Summary: This worked great for me. The remote also works great for up to 10 feet. May be they upgraded the receiver. There were no instructions included for receiver installation and the instruction were on manufacturer website under FAQs! It runs silently!
Pros: This case is beautiful, it is formed liked a stereo component, made of aluminium so keeps internal components cool, good design can include a blu-ray drive as well as a ssd and hdd drive.
Cons: Space is a little tight with micro-atx motherboard but mangeable.
Pros: Good looking case, blends in well with stereo equipment. Quiet fans, noise reducing hard drive mounts included.
Cons: Tight fit, cable management can be problematic depending on the board. A modular power supply can be a lifesaver here. As others have mentioned, the remote is useless due to the RF sensor being shielded inside the case. The (very bright) blue LED can be annoying as well.
Summary: Based off of all the documentation I have found online the remote is actually RF which means I can't set up my universal IR remote to interface with thsi case. By opening the top of the case (even slightly) range for the RF remote increases to the entire room.
Pros: This case looks absolutely wonderful sitting under my stereo. Airflow seems to be good and keeps my HTPC running cool and quiet.
Cons: The RF sensor for the remote only has a range of about 2' unless you crack the top of the case which drops this equipment to 4 eggs in my book. Only room for 2 internal HD
Summary: LIAN-LI does one thing well, it is building cases. They don't have the electrical part down right just yet. Though it was easy to follow the directions to set up the components in the case, the remote's poor range hinders this from becoming a 5 EGG product.
Pros: Great looking case, and comes with a great method for quieting down the hard drives using rubber pieces that go over the screws. The case is very well built and the finish is excellent.
Cons: The user manual is a complete joke. Though it shows you the basics of how the case works and how to assemble the cables, it goes into no further details about what everything does. There is a mysterious button on one side I have yet to find out what it does. It also comes with 70mm fans instead o...
Summary: Overall, a good case. I wish the remote worked since that was a major deciding factor for me, but overall, I love this case.
Pros: Looks beautiful. Fits in perfectly with my home entertainment equipment. Very sturdy, and easy to access components inside.
Cons: Remote does work hardly at all. It even has difficulty recognizing button pushes from 2 feet away. Don't even try to use past 4 feet. Small size prevents good ventilation. I got a large power supply that prevents me from using one of the side fans.
Summary: The case looks better than the rest of my home theater equipment. Built so other equipment can be stacked on top of it. Make sure you are running <65w CPU and a efficient PSU.
Pros: -Aesthetics -Remote -Easy to work inside, especially with removable drive cage. -Silent
Cons: -Uses 70mm fans (very hard to find, quiet ones are almost impossible to find) -Poor air flow -Right side has a blue light that stays on when shut down. -Blue light blinks when ever the remote is used -Very bright annoying blue light -Mysterious button on the side below the light -Low profile expa...
Summary: I chose a Lian-Li case for my HTPC because of their stellar reputation for building quality cases. Now that they've branched out to selling cases with modules that could have defects, maybe they should step up their game with tech support that you can reach.
Pros: The case itself is wonderfully constructed, it looks great, and is very quiet, all the things I was looking for. As an added bonus, this is an upgrade over the PC-C37B because it has an integrated remote control module and remote control.
Cons: I paid $50 over the price of the PC-C37B for a remote control that doesn't work, hasn't ever worked, and the tech support from Lian-Li is nonexistent. I tried using their "contact us" link on their webpage with no response. I tried using their forum, nobody has bothered to get back to me.
Summary: Space is tight, but I was expecting that. I recommend a modular PSU (even though that is not what I did). I ended up using one of the HDD slots to stash excess cable. It's tough to find a CPU cooler that fits.
Pros: My wife told me that I was no longer allowed to have a "huge, ugly computer" next to the TV in our family room. That made me sad. But I was able to get her to agree that if I could disguise it to look like the other components, I could keep my HTPC. Well, this did the trick. It's well constructed...
Cons: Just a few frustrations. First, the red and blue LED's on the front of this case are bright. I decided to cover them (could also probably disconnect). It's too bad because I like the reassurance of seeing lights to know when my pc is on and when it is busy working. When I get a chance, I may try ...