Summary: I wanted better cable management options for build #2 & the Dokker looks like a good alternative, especially at the price. Free Newegg delivery in less than a week, which is typical.
Pros: Outstanding price for decent case. My 1st was Antec 300. I like the Dokkers bottom venting & ability to remove & clean front & bottom dust screens without having to open the case. I also like its wide open design & painted interior. Cable management and access to components in general will be easier than Antecs. I think the front looks impressive - purposeful.
Cons: I prefer the way Antecs sides come off. They seem more solid and swing out easily. I think the Antec is a bit more solid overall.
Summary: Big. I can't immagine anything I would do different. Doesn't have USB 3.0 on the front, but my mobo has a 3.5" drive for mounting on the front.
Pros: Beautiful! Totally solid. I only just got it today, so I don't know if the face cove will end up being a problem (it just pops on and off weather or not the other sides are off).
Cons: Newegg shipped it to me in it's original box. As in the original box wasn't inside of a Newegg box. So when it was delivered it was all dusty. Also, the inside SATA cable (for the top HDD slot) was a little dusty (odd).
Summary: I like the HD dock. I have many old HD laying around (16x 500GB from a storage array I upgraded to larger drives). I use this for backups. If the 200mm fan was easier to obtain It would be a definite 5 stars.
Pros: Nice, attractive, easy to work with case. Good air flow. Quality greater than the price would lead you to believe.
Cons: A 200mm fan will not fit this case. Thermaltake has stopped making the proprietary fan that went with the case (AF0046, blue LED fan). The proprietary fan had a 170mm fan and the overall dimensions of the fan unit was 200mm. Normal 200mm fans are about 20mm too wide. Zero chance of getting one to fit. I did find an AF0046 on an auction site. Have this in mind if you are planning to add a 200mm fan. This cost them an egg.
Summary: Overall satisfied with the purchase at the price point this case is in. Only deducted the one egg for the faceplate falling off (multiple times) and for the lopsided feet. Both easily fixed but despite this cases price point, both of these issues I would think could be rectified with better quality control.
Pros: - Inexpensive
Cons: - "decent" case, but is rather thin metal compared to better, although more expensive cases.
Summary: Overall, I'd recommend this case, as it looks good, performs quite well, and is very sturdy. Moving my system, in September, to this case, dropped my temps 17c.
Pros: Hard Drive dock is very handy, excellent cooling potential. Fits the biggest video cards without issues. Plenty of room for hard drives, most motherboards fit as well. Nice Satin Black finish inside and out. Fan filters are easy to clean, and don't seem to impede flow.
Cons: Only comes with 1 fan, would've been nice to include the '200mm' top fan that's neither 200mm, nor easy to find...HDD dock prevents drive install in top slot, must use for fan controller/control panel...Tool-less drive lock brackets allow vibration, so it's better to use the supplied black screws, which eliminate the issue.
Summary: I have to admit the wire management is not superb, but it's adequate if you are creative and patient. It has maybe around 1/2 inch or less behind the motherboard tray for wiring.
Pros: Building a new system, acquiring parts, and putting them neatly in a box sounds easy.. Then there is other issues, such as cooling, component fitting, upgrade ability, power, etc.. that we seem to forget when we first brainstorm our build.
Cons: What I did not like about the case, is how the "Dokker" harddrive docking bay is implemented.
Pros: I have always avoided ThermalTake products as I usually found them high on form, low on function. This case has really won me over and I plan to buy another for my next rig. I have never had a build go together so easily and so well.
Cons: -I found it much cheaper ($39.99) elsewhere, down the street. The NZXT Gamma is a good substitute on Newegg.
Summary: This case is really great and well built it has some overlook-able kinks in design that make you wonder but never stop you from using this case simply add a simple extra step to make it more satisfactory. It's sleek and well finished to make you notice but doesn't over power your eyes like some other over the top designs out there. Would recommend this case to anyone who needs a sleek simple design and no need for overcomplicated options.
Pros: The construction is nice and sturdy but not overdone. Everything seems to be where it needs be so no worries bout some random part not fitting except for one which seems a misprint. Even though the Dokker takes up one of the front bays makes a great spot for a fan controller. Looks sleek and expensive. Great case!
Cons: First the fan that cam with it has two different color LEDs kinda of sad but not terrible. Second the top "20cm" fan option doesn't seem to be true seems it's a 17 cm fan which is still plenty anyway so I'm guessing misprint. Third the orange HDD Led is kinda of weak and seems off with the case, I replaced it with a purple one seems brighter and more noticeable. Forth the Anit-vibration tool less locks are nice but not as sturdy as I like, which had an easy solution f...
Summary: Didn't buy on this site so mine was a little cheaper, but even at this price it's a great buy; has many features that only $100+ cases have
Pros: 2.5"/3.5" HDD hotswap dock on top, fits 12" video cards, plenty of fan space, side window, painted interior, thumbscrews, toolless drive bays, dust filters, internal 2.5" drive bay, cpu cutout (for coolers with backplates)
Cons: Only comes with one fan, kinda big, only one 3.5" drive bay and three 5.25" bays.