Date Joined: 08/15/05
Pros: Small, silent, relatively cool, inexpensive, good performance. A little OC allowed me to play COD:MW2 at 1600x900 at medium settings with zero problems.
Perfect for HTPC, or filling in the gaps in a multi-monitor display.
Cons: Of course, it's up to you to either 1) ventilate the thing or 2) don't push it too hard.
Overall Review: Half height adapter is great for HTPC folks. Full-height HTPC cases are ugly! :)
Pros: +Looks great, very clean and professional
+Bottom mounted PSU (personal preference)
+Great ventilation -- I've got five Nexus Real Silent fans going at 7V and internal temperatures are wonderfully low
+Nothing rattles! Pet peeve with other cases...
+Strong. I wouldn't be afraid to sit on the thing.
+Great cable management, especially when using fan extenders
Cons: -Bottom PSU location can be a pain for some connections, though overall I still prefer it
-A bit more case length would be nice, but I have no problems fitting everything in
Overall Review: Can't beat Antec for the money, IMHO
Pros: Excellent fan controller. Gives easy, smooth control over fan speeds. Temperature is pretty accurate according to my spot thermometer (within 1-2 deg. C). Looks absolutely great in my black Antec 300 case.
It's quite nice having ambient air temp, HDD temp, etc.
Overall Review: Some other good places for temp probes: voltage regs for watercooled systems that don't get enough air there, north/southbridges, passive video cards, PSU
Pros: +Rock solid overclocker, even on stock cooler
+Can't beat it for the money
+Love the triple channel memory controller
Overall Review: Love it!
Pros: +Good performance out of box
+Overclocks nicely with my Foxconn Flamingblade, i7 930
Overall Review: Solid RAM. No trouble at all with moderate to high overclocking.
Pros: +Super stable
+Great overclocker, lots of settings
+No extra junk I don't want or need
+Good HSF clearance
Overall Review: Can't beat it for the price. Rock solid board.
Pros: Excellent drive for the price!
Pros: No problems at all! Works great for gaming despite some gamers' obsessions with precise, weighted laser mice.
Cons: Logitech must be losing money on this excellent product at this price!
Pros: High airflow. Reliable. Wrapped cables. Cheeeeeap!
Cons: A bit loud at stock voltage. Undervolt if it bothers.
Pros: Quiet, precise, tactile keys. Lightweight keyboard. Great price. Attractive design. Very durable.
Overall Review: Excellent value with this one!
Pros: Works as it should for a great price!
Overall Review: Black plastic is not lustrous, so it may seem a little out of place in shinier cases, though it still looks great in mine.
Pros: Attractive case, nice lighting (if you like blue), small, clean.
Cons: Not toolless, but not expected at price.
Overall Review: No real complaints!
Pros: Case overall is very attractive; stealth bays function well. Very good price.
Cons: Stealth bay door tension is a *little* much, but it gets better with time. Customized I/O shields that come with your motherboard may fit awkwardly.
Overall Review: Wish it had a switch or dimmer for the light, but it IS a bargain case.
Comments: to the user with the Dell 1100 question: this hard drive is NOT for you. You need any hard drive with an ATA-100 connector; this one is ATA-6
Comments: Built a system with this case yesterday for a friend. Installation was all a breeze with standard toolless parts. Expansion card clips work just fine (contrary to some other reviews) unless you have an odd shaped card, in which case you still can just screw it down. Everything was a bit flimsy, but very easy to use. Plenty of room, loved the drive rails, removeable drive bays, etc. Although this isn't the kind of look that I personally would go for, the blue lights accented the case very well and overall it looks very nice, and my friend was very pleased. Cooling was very much adequate for our needs with all-stock cooling products.
AOpen nCK804Ua-LFS 939 nForce4 MB
Athlon64 3000+ Venice
CoolerMaster Real Power 550W PSU
OCZ 1GB DDR400 memory
Western Digital 80GB PATA HDD
(Old) Quantum Fireball 30GB
LITE-ON DVD+/-R(W) Dual Layer
(Old) HP CD-R(W)
(Old) 128MB GeForce 4, upgrade soon
All stock cooling