Summary: -The cables are long enough to hook your mobo up outside of the case. I like the ease of use but could have easily reduced these by 6 inch or more and still had plenty of room to work with.
Pros: -Depth <13 inches
Cons: -Fans are way too loud. I am hard of hearing and these drive me nuts. There are two and they both have 3 pin connectors. I have one 3 pin connector on mobo and even turning one down to 800-900 rpm and disconnecting the other the thing is still loud. I ordered new fans.
Summary: 2. Non-standard MOBO screws caught me - the stand offs use the fine threaded pan head screws. The screws that most standoffs use are a coarse thread and have a hex head. Thus when I tried the first one that looked like that in the package it cross threaded and broke off so I had to drill it out (luckily i have a table top drill press as hand held wouldn't have worked).
Pros: 1. Beautiful case matches Denon stereo receiver well
Cons: 1. Lack of IR for power on - this could have easily been done and would have made this case the ULTIMATE HTPC case. Now I have to mod the case for this and that is disappointing. I don't like the VF displays and all that a simple IR integrated into this sleek case is desperately needed. Especially if it was integrated as the power button/IR pickup.
Summary: As others state, the USB cables terminate in type A (flat) male connectors rather than the 10-pin "harmonica" connectors that fit most motherboards.
Pros: I needed a micro-ATX case to fit a Media Center PC into a new 18" deep cabinet for my HT setup. This case is 13"deep, and fits perfectly. I also wanted all-aluminum construction for heat control so I don't need to run fans as fast, keeping down noise.
Cons: Cables. Lian Li uses a neat front-panel assembly with 3 USB 3.0, 1 eSATA and 1 front-panel audio cable. These are nearly 3 feet long! Apparently they use this in big tower cases also. Crazy in a compact case like this. I tied these into a bundle under the top support bar, which helps neaten things.
Pros: Lots of HDD capacity for size and competitors. Excellent aluminum build quality, USB 3.0, card reader. Sleek Look-Why do half of the HTPC cases look like 1990's spaceships with clock radio displays?
Cons: Larger or tall passive cooled graphics might be an issue with cross brace. PSU to MB 4 pin ATX connection very taught and against CPU cooler-Had to add heat shrink about resting section. PSU mount slightly off alignment causing a good bit of muscle and screwdriver to align and drive thumb screws. 2x Fans not crazy loud but TOO LOUD FOR HTPC adding $13 for silent Silverstone fan x1...more than adequate for HTPC in open air.
Summary: Snyggt, stilrent. Mycket rymligare än jag trodde bara toppskenorna med hd-burarna skruvats bort. Tyvärr lyckades jag få Lian Li's första måndagsexemplar på fem år eller så (min vanliga tur). Frontluckan lossnade vid första utmatningen av cd-trayen. Lyckligtvis löste JME Data detta och jag hade en ny lucka 4 arbetsdagar efter mitt samtal då Lian Li säljer dessa luckor löst så jag slapp skicka tillbaka hela chassis.
Summary: An und für sich ein sehr gutes Gehäuse.Das Design ist über jeden Zweifel erhaben, Verarbeitung ebenfalls sehr gut. Der modulare Aufbau ist gelungen und lässt auch höherwertige Hardware zu(große Graka's passen problemlos) auch bei den CPU Lüftern hat man etwas Auswahl obwohl man hier genau schauen sollte was man sich zulegt was aber normal ist bei HTPCs. Die Lüfter im Gehäuse sind zu Laut wenn man diese nicht drosselt, leider haben die Lüfter auch keine...