Summary: The LUXA2 is a much better all around choice.
Pros: The case is well made and it is looks really great. When building your system there is a lot of room to work inside of the case so installing components is easy. Front display is a nice touch but there are drawbacks, I talk about them below.
Cons: This case is very large, not a con, however, if you have the space. If you plan to put it inside a cabinet you will want to confirm that there is enough clearance, so not to inhabit cooling. The biggest drawback with this case is the IMON VFD. It will only support the IMON remote and the IMON pad...
Summary: i am happy with the case in general but i felt i had to voice my bum out with the above cons. its a big case, pretty long front to back. almost like a tower on its side so check your entertainment center if it will fit.
Pros: well built solid construction. looks nice.
Cons: -mobo was a tight fit -top corner of mobo is under optical sled so 1 of the 4 ram slots is partially covered and will only work with ram with out heatsyncs. on my ASUS M4A89GTD this slot was the outer black slot so if you are using 2 chips youll be fine -no case speaker. i am currently having tro...
Summary: The Imon remote is best to use with this case however my Logitech universal remote (harmony 1) does not replicate the Imon very well. As a result many of the features offered by the Imon or MCE remote are not available. Those that are replicated appear jerky and delayed, this is very annoying.
Pros: o it looks great o a lot of room for expansion o overall the case is well made
Cons: o front fan failure in less than a year o VFD will not support MCE remote o Silverstone website is not very helpful
Pros: Well built, solid case. It has 3 fans, and AFAIK there is little noise. The remote MAKES this case a deal. It can be used as a mouse, keyboard, and has hot keys. You can also customize the remote to do special functions, open programs, etc. The front screen is a cool feature too, will display son...
Cons: This will depend on your MOBO, but I had to buy a $5 adapter for the ATX power supply connector. To power the front screen the case provides a special 24pin-24pin ATX power adapter. You can use this adapter for 20-pin connectors on the MOBO. However, on my MOBO there are capacitors right next to ...
Pros: This thing is beautiful!!! Extremely well built, very thick solid metal material throughout, comes with 3 fans, all the mobo mounting pin pre-installed plus like 10 extra, even the part that you stick on your dvd burner is a thick piece of metal, there's nothing cheap about this at all.
Summary: Sent it back, got a Thermaltake Black Aluminum / Steel Bach Media Lab VB8000BNS ATX Media Center / HTPC Case. fits OK.
Cons: Don't even bother with this case. I tried to fit it with an ASUS P5BV-M LGA 775 Intel 3200 Micro ATX Server Motherboard with a stock Intel heatsink that came with the CPU. One of the cross bars interferes with the heat sink!!!
Summary: I also bought aftermarket fans with low noise level (< 20dBa). Fans that ship with case are louder than necesary. Running a HD4850 vid card, phenom x4 cpu, and a 700 watt power supply with three harddrives. Whole setup only noticable if you consciously try to hear it.
Pros: Subtle case that blends in beautifully with component system. Everything fit easily with CAREFUL planning and forethought. Very happy with the case.
Cons: Poor airflow as received (and as another reviewer noted). I removed the air restricting stamped grills on both the front and back of the case (love my dremel). With said modifications the computer stays plenty cool enough. To ensure maximum room, use a modular PSU, makes a big difference especial...
Summary: ...For the front fan the solution is a little more dramatic, but highly effective. Drill a 3" hole approx. 6 inches on center from the front edge of the case through the bottom sheet metal. MAKE SURE to verify the hole's position relative to the mobo.
Pros: Awesome looking case with gobs of room for everything. I've got a full ATX mobo stuffed with cards, big PS, two SATA HDs, optical drive and room to spare.
Cons: Air flow. The biggest issue is the use of stamping screens in the case sheet metal, vs. punching holes and adding the wire circular screens. The stamped screens kill air flow. And Silverstone actually uses the wire circular screens on the two rear fans- on the inside! The front fan is a joke. It'...