Joined on 05/11/11
Garbage, avoid this case.
Pros: Spacious interior Good cable management options (with extra cost) Drive bay has loads of extra space for configuring RAID setups
Cons: 3rd rate materials and lack of hardware from manufacturer Heavy for its design Way to big for an HTPC setup as it is sold for (this thing wouldn't fit anywhere Quality of fans and cabling is 3rd rate at best (flimsy, loud and wires are brittle) Cannot put any actual 5.25 expansion devices into case. (the dumpy design flaps for the 5.25 bays prevent any actual devices from being installed here, i.e. optical drives, media readers, etc.)
Overall Review: I am giving my professional opinion that this case is honestly good for nothing. I would not recommend it purchase particularly for HTPC applications or server applications. Its huge and bulky and cannot cool your stuff to save its own life. Its cheaply made and looks awful too.
Pros: Under full load & at stock 3.5ghz stays under 30°C using a custom cooler, which is fantastic as this is my HTPC processor and the HTPC is on almost all the time as a media server. This HTPC is also our gaming system (emulated Xbox 360) and other PC games and it runs them all without any issues at all. No lagging or overheating.
Cons: Does not like to be overclocked but what can you expect from a cheaper processor. Leave it alone and use it for what it was created for or buy a more expensive and durable AMD processor.
Overall Review: This is perfect for HTPC's!
Pros: This is my first SSD inside an HTPC and what a difference. It rates extremely well in windows (7.5) and as the main drive in my HTPC it is perfect. I only use it to run core operating system files and critical software as I have a RAID 5 configured system for everything else.
Cons: Feels flimsy and looks like it might break if you cut a loud fart to close. It does get hot if not ventilated properly or mounted correctly.