Summary: This case is easy to look at. The 90 degree rotation of the motherboard creates a chimney effect, blowing system heat right out the top vent. My main issue with the case itself is the top grate is cheap plastic. It doesn't fit flush in the front left corner. The other issue I ran into - I have a gtx 680 with arctic hybrid liquid cooler installed, and mounting the radiator to the top exhaust fan port was a royal PITA.
Summary: This is a really good case, it's as interesting and stylish as a PC case gets these days. I settled on this design after a solid week of looking but in one important department, it does fall short. I strongly recommend you look elsewhere if you plan to use this case as a portable PC. I've tried it, and I even have the special bag that silverstone sells for it. The problem is two fold.
Summary: The case really does look great, however the instructions have some steps almost backward. As well, you really really need a modular PSU. That side panel was a giant pain to put on, and all of them come off extremely easy so don't plan on moving the case much.
Summary: I got this because I got tired of having a case that was the same shape. I wanted something new and this was it. It's a great looking case. I took a star away because it's not the best assembled case. Some things don't line up exactly as they should and the sides come off way too easy when you're just moving the case. Also, if you require a ton of air flow, this is definitely not the case for you as is.
Pretty good case for anyone wanting a slight challenge on their build...
24 March 2013
Summary: This chassis has plenty of features, but is limited to what you can do. Having room for an SSD drive and 3 normal 3.5in HD is nice. With storage tech that is available today you really don't need that many places for drives. The hot swap bay on top is pretty nice. It is a tight fit, so don't be afraid to make it fit.. properly. Depending on the motherboard this chasis can fit two graphics cards. Just keep in mind the lower fan bracket if you use longer cards.
Summary: I've burned through many DIY PC cases over the years and this is the best so far. It has been hard to find a combination of a nice looking case cool & quiet with a small foot print to fit under my desk. I have finally found it. Cost was higher than I've paid for my other cases, but the quality and small footprint make up for it. It arrived at my house missing one of the 3.5" HDD mounting brackets, but a call to Silverstone fixed that.
Summary: All-aluminum panels are good to look at, but easy to scratch. The case isn't the easiest to work in, but that's because it's so compact. Finding a cd-burner has been a pain so far, but I just ordered the Silverstone drive, so hopefully that works well. It would be a 5-star review if the front/top USB was 3.0, but I fixed that myself. The dust screens are easy to clean, and are quite effective and convenient.
Summary: I just got done building this case and wanted to share a few things I came across before I forget. I used this case to build my hackintosh. 1. One of the side panels doesn't come off. The whole time you're building you are so afraid you're going to lay the case down on a screw and scratch it. Would be nice if Silverstone put plastic protection layer on it that can be peeled once done. 2. Cable management is A MESS!
Summary: Really nice case. I use a EVGA GTX570, and and I think it perfectly meets the requirement for two GTX 570 SLI! However, I found one USB3.0 on the case doesn't work!! Because there is a top on the case, I have to move it to use other USBs. Anyway, not a big problem, so I won't care it. If you gonna put this case on your desk which most people think so because it's so small, be careful, all hard disk slots are one of its side.