Summary: As others have noted, the button seems somewhat cheap. Mine hasn't had any problems with jamming yet, but I can see what people are describing. The rest of the case is built nicely and fits all my other hardware. My build: Intel i3-2120 3.3ghz Biostar TH61 ITX motherboard Corsair H60 Liquid Cooler MSI Radeon 7770 8GB Corsair XMS3 128GB Intel SSD Everything fit nicely and the case feels solid. I was hoping amazon would have the bitfenix prodigy, but this will do.
Summary: This is just absolutely amazing. Since it has a great quality psu, u can put a nvidia gtx 560 ti with a 110 watt cpu. That is the max u can put in. Anything more, and the psu will automatically shut off. This means light overclocking only. On a 560 ti, a 80mhz overclock will take around 20 watts extra which will make the psu shut off. The longest card u can put in is 10.2 inches as long as the pcie power connectors are on the top of the card.
Summary: I bought this case for a ITX home gaming build and it works great. The build is very good. The main fan also comes with a dust filter. The case also was able to hold my GTX 460 SE. Once everything is in place, it can get a bit tight.
Summary: Bought one of these to build my machine. Fits a i5-2500k and a ATI HD6850 really easily! Due to the tiny amount of space, a Solid state drive is recommended. Heat might also be a problem as ventilation is not the best in one of these small Mini-ITX cases. It looks great on my desk beside my monitor!
Summary: I bought this case for my new HTPC and I have to say I am impressed. The interior provides enough room to accommodate the stock fan that came with my AMD cpu, the internal fan is quiet and large and keeps the case cool. It is well built and has ample power to support practically anything you can squeeze into the case.
Summary: I am using this case with an i3-2105 using the integrated graphics, so I am not pushing the 450w PS. I like the flexibility that the larger PS gives me to upgrade my CPU and install a graphics card if I decide to make this a gaming machine. For now it functions quite well as my HTPC. There are many cheaper ITX cases, but I believe this case is worth the premium price. Of course things are a bit tight when building an ITX system, but that is expected.
Summary: The biggest challenge was finding a effecient and low profile the cpu fan. Installed the Zalman. It has about 2 cm gap between power box fan and the cpu fan. The two fans pull air away from each other. At higher CPM fan speed. I can feel the reduction of the air coming out from the Power box. I'm running at the lowest CPU fan speed. 95watt cpu temperature runs at 34~44c. Con: The HDD status and power LEDs are too bright.why why why The following components worked nicely.
Summary: First, the only real con I see, as another reviewer pointed out, is the sheet metal bows in and out when you press on it. This doesn't bother me as I plan to put a handle on top of the case. Now the good part: - It's small. - It's quiet. Stock fan is one speed, 3-pin, and ~1000 RPM) - Great design. - Things fit and line up as they should. - PSU has given me no problems. Probably overkill, but for mine, I used an Intel i7 CPU on a Asrock z68 motherboard.
Summary: This is by far the best SFF case I have ever owned. It is lightweight, portable, and well built. The included 450W PSU functions great (especially given it's size) and is able to support an i7-2600k and HD 6870 without a problem. The case also seems to have proper ventilation even though it is quite small. My only major complaint is the cheap power button.
Summary: I love this litle thing! It is more than adequite for a SFF gaming rig if you keep in mind the power requirements and case limitations. You will have to use a shorter video card in most cases and you will only be able to support a slimline CD and 3 SSDs at maximum. I run this with dual Intel SSDs and a Slimline DVD and a GTX 460. Its a beast! The only complaint I have is the fan filter gets a bit dirty more often that I would like, but in a way thats a good thing!