Date Joined: 03/25/17
Pros: Mine was actually black, not bare metal.
Cons: The top left bay's latching mechanism doesn't line up perfectly, I have to push the corner of the sled down gently to latch smoothly. The bay still works apart from that minor difficulty.The fan is a bit noisy.
Overall Review: If you need more SSD mounting options and have a 5.25" bay available it's a great option. I have a Thermaltake Core P3 with a reservoir over three of the five SSD mounting locations. The other two being on the back of the motherboard tray. This has given me the opportunity to use all eight of my motherboard's SATA ports. I replaced the 40mm fan with a Noctua fan with a low noise adapter.
Pros: This case is inexpensive and compact.
The subdued looks are excellent for office computers.
Cons: Big negatives:
The 8 pin 12v EPS cable that goes to the top of the motherboard has just a little extra slack when put directly across the motherboard. It cannot go up the front edge of the case and around the top edge of the motherboard. It should be 6-9 inches longer.
The case fan blows air out of the bottom of the case. This is a problem if you put the case upright, as the case sits close to the desk/floor. Not a big issue because you won't be likely to put a high power CPU&GPU in this small case. The PSU isn't enough to handle it.
The interior is unpainted so you can see silver through the 3.5" and 5.25" drive bay covers.
Overall Review: I'd recommend this case for office use, or for someone who wants a basic, compact desktop computer with options for extra drive space or a couple PCIe add-in cards. Just be aware that a longer PCIe card may interfere with the 12v EPS cable.