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Pros: -Small, sort of. Just as long as any other microatx mid tower.
Cons: Where to start.
-Cramped and horribly laid out. I've worked with several Cooler Master MiniITX cases that had more space to work than this thing.
-While you probably could use a full length video card, if you have any number of hard disks, their wires will get jammed up and bent against the back of the card.
-The whole thing is cheaply made; sharp edges, crummy stock fans, poorly fitted parts.
-Finally, the power supply screw pattern is upside down. Yes, really. The RaidMax power supply I am using now mounts with its intake fan facing the inside of the case, instead of the vents on the top.
This case is a giant junk heap, and a total rip-off at ~$70 to boot. Avoid at all costs, there are tons of better/cheaper MicroATX cases out there.
Pros: Very, very bright. Lightweight, small. Quick start up and cool down. Built in lens shield. Reportedly impressive bulb life.
Cons: No matter the mode, everything came out looking over exposed. The picture was just not that great. I was replacing an OLD Proxima 6500 DLP and this Epson looked nowhere as nice. Yes, brighter, but less sharp, less accurate colors.
Additionally, it can not make automatic corrections for image size. In other words, if you push a 480p signal to it, it will place a small square image in the center of its projection field. You can correct this by navigating through its menus and choosing "zoom" display mode. But really, what a pain. Having to muck with the projector settings anytime you switch between 16:9, 4:3 and 2~:1 is an unnecessary hassle.
This review is from: APEX MI-008 Black Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case 250W Power Supply
Pros: Nice looking, all the screw holes line up where they should. Some creative drive mounting options. Got it shell-shocker for $30, can't complain.
Cons: Yes, its an ITX case, but this guy is small in the wrong ways.
If you use a long optical drive, it will hit the power supply wires and not fit. The power supply sits literally on top of my cpu fan. They touch. It doesn't over heat, but makes me nervous.
There is a lot of empty space in the front of the case, but the back is too crowded. Not much though went into this case.
There are some MBs out now that use an external PS...one of these would be the best bet for this case, then you can just pull the stock internal PS.
Other Thoughts: Cases aren't worth saving money on. Spend a little more and get something that will fit your components without macguyveringREAD FULL REVIEW
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