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.
Summary: It took me awhile to realize I had to take the top of the case off to put the power supply in. So if you get this case, don't try to put the power supply in from the inside of the case. You have to take the top off and the power supply drops right in. Which is nice, because the fan slot on the top of the case is for the power supply fan, so it keeps the airflow for the power supply separate from the rest of the case.
Pros: Great build quality, excellent airflow, pretty quiet, fan filters, nice brushed finish
Summary: I'll try and keep it short and sweet, like this little case. I bought this case to downsize from my Corsair 350D to have a more travel-able case. Ini comparison to the 350D this case is definitely more difficult to work with but produces great results. I was able to remove the harddrive cage and fit an SSD as well as an HDD within the small bottom bracket.
Summary: Sturdy all metal case. Leaving space for cables behind the motherboard is brilliant. Very quiet with 180mm included fan set to low speed. Upside down power supply a great idea. SSD mount at the bottom leaves tons of space for other drives. Love it!
Arrived with nearly all motherboard standoff positions stripped and only came with two standoff screws.
21 December 2013
Summary: This was my first experience with a Silverstone case. It was much wider than I expected. Overall, the case seemed decent and it was sturdy with the top panel on. However, the power button felt weak and would slightly angle sideways when pressed. It was packaged well and the top dust filter was nicely taped in place. Unfortunately, all but a couple of the motherboard standoff positions were stripped.
Summary: I wanted a very quiet and reasonably compact case for a new home office build. This case is a little bigger than I needed but it has lots of space and was easy to build. The cable management is very good. The front fan is very nearly silent. I installed a silent Seasonic power supply and an SSD drive in my build and the loudest thing I hear is the older secondary hard drive I have installed. I would rate 5 stars except for the high price tag.
Summary: I love this case. It's very thick and heavy duty. Everything fits really nice. It's great quality. I took out the main hard drive cage so there is more flow and space. One hard drive can still mount in there without it. I'm using a Micro-ATX board in mine.
Summary: The original shipping box had no damage. The case box inside had one corner bumped but that should not cause these issues: 1) the HD cage was disintegrated upon arrival, the spot welds have failed 2) unable to attach cables to the installed SSD drive though an opening on the 3.5" cage. The opening is too narrow for the cable connector's 3) Front panel USB ports are of the cheapest quality I have ever seen. The blue plastic holding the pins is made from a soft plastic.
Summary: I put my first system together using the ASUS Maximus VI Gene mobo, the Intel i7-4770k, 16GB(2x8) Corsair Vengence 1600Mhz memory, Seasonic 850w PS and the Silverstone Tek mid-tower case. It worked the first time I turned it and performs as advertised. Before I built the system, there was a was concern that the memory might be too tall for the Silverstone mid-tower case, and that it might interfere with the hard drive slots. They just fit and there is no interference.
Summary: This is an amazing little case, very small, very well designed. It will make a terrific workstation computer for my business. I may buy a second one for my server. I also want to compliment Amazon. They double boxed the case with a box outside the case's box!! Obviously the case itself, arrived in pristine condition (as did the box the case normally ships in)... Way to go Amazon!!