Summary: I have a adaptor on the DVI port from the back of my video card, so the top thingy doesn't fit on. But it would work fine with a flexible dongle. Not the case's fault, just a comment. Really it still looks nice up on my desk with out the top.
Pros: Short version: This case is great. Long version: I've owned this case for over a year now and i haven't had any reason to complain. I have my dual EVGA 670 SC's and i've never noticed any excessive heat. During gaming, the chip temps rarely exceed 65 degrees. Under full load, this case manages to dissipate a hell of a lot of heat, very well. The rotated motherboard is fabulous, i'm never going back.Cable management is extremely manageable. I only have the stock fans i...
Cons: I've really had to stretch for anything to put here. The top case cover thingy (that snaps on and off) seems *slightly* flimsy. Works fine though. Besides that, nothing really.
Summary: The power supply positioning caused me some problems. Power cord feeds into the case through the bottom and attaches to your power supply internally via a supplied cable. That cable attaches to your PSU from inside the case at a flush, 90 degree angle. This caused me a problem due to the angled cable overlapping my PSU's normally external kill switch, forcing it to stay in the powered off position.
Pros: Love the design, top loaded ports make for super easy access. Also: Really appreciate the filters on the case bottom, should make future dusting that much easier. Full ATX is sooo roomy!
Summary: Also happen to think its the best looking case I've ever seen.
Pros: Incredible design. I'm not sure why more case manufacturers have adopted this model. The 90 degree rotation makes for an incredibly efficient cooling design. The result is amazing temps, with low fan speeds, and a cleaner case as a result of the lower airflow in combination with the filters. Also happen to love being able to access all ports on top of the case rather than the back. Every future build will be designed around this case.
Cons: None. However, if you're not willing to think out your build it may be a little different for someone use to a standard case.
Summary: I had to remove the top fan guard for a push/pull setup to work. I wish the metal for the screw holes was flat instead of round so I might have had enough room to leave it on. I also wish the power cord could exit the top rear with the other wires.
Pros: Great airflow design; Having rear panel on the top makes it a lot easier to plug/unplug wires; Filters are good quality; Most wires can be routed behind motherboard plate; Power supply cord was long enough for me, no problems connecting it; Hard drives mount behind motherboard plate and because of the small area, the side panel fan is able to pull a lot of air around them; Fan controller for the intake fans on the bottom;
Cons: The filters on the bottom made maneuvering the case awkward during setup; The handle is good quality, but there needs to be a second place to grab in the front. I only see 2 front mounting locations for fans, which are located directly behind the bays. The description says there are 4 total?
Summary: Be careful/use a magnetic screwdriver when adding/removing drives if the case is standing vertically, if they drop in to the bottom they're a pain to retrieve. The 90° mobo tray is really nice, but keep in mind the vertical airflow when looking at CPU coolers.
Pros: -Stunningly good looking. I bought the case for a combination of aesthetics and performance, and it delivers superbly on both fronts. The window allows for full view of everything you want to show off (mobo, CPU, cards), and nothing you don't (drive and their bays). -Great airflow. The vertical orientation makes sense- heat rises! -The 180mm fans are very quiet at low RPM, and perfectly adequate for most anything. On the higher setting, they're louder, but not "loud"....
Cons: The one real complaint is that I don't see any way to mount a hard drive in the front bays with a fan installed in the rear fan mount position (between the bays and the motherboard). Not worth knocking an egg off, but a little disappointing. The sideways-mounted PSU means that if you take the window on and off (something I did during my build process) you may bump the power cable, shutting off the machine. Again, not so much a con as a slightly inconvenient quirk.
Summary: No plastic parts were broken on mine Really wish case makers used something like gorilla glass, or at least a plastic that doesn't scratch if you look at it funny Cable management is kind of compromised by installing harddrives on the back, and it's not really simple cable management like normal big cases, but you can still make something half decent looking, unless you have a ton of accessories to plugin, then you'll have a mess on one side Right angled sata cable plugs...
Pros: Easy to use magnetic fan filters for the bottom intakes Quiet, the two AP181 (180mm intakes) are very quiet on low speed through the integrated fan controller, the top exhaust fan is good, it's like a small step down from the scythe slipstream 12 but it's not really audible Good airflow Good window Mounting holes for a harddrive cooling fan on the side panel Big, but not stupid big, and it looks really good (subjective)
Cons: The four rod things that screw into the back to mount the harddrives aren't quite perfect, you could accidentally loosen them from the case and make it difficult to get the hdd mount out. Also another reviewer stated the side hdd mounts aren't secure, but they are quite secure. If you keep this next to your on your desk, you're gonna hear your power supply, not really a terribly nuisance but my psu whines a bit sometimes (Corsair HX750) It is literally impossible to t...
Pros: -Tons of space -Great build quality -Lots of Airflow -Comes with fans -Multitude of HDD mounts I used this for my second build because its 90* rotated mobo tray has all the outputs at top, which is super for me because I don't have a desk big enough to put this on, or enough room under, makes connecting my peripherals really easy. Despite being a full tower case, its layout makes it little bigger than my HAF 912. Cable management was super easy in this, there's tons o...
Cons: I wouldn't really call them cons, at least not enough of cons to warrant a removal of an egg, but I wish there was a way to route your peripheral wires through the case's top covering as opposed to going under the handle at the back, but that's solve-able with my garage's workbench, hehe. I had a little trouble with the 5.25" and 3.5" drive bays, but I'd call it user error. All in all it's a brilliant case and would recommend to novice and veteran builders alike.
Summary: I always wait a while before I write a review of something. Gives me a chance to really play and see if there is anything that really drives me nuts about something. Here is my review of this Silverstone case after just over a month of tweaking, playing and working with it. I built a dual processor Xeon based server with a total of 7 drives with a 1200 watt power supply in this case.
Pros: Loads of room Love the PS mounting! Cooling is amazing Mounting options are great Clean looks VERY easy to work with
Cons: Need a way to secure the AC power cord under the case. Case fan filters are not attached well.