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: Overall, I love this case. For me I used a 160mm power supply since I only require to have one 120 gig SSD mounted which mounts seamlessly to the top bracket. I only did this cause for my HTPC, all the content is going to be streamed from a server, so I just needed an OS on the SSD. Other then that, case is slick, relatively quiet, not cheap looking, great brand, and a nice size form factor, not small, but not huge like a desktop tower either.
Pros: Nice slick looking case, I love the front cover, hides all front panel controls except main power to give it a clean look. The case is relatively quiet and I cannot hear it when the tv is on (maybe slightly for very quiet parts of a movie or show). It is big enough that it fits my i3-2100 with stock cooler as well as a low profile silent graphics card (radeon 6450) and obviously a micro ATX board. And it is small enough that it doesn't look like a desktop tower.
Cons: Power supply depth. The recommendation says 150mm, but even that is basically flush with the hard drive bay, I would honestly say that if you want to keep the hassle to a minimum for better cable management, go for a 140mm or smaller power supply in depth. However, if you are like me and need to use a 160mm depth power supply (most likely a fanless), you can fit it in by removing the entire 3.5" bay, but provided that you use a single SSD (mounts to the top plate) and...
Summary: As other reviews have stated the right case fan is almost totally blocked after you've stuffed all the extra wires here (under the hot swappable case).
Pros: I love the front clean look! I also love that the front is lockable - a real plus if you have kids. The blue light is not overpowering at all, and if you don't want it, don't plug in the LED connectors.
Cons: This case could be a little deeper to accommodate more power supplies. The max depth is 150 mm or 5.9 inches. Not 25 cm as the reviewer below states.
Summary: Picked this case up because it's very sleek and attractive, doesn't look like a "PC" so it fits huge parts and works great as a HTPC while looking very nice. Very heavy duty, everything was easy to use. Putting components inside is a chore because you have to remove a lot of parts, insert your components, put in the parts again, etc. So be aware there will be some significant work time involved.