Summary: I would buy it again, but would look around first for a better case. I'm happy overall but there are some quirks. Also, there is some kind of media adapter that can go up front but I have found NO information as to whether it works with Windows 7.
Pros: Really, a nice case. Can hold two optical drives without issue. Some people may not like the blue glow up front but it is subtle and somewhat matches my receiver. Perfect for use in an htpc setting. Airflow is good but not spectacular. I use a Zalman 8700 on an Athlon II X4 to keep things cooled ...
Cons: Ok, the front panel. Yes, you have to manually press the front to access both drives. But, contrary to popular belief, you can access the optical drive through the opening. See, this is an htpc case so it is meant to use the eject button from a remote.
Pros: Sturdy, well thought out. Quiet, only noise is from my sound card, I have the CPU cooled with a Thermaltake water cooling tower.
Cons: no External 3.5" bay (would have been nice for my card reader) or better yet, include it. Front has no LED screen in this model, that is something that is on a different model. No option to buy it from Thermaltake either
Summary: I also recommend adding one more small fan with your order.
Pros: Very sturdy case, great quality. Fans are reasonably quiet. Plenty of space for everything including a possible 5 hard drives, depending on the length of your video card. Overall high marks for the well thought out and solid heavy construction.
Cons: Lights in the front are not blinding bright like some cases, but still a little cheesy. There is no button to eject a disc without opening the whole front door, and it slams down. It would be nice if came down nice and slow like the silverstone cases or had a nice button - cost 1 star.
Summary: Email to thermaltake were helpful. They responded quick and sounded like they cared. Tried to pass the buck to the mobo manufacture (it wasn't a mobo issue). Also most customers that say they have a high tech knowledge...don't.
Pros: This is an excellent case for HTPC’s. Plenty of room that will disappear fast as you add more stuff. Well designed layout and very sturdy. My hat is off to the guys at thermaltake.
Cons: I admit that this was my first build, but the manual didn't explain things well. I had to go online for solutions to problems I encountered. A more experienced builder shouldn't worry, but thats not the point.
Summary: I am going to get another one of these for a second system that I working on for my living room entertainment system.
Pros: I purchased this case because after reading it I saw that it had strong features, plenty of room for expansion and was strong. Well I was definitely not disappointed with my purchase. There case is a monster and fits nicely in my entertainment center.
Cons: No VFD display. The window is there but it looks like it might be more of a hassle than it's worth to add the actual display.
Summary: Like everyone says the red HD LED's are blinding in the darkly light room. The blue back lighting is very cool but I think I'll take the other user's idea and add the 4" cold cathodes.
Pros: Added an excellent Hi-End look to my HTPC! I really like this case for the money. Build quality is good and the face is beautiful. Not the highest grade but good. Lot's of room in the case but I'm not sure how you'd get 7 drives in it. I had 3 drives in the front mount and had to pull one out bec...
Cons: Had to remove the right top brace to get the large CPU brass cooler in. Still a strong unit though once the case is on.
Summary: This case is great and fun to mod, I took it apart and cut apart some of the frame to make room for more hard drives. I didn't get the VFD (pricey) but I put some false analog dial print outs in the vfd window and they make it look good next
Pros: Looks great next to a modern surround receiver, but it's a fair bit deeper than most home entertainment shelves. Big enough for full sized mobos and graphics cards but small enough to fit in with your home entertainment system. My 7 HDDs are a bit camped inside, and only 4 of them managed to fit ...
Cons: The front blue LEDs are garage, do yourself a favor and get a pair of 10cm cold cathodes if you get this case, they fit perfectly and look a thousand times better. The case is a tight fit between the HDDs and my mobos power hook up, also between the mobo and the lowest optical drive. If you're on...
Summary: I used no-fan Graphics cards and a very quiet CPU fan, no heat problems yet, and case is inside a cabinet. I am looking into a silent liquid cooling scheme now.
Pros: Case is large enough to fit SLI Video Cards and 3 drive Raid Array. Looks good, machined aluminum face is solid and well built. Steel case is well braced and solid as well. Works well in my media center cabinet.
Cons: No Button for Optical Drive. (Set hot-key on keyboard). Added rubber pads to feet to isolate noise. Little noisy with 5 fans total, but stays cool.