Summary: Keeping for a very long time. Also purchased a mid tower "little brother" ThermaltakeV9 BlacX Edition w docking station and front USB 3.0 as a companion PC to my SmartTV in the bedroom to play anything from the Net on the 55" ultra 3D screen.
Pros: More hard drives can be installed to the max yet to be reached. Networked via more secure and stable ethernet cable, also with optional D-Link 556 PCI-E wireless adapter, from the living room to my bedroom SmartTV.
Cons: Too big to be carried around; buy a mid-tower if you want to transport more easily; or get a laptop. Wear gloves to install HDDs in sharp-edged bays that a just too cutting edge.
Summary: I don't really know how to hook up the firewire, last time I burnt out my mobo, but Newegg replaced it (<3 :D!), so I could never really get the audio or mic ports to work for it on the top. If anyone else has found a way to get these to work, lemme know.
Pros: *Tons of room *Great look *Made from steel, so withstands our dogs :D *TONS of expansion room in the front *Nice drawer on the bottom for room for flash drives and things
Cons: *Power supply is a bit of a pain to get in, but mounts very securely *I can't get the audio and mic ports to work on the top for the life of me.
Summary: | ::NOTES:: | This case is just HUGE. The only cases I can think that are bigger are the Thermaltake ArmorPlus and the Antec 1200. | Also the 25cm fan can be switched around to allow room for the bigger CPU heatinks. It takes a little bit of work but it can be done. Just gotta think creatively.
Pros: | - Stock fans are surprisingly powerful. - Perfect placement of PSU slot for optimal spacing. - Incredible number of Drive Bays. - Tunnels air magnificently. - Side fan is more than enough to cool the entire PC alone. - LOTS of room, within the confines, for installation. | (IT CAN FIT THE 5970 ...
Cons: | - Big. Lives up to the name of a Full Tower. - Plastic clips used to hold the HDDs seem a little fragile. - It's heavy. - Clips used to hold fans in place are frustrating to work with. |
Summary: I was going to install some more fans in the case, but really, the provided fans are such that I don't really need to. I'm using top-of-the-line hardware and it still keeps the system at acceptable temperature levels.
Pros: It's provided fans work wonders, and aren't too loud. It's a great wind-tunnel effect, really. Bays are nicely laid out. The "tool-less" clips are useful, though I still recommend using screws. It would still wobble otherwise. I love the mesh layout of the system, and the 'front doors' for asthet...
Cons: For it's size, I expected more room inside than I had. Getting the power supply in was a real headache for a minute there, just having to position it & it's cables just-so to get it to fit into the bay. Once it did get angled it was a clean slide-in though. Not really any "fan-bays" if you wish t...
Summary: The tower is big it weighs about 42 pounds, but even for its size it still seems a little cramped inside but thats my fault for sticking so much stuff in it. Eight hard drives, and six diskdrives.
Pros: The tower is great, it is quite big and has plenty of fans to keep it cool. Has room inside for just about every thing you could possible want to put in a new comp tower.
Cons: The only thing that I could possibly complain about is how the two metal flaps on the front kind of get in the way when you are opening diskdrives. But if you leave the flaps open no more problem lol.
Summary: Phenom II x4 955 Gigabyte GA-790XTA -UD4 mobo Gigabyte GT 240 video 3 - 640 GB WD Caviar HDDs 1 - 40GB Kingston SSD 2 - HP 1260i DVDs Kubuntu server + LinuxMint + Sabayon + XP Pro
Pros: PLENTY of room for most any build. I have pretty big hands, but didn't even scratch a knuckle building in this box. Built with 4 hard drives + 2 DVD drives, could easily add another two hard drives and 2 DVD drives and still have room for more stuff. Extra USB, firewire, mic, headset plugs on top...
Cons: A little heavy - but hey, it's HUGE Fan lights are not necessary, but don't really bother me, so not really a con.
Pros: This case is cool and quiet. It is heavy so no one is going to be running off with it. It has room to add at least 3 140mm fans besides the fans already included. You get to choose your own power supply and I put in a 1000watt one without a problem...make sure it has long cords, you need them. Bo...
Cons: I like that it is heavy, but for some it could be an issue. I would like a switch to turn off the darn lights. They look nice, but if you leave it on all night and it is in anyway within site of your bed it will keep you up. The wings in front look nice, but are a pain. A CD tray will push past t...