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.
Summary: It's a respectable case. I'd buy another.
Pros: Lightweight case, convenient cable routing pathways, open area on the motherboard tray for easy aftermarket CPU cooler bracket installation, the front fan is inaudible (to me) on low setting yet moves a respectable volume of air, the dust filter works well and is easy enough to remove for cleaning.
Cons: Due to its lightweight construction, the case panels (which basically all need to be removed in order to install the PC components) flex a lot and during reassembly I found a few screw holes that didn't line up very well with their corresponding thread holes in the case body. Not a huge deal, but...
Summary: Not the best case I've put a system into, but one of the best micro ATX cases for the price.
Pros: Well thought out design Great cable routing with tie down loops Compact microATX case with *just* enough room for a powerful yet small system Top vent for PSU Decent dust filters Unobtrusive power/HD LEDs
Cons: PSU size is limited.Anything over 6.5" long will start to encroach on your optical drive. Build quality is very slightly lacking, as panels don't fit together as well as they should Some of the screws produce metal shavings,which is concerning
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.
Pros: Great looking case, glad i could get one before they were phased out. All my components fit great in the enclosure, and I love the 'upside down' layout. Front fan is nice and quiet, so strong that I actually put a resistor on it to slow it down a bit and it still cools everything without a rear f...
Cons: Case came with the card retainer plate on the back missing and the section where the screws would attach was bent, this was solved with a bit of a elbow grease, but the plate is still gone.
Summary: The case is very nice. It looks brilliant from the outside but you need to be careful during construction. Unlike most cases the metal bars inside the case are not strong enough to supports it's full weight. Picking the case up by one of these bars will cause it to bend.
Summary: Good case, I saw lots of reviews and users on overclock.net make some fantastic builds with this case, including custom watercooling. Made the plunge, but my experiences weren't that great.
Pros: + Minimalistic, thoughtful layout + Streamlined airflow, built in front fan controller (low and high) + All black interior, good material + Great cable management
Cons: - Case does not very sturdy with top and side panels removed, need to be careful when moving case around if panels are off - Screw holes for mounting the PSU and back 120MM case fan did not line up with my PSU and Corsair 120 SP fan, had to use only 2 for PSU and 3 for 120 MM fan. They seem sturd...
Summary: The case is a good micro-ATX. You have to practically take the whole case apart to get stuff in there and so it was an atypical computer build for me, but maybe that is common for micro-ATX type cases. Either way, I like it.
Summary: Very nice micro case but could use some improvements, primarily on the hard drive cage. Overall this case is easy to work with as most parts unscrew and can be removed such as the top and the motherboard tray. Wiring can be tricky so a modular power supply and shorter SATA cables can pay off here.