Summary: Pros This case is well made, feels strong and is well finished - feels like quality Looks great in the media cabinet Lots of cooling Floor of case has raised hoops for cable ties which are supplied along with the usual set of screws Cons Interior space is inefficient and claims that you can fit 4 x 3.5" hard drives (on the Silverstone web site) are at best optimistic (especially if one installs an optical drive) which defeats the object of buying a physically large case...
Summary: Bought for my HTC upgrade, plenty of space for all your components and importantly for me a full size GPU. Excellent cooling as well, teamed up with some Akasa Vipers and a fan controller its silent and has temps that i'm happy with (my old case got a bit too warm at points for my liking). The only complaint I had was that the provided fans were useless, barely moved any air at all.
Summary: Built my Media PC in this case and it sits under the telly next to the sky box, ps3 etc. Have had it for coming on to 2 years now and I have to say that I am extremely impressed with it. Not changed any of the cooling from stock and if you pair it with a quiet PSU then its very, very quiet. My PSU is a little noisy but doesnt infringe on any movies, music etc so its not a problem. I have a Z77 gigabyte Mobo in it and also an asus 550ti. The GPU just about fits.
Solid Construction with some real shortcomings for HTPC Case
23 October 2012
Summary: I bought this for a new HTPC build with; **GIGABYTE GA-A75N-USB3 A75N-USB3 Motherboard AMD A Series and E2 Series FM1 Mini-ITX Gigabit LAN **AMD A-Series A8 3870K Black Edition Quad-Core Processor (3.00 GHz, 4MB Cache, Socket FM1, 100W, Radeon HD6550D, 3 Year Warranty, Retail Boxed) **Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit **SanDisk SDSSDX-120G-G25 120GB Extreme SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5in Internal Solid State Drive The HDD install was a...
Bought for HTPC build - large case with little room
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6 September 2012
Summary: Bought this with a few other components for an HTPC build, along with; *Nexus Value-430 430W True Power Compact PSU *Gigabyte A75n-usb3 Motherboard Amd A Series *Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 *AMD A-Series A8 3870K Black Edition Quad-Core Processor *SanDisk SDSSDX-120G-G25 120GB with an existing Blu Ray Drive Putting it together wasnt easy, can be a bit fiddly in places. Glad I got the mini-itx board.
Summary: This is a very nice and high quality casing I owned. Stock fans are sufficient and quite. This is very suitable for a person who have kid/s who loves to touch things especially the HTPC because it has a lock with keys which you can hide the drive bays but not the power button..
Summary: I wanted a case that would fit into my home entertainment cabinet. The issue was case depth and this is one of the very few units that fit the bill. I also wanted at least 1 external 3.5" disk bay as I like to do my backups this way. A second one was a nice bonus - I can keep my movie library in one of these and remove it for safe keeping when on vacation or to take it with me to friends.
Summary: When i installed the 2.5" ssd drive, it had to be mounted upsidedown on the drive mount bracket. For some reason I can't recall, I had to leave the front cover the hot swap bays. Those are covered by the main front panel though, so no big deal. Also, in my home theater which I run quite dark, the bottom led lights for power/drive activity were a little to bright - they would basically light up the room with the lights off.
Summary: First off, this case is awesome sheerly for the slick profile it cuts. It just looks cool. The solid design with the built in system fans, hot bays, and locking front panel make for a versetile case. It does feel a bit cramped when you get any number of decent components into it, but what space it uses, it uses well. Opening it up for later work is relatively simple, which is always a plus for mod-monkeys like me.
Summary: This was my first HTPC build. Everything went OK, but the next time I won't spent that much money on this type of case form factor. I didn't feel that it was worth the price that I paid. Next time I will look into the $40 to $50 dollar range and do case modding. This case has two hot swap-able bays that are very chinsy. They also block 90% of the air flow that should be going to the video card.