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
Charlie "The difference between bravery and s..., Amazon
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: This box was a challenge. It is definitely not the easiest system I built. However, the final product is what ultimately counts and it looks great and that is why I gave it 5 stars. My setup: Asus Gryphon Z87 MB Intel i7 LGA1150 G.Skill DD3 1866 8mb x 2 Zalman cnps8900 low profile CPU cooler BluRay Drive Corsair HX620W Modular PS Silverstone 3 dial FP33 rear fan controller SSD drive Tips: 1. Keep track of all the screws and where they go.
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: I wanted to build a gaming machine that can serve as a multimedia player as well. I bought this case because I wanted to install a lot of HDDs and a decent GPU. I placed it in my home theater table (a small cheap besta from ikea). hooked through onkyo receiver to my HDTV. can't be happier with such a powerfull steambox that fits in such place. I hardly need anything else around the TV now other than my new toy. pros: + saved space. + looks nice.
Great case! tight fit for various components but if careful, you should be good to go
Mark Femal, Amazon
4 January 2013
Summary: Nice fit for everything I needed to plugin to this case. The only minor complaints (holding me back from 5 stars) I have are: 1. the top support braket is hard to work with when doing general maintenance (e.g. doing cleaning or replacing things once you initially have things connected). I also wish there were screwdriver-less screws for at least the top part of the case.
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.