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: 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: 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.
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...