Excerpt: Pro: This case is exactly what I needed. It has good air flow and is just about the right size for a MCPC/NAS. I was able to pop 7 HDDs inside with a modular ATX power supply. Well worth the money.
Con: Fans are a bit louder than I'd like.
Summary: If your goal is a super space efficient, and semi-portable NAS server+moderate gaming, I don't think there is a better choice. Lian Li has always made the highest quality case, as well as a mature style/design, and this one is no exception (it's my third Lian Li).
Pros: Tiny size with up to 7 drives (if you include SSDs) Plenty of room for big video cards Surprisingly good cooling Lian Li build quality, of course The hot swap hard drive rack is superb; the clean look of the drives partially makes up for the hideous cabling, and it cuts the power cables you need ...
Cons: ATX power supplies fit, but it's reaaaally tight Cables are stuffed into every nook and cranny, impossible to make it pretty No front USB
Pros: Case is small and very quiet. I feel confident of the build quality.
Cons: The front fan of mine kept hitting the dust filter causing an awful noise. I solved it by putting a few screw washers in between the fan and the filter. The metal coating of the case attracts finger prints and oil like I couldn't believe. The biggest problem I had is the HDD backplanes. Troublesh...
Summary: This is my first Lian Li product. The very first thing that stood out upon arrival was how solidly constructed the entire unit was. The metal used is significantly thicker than any other case I have previously owned. Even with someone telling you it may still surprise you as well.
Pros: Great looking case Very solid construction Holds a lot of drives in a very small space 5 Hotswap bays Easy to get side panels on and off Can change heatsink without de-installing motherboard Removable motherboard tray
Cons: Fan does not blow directly across all drives Hard drive noise Blue LED too bright Some PSU's may have issues without Lian's adapter Hotswaps aren't entirely plug and play
Summary: If the hdd caddy was designed for cable runs to the back of the system, this case would be much nicer. There is no real good way to run cables to the back of the caddy where you need to.
Pros: Compact Case, Really nice aluminum finish. SImple design. Quiet. HDD Space! Modular Fan System is awesome!
Cons: Did I mention it was small? In order for me to get the motherboard in there and wired, i have to remove the power supply while leaving the PS attached to the MB. It's almost too small. An extra couple of inches to the length would definitely help make the cable runs actually have room.
Summary: Before I replaced the case fans, the temps averaged about 60-65C. When I replaced the case fans and undervolted my APU; that got the temps to go below 45C. That's with 6 HDDs and 1 SSD.
Pros: -Plenty of bays -Easy to take off/put on side panels -Rubber grips for HDD bays to reduce vibration. -Great quality case overall
Cons: -Cable Management? No room for it especially when you want to have a video card in the case. You might be able to get away with a 650 Ti with 6 HDDs and 1 SDD. -Stock fans are pretty loud and airflow rather poor so I had to replace them to improve the temps and airflow in the case. -Can't remove ...
So many improvements yet still lacking in power supply length
Ben O., Newegg
11 November 2013
Summary: Intel Pentium G3220 LGA1150 3.0GHZ (for lower case temps) MSI Z87I Crucial Ballistix 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ CL8 x2 (low profile is important here) Samsung 840 256GB Pro x2 RAID0 PC Power and cooling Silencer 610 (49 Amp 12 volt rail) EVGA GTX 770 OC edition I was worried the "weak" 3220 would be a big...
Pros: Let me start by saying I absolutely love this case, the finish, the quality, the simplicity, I LOVE the ability to put a full size card such as an Nvidia GTX 780ti or now trumped Titan in this mini powerhouse. They've come a long ways from the PC-Q07's with the 6 tiny laptop size screws to remove...
Cons: MAKE SURE YOU REALIZE THERE IS NO OPTICAL BAY FOR CD-ROM ETC. (use a usb drive to install windows etc) In my opinion this case has an identity crisis, with the ability of so much storage for a home server (of which I highly suggest this case for) amongst the ability of a full size graphics card. ...
Summary: I really like the case. If they fixed the cons above, it would be the perfect NAS case.
Pros: Very small Good layout Hard drive cage
Cons: Very tight fit for power supply, especially where the power cables come out. It is .25" or less from the hard drive cage. No USB or reset switch on the front. The side panels are not fastened down by screws, but are held in place by these cheap snaps.