Pros: Many bays, drive bays have some reconfigurability (4 stack instead of 3 stack), two 140mm fans w/ filters that are queit (both on same side) MB mounting pins already in place. Thumb screw access to remove drive bay cross bars (although the bays themselve take 4 phillips screws to detatch from cross bar and from each other. It has front panel USB 3.0 connectors, part of the reason I selected this model.
Cons: Although this is rated for ATX, I installed a mATX: ASUS Maximus Gene V. As with all HTPC profiles, it is very crowded. The Optical drive bay stack covers the MB 24-pin power supply plug in (and a few others). The Cool Master Silent Pro Hybrid RS-850-SPHA-D3 24-pin connector had to be severly folded and zipped tied down to the case floor for the Optical Drive bay to fit, without removing the 2nd bay (which is necessary to keep the blank cover on). A standard 140mm fan...
Pros: Nice looking case, brushed aluminium all sides. lots of space for HDD, and also support 3 SSD 2.5". Very good air circulation, with 2 140mm fans and you can also add 2 more. Love it!
Cons: The second HDD enclosure would not fit because of my OCZ Power cable is just there; But the good think is you can detach every one of the HDD enclosures you like; I mean instead of 2x3 3.5" enclosure, now I have 1x5 3.5" enclouse and 1 3.5" as spare.
Pros: For an HTPC case, it fits 2 GTX 680 and COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520, 2 SSD, Asus Sabertooth Z77. Because of it's size, with my set up, the wires have pretty much taken all of the space and it's a tight squeeze.
Cons: I'm use to having an easy access to removing the fan filter but not on this one, you have to take the fan out to remove the filter for cleaning. Also, the Lian Li logo should have been an option as a sticker as I wanted an all black case.
Cons: Cards (like my two Cetons) do not sit well in this case, it took some fiddling to get them seated enough to actually work. There's some flex at the bottom of the case in teh back that may be the cause.
Pros: This is one of the best cases i have ever worked with. I am an IT Manager and I have built hundreds of computers. It looks good too. The DVD door works as expected. You don't have to glue a door onto the DVD tray like I had to do with a Silverstone HDPC box. The supplied fans are surprisingly quite. I lined the inside with sound reduction foam to buffer sound. My first time doing that and it seems to help, but the stuff is really sticky so once you put it in, you are ...
Cons: I agree with some other reviewers that the LIAN LI label should be an optional sticker. Nothing against LIAN LI, but I would prefer no label at all. This is my custom build! Buyers should be aware that some CPU coolers may be too tall for this box. See note below.
Pros: This is my second Lian Li case. The first being a PC-A71F which I also purchased from Newegg. I love the subtle appearance of these cases and is a great addition to any entertainment center. It's size and appearance are worth the price.
Cons: The only con I can think of is the door for the DVD drive. My DVD drive seems to catch on it every time I open it up to insert a disk. Luckily I mostly stream videos to it so it's not a major issue, but it may be for some.
Pros: I've built many htpc's in the past, and I must say that this is by far the best htpc case I've worked with. First of all, this case is very lite. It weighs less with all of the components installed than my previous case did with nothing installed. There's plenty of room to work in and the case is fully customizable. You can you can configure each hard drive cage to have up to four slots for hard drives(not including the ssd slot on top). I chose to move one over from ...