Summary: I didn't buy it since this was a gift. On a general note... What leaves me perplexed regarding the new breeds of these so-called "media center HTPC" case since a couple of years, is that most of them which are good looking for the living room don't have a DVD/BD slot !
Pros: Slick looking, good overall quality
Cons: 1- No DVD/BD slot (read"Other") 2- A bit hard to assemble all the components, but that's normal considering its size and shape. It's not a real "con" just saying for those who find this hard like if it wasn't normal... Design your build and verify if this chassis would accommodate your components...
Summary: I've had this case for a couple weeks now, and have been tweaking it quite a bit. The case has a lot of room for its size, and the easy open side panels have made it a pleasure to pop open time and again as I adjust fan and CPU cooler configuration.
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.
Pros: -Easy to remove side panels (no screws!) -Smart airflow design -Useful installation guide -Works great with liquid cooling -Everything feels high quality
Cons: -Challenging to assemble. I had to go back and rearrange cables/pull out components to get things to fit -Not the smallest possible case -DOES NOT FIT CORSAIR H80i WATER COOLER but fits H55 without issue -Best to use Silverstone SFX PSU
Summary: I was looking for a case which I could sit on my desk with a fairly small footprint. Before I bought, I was concerned that this case would be a little too big, but it really is beautiful with a small footprint. This has been my first PC build in 10 years, and my first mATX case build.
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: Case fits well together with typical tolerances. All panels are aluminum, top grate is plastic, all filter grates are plastic and removable. Keeps everything extremely cool, vents are all functional, case is easy to use and build inside.
Summary: Very quality construction. Perfect in every way, the heat moves UP through the case and out. Genius!! Bigger than I would like but I knew the measurements going in :) very nice switch from the jr. High look of most cases sold, you know, the ones with neon and twinkle lights and dragons....
Summary: Doing a custom cooling system in this case. Had to modify it some for the radiators, but everything is laid out well and easy to organize, good cable routing. Would also make a great air cooled machine.
Summary: I've built computers in my fair share of cases now so I can appreciate some of the finer things in cases. For starters, I love the thermal design of this case as a result of rotating the motherboard 90 degrees.