Summary: I have build a lot of PC's but this one was a little more difficult due to the micro size of the components.
Pros: Great size, Seemed like a good idea at the time of purchase.
Cons: Already starting to have some issues, such as several reboots and when it shuts down, you have to remove the power cord to get it to start up. This happens multiple times, I do not see any heating issues. Just seems to be a problem that may get worse as it goes on. Running Windows 10 preview... c...
Summary: Front panel has working hatches. You need a low profile HSF and a side fan for this case. Might be a good idea to get another case or upgrade to the larger m-ATX platform. You'll have more options.
Pros: Everyone likes the look of the case. PSU works so far.
Cons: Very, very bad airflow. Everything in the case heats up because of it. AMD's ~70mm high HSFs do not clear the PSU. Our A10-5800K's cooler did not fit. Front panel's made of cheap plastic.
Pros: Very small chassis, which is surely a benefit to some. Built in PSU - albeit a tiny PSU.
Cons: hdd cage too close to RAM slots on Motherboard. SATA cable is actually pushing against the memory stick a little, initial intention was to use a 90 degree sata cable, was unable to do this due to the fact that i wouldn't be able to get the drive AND the RAM to fit at the same time. Ended up going...
Summary: This was a good deal for my mother's casual PC because it was on a combo offer. If I was building a media PC for myself, me being the IT and PC gaming enthusiast, I would buy a better case. The combo parts fit (barely), and the case doesn't look to shabby. Overall, it was a great present for my mom.
Pros: pretty good price on the combo package with Kaveri processor and micro ATX board. Looks nice.
Cons: Cable management was a pain. I had a hard time installing the disk drives. I made the mistake of not connecting my SSD hard drive under the DVD/RW drive and I had to completely un-mount the DVD/RW so I could get access to the rear of the SSD. Not a big deal, but tiny amount of space. Don't expect...
Pros: worked fine everything fit with asus board and haswell pentium stock cooler it was sleek and a nice small form factor web surfing pc i built for my dad
Cons: the PSU was faulty STOPPED working after a couple weeks. The psu worked fine then it started die down on me the board got power just not enough to start up the cpu fan spun for half a second then stopped and i have nothing fancy for specs stock cooler, pentium, mini itx obviously, ssd with mouse ...
Summary: This case would be great except for the fact that is has the power supply mounted directly above the motherboard. To make matters worse the space between the cpu heatsink and the power supply fan is less than half an inch.
Pros: -Looks great -Built fairly well -Cheap price especially on sale -Comes with psu
Cons: -CPU is directly below power supply -power supply looks like it could easily break away from the case and land on the motherboard -flimsy front bezel
Cons: flimsy. arrived with the 2 front panels broken (would not stay shut, latch mechanism was broken.) did an exchange through NewEgg (which was easy, no hassles) but the second unit arrived broken as well! Decided to keep it and tape the panels shut because I didn't want to rebuild the computer a thi...
Summary: Fits my purposes because I only intended to make a low-powered NAS controller. But with the ventilation problems, I would be wary to try to make e.g. a media PC in this case.
Pros: Solid construction (aside from front panel, see below). Nice options for an optical drive if you want to go for that. Pretty good price point.
Cons: There are no case fans and there are no screw-holes for adding any. Also, YMMV depending on the board, but my ITX board puts the CPU fan about halfway underneath the case's power supply, which I would consider a serious hazard if the CPU itself was at heat risk. (It goes without saying that the P...