Summary: This case is by far the best case I have ever encountered. Before ordering this chassis, I was very interested in finding one that had an HDD hot-swap port available, then I came across this. Not only does it have the hot-swap HDD bay on the top, but it also has a three speed fan controller, four USB ports (one of which is USB 3.0) on top, a dust shield on the bottom, and two modular fans on the front (behind the hinged door).
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. I also purchased two corsair quiet edition fans (140mm for top and 120mm for the bottom). To be honest, I think this is just an OK case. Noise levels are definitely lower than my Antec case.
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 there after.) The case has three big, huge advantages over others in the same price point: adaptability, ease of access and sound deadening.
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. Yeah, I may sound crazy, but this is truth.
Summary: This is on e of the best looking cases I have seen. Very easy to install everything and extremely quiet in operation. The top mounted fan controls, USB and audio is a plus. A very novel and easy to use idea is the extra SATA bay for a hard drive on the top.
Summary: This is a pretty spacious case that is much different than other cases I've used. It really is set up for ease of use, but the quiet level is not quite what I expected. I have an SSD which makes no noise and my cooling is done through an H80i that I leave on the quiet setting all of the time. Still I can hear pretty well the humming from the case. Aside from that it is a great case and all of the ports are held well into place.