Summary: There is no detailed instruction on how to remove the front bezel. There are actually three metal hooks inside the case on both sides that you have to push out. This will release the front bezel. It is very difficult to push them out with your bare fingers. I used a piece of clothe to help push them out so I cannot cut or hurt myself from this procedure.
Pros: I was able to purchase this product for around 30 bones during a Black Friday sale on Thanksgiving. I used this case to build myself a photo/video editing machine and it serves the purpose very well.
Cons: Since I do a lot of photo/video editing, I sometimes like to use headphones. I notice that as I use the front headphone jack, there is a lot of static/buzzing/fizzing. You can hear everything your system is doing and makes video and music production almost useless to me. This is common to some cases as where the audio jacks are not shield properly from the interference of the front USB, HDD, and other components. You can literally hear every electronic component in yo...
Summary: - Power Supply mounts at the top instead of the bottom where most cases place them now.
Pros: - I have owned a lot of cheap cases over the years and this one isn't cheap, it is just inexpensive.
Cons: - I moved from an old Antec 900 to this case, the antec had a lot more room and as such my power supply cords that barely reached some spots in the old case feel like they are out of control in this one.
Pros: Perfect case. No racing stripes, no plastic windows, very elegent appearance. Elegance is simplicity, funtionality, and pleasure in one package.
Cons: While I was very impressed by the general build quality, I had to make a minor "adjustment" with a screwdriver on top of the case so that the side cover would slide into place smoothly. On the other hand, I think a light case is the better case for me and so I am not deterred by this minor flaw.
Pros: Attractive without being gaudy. Front I/O panel at the top where you can easily reach it (when the case sits on the floor). Easy install; nice interior layout, not cramped, everything fits, nothing needs kludging, no sharp edges. The extras work; cables route neatly under the pan, cutout behind the CPU lets you install cooler backplate, the quick-connects for the drives snap right into place and hold securely.
Cons: Case made of very thin metal, feels flimsy and screw threads can strip out if you're not careful. Case fans turn at at too-slow 400+ rpm (replaced with CoolerMaster fans that run at 800+ rpm and are equally quiet). Black interior looks good but standard gray phosphate made it easier to locate dropped screws etc and had good conductivity for grounding. Rosewill continues to use bright blue/red activity LED's that smack you in the eye.
Summary: The inside of the front panel has a flimsy build. Whenever I try plugging something into the USB port, the left side (looking from the front of the case) of the panel gets pushed into the computer, while the actual panel attached to the case stays in place. Thus making it hard at times to plug something into the Head jack or the USB. If someone had this same problem and was able to fix it, please let me know! Who knows, it might have just been my case.
Pros: In most cases, you get what you pay for. (no pun intended) But there are some certain products out there that flat out are over priced for what you get! And this certainly is NOT one of them, in fact it is one of the rare products that you get more than what you pay for. You know all those features that are listed? there's nothing flimsy about any single one of those. Just a solid case that really does it's job well.
Cons: There are two cons, one which really isn't that bad.
Summary: * Instruction manual doesn't tell you how to actually remove the front panel (necessary for CD/DVD drive installation). I ended up unscrewing it, but after getting annoyed at the awkward location of the screws I figured out that the screws were securing "snap-in" connectors. So save yourself the trouble and just pull the front panel off!
Pros: * Solid construction
Cons: * Front usb/eSata ports are not very sturdy. If you have a usb device (like a SuperTalent pico) that requires some force to insert into the USB port, the ports give a little bit. No actual problems with this after 2 weeks, however.
Summary: 2. All drives come with a single mounting bracket, which faces outward. The drives needs to be secured on both sides in order for them to stay level, so take off both sides of the case and secure them. This limits the total number of drives you can mount as there are a limited number of brackets.
Pros: The material quality, layout, and appearance of the case is superb. The packaging includes all-black screws, cable management clips, zip ties, and additional brackets.
Cons: 1. As others have stated, the front panel is exceptionally difficult to get off. You simply need to grab it from each side and pull like hell. There are no instructions to clearly indicated this.