Summary: For the price of this case there are way better mid and full ATX cases out there. Like Coolermaster and Antec. So if your in the market for a new case you may want to do some research and look elsewhere. Or buy the full version of this case. Its a better built unit.
Pros: It's a little bigger then most mid sized cases. Nice big window. Over all it's very pleasing to the eye. The tool-less PCI design is nice. They are nice thick strong pieces of plastic. I read other reviews say that theirs have broken. I've had mine for over 3 years with a few GPU upgrades with no...
Cons: Fist of all there is no cable management at all. I had to become a little McGyver to hide all my wires. With most of them crammed in the 5.25 bays. The 230mm fan is loud. This would not be a problem from me if the fan pushed a lot of air onto my graphics cards, but it doesn't. Its very weak and v...
Summary: While the aesthetics of the case are decent and the cooling offered is good, this case has been found wanting. I'll elaborate on the cons I mentioned. There is no cable management present aside for a few zip ties included.
Pros: Looks fairly nice, decent cooling and good build quality.
Cons: No cable management, fans somewhat loud, can't install large CPU coolers, front panel ports on top, poor tool-less PCI slot securing.
Summary: Okay case, but probably not worth the price.
Pros: Good cooling. Heavy and solid case.
Cons: Drive bays prone to breaking if you open them too far. Front 'flaps' completely useless and the plastic stoppers on them will break. Have had trouble with heavy static in front headphone jack. USB jacks in front also have given trouble. Rear fan has been sticky on low RPM.
Summary: I would say that front panel might have more USB connectors and FireWire plug
Pros: Solid buld, easy to assembe
Cons: To little room for interface cable for harddrive - space is very limeted. I put Thermathake Power supply and SATA power connecters would break hardrive plastic connectors if case is forced t o close - has resorted to some junk connector which are more flexible. The other issue is that my ABIT mb ...
Summary: Thermaltake doesn't see like they care about their customers. They just want your money. I will contact them once more, and if I don't get a response and replacement parts, I will never buy from them again.
Pros: Looks good. Some of it is solidly built.
Cons: 230mm fan is extremely noisy. A controller is a must. The hard drive trays are terribly designed. If you open them up past about 35 degrees. You might as well have broken them because they will not close again unless you break it. One of mine came broken and 2 more broke. Only one was usable. The...
Summary: - Front audio port gives off audible white noise as if something is loose. May actually be a motherboard problem, but I suspect the case wiring. - If you want an Armor case get the full tower variant for better airflow - Be CAREFUL when purchasing a graphics card.
Pros: - Tough and sleek looking - Sliding tool/screw case is convenient - CD/DVD drive tool-less installation is intuitive - Tool-less hard drive bay is easy to work with - I have brought this case to many LAN parties over the past 18 months and nothing on or in the case has broken despite rough handling.
Cons: - Barely any cable room behind the hard drive bay means you really have to pack your SATA and power cables in there - Heavy (but the informed buyer knows that) - Side fan looks impressive but has a disappointingly low RPM and CFM. Doesn't cool the VGA as much as you would expect - Unnecessary foa...
Summary: Really easy case to build with, but would like to route wires behind the other side.
Pros: Good size, tooless install for pretty much everything but the motherboard. Love the HDD tray design, so easy to add hard drives. Pretty decent airflow. Good front panel, good looking design.
Cons: No where to really hide cables. You can't route the cables through the other side of the case like the similarly priced Antec 1200. It's just a lot more difficult to wire manage, there really isn't a way to hide them. Less case fans as well.
Summary: Would be better with good support from Thermaltake or newegg. Also would be better with a fan on the top/rear of the case.
Pros: Very nice case, nice screwless case. The hard drive cages are great. Other people stated they did not have enough room, but I had plenty of room to route the cables, if you are routing cables so your case looks clean there is plenty of room to route the power and SATA cable underneath the cage to...
Cons: The microphone port on top of the case came defective, having extremely hard time getting in contact with Thermaltake. I need the PC for my job and newegg wants me to take apart my computer to send them the case before they will ship another, way to take out issues on your customer.