Summary: This is a smaller case so while you can run Crossfire or SLI and 7 HD + an SSD and Optical, it's highly unlikely you can do all of these things at ONCE although someone much more skilled than I could probably find a way to wire it all up, I'm just saying it's a PITA. There is no motherboard tray or room behind or empty drive bays to hide stuff so you have to plan accordingly.
Pros: 1. Lian Li quality is unsurpassed. 2. Will fit 7 HD + Optical + an SSD stashed under PSU 3. 2 front fans (in) + 1 fan up top (out) + additional mount for a 120 exhaust 4. Takes any standard PSU. 5. Comes with 2 front USB 3.0 plug + SD card reader 6. Integrated fan controller with control on rear panel.
Cons: Couple niggles that you should be aware of: 1. It does get crowded fast when you fill it up with drives. 2. every time you want to add/remove/change something you have to carefully unscrew about a half dozen screws to open the side panel. It's ok if you add a drive next year, it's a PITA if you are constantly in your case. 3. The lights on the front fans are bright and what starts as a 'cool' feature gets annoying quickly if you have this unit your bedroom and want to...
Summary: Most of the smaller systems available either are limited in terms of memory or cpu, or only hold four drives or less. I wanted a uATX case with enough room to hold six drives so I could run a six-drive ZFS RAIDZ2 array. It's perfect for that, although if a drive tips over I'm going to have to pull the case apart to get at it. Not knocking Lian-Li for that. I knew what I was getting when I bought it.
Pros: Room for 7 drives. Nice looking. Well built. Quiet fans. Blue lights.
Cons: Not hot-swappable. Side panel attached w/tiny screws. Blue lights.
Pros: I spent over an hour creating a review for this item that would top all others. I don't have a backup of it. I don't know if you even got it though since when I pushed the "SUBMIT" button I was back at the login screen but I was still logged in with no indication that you got it. Did you get my review?????
Cons: I spent over an hour creating a review for this item that would top all others. I don't have a backup of it. I don't know if you even got it though since when I pushed the "SUBMIT" button I was back at the login screen but I was still logged in with no indication that you got it. Did you get my review?????
Summary: Great case for people with a specific need. If you're looking for a case and the location is restricted by height, but you want a case that has room for a lot of storage, this case is perfect.
Pros: I've had this case for about 6 months now and LOVE it. Perfect case for my needs, a small home server. I needed a Micro ATX case that was short enough to fit under my desk, but had room for a lot of hard drives. This met my needs perfectly. I'm running WHS 2011 with about 12 terabytes of storage, a Blu-ray drive, an SSD for the boot drive, and still have room to expand. The little features like USB 3.0, Dust Filters, Fan speed controller, and the card reader are reall...
Cons: Its definitely not the easiest case to build in but I knew this going in. This is NOT a case for someone who changes there configuration often. Opening the case requires removing 8 small screws. Inside the case once everything is in there isnt a lot of room to work. Cooling is adequate for most builds but I wouldn't try to cram too powerful of a gaming rig into this case.
Summary: I will list here my build combination so you will know for a fact that the following hardware combinations fit inside the case. I was guessing that mine would, and it worked out. You should know that once you drop your MOBO into place, it's difficult to get your big hands down inside there to hook stuff up, so do everything you can to your mobo before you drop it into place...(processor, cooler, memory, cooler wires...
Pros: I have to mirror what others have said about this case. It is larger than you might expect from looking at the picture (the website dimensions are accurate). In my mind I thought I would have more trouble getting everything inside, but in fact everything fit, but it was tighter than my previous build. My cabinet the computer fits in dictated this, however, and now my new build tucks quietly inside my cabinet instead of under my feet. It is also very quiet. I have a ca...
Cons: I won't dock any eggs for these items, because most of them are related to the size of the case limiting a better solution, but if you are building with this case, I think these are things you need to expect.... 1. Cable management is going to be sloppy. Next to impossible to be tidy because there is no place to hide things inside. You will never know this once the case is closed up, though. 2. Yes, the screws that hold the case sides on are very short and small, whic...
Summary: If you dislike plastic and don't access your case very often, this a fine choice. It's probably bigger than you think by looking at the photo, a little wider than the Silverstone TJ08 and a bit shorter, though still not "big". Nice clean design, the only angles and curves present are those that are necessary. The 5 1/4" drive bay cover looks and functions well. The light embedded in the power switch and HD lights are perfect.
Pros: It's metal, lots of metal.
Cons: Not exceptionally functional or accessible. Small, annoying bits of plastic.
Summary: Make sure you have all your PCI cards installed before installing the power supply because it is seated in front of them in the case.
Pros: I wanted to shrink down from a standard ATX Mid Tower when I built the new family computer system. The material is nice and the case looks fantastic. The fans are not very loud, and the rear has a fan speed controller for whichever case fans you connect in-line with it. The best part in my opinion was the removable hard drive trays that made it real easy to mount the drives and run the cables to the motherboard. Also was helpful to be able to remove both sides of the ...
Summary: My computer is MUCH quieter now that I have added the Hyper TX3
Pros: I bought this case over a year ago (the red one) and did a review then, this is simply a followup to say that the Cooler Master Hyper TX3 cooler DOES fit in this case. I had heard conflicting reports so I went ahead and ordered one just to see. It just clears the power supply. So if you want to put a decent aftermarket cooler like the TX3 in here, it WILL fit.