Summary: Rating this less than 4-5 eggs because you expect a high end air cooled system to perform well in this case is just dumb. Look at the clearances - it's clear this case was designed for low TDP builds, which it does an outstanding job for.
Pros: This case is perfect for embedded and other FAN LESS builds. If you're looking for the smallest case possible that supports 2 3.5" HDDs and a half size ROM, look no further. Bonus 250w PSU included, saving 30-50 extra dollars you would have had to spend if going with other similar cases. Ultra qu...
Summary: As for the drive issue I ended up putting the drive below the normal mounting cage and mounting it to the bottom of the case. There is a ton of dead space there so I used it for a full size drive. Like many I went with an AMD 5350. Its definitely a tight fit but it works and doesnt overheat.
Pros: Super small footprint. Came with PSU. Super cheap. Looks more expensive than it was.
Cons: Front LEDs are barely visible but for some of you this is not a con. The 3.5" HDD cage is in a poor spot. The drive fit but my sata cables were pushing against my RAM. I would recommend getting a 2.5" drive or using low profile RAM (this is all assuming of course that the board you intend to use ...
Rosewill RS-MI-01 BK - Mini ITX Tower / Desktop Computer Case - 250W Power Supply with Two (2) SATA Connectors and One (1) 20 + 4-Pin Connector
Landon K., Newegg
5 June 2015
Summary: The case could of came with mounting brackets for fans on the opposite side from the HD sideways mount
Pros: Great Case Small and compact perfect for small spaces. At only a little over 5" tall it fit nicely under my monitor. Has space for the basics that you'd need. I Recommend using an A serious motherboard and cpu combo because you don't have to put a video card in the case and it will cut down on th...
Summary: I bought this for a DIY NAS enclosure and it looks good. The external appearance is nothing special, but unobtrusive. The power supply is small, adequate, and above all, quiet (even with its fan).
Pros: ITX Form Factor Includes a standard, modern power supply Space for 2 3.5" HDs + a 5.25 optical drive
Cons: One HD bay is horizontal under the optical bay; the other is vertical in the rear near the power supply Seems to be a little bigger than it absolutely needs to be: there appears to be space for another HD in the front, but no mounting hardware
Summary: This is a small form factor box... This is probably not the best box to build with your kids on xmas day as there was barely enough room to maneuver the AMD/MSI board into it. I thought I ruined the CPU fan because it bound was hung up and did not seem to fit into the hole for mounting the board...
Pros: Small form factor, perfect for the kitchen desk/bar area. The machine is virtually noiseless and produces very little heat.
Summary: The PS sits extremely close to the CPU. The Athlon 5350 fit with the stock CPU cooler but with very little clearance. Enough for adequate cooling for a low power CPU. If the cooler had been much taller it would not have fit and would have had to order a slim fan for it.
Pros: Good little case for what it is. PS included is a bonus. Small enough to fit in a bookshelf or in the entertainment center.
Cons: Not necessarily a con, but something others have mentioned is the HDD tray won't accept an HDD if the MB ram slots are under it. I had to mount it to the side rail which I'm guessing was intended for an HDD but the hole spacing was just enough off that only one screw could be used. Adequate as it...
Summary: Don't buy this for your gaming rig or anything you'll need to get inside often. If you're building a console/HTPC type machine and know how to use a ruler this may be perfect for what you're looking to do.
Pros: I've been using this as an HTPC for about 6 months now. It's a perfect size to stash behind a couch or on a shelf but roomy enough for build a machine without banging up your hands. Although I don't recall any sharp edges anyhow.
Cons: Not really a Con but I would suggest using a motherboard with an integrated CPU/minimal sized cooling.
Summary: This case is great for an MPC machine(5 EGGS), meh for a desktop (3 EGGS, YMMV) , lousy if you're trying to fit a gaming rig inside (1 EGG).
Pros: Got as part of a combo deal. This works great as an Media center PC (MPC) case. Looks nice in a living room setting next to a TV set. Works great with a power sipping AM1 mobo and Kabini processor. There's room for a Blu-ray drive and multi card reader behind hidden doors. 250 watt ps puts out ve...
Cons: This case is kinda deep, maybe a little deeper that a typical VCR, something to pay attention to if your trying to fit this into your entertainment center. This would be lousy for an overclocked Intel core series system or anyting outside of MPC use. If your going that route consider getting N82E...
Summary: I wanted to make a HTPC for my living room that could stream HD from netflix, HBOGO, etc. It can handle anything I throw at it @ 1080P resolution even with the onboard Intel HD graphics. Here is my setup: CPU: Pentium G3220 Motherboard: ASRock H81M-ITX 4gb DDR3 memory, SSD, Generic DVDROM drive
Pros: Good air flow throughout the case. All the components I bought fit without any problems. It also comes with a power supply that powers all my components adequately.
Cons: Kind of tight with the DVD rom drive and all of the cables connecting to the motherboard.