Summary: I deliberated a long time before deciding on this, and do not regret it at all. The biggest factors that made me decide on it were all the good ratings and the usb & audio ports along with the drive bays. This is a great case for a desktop with room to grow, well made and shipped with no problem.
Pros: Looks good, well built, good location and number of ports, very quiet with fans on low speed (on case switch - very nice), nice features besides.
Cons: Only one during build - number of mounting points for mobo.
Summary: overall this is a good case. the plastic parts that are matte looks like the metal part and it looks solid. good fore negative air pressure. probably not ideal for positive air pressure because front and back could leak air
Pros: Side window, solid look and build
Cons: hard to remove front and top cover, need to buy filters to replace, stock fans seem to not pull a lot of air
Pros: Comes with everything standoffs, mounting screws, ect, ect allot of cases don't include much nowadays. The best thing about this case is how zalman includes thumb screws for the motherboard!!!!! this has to be the best and easiest way to mount a motherboard, other companies should learn from zalm...
Cons: Only issue is some of the clips to get the top bezel off were almost impossible to reach, ended up using a flat-head screw driver and some good ole elbow grease. Another issue was that we couldn't use the top most 5.25 bay because the front i/o cables were in the way and the drive couldn't slide ...
Summary: Sure, it doesn't have tool-less mounts, but, a poorly designed tool-less mount is even worse (I experienced them before)...the old fashioned way still works, especially since I'm not constantly swapping components
Pros: + Nice, simple plain-jane case. + Nicely finished inside & out. + Plenty of wire tie down points + USB 3.0 with recess area for portable HD's + Power button has a nice feel to it
Cons: - Tray for 3.5" devices such as media card reader doesn't work too well - 5.25" area blocks air flow to inside the case - Top cover tabs suck. Should be a similar mechanism as the front cover. Already broke one of the plastic tabs (fix this, and I would give it 5 eggs)
Summary: only slightly more than the Z9 and much nicer.
Pros: Very weel made, not cheap and flimsy like many cases. Excellent cable management. Bottom mount PSU. Plenty of room. Looks Great. Probably the nicest case I have ordered in a long time and I build at least a couple computers a week. I will be getting more of these for sure.
Summary: This was a really nice case... I was surprised for the price (I paid $59.99) what I got. Black inside and out, nice window, a couple of good 120mm fans (1 LED), lots of build room, USB 3.0 in charging tray, etc.. The all-around look was slick, build was decent for this price range.
Summary: Would be nice to see a tool-less method of getting in my drives, but other than that, everything's good.
Pros: Side Panel, Side Panel, Side Panel, the fact that this case looks nice in the front and has a great design WITH a side panel makes it a steal*** 2 USB 3.0's/2 USB 2.0's (the 3.0's are nicely placed at the top with a little indent for hard drives and any other devices you may be using, which is ni...
Cons: the thumb screw at the top right was hard to take off, but I just got my little trusty wrench and got it out.
Summary: At the price I paid, this was a real bargain! $48.99 before a $10 rebate. So I may have purchased this for a net of 38.99. I had originally purchased a comparable case from another POPULAR manufacturer but returned it because I opened the box and the front bezel fell off.
Pros: Fairly sturdy, Well made! Nice moderate size, big enough, not too big. Looks like a computer case should, won't scare small kids and pets. Enough fan mounts/ ventilation for most builds.
Cons: Break away expansion slot covers. Buy at least they provide a couple of REAL slot covers if you should need to cover up a mistake or change your configuration. Have no idea if this case would be appropriate for multiple graphics cards, many disk drives, the biggest water cooling setup you can fin...