Summary: i didn't want to spend a lot of money on a new case and i didn't want a door covering my front drive bays. this case does the job and looks great - even the insides have been painted black. you can add plenty of fans, but the case top and front are fully-vented (and some of these have dust filters). i didn't notice it at first, but between the 3.5" and 5" bays is a slot for my SSD - nice.
Pros: price, features, colors, weight, airflow. SSD slot. both sides removable make installs easy.
Cons: if i had to find any gripes: door uses thumb screws rather than a handle to release it; the included fan has a blue LED instead of red; i didn't even bother to hook up the top SATA dock - which prevents you from installing anything in the top bay. ...still a great case.
Summary: Put a GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX mb and a AMD FX-6200 Zambezi 3.8GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ with stock cooler that came with it.Has about 1.5in from top of case to cpu fan plug and 2in to cpu cooler so 200mm fan fit good and still has room for bigger cooler if needed. I ran lost planet extreme condition bench mark and it only got up to 56c with the stock cooler that came with the fx-6200 cpu.
Pros: Lots and lots of fan slots even has a 80mm slot under the hard drives. Two 140 or one 200 & one 140 on top. Plus A 140mm in front/bottom side/ back & the 80mm on bottom. I like the bottom Mount ps cause the mb sits higher and the side panel fan blows straight on my two 450gts video cards. THE top sata hd plug in works good. Put a new wd 1gb hd in it & formatted it ntfs then disk coped Avery thing on my 750gb hd to it.
Cons: I have a 40mm fan that puts out more air the the fan that comes with it. I put a Rosewill RFA-120-WL 120mm 4 White LEDs70cfm fan on the back instead & it would light up but would not turn so I TOOK SIDE OFF and it work good. The top left side panel screw is to long and would lock it up.I had a 120mm cpu fan off a gateway that was deep enough to work.Not enough to take a egg off but keep it mind if you get one.
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). I mounted 4 extra 120 mm fans in it (25mm thick), wonderful airflow!
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). Lastly, I don't plan to use the top slot, so I wish it had a cover or something (guess I'll make something or use some duct tape, because that'll look pretty!...)
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 - Decent quality for the price - Great airflow - Plenty of room for extra fans - Motherboard tray cut out for access behind processor - Both side panels removable, + for installing aftermarket cpu coolers - Good amount of room on top for water cooler radiator (didn't watercool this build but room to in the future) - Screws included if you don't use or like tool-less feature for your drives (read cons)
Cons: - "decent" case, but is rather thin metal compared to better, although more expensive cases. - Front faceplate has no way to secure/lock it in place, falls off with little effort - Mentioned in previous reviews, top hdd dock does block a full size drive...good for fan controller though - top hdd dock is not fully covered, nice feature but collects dust as well as other unwanted items - lack of hole properly placed for routing psu wiring - routing holes available are r...
Pros: Case is very light but very durable. Case fans are almost silent and I did not encounter any sharp edges. The case was a joy to work with.
Cons: Glows blue in places, which can be a pro if you don't leave your computer on 24/7 in your bedroom. Also, the caddy on top blocks the top bay for the large drive bays, so my DVD drive had to go in the second slot. No big deal. I wish the APU fan lined up with the vent on the side, but it runs cool enough to not be an issue.