Summary: I put ALOT of components in this case . 4 h/d , DVD , fan controller, 5 1/4" backplane cage (holding 4 ssd) , eatx m/b , sea sonic x-series p/s , 8 1/2" long video card, raid card and 7 cooling fans (did not use those supplied , arctic fans only...very quiet) . The airflow keeps it all cool .
Pros: Well thought out . Built to last . Holds eatx+ m/b (see cons). Has all parts and screws that you'll ever need . Accepts big video card (as long as you don't need all 4 h/d (3 1/2") slots . Will accommodate a larger CPU cooler . No hard drive vibration detected with 4 7200 rpm hard drives installed and running (solid cage and attachment arrangement) . Good cooling with extra fan slots and multiple sizing . Power switch can be locked with faceplate along with muted powe...
Cons: My m/b (990fxa ud7) has the 90° data connectors on back side of board. With the full size fans installed , cannot use them . Have to use smaller fans . Another 1/4"-3/8" would've made a big difference . But how many put such a large board in htpc ?
Pros: Great Case lot of space to accommodate XTi mother board up to 4 hard drive Solid state drive
Cons: the only issue I have was with the pci slot specialy the one close to the LED connectors if you have a large video card and tv tuner you may have some challenge to accommodate is possible just have to use your imagination
Pros: This case is amazing for the price. Silverstone never lets me down with their quality cases.
Cons: The ONLY con I can think of, is that if you get a large PSU AND add on the hot-swappable 3.5 bays, there is no room to mount a fan on the back of the Silverstone FP57B's. Like I said, that is really reaching for a con and most people will just mount the HDD's inside the case (plenty of room, believe there are 7 slots for HDD's and 2 internal slots for SSD's. I just wanted to have the option of having hot-swappable HDD's for the future in case I needed it.
Summary: Don't be in a hurry to build this case. Make sure the parts fit before you buy.
Pros: Very nice case if you want to have all your Media in one box. Front LED is Dim with door closed & can be completely blocked as if its off. Power button on the front door can be locked so it isn't functional if you have children. 3 120mm fans are pretty quiet & all are filtered. You can have up to 6 fans, 2 80mm & 4 120mm.
Cons: Beware of the Width of this case... It is slightly wider than the normal AV equipment platform & you need some side clearance for air intake & exhaust.
Summary: The cons are definitely do not outweigh the pros, though they seem like more. They are generally small issues that are a pain but can be worked around. All in all, this case houses a PC very nicely right in an entertainment center and helps the clutter.
Pros: Can hold a lot of drives for HTPC case. Isn't that heavy. Looks nice and has great airflow. Nice locking pull down front door.
Cons: Power supply should have been mounted on other side of mother board (you can see how it is now in pics). You will have to plug in your SATA cables to your mobo BEFORE you put in the drive cage, but that does depend on SATA port location on mobo