Pros: 1) Nice front finish, looks sharp 2) Small 3) some what good layout 4) super quiet front fan
Cons: 1) low quality manufacturing, coming from Lian-Li case this was shocking 2) there is a good reason that on cases with motherboard mounted upside down the power supply is on the bottom - some cables might be short. I had to buy a 8" extension for the 8 pin aux power connector 3) After 31 days the power LED died. I thought LED light last forever? 4) Support does not answer the phone and mail box is full - support works as good as the their LEDs
Summary: This is an excellent case. I really can't describe it without venturing into superlatives. I should also point out that my praise is relative to the price point this case comes at, for $100 this case is top notch. This case is a tiny bit wider than most micro atx, mid atx, and even some standard ATX cases. The reason for this is to allow for space behind the motherboard header so you may run wires.
Pros: Dust Screens, one on the 180mm case fan and one above the opening for the power supply. Isolated power supply ventilation: standard power supplies will mount upside down at the top of the case allowing the power supply fan to pull in fresh air from the top of the case and exhaust hot air through the back of the power supply at the back of the case. Both sides of the case are removable, this is especially handy because the case has space behind the mother board backpla...
Cons: At the top/middle of the motherboard backplate there is a narrow small hole, I was able to squeeze 3 USB 2.0 header plugs through this hole and connect them to the motherboard. This was a painstaking process as the plugs had to be fed in one at a time and a lot of strain is placed on the cables after they are in place. If this hole were about twice as large it would be very handy for those of us who want to run USB or sound headers to the motherboard. Since motherboar...
Summary: Arrived in perfect condition, no scratches, all cables and supplies in order. Expect a little more assembly effort due to many screw types and a few tight spaces (It is a "mini" case after all!
Pros: Nice quiet 180mm fan with good airflow. Good cable routing space behind motherboard. Lots of room for micro ATX build, and very clear manual complete with specific measurement limits. Space for one 2 1/2" SSD at bottom plus removable rack with padded edges for four hard drives. Room at top for two Blu-Ray or DVD drives. Side panels firmer than the "cheap" cases, made with enameled black steel. No sharp edges! All important spacings were good, the motherboard back pane...
Cons: Many different black on black screw types, requires concentration for assembly. Thread depth is on the short side, may limit number of rebuilds unless care is taken. Missing one mounting pin for a Gigabyte Z97M-D3H, but was easy to drill and tap a fix. No "snap in" parts used, everything is screws. Blu-Ray drive and power supply are back to back, may be a tight fit for supplies > 600 watts.
Good quality case with a single large 180mm front-mounted postive-pressure fan
sptu "Steve", Amazon
25 August 2014
Summary: Just completed my first desktop build since assembling an early generation 386 unit years ago (yes I am that old). Selecting the processor and motherboard for the new desktop was less time consuming than selecting the case. I wanted a compact size, but was scared away from smaller cases due to reviews of overheating and lack of flexibility, and-or requirements to use a slimline CD reader and special power supplies.
Summary: I don't know if I would buy this case again.
Pros: I like the rubber vibration insulated 3.5 inch HDD holder. Good use of space.
Cons: The motherboard tray standoffs are tapped in 2 different thread sizes. It took me a while to figure out why my standoff screws were falling out of some of the MB tray standoffs. About half of the standoffs were tapped with standard MB threads, and half were tapped with HDD threads! I guess the employee on the line set down their tap in the middle of tapping the MB tray, and then picked up the wrong tap when they resumed tapping the MB tray. After fixing the MB to its ...
After getting two of these cases, Silverstone is all I'll buy.
Johnnie Norsworthy, Amazon
7 July 2014
Summary: I have purchased two of these cases. The large front fan blows through a 3.5" drive cage and I have added a rear fan+radiator for liquid cooling with no problems. If you do not want to install and 3.5" drives - take all those brackets out! a 2.5" SSD screws directly to the bottom of the case with no additional brackets. Then that big front fan just blows right across all your memory and CPU and positively pressures your case for the exhaust fans.
Pros: Compact, lightweight, quiet. It's like a mini tower, but I can put 2 full size nVidia Gforce 780ti's inside it and still have room for about 5 HD's, cdrom and fan controller. Google it an read some reviews. I couldn't ask for much for in a compact designed case. It's design stays very cool, air pushes in through the front, sucked out the back an top by other fans. ****Make sure you order an extra Silverstone Air Penetrator 120mm fan case. http://www.newegg.com/Product...
Cons: I'm unable to control fan speed with my motherboard setup, but that can easily be remedied with a fan speed controller and very easily set it up in the lower front if you wanted to. I like how it stays super quiet until I start maxing out my gforce 780ti.
Summary: I used this case for my mom's uATX build and was impressed with the layout of the interior and the quality of its construction. Notably, almost everything comes off with a set of screws, making it easy to remove the drive cage to install memory or remove the top to route the cables from the back of the power supply. The cable space between the power supply and the optical drives is tight, as you might expect in a case of this size.