Joined on 01/30/07
Good looking case.
Pros: Decent case if you can find it on sale, I personally would not say its worth the 149.99 price tag. Support for 120mm, 240mm, and 360mm radiators is nice. Based on my experience installing hardware into this case, I highly recommend if your set on getting this, go with a fully modular power supply (slim size if possible), and use either a 120mm or 240mm radiator. (see cons for explanation.) Has 3 slots for 2.5" drives mounted on the back side of case. 2 slots for 3.5" hard drives IF you can fit the rack in with the rest of your installed hardware. Awesome aesthetics if your willing to put up with the difficulties of using this case. (see cons)
Cons: So, I'm going to list the complications I ran into while installing the hardware into this case. First off, if you use a 360mm radiator of which I did, you will have to move the 3.5" hard drive rack over a slot. Normally this would not be an issue, but seeing as this is a mid tower, space is a bit more limited. Which leads into the next issue, when you have to move the hard drive rack over towards the power supply, it then starts to get in the way of the numerous power cords you will need to have coming out of said psu, I tried it with a slim sized and regular sized psu, both fully modular. Neither could I fit the power cables + the hard drive rack + the 360mm radiator. end of the story, I ended up completely removing the 3.5" hard drive rack. This enabled me to use my full size 360mm radiator along with the power supply cables fitting correctly underneath the shrouds. Secondly, I have a major gripe with how much space they have inside the back panel of the case (area behind the motherboard). There is barely even a half inch of space to try and cram all your cables in for management purposes, even with a fully modular power supply, it was a huge challenge to make room for everything, and I'm not even using the 3.5" hard drive rack. Last issue is one I have read others complain about, and that is the top fan placements. Make sure you plug anything into the top edge of the motherboard BEFORE you install fans on the top of the case. Even small 120mm fans will block certain plugs.
Overall Review: Case is very clean looking if your willing to put in the work. I would not recommend this case for first time builders. Frustrating trying to figure out certain issues without ever having used the case before. (see cons) 149.99 is a fairly large price tag for a case this complicated to work with.
Good Screen, Low QA
Pros: The screen looks amazing, has great color and clarity, the buttons are all nice, and its not heavy.
Cons: Had to RMA the first one I received because of a patch of stuck green pixels that were dead center in the screen. As of this review, I'm RMA'ing the second one because of a stuck blue pixel about two inches off the center of the screen. Hanns-G really needs to QnA this stuff a little better, specially considering they both had a May 2012 manufacturing date and were both faulty.
Overall Review: I would not recommend this LCD to friends thats for sure, granted I have had Hanns-G screens in the past that did not have issues so I'm not sure if maybe it was a bad batch or what happened. I refuse to give any product newegg carries less then 2 eggs, just because newegg customer service is #1 in my book, both RMA's were issued without problem and the newegg reps are always polite and inform their customers well, even if you have questions.
Good Low budget case
Pros: This case works very well for home/office/light media use. I really like the layout and the cable management worked well for the design. Very compact and lightweight for the design and size.
Cons: The case came dented on the backside, the shipping box was not damaged so it looks like it happened at the factory. It is listed as a full ATX motherboard case, but it only included 7 or the 9 required full ATX motherboard case stud screws. Most computer techs have spares laying around though so I did not have to go get any more. Make sure you install your dvd/cd drives first before hooking up all the front panel connecters. Believe me, it will save you some headache.
Overall Review: This is only a mid-tower, so it does not really include all the bells and whistles of a full-tower, it also does not have a lot of extra room so if your trying to build a heavy workstation/multimedia/gaming pc, this case will most likely not hold the aftermarket coolers and the extra video cards and hard drives. But, for only $39.99 I honestly have not worked with a better case.