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: 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.
... HTPC case for a long time and couldn't be happier that I went with this case
N. Faue, Amazon
24 October 2014
Summary: I've been wanting to put my HTPC into an actual HTPC case for a long time and couldn't be happier that I went with this case. Its big enough to fit everything, but not too big. It has a great build quality and I like the fake aluminum brushed front.
Summary: Make sure you use flat, not L-shaped, SATA and power connectors for your HDD. I have a 256gb SSD that sits flush on the hard drive mount. I suppose I could have tried raisers on it - maybe later. This case is replacing an nMedia case that I had to RMA for a defective power switch.
Pros: This case fits nicely in my entertainment center. The 5.9" height with beveled edges gives it a nice "component" appearance. The brushed aluminum covering on the front looks high-end. I can't tell it's over plastic at all. My 4.4" x 11" EVGA GTX 780 (Centrifugal cooler fan and no heat pipes on to...
Cons: Unfortunately the right front USB 3.0 port doesn't work. The left one is good-to-go.
Summary: All in all, I love this case. If you are looking to do a mATX HTPC build, I sincerely recommend this case. Internals: 1x ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM R2.0 1x Intel Core i3 3rd Gen (Can't remember specifics) 2x ADATA USA XPG V1.0 OC Series 4GB DDR3 1600MHZ RAM (8GB Ram Total) 1x Thermaltake 500W ATX PSU 1x...
Summary: Awesome build quality and specs for an HTPC case. Unless you're planning on a Mini ITX with PicoPSU, I don't think you can get much better for this price. Using with a Sandy Bridge Core i3 build and functioning perfectly.
Summary: Great for a living room gaming rig... had some old parts laying around and was able to build in a GTX570 and an AMD setup for a sweet living room gaming rig. Fans a bit loud at full bore - fan controller or mono headers with fan control recommended.
Pros: Great Enclosure for HTPC / NAS. Looks great and easy to work on. Plenty of room for drives and the fans are really quiet.
Cons: The only real trouble I had was figuring out the drive installation positions for multiple drives. Wish they had better instructions. Rubber grommets for drives could be used be made out of higher quality material.