Summary: I knew about the size limitations but bought this case anyway. In the end I am glad I did. If you are patient then you can assemble this well even with full size parts. Just don't expect to open it up and tinker with it often!
Pros: As always with a Lian Li case, it is well built and looks good. Components are easy to install...so long as they are small enough.
Cons: This case really can fit a full size ATX board, power supply and GPU, but it becomes a very tight fit when using full size parts. The front power supply position is an excellent use a space, but if you are using a power supply that is longer than average then it can interfere with ports on your motherboard. For me it blocked 3 out of the 6 SATA connectors and forced me to use right-angle connectors on the ports that I could use.
Summary: I am dumbfounded what a beautiful and well thought-out case this is. It doesn't go together any quicker than a normal case because there is ALWAYS some extra bracket or do-wicky to deal with such as the quick releases on the drive case. After the build is all together, one does marvel at how good the build looks. I didn't find the metal work to be flimsy as I've had other AL cases before.
Pros: 1. Good price, good deliver, good packaging. 2. Attractive smallest case that fits an ATX but looks like an mATX case. 3. Most everything that you need is included, even the post speaker that I stressed I had no post speaker and there it was included LOL Lots of nice screws. 4. It is EASY to work with, in fact, much easier than an mATX case in which it is hard to get both hands inside at once, but no such problem with this case.
Cons: 1. The unusual power supply placement, of course. I always wondered why someone didn't put a PS in that big empty space at the bottom front of the case, and Lian Li has! 2. I stressed that the PS I had was extra long and what was I to do? There are an extra set of bracket holes at the bottom, so just move the rear fastening bracket over to the alternate set. Problem solved. The ATX motherboard I had still left plenty of room and cable management was not a problem. I d...
Summary: Power supply sits at bottom front of case. my old supply had too short a lead to connect to the motherboard. got a new supply. never a bad idea.
Pros: Sleek, smooth, minimalistic brushed black aluminum finish Everything is logical and fits nicely together Second one of these I've owned, my son has the first one Looks terrific there, replacing a 10 year old yellow case Did I mention that it is beautiful?
Cons: No room behind motherboard tray for cable routing Only room for three 3.5" hard drives
Summary: Anyone that says that this case is hard to work with, should see some of the cases I have built over the last 14 years. I had cut fingers, knuckles etc from these cases. I am used all different brands, some better than others.
Pros: Good quality easy to install items in case like the front mount power supply Air movement is very good Everything well thought out and designed Room to run cables behind motherboard tray. Some has said metal is thin, but its of high quality of which makes up. Very good finish inside and out
Summary: A friend of mine has this unit with a different mother board and runs SLI just fine, so this will work with some mobos but not others. He loves it, and if I could, I'd keep it too.
Pros: Solid, lightweight construction. Good quality parts, lots of rubber anti-vibration mounting grommets, support for 2 2.5" drives that didn't feel like an afterthought. Conservatively attractive; To-The-Max Xtreme Bro Gamers need not apply.
Cons: My 2nd video card did not fit. With my ASUS Z87-A mobo (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131981) and Corsair RM850 PSU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139056), my 2nd Geforce 770 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500303) would not fit. It butts up against the PSU leaving no room for me to mount any power cords.
Summary: This is a unique design with the PS mounted at the front. Also has a reverse cooling design which pushes air through the front side slots. I was a little concerned about this at first, but is seems to work well. Cable management takes a little bit of time, but if you have patients and are good at wire management, the end result will please you. Lots of room behind MB tray for wires to hide.
Pros: Very sharp looking. Light weight, quiet. Beautiful finish. Comes with two fans installed, which do a good job keeping it cool. USB 3.0 at front. Gives a very professional appearance when complete.
Cons: Some sharp edged inside, but not too much of a factor as long as you are careful (I have seen a lot worse). A bit pricey, but if gotten on sale a good value. Bottom floor mount for SSD a bit tight for cables, so you may choose to use an adapter instead and mount up front. Make sure you have an adapter on hand prior so you have the option to do so.
Summary: The did a good job overall, provided enough room for everything if you plan and map out your components right. Some people complain that the side walls a flimsy, flex out, and bend. The case is made out of aluminum lol, its not stainless steel. They are plenty sturdy for anything you throw into the case or "throw the case itself" if your transporting it lol.
Pros: -Sleek and Simple but still has a clean/sharp WoW factor! -Very Light but sturdy -LED's are visible but not over powering/annoying when in the dark -Like the tool less design to pull everything off - Good Air Flow even with reverse direction design (PS unit sits in the front of tower compared to back) -They have a lot of rubber stoppers from the peg legs to fastening HDD/SSD and PS to reduce noise and vibration -Cable management is straight to the point with just enou...
Cons: -The reset button is works and can be pressed...just the diameter is a little small and have to apply a decent amount of pressure to activate it. They could have increased the size for better access when pressing with finger. -Power Supply in the front is a cool different design but when plugging in main wires like the power connector to the Mother board it created an unnecessary issue. When trying to configure all the wires into the side that houses all the "mess" th...
Pros: I got this case during the Cyber Monday sale for $79.99. It's nice to look at. We actually use it in the living room. It manages a relatively compact size while still being able to handle today's gigantic video cards. Components are staying cool despite the unconventional airflow design. Aside from those main points, the storage mounting is an interesting design, and I quite like it.
Cons: It's made of materials that feel pretty thin and flimsy. Watch your hands when working inside, because there are lots of sharp edges. Even though the back-to-front airflow design seems to be working fine... it feels weird mounting the power supply on the front like that. That's all I can come up with, really.
Summary: I was going through an upgrade cycle which left my old workhorse Gigabyte P35-DQ6 system without a home. I had thought I'd just get a cheapo $30 plastic case but when this one went on sale for $60 during Christmas I jumped on it. I've built with 5 other Lian-Li cases (all premium models) so I was happy to get one that was still within my limited budget. The finish and styling, IMO, is typical Lian-Li which is excellent.
Pros: All aluminum construction Lian-Li beautiful brushed finish Moderate sized case for ATX MB support
Cons: Not up to the Lian-Li quality I've come to expect Noisy (relatively) Flimsy USB3 adapter cable Reverse airflow design
Summary: I got this case as a fun compromise in full ATX capabilities and small form factor, and overall, have been really pleased with it. It's got the Lian Li look of brushed aluminum and thumbscrews everywhere, and feels very sturdy while being remarkably light, though I wouldn't sit on it anytime soon.
Pros: - All aluminum everything - Nice black finish - Surprisingly roomy - Quiet
Cons: - Couple of cut fingertips - Shortish power supply required - Not sold on blowing heat forward - Needs better insulation on the power supply extension