Summary: Using this for an mATX file server that houses a server board, a low power i3, and 4x 3.5" drives. So far it's been going for about 2 years without any flaws. The plans are eventually to expand it to 8 3.5" drives and 4 2.5" drives, and the included bays give lots of room for that.
Pros: Great build quality 3 included 120mm fans Space for 7 3.5" HDDs Thumbscrews everywhere Dust filters on intakes
Cons: Included fans are a bit louder than expected No 120mm rear exhaust, only space for an 80mm Not a huge amount of space in the back for cable routing
Pros: Nice aluminum and black finish. Very spacious for a mATX case. Pretty decent cooling and great looks. Tons of room for HDD's or extra long GPU's.
Cons: Rear fan should be 120mm, a few more millimeters for cable management behind the motherboard tray would have been great. Also, some parts of the chassis are pretty thin and feel somewhat weak. My case started rattling when fully loaded with fans. I had to put a bit of foam tape between the case a...
Typical Lian Li quality but no internal USB 3.0 header?
Darrell L., Newegg
18 April 2014
Summary: Their other cases have the internal USB header, so there is no excuse they didn't put it on this for for this price.
Pros: Everyone loves the well made, well thought out, clean classic cases that Lian Li makes. This one has quite the flaw though.
Cons: Anyone who spends this much on a case, it should be elegant and well thought out. The USB 3.0 port STICKS OUT the back and then plugs back into your motherboard. This is 100% unacceptable, lazy and cheap of Lian Li. It makes the computer look cheap, like an after thought. "oh yeah, we have to put...
Summary: I think I am going to like the smaller size and light weight as I live with this build.
Pros: Aluminum - light. Can fit full size power supplies+++. Lots of room for disk drives. Space for 2 external drives. Comes with 3 X 120mm fans installed. Well made.
Cons: Thought I could get a Cool Master Seidon 120M in the box. Fail. The only place to install a 120mm fan is in the top and there is not enough clearance between the fan and the radiator and the microATX motherboard - MSI-A88XM-E45 .
Summary: this is the only case that has a real issue from lian li, other than them not giving full disclosure as to the PSU sizing in the itx cases.
Pros: Lian Li's cases are my favorite for every type of build I do especially smaller builds, even for gaming. Great overall quality except for one flaw, see cons
Cons: I have moved away from ever using this case again as it seems every single one I've received (over the span of a year) have bent corners on top. The flat piece on top of the case has no support on the sides if there is ANY impact it seems to lift the edges like little wings about an inch on eithe...
Summary: All cases should have top mounted USB and power buttons. Also this cause douse come with one USB 3.0 built in regardless of motherboard purchased. :)
Pros: This case is small and light. Witch is why I bought it, but more than that it is also very exesable. just unscrew four screw and boom you can take the, top off booth side the back the side mounted HardDrive slots everything that was hard to get too had an easy way around. Also to make it simpler ...
Cons: I did have to remove one of the side mounted HardDrive bays to fit my GTX 660 Video card, and the ATX motherboard I purchased is a really tight when applying the screws. But all in all a good case and I purchased it because it is small so cant complain to much about a tight squeeze.
Summary: when I started to put the system together I noticed that the drive basy blocked the sata ports on the rear of my mobo. I found 2 solution to it. The drive bay can be rotated 90 deg, or you could use right angle sata connectors.
Pros: well build, beautiful finish 3 fans, and vents for PS air intake supports full sized gpu supports full size ps (i used 550W) drive bays are reconfigurable usb 3 support
Pros: Really like that case, good construction and looks beautiful, as always with Lian Li. Compact, but big enough to fit high end gaming components.
Cons: -Water cooling may be an issue. -Rear fan is not 120mm, this is to me the biggest cons for that case, I add to mod it to fit a corsair H60 in the back. -No USB 3.0 on front panel... kinda old fashion...
Summary: I ended up paying $40 for this case after a sale, a discount code, and a rebate, which is a steal. Aluminum isn't cheap and this is an excellent case for that price. But for the regular price, explore your options first.
Pros: Easily the lightest case I've ever built with. I almost threw it out of the box when taking it out because it's so light. Anything that can be aluminum is aluminum, even the front panel. It doesn't need to be unscrewed, either, it just pulls out from the front, making cleaning the fan filters ver...
Cons: Because it's so light, I felt like I was going to break it if I put it down too hard. No cable management. I was able to route a fan cable and the 12V CPU power cable behind the motherboard tray with some extreme persuasion, but that's it. Everything else is in a lump between the power supply and...