Summary: I just got this as the case for my first ever computer build. I have to say I was less than impressed with it. I had a difficult time with the top bay for an optical drive, so I had to mount in the second one down, there was NO way for it to go into the drop drive. The actual front panel itself is kind of cock-eye, it's not lined up straight at all, but that is more aesthetics than anything else.
Summary: The side panels do NOT go on and off easy like my previous HAF 912. Also, there was not enough room for my modular 24-pin cable, so I had to buy a bigger case. Just an FYI to anyone trying to make a good rig while cutting corners: this is not your case. She is pretty to look at, though.