Summary: This is my second itx build and it came together beautifully. The cable management and cooling was excellent with this case. The brackets holding the slim dvd/hdd/ssd have space that is perfect for containing extra cabling or threading cables through to the other side of the case. The only issue I ran into was the water cooler being too large (DVD bracket did not fit on top of the cooler).
Pros: -Easy to remove side panels (no screws!)
Cons: -Challenging to assemble. I had to go back and rearrange cables/pull out components to get things to fit
Summary: wished the silverstone logo was illuminated with el lighting.
Pros: Thick aluminum panels very sturdy, easily removable panels for upgrading components, plenty of room to work in, look is unique.
Cons: The ap vortex type fan from silverstone is quite loud at 1500 rpm. The reset button on top is near the power button, which should of been recessed to prevent accidental reset. The clips holding the panels are a tad too loose doesn't take much effort to pull panels off.
Summary: Installing a EVGA 670 FTW took a little bending of the case to get it in initially but this was an oversite of mine as the Silverstone manual clearly states a max video card length of 9.8" and the 670 FTW is 10". A quick bend back and it would be very difficult to tell it was bent at all.
Pros: Very efficient design for handling heat dissipation. Side panels solid and included fan quiet.
Cons: Not really a con but be sure to follow the instructions when installing components as there is a specific order to follow.
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Darby A., Newegg
25 May 2013
Summary: Not a big thing, but ALL cables use the top plastic grill as a entrance facility -Woulda been nice to have a knockout (or a 2nd back panel with a hole in it?
Pros: So once upon a time, finding handheld instrumentation a bit lacking I found myself wanting to have a garage computer to throw on a cart, with a couple 24"s and some speakers to diagnose vehicles Im working on, flip on some tunes, some videos, doing some packet injection against neighborhood AP's, whatever a guy in a position of having a pimpd out garage could find himself doing with a garage computer...
Cons: Size (Not necessarily saying this is some huge caveat or anything, but when I got it -I was of the opinion that its ~30% bigger than what the pics n' videos allude to in height)
Pros: Very durable, heavier than most cases of this form factor but just made well. It looks sleek and puts me in a good mood every time I stare at it. Fits all the hardware I chose for it and was rather easy to put together.
Cons: I wish the reset button wouldn't protrude and would have designed something a bit more recessed, I can confuse the power button for the reset. Not a big deal though.
Summary: Overall a great mini itx case though the build will be very tight. Make sure you read the description and get a silverstone SFX form factor PSU or any SFX psu because anything else wont fit. Some people may think this is a way for silverstone to get more money out of you but once you start putting components in the case you will realize an ATX psu would never fit.
Pros: -Very solid construction, only 1 piece on the entire case is plastic which is the top removable vent.
Cons: - As with pretty much every case, the instructions could be better and more descriptive.