Summary: This case would also be nice for a regular PC build.
Pros: I love this case, the build quality is excellent for the money, it's exactly what I have been looking for, and it doesn't rattle like some cases I've had in the past. I'm going to buy another one soon.
Pros: This is a great little chassis/power supply combination. My obsessive-compulsiveness appreciates the lack of audio connectors and the lack of flashy blue LEDs, as well as the rugged construction and the overall easy of use/building.
Cons: While a lot of folks remark on how nicely this integrates with Supermicro boards, it didn't quite work out that way with my A1SAM-2550F. This wasn't horribly painful, but wasn't quite what I was expecting either. It'd be nice if they included more than just the one fan, but it's hard to complain too much about that, considering the price. I do miss the beautifully designed drive carriers that Fractal uses in their cases, but these aren't that bad either.
Pros: This case came with a power supply. It is sufficient for my needs. I've had it for about two years and have not had any issues with it. I really like the drive bays. It's very easy to remove/insert drives without the hassle of screws or removing the cage like other cases I've owned. I would definitely recommend this case. I bought this case for a Supermicro motherboard.
Summary: I think it's a great value. Fits the SuperMicro MoBo very well. 4 slide out drive bays. Went together very quick and painless. Small size. Have it on it's side in my entertainment rack. looks like any other piece of equipment. Fan is very quiet but moves lot of air.
Pros: For ninety bucks you can't go wrong. It's heavy.. made of steel. Drive bays are a little flimsy but they got the job done. Power supply was not going to work. 6 pin CPU plug wasn't enough for the MBD-X9SCL-F MoBo. Needs 8 pin so I dug in my stash and found a new 500 watt that worked perfect.
Cons: Power supply. Screws were a little on the cheap side. Replaced with good ones from my stash.
Summary: Good air flow, heat dissipation, typically easy to assemble. It can get a little cramped on the inside, so beware of the order you try to set things up.
Pros: Works flawlessly with SuperMicro branded boards, very convenient connectors built to work together. You can also use non-supermicro boards but you have to try a little harder to plug in front panel connectors - no big deal. Solid, sturdy, robust and quiet. I own two of these, going back for a 3rd soon.
Cons: The built in power supply is only 300W, so don't expect to use this for a high-end workstation without upgrading the PSU first. For my next purchase of this case though, 300W is just fine, so I look forward to using it. I'm sure it's a solid PSU.
Summary: The fit and finish of this case is really fantastic. Its a bit pricy, but considering it comes with a server-grade power supply, it's nothing to sneeze at. This is the way all cases should be built (with the exception of the somewhat odd Hard Drive trays, I know they're handy for quick releases but I still prefer good ol' fashioned screws.
Pros: Excellent build quality and design, power supply seems pretty good too. Looks and feels very well built
Cons: Quirky Hard Drive tray design, and uhh, hmmm... That's it really.
Pros: This small case has a high-quality, sturdy feel to it, and it's not adorned with dumb extras like flappy doors that break, or meaningless LEDs. Hooking up all the connectors to the mainboard's really easy if you have a Supermicro mainboard also, since they use a custom connector that does them all at once. An adapter's included for non-Supermicro mainboards. I combined this case with an H8SCM and love it.
Cons: The including power supply unit's not super quiet; if you're locating your computer in a very quiet room you're going to hear it. The case fan's not all that quiet either. Both parts seem high-quality though. But if you're going for a super-quiet system, you'll probably wind up replacing the PSU, and hooking up the case fan to 5V direct, non-PWM. The case is still a superb bargain despite these things.