case next time.
Summary: The top mounted buttons and inputs... I don't get them at all. There is only one scenario where top mounted buttons would be a plus; when you set the case on the floor in the open. Not a good position imo. I bought this case anyway because the design fits what I was looking for and every other feature is great.
Pros: Light, logical, sturdy all aluminum, NO PLASTIC. Just enough space for a GTX 560ti.
Cons: The USB 3.0 motherboard cable was wrapped so tight with zip ties it made it extremely difficult to get it off without damaging the insulation.
Summary: USB 3 pass-through is necessary right now since there aren't yet motherboards with internal USB 3, but I wish they'd have included an option to use internal pins for when they become available (the adapter is only USB2).
Pros: Aluminium materials makes the case incredibly light and tough. Plentiful holes in the bottom and right side for cables and zip ties, and optional cable clips for the top and bottom.
Cons: As a review below stated, you'll want to check the length of your motherboard power cords. I didn't have any problems with my 20-pin, but my 4-pin had to awkwardly rest on the video card because it didn't have the length to go behind the motherboard. But that goes for all bottom-mounted case configurations.
Pros: Attention to details are simply amazing. "You get what you pay for" is a prime example of this case. I upgraded from an Antec 300 case and the difference is night and day. The construction, features, quality, and craftsmanship is 10/10.
Cons: The anodized surface seems very fragile and appears to scratch easily. I am worried that the top mount USB ports will get scratched over time by poor USB aim.
Summary: Having the motherboard in a traditional orientation and the PSU on the bottom means you have long runs to reach the 24 pin ATX connector and 4/8 pin 12v CPU connector. With my PC Power & Cooling Silencer (370 watt) I was way short with the 4 pin 12v cable and just a bit on the 24 pin. Needless to say I ordered extension cables so keep that in mind.
Pros: Really, minimalistic clean looks, very nice too look at.
Summary: Bin echt begeistert. Top Verarbeitungsqualität, keine Ecken, keine Kanten. Alles sehr durchdacht, wirklich fast alles geht ohne Werkzeug (es sei denn, die Schrauben sind zu fest zugedreht, dann braucht man mal einen Schraubenzieher), sogar Kabelführungen sind eingebaut bzw. beigelegt. Öffnungen im Gehäuse für Wakü-Schläuche sind bereits vorhanden und mit Gummis versehen.
Summary: Ich hab das Teil nicht bei Alternate gekauft, wollte aber trotzdem mal meinen Senf dazu abgeben. Ich muß sagen ich bin schlichtweg begeistert. Ich hab schon erfahrung mit Gehäusen von Thermaltake (Mozart) und Sharkoon (Rebell 12) aber die sind kein Vergleich. Damit meine Ich nicht, das das unterschiedliche Typen sind sondern die Qualität des Gehäuses.