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It's Cheap, in more ways than one. 06/06/2009
*Inexpensive: The price is hard to beat, though I only shopped Newegg rather than browse the entire internet. *Lots of room: I'll run out of places to hook stuff up on my mainboard before I run out of places to put them.
*Solid basic chassis: It's probably not going to fall apart any time soon.
*Plenty of screws and standoffs included. Rubber feet, too, if that's your thing.
*Cheap Accessories: One of the standoffs for the mainboard broke under light torque when being installed. Needless to say, removing a screw with no top is rather difficult. The included hardware for making certain your add in cards do not vibrate out of their slots was missing some rubber pads, others were peeling off. Front mounted USB ports, while welcome, were not lined up with the case holes making them impossible to make use of. This was correctable to a useable, but obviously not aligned state.
*Space above processor is obstructed: The stock cooler that came with my CPU is almost flush with the mid mounted hard drive cage. (There are two cages, one really big one in front, and a smaller two seater in the middle). You can remove this cage easily, but you'd lose the add in card retention, too.
This case is good for people who are poor, but relish in hard work. It's basically solid, but it will probably require some work to get it up to your standards. I would suggest using accessories from another source if possible to spare yourself potential trouble later on.
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