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This review is from: APEVIA X-QPACK3-BL Blue SECC Micro ATX Cube Case Computer Case
Pros: Much cheaper than Lian-Li.
Not too big
Cons: See Andre M.'s review - it was spot-on.
The manufacturer includes motherboard stand-offs and HDD screws in the same small plastic bag. If you are not careful, you may think that the HDD screws are the motherboard screw fasteners, which screw into the stand-offs. You will strip motherboard tray threads if you try and use them. Look in the other plastic bag for the motherboard screw fasteners, which have threading compatible with the stand-offs.
There is little room for modular PS cables to navigate around the HDD cage. You have to sacrifice a 3.5 HDD to route the power cables. It is best to route cables before fastening the power supply.
Only 1 case fan is included.
A USB3 case receptacle is included, however my MB did not have a USB3 connector, so I could not use it.
There is wasted room. With a slightly smaller Lian-Li case, I am able to have 4x3.5 HDDs. With this case, only 2.
It was a difficult build.
This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (Full Version) - Download
Pros: Supposedly instant access (although it could take Newegg 48 hours to verify credit card information).
Cons: I have a Windows notebook with a corrupted EFI partition. I do not have recovery media for this notebook. I bought product thinking I could download to my linux computer, create media, and then either recover of fresh install on my notebook. There is no mention that you must already have Windows (or maybe Mac) to download the product.
Very disappointing. Stay away from this product. I would give zero stars if I could.
Pros: I like the rubber vibration insulated 3.5 inch HDD holder.
Good use of space.
Cons: The motherboard tray standoffs are tapped in 2 different thread sizes. It took me a while to figure out why my standoff screws were falling out of some of the MB tray standoffs. About half of the standoffs were tapped with standard MB threads, and half were tapped with HDD threads! I guess the employee on the line set down their tap in the middle of tapping the MB tray, and then picked up the wrong tap when they resumed tapping the MB tray.
After fixing the MB to its tray, it was difficult to push the tray back into correct position in the case.
I felt the case lacked the precision of the Lian Li cases I am accustomed building.
Other Thoughts: I don't know if I would buy this case again.READ FULL REVIEW