Summary: Silverstone has made an interesting case that defies convention. It's good to have stylish alternative in the non-Apple world using mostly typical PC parts (except for the slim slot optical drive).
Summary: Recently built this system, consisting of an Asus P8P67-M Pro, Core i7 2600k, GTX580, 240Gb SSD. Using stock CPU and GPU cooler, and only the top case fan. System is very quiet and keeps things reasonably cool. Planning on getting a better aftermarket cooler, but right now happy with stock cooler.
Pros: Not your typical looking case, pretty cool and quiet, with room to build a pretty powerful system
Cons: You need to choose components very carefully., The side intake really wrecks the appearance of the case., The "front" USB3 ports are useless., Power and reset buttons are too prominent, making them very easy to press by accident.
Summary: This is a pretty sweet-looking case. I got the black edition. When the unit arrived the paint felt slightly "sticky", though that's not the case a week later. In case it's not obvious, this case orients the motherboard so that the IO shield faces up, out the top of the case - so all your USB/video/audio plugs are on top! You route your cables out of one of three 'divots' in the side panels, and there's a plastic top-cover to hold them down.
Summary: I got this case after wanting a bit more room on my desk. I saw some server cases with hard drives behind the motherboard. The down side to this is about a 10c increase in temps(in the hot swap bay at least). This was all with the stock fans at low speed. Once the speed was increased the temps get a bit better. I guess enough heat passes from board to hard drives on the back.
Pros: +Small footprint, +Lots of hardware fits, +Fairly light
Cons: -Hard drives get hotter, -Paint seems like it will scratch easy, even came with a small scratch, -Wish the doors had some latches?
Summary: Great case! Silverstone did a great job. I was able to install: MSI 890GXM-G65 mobo XFX Radeon HD 6870 Corsair A70 cooler Corsair Dominator DHX+ 2x4GB Patriot Inferno SSD Western Digital 2TB Green Corsair HX650 with no problem ;-)
Pros: Aluminium side panels and overall finish look great!, Sleek and simple design, lot a space to cram a fair amount of hardware despite the mATX form factor.
Cons: Included fans are noisy,Silverstone should include black screws.
Excerpt: The case looks great and is laid out very well. Panels snap on/off very easily. It can be tricky working inside the case, but that's to be expected for a small case. I fit a Z87 ASRock MoBo and GeForce 750Ti GTX video card in without much difficulty. Be sure that you an STX-format power supply. This is one of the smallest mini-ITX cases around and it won't fit ATX power supplies. Overall very happy with this case.
Excerpt: I like Silverstone products and this case is my second. Its well made, looks nice, and has good ventilation from bottom to top which makes sense. Its compact inside, but there is space for all the cables you need. I have it with a NIghtJar PSU which is silent, but not recommended for this case due to the position of the power socket and ventilation. Nevertheless it works fine and does not overheat even when playing games.
Excerpt: Bought this case after reading lots of positive reviews to use as a small gaming rig. The recommendation for the GPU is a rear exhaust. In reality there are not many high end GPUs that have this design, as most are top down cooling. You are also very limited by the GPU length. I managed to squeeze in an MSI GTX770 Twin Frozr without any modification.
Excellent quality, well thought out and space saving design - Recommended.
19 June 2014
Excerpt: I replaced my original Fractal Node 304 case (excellent in its own right BTW) as I needed a case with a smaller footprint as my PC sits on my desk behind the monitor. It features two internal case fans which are angled to supply fresh air flow into the case from the bottom, and also to the motherboard/RAM sticks.