Summary: The size of the case is pretty much compact, only if u look at the front. But the side length is very long. It could be a Pros for some since u'll get enough room to put down GPU in it. But as for media PC, size matters.
Pros: -Compact size -Long side vents for better air flowing -Enough room to fit a single GPU -Somewhat clean looking design
Cons: -Considerably long -Edges are very sharp inside the case -PowerLED in front is laser pointing(it'll hurt ur eyes) -Considerably heavy
Summary: The Cooler Master Gemini II cpu cooler doesn't fit, the Scythe Big Shuriken will fit for sure but will block a ram slot or two. Zerotherm 570D fits and cools better than stock cooler. With stock cooler I am getting low to mid 30s Idle and light browsing.
Summary: While putting the finishing touches on this new build, i ran into an issue where if i touched the front USB ports with a USB plug, the computer would shut down. Its dry as a bone here in the northeast with relative humidity at 32%. Static discharge i believe was the culprit.
Pros: Its the best looking SFF case out there IMHO Takes MATX Motherboard and ATX Power supply Good price with rebate for a high quality case Fairly easy to work with for an SFF case Tech support easy to contact by phone
Cons: Poor grounding on front USB ports Slightly noisy fans, not a big deal to me but may be for others using in an HTPC application. Minimal room for CPU HSF (see other thoughts)
Summary: I work in transportation and I spend several nights per week in a hotel 325 miles away from home. I traded away my Alienware m15x laptop to build a small Dual-Core gaming desktop so I can play EverQuest 2 in the hotel. The expensive Alienware lappy was good, but I had concerns about its durability.
Pros: Easy to work with, lots of room inside, accepts standard components, pretty durable. Reasonably decent looking case.
Cons: Heavy and larger than I would have liked. I did not knock off one egg for this, because this is my own fault for buying it in the first place. I give it four eggs for being a good case, but it isn't anything above and beyond what I expected it to be. I purchased the wacky optional "Cross Flow" fa...
Pros: Small form factor. Fits regular power supply (with minor adjustment). Aluminum front looks nice. Running a quad core CPU fanless with the NT-06 LITE and a decent modular power supply works very well. 2 fairly quiet 80mm fans included with space for one more available.
Cons: It was a struggle to get all 4 screws into the power supply mount. The hard drive cage cannot be removed unless you are willing to damage the case. Motherboard connectors for front audio ports are old school and not entirely compatible with more modern HD audio connector standards.
Pros: Looks good. Every thing fits in. Nice to have the HD fan, two HD & 5.25 bays are a plus. Reasonably quite and works good for my HTPC.
Cons: It's cramped but not as hard as the Antec Aria or Shuttles I've worked with, just be patient and install from the mother board up to the top of the case (e.g. put in the Power Supply and optical drive last.)
Summary: it is simply not realistic to expect the flexbilility and performance of more roomy computer cases once you shrink things down to here. you *must* get a PSU wiyth a fan. and your CPU cooler right underneath will be bound to a max height of 75mm.
Pros: compact size, very good built quality, decent set of flexibility and options given very compact size
Cons: they are merely size bound - if you go for a case like this you are engaging in a compromise. but this case will make you pay the least for it. it is very good.
Summary: Overall this is a very nice case, but not perfect. To give some points of reference in case you're wondering - Temps using "realtemp" were about 28C before and are now about 40C, used to max at about 54C and now about 59C (because regulated by the temp sensor of the psu which I cannot control -...
Pros: Nice finish (1st one had a bump in the paint as if there was something on it when painted), buttons work smoothly (when the 1st one was damaged, the impact was enough to crack the styrofoam - the deformation must have been just enough to throw the buttons/holes out of alignment), everything excep...
Cons: Not enough air flow (yes before somebody says "it's an SFF!" - the engineers could have found a way to move the fans just a little bit more to the side, so the half way point of the video card board was in the middle of the fans - also could have made it possible to add a 120mm in bay #1 to blow ...