Summary: First ever case purchased from Silverstone and this was the last - for my lifetime. Fool me once – shame on you, fool me twice – shame on me. There will not be a second time.
Pros: Looks nice - too bad I am unable to use it as it is advertised.
Cons: The title sums the below up. I had ordered this case for my HTPC build and the bottom line is that it is incapable of fitting full length graphics cards, not on length but in depth - DESPITE it being advertised as supporting expansion cards up to 11 inches long. My GTX 780 will not fit in the cas...
Summary: Used this case for a recent media center build, and it works great for that. I docked a star because I think the top cover should be held on with thumb screws, and there are some sharp edges inside that really should be rounded.
Summary: This is a very nice and solid case. My only irk is when you add the internal storage, it was a pain in the rear. You have to mount an SSD first then the 3.5' hard drive over it onto this support beam over the power supply on the right hand side.
Summary: My HTPC build: - Asus Z97M-PLUS (with M.2 support) - Intel i7 4790S (65W with 4600 graphics) - 250Gb Crucial MX200 M.2 SSD (takes up no room) - LG WH16NS40 bluray player (great color match) - NT01-Pro fanless cooler (made for this case) - 2 seagate 3.5" HDDs (in the HDD mount) - Kingston HyperX FURY...
Pros: - Fits 2 3.5" HDD and an optical drive, and then some - Form factor, although a little large, blends nicely with AV components - Front USB 3.0 ports
Cons: - No thumb screws for the case lid. Poor quality screws instead. - No internal speaker for bios beeps - Not ideal for a fanless PSU - Case fans must be removed to clean dust screens - The silverstone logo on the front could be nicer
Summary: A lot of the negative reviews here are rather silly. This case is designed for HTPC. Water cooler does not belong here. The large $300 video card does not belong here. HTPC does not need the large gaming card. This is not a gaming case. This case is for a medium power, quiet HTPC set up.
Summary: I own the previous version of this case but was very disappointed to see that Silverstone has replaced the great looking, high quality, brushed aluminum front panel with a cheap plastic version. Additionally there is no front cover plate for the DVD drive.
Summary: Purchased this for my long awaited "HTPC-Gamer" build, something I have been wanting to do since about 2006. Nothing bad to say about it at all, albeit I am barely a week into use. The end result here is a fairly quiet high-end gaming computer that is used for movies/live-tv/gaming.
Summary: Great case. Good design for ventilation and cooling. My one gripe is the optical bay sits right on top of the proc. So if you put a massive cooler in your computer then forget about shoving a BD drive in there.
Pros: I've had this case for my HTPC over a year and I finally came across a CPU cooler that works perfectly. Zalman CNPS7000C It lowered my CPU temps by 8 degrees Celsius over the stock AMD A6 cooler. It clears the RAM and yet is low enough that it doesn't block the DVD tray. Also, at least for me, th...
Cons: None for me as I knew what I was wanting to build.