Summary: About the size of a high-end VCR from the 1990's. In one respect more room than you'd think, but small enough to make it a hassle to get your wiring neat. No way an ATX PSU and DVD drive will fit here; I used a small-form Seasonic with an ATX adapter bracket. Room for 4 80mm fans in the side panel, I use 4 quiet cheapies and getting good air flow. Odd mounting screws, different diameters for everything. Eventually it all went together and works well.
Pros: Pictures don't do this case justice. I love the texture on the front bezel. My brother-in-law was looking at it the other night and couldn't make it out what it was, so it blends in nicely in the TV stand. Like the extra dust filter and plentiful hardware.
Cons: Wire management is a challenge, since there is maybe one modular PSU that could fit the case. After wrestling to get all the cables tied off and tucked away, I was thinking $95 for the PSU was maybe not such a bad idea.
Summary: 17 3/8 inches wide x 13 1/2 inches deep x 4 inches tall. So it will fit in a standard hifi rack. The dimensions in the product description are those of the cardboard box the case comes in. An excellent product from Silverstone. My last PC case (for a full size desktop PC) was also from Silverstone and also excellent, to the point where I'm wondering why I bother buying cases from anyone else. Accommodated two 3 1/3 hard disks and a 5 1/4 inch Bluray drive with ease.
Great Value!! I'm sure there is better but not for a value factor
J. Finlay "Fins", Amazon
20 March 2013
Summary: Seems like a good design. I can understand what others are saying about making it better, but then you would have to increase the price. The only problem I ran into and got around without too much difficulty is getting the case back together so the screws would line up easily. Really wasn't too hard and definitely something I am happy to put up with for the price. Value wise, very hard to beat.
Decent entry-level HTPC case with a few issues to consider...
27 February 2013
Summary: In the past decade, I've built at least 300 media center PCs-- some for personal use, some for friends, and many for clients (I used to own a home theater installation business). I've purchased a few of the more high-end SilverStone cases and have always been happy with the build quality, ease of use, and overall feature set.
Summary: This case looks great next to other black, glossy home theater components... it blends right in. Overall, installation of the motherboard, hard drives, and other components were relatively easy. The 3.5" HDD mounting area on the bottom plate of the case has rubber grommets to prevent vibration noise, which is a plus. I docked a star because the power supply and optical drive bay are back-to-back.
Summary: I used this case for a HTPC build a few weeks ago. I did not look up the stats or read the other product reviews too carefully. If you use a regular sized power supply (which I think is 140mm), you have to orient the power supply such that the fan that would normally face the rear of a case now has to face the bottom of this case. There is a vent on the bottom of this case, so this was not that big of a deal to me.
Summary: Bought this to build my first PC, which happens to be an HTPC. Many talk about it being small inside or tight to work with. Depending on the components you're working with this can be true. I chose an SFX power supply (Silverstone ST45SF to be exact). That definitely helped with installing an ODD and having more room to tie up extra cables.
Summary: I used this case to replace a much larger case housing my HTPC. I used an Asus E35M1-M Pro, a singe 3.5" HD and a DVD drive. The case is compact, so check your power supply size and optical drive since they will be next to each other. I used a Cooler Master PS and it fit perfectly. Just enough room to fit the SATA and power cables. The case construction is acceptable, especially considering the cost. The faceplate is plastic, so be careful handling the case.