Summary: lian-li, I would make everything removable charge the motherboard tray is removable winch is good but the hard drive cage is not removable, c-d cages is not removable, and the power supple is not removable.
Pros: removable motherboard tray, compact, fits everything that I have that But still lots of air flow, sleet, the screws was a must for me. CPU -AMD Athlon X4 740 Trinity Quad-Core 3.2GHz MB -BIOSTAR A88M FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X memory-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB GDDR3-1600 Storage -Seagate Barracuda 1TB CD- ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA GPU -GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB PS -SILVERSTONE Strider Plus 500W SC-Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Case -LIAN LI PC-V351B
Cons: This was my first time working with a micro-case, so it took me a very long time to figure out how to put everything in. but once I got a hang of it and steep back, look back what a beautiful cases I love it that's probably the only con.
Summary: I own two of the cases. Everyone (even the quasi tech geeks) is like THATS YOU COMPUTER? It looks gorgeous. Always draws questions. I run an I3 with a 750ti in the living room. I have a Silicon dust HD home run connected to windows 7 media center. Owns my dvr needs. Plays most of everything as far as games go. Not my 6 core pc but uber htpc. If I want to show off the pc aspect of it I can play most my origin and steam games at 90%. Did i say it's super sexy?
Pros: Great appearance and presences. People don't understand it"s a pc sitting next to my yamaha receiver.
Summary: • Overall the case is a good buy and anyone looking to make their PC take up a smaller space or perhaps a HTPC, this is a good choice. It’s not a “Small” case, but it’s also not “Big” either.
Pros: • All Metal / Aluminum • Lightweight • Small Footprint • Decent Price • Good amount of Drive Space considering size • Plenty of Room for ATX Power Supply (Recommend: Modular)
Cons: • Although the Drive Guides are there and all the needed Screws and Hardware does come with it, they made it a little bit of a pin for mounting any 5 ¼ Drives (Mainly CD / DVD Drives). The one side is completely accessible, although you may want to put the drives in prior to mounting a Power Supply, but the one side of the drive (Towards the Front of the case), they really made a pain to get to. It’s not a deal breaker, but even the veteran PC builder (Which I have be...
Pros: The designers of this case read my mind. I needed something that would fit on a deep bookshelf w/i an enclosed cabinet. This requires turning the case sideways...which makes having the DVD tray and audio/USB headers on the side panel nice feature. Otherwise, I would have had to turn the whole case on the shelf every time I wanted to change a disk. Looks sharp. Seems well made. Stays cool for my build. Cooler Master GeminII S524 fits, but just barely. Takes a full size...
Cons: As others have mentioned, you have to remove several small screws to remove the side panels. Not really a minus for me because I don't have to get into the case too often. Even w/ a modular PSU, managing the cables is tricky. The Corsair RM650 was a little longer than my previous PSU and that took away my one best spot for tucking the cables away.
Summary: I'm happy with it, but it's hard to really point to anything specific about it that you can't find in something that is half the price. The shape itself is the only real advantage, and that doesn't seem likely to be terribly important, except for the fact that this case will never tip over, whereas this is a danger with tower cases.
Pros: Big enough for most users without being too big. Wont tip over. Looks very good. Good quality, and fairly easy to work with. Removable motherboard tray. Almost 100% Aluminum construction, which helps to improve heat dispersion. Comes with fans. A fairly quiet case.
Cons: Will not fit a tower cpu cooler without modding. Ventilation is sub-optimal. Does not have points to install SSD's (but it's very easy to install a bracket or just make it work by leaving the SSD loose in the 5.25" drive bay, or using zip ties or something (not really a big deal). You can pay a lot less and get a steel case that is almost as functional, it just won't look quite as nice, and will be a bit heavier.
Summary: Make sure to get a modular psu or at least one without too many extra connections. With everything in there, the fit becomes a bit tight.
Pros: -Beautiful case inside and out. Looks polished. -Plenty of space if you build it all at once. -Fits a full size graphics card, fairly certain 2 would fit in, but I'd be afraid heat might become an issue.
Cons: -Polished nature shows scuffs and dust easily. (Not a problem if you're cleanly) -Removable MB tray becomes useless due to power and case cables.
Summary: This case is great looking and the sale price made it a great deal but for someone that likes to make frequent changes to their PC, I would not recommend it. As an example: if you wanted to swap your DVD burner for a Blu-ray burner, you would have to remove the side panel (six tiny screws), remove the PSU to get to the screws that hold the DVD/Blu-ray drives in place, remove any drive on the opposite side of the case (to get to the SATA power/data connections), then do...
Pros: High quality construction, beautiful looks.
Cons: Not the best design or fun to work on. The slide out MB tray is well made and a great idea but you still have to remove the side panels to work on it and they are fastened by six tiny screws per side. The screws were driven in and practically seized so screwdriver cam out was a problem. If you mangle the heads trying to get them out, good luck finding replacements. The internal cables (front panel, fan) are not long enough to attach to the MB while it is out of the ca...
Summary: Overall.. perhaps it's a nice case if you have a small form-factor graphics card, no other cards and really, really small hands. Don't expect much in the way of managing cables and don't expect everything to fit very well.. Perhaps I just didn't research enough or had unreal expectations of mATX desktop format.
Pros: Looks nice, power/reset buttons have a nice tactile feel, even if I only touch the power button about once a week. Dual 120mm intakes on such a small case is nice but should be a standard by now Tests have shown that even under stress, my GPU temps are not that bad (75c max, 90% load for ~15m) I have custom-fit a CM H60 liquid cooler to one of the front 120's for CPU cooling so that is rock solid.
Cons: Although I know this is an mATX case, I was really surprised by the construction and how cramped it really is, because it is not *that* small of a case. Perhaps some of this could have been discovered pre-purchase with a little more reading but.. that's on me. * There are no "removable" elements. In most cases, drive bays or other components are typically removable; not so much in this case. They are integrated into construction and riveted tight in to place. I had to...