Summary: It is so quiet! Almost impossible to hear if it is running or not and the design is terrific! I would give it a 6 star! One extra star for exceeding my expectation. I just ordered a second one.
Summary: I did my fair share of research and settled on this case. Fractal Design R4 was the other one I had in mind. I bought this case for my home server (NAS/plex media server). The case replaced an Antec mid tower case I bought 3 years ago.
Top case on the market for low noise, large space and user friendliness.
26 June 2013
Summary: This case first showed up at my workplace, as part of a roll out of 14 new towers for various users in the building. I was tasked with building the custom machines that would go inside, and so I had a very good opportunity to evaluate this case prior to making my own purchase (which I did, shortly...
Summary: The first time unbox this, the outlook was great. Everything was fine until I tried to open the right panel. The left panel was easy to open, but not the right panel. I am pretty sure unscrew everything to open that right panel. I even used flat head screwdriver and hammer to open that panel.
Summary: I bought this because it had the features I wanted and was pretty highly rated by Silent PC Review. Some things have changed since the review, which probably explains some of the reviews here being at odds with others.
Summary: You have to look at the little things. When you put the standoffs on the motherboard support, they add a socket thumbscrew to assist. The top drive storage bay has vibration isolation strips - on and on. This is FAR from my first build, but I must say I am happy with the result.