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Pros: -Small case
Cons: -no real cable management
-it is small, but the case is rather long for an ITX form factor case
-cooling could possibly be a problem due to not a lot of places to put fans, but so far no issues have happened with me.
Other Thoughts: This case was pretty dang awesome. I bought it for a small form factor gaming PC that I could have downstairs and use as a slight media/gaming rig.
If you have the other HAF Stack products (Like the full tower case or more of this case) then you can literally stack the computers on eachother due to its modular design and rails.
That is too friggin cool!
So now this case can do so much more than just one computer.
You can have your main rig in the middle case, Mass HDD storage in a bottom case, an NAS or Server on top, and you can still stack even more cases for whatever purpose you could want.
Hell, you could make a straight server setup for a small business and if any server needs maintenance you don't have to pull it out of a rack because you just have to take off the two side panels and you now have full access to whatever is in that case.
If I was a man with more money I would totally buy a lot more of these and never worry about where to put all my computers.
This review is from: CM Storm Devastator - LED Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo Bundle (Blue Edition)
Almost mechanical feel of the keys.
really nice design
The matte feel is nice for a stealthy styled build
Cons: Some of the hotkeys are a little stiff.
the coating means it will get grimy easily and to clean it would require a little more attention to detail.
Other Thoughts: I ordered this for a customer and I opened one up as is customary with fancy new doodads that we've never seen before.
I open it up to see a really nicely lain out keyboard and the mouse is pretty sick looking as well.
I liked the key response and the brightness was just right. Not dull, not too bright, and it just looked so good. Now I might decide to stock these much more often. I haven't tested longevity of the product, but if it's anything like my previous CM Storm items, I am confident that these will last for a long time and perform admirably,
I look forward to seeing how these stand up and I hope to get some more in my shop in the future.
This review is from: Antec Nineteen Hundred Green Black/Green SECC steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: Massive height,
Beautiful windows (large as well)
2 PSU mounts
so many spots for HDDs
Lots of fans
you can put 2 more 120mm fans in front of your HDDs for better cooling of the HDDs and for your GPU.
Cons: Only 3 3.5 bays for your accessories. the NZXT phantom has 5 and is a much smaller case.
getting to your front fans is tough.
The tooless design on the front bays is nice, BUT it doesn't have the holes required on the other side to keep your front bay items firm and stuck in place.
Other Thoughts: I really like this case. I mean I really like it and don't plan on changing it out anytime soon. (unless I get a caselab massive case for a redic price. But I am comparing this to my old NZXT phantom full tower.
Granted the tower was smaller than this Antec, the Phantom had a lot of features that are much better than what this case has to offer. For one thing all my front bay items were kept in place. The antec lacks the holes to let me do that. From there it only has 3 front panel slots compared to my phantoms 5.
After that getting the front panel itself off was a bit of a pain. the Phantom yet again is so much easier to work with for maintenance. pull off, dust, snap back on. easy.
Also, the phantom came with a built in fan controller (A very VERY nice one) the antec does not. This means that you have to buy one if your motherboard or Power supply doesn't have enough plugs for the fans.
For the price you can't really go wrong here, but dangit Antec. I know you wanted a monolith looking beast that was rather sleek and such, but you gimped me out on a few features and make now I feel like I should drill the holes needed for my front bay stuff.
I will say this: It impressed me much more than the AZZA Genesis case. I used that case for a customer special build and the AZZA has more features but the HDD storage in the Antec is so much better. Also, for the size the Antec is way better in terms of many more things. But the AZZA has a boatload of slots for the front bay just like the Coolmaster Cosmos case.
There are so many cases and with that a lot of hard choices to make. just compare this with the cases I mentioned and other related items and see what suits your fancy.
I gave this case a 3 out of 5 for lack of features, no way to keep my front items solid and stiff, and front panel removal issue.