Joined on 10/12/08
Close to perfect
Pros: 1) Nice industrial design 2) Easy to work in 3) Solid Construction 4) Fit and finish is as good as the best cases I've had 5) Good wire management
Cons: 1) Tool less drive bay hardware not the best 2) Power switch is cheap for a case this expensive 3) Placement of power switch and front ports need a re-think 4) No filter for top vent
Overall Review: First off, no case is perfect. This comes very close, The 700d is huge and if you have the room it's worth the money. The construction is solid with 1mm steel panels and a 3mm thick aluminum front panel. The black paint is perfect inside and out. I have an air cooled system and everything went in easily. My only gripes were with the tool less 5.25 bay hardware which is flimsy, you can secure them with screws though. Also with this much real estate the power button and front ports should have been placed elsewhere instead of using up a bay, and for this much money an aluminum switch shouldn't be too much to ask for! Lastly there should be a filter system for the top vents. With either exhaust fans or intake fans you'll get dust. On a whole this is a brilliant design, and the positives far out way the negative.