Joined on 04/09/12
Pros: -Manages space very well with removable motherboard tray and zip-tie anchors for cable management. Cables can be hidden on one side (behind motherboard) so that the components look uncluttered. -Two settings for front fan, the low is very quiet. Use high at your discretion. Pushes a lot of air through the case. -Great build quality. I've read some reviews that said it scratches easy but I've had no such issue. -Great features -Plenty of room for CPU heatsink setup -USB 3.0 for front of case -Removable/cleanable fan filters. Over 6 months in with little dust in case. -Cool little mounting stand for heatsink support, though mine was too small to need it, and HDD cage has bumpers for video card to rest on, though mine was short enough not to need it.
Cons: -A LOT of screws involved when assembling/disassembling -Orientation of motherboard provides a few difficulties -My mobo had a USB 3.0 header, which is a very tight fit with the HDD cage installed. - HD audio cable runs ~1cm above my GPU fans, requires some care in installing. -Dust is very visible on front of case where fan sucks in air. Takes one second to wipe a paper towel over it to remove. I'd rather have it there than all over my components.
Overall Review: Pros easily outweigh the cons. These problems are easily solved with patience. Be very wary about the USB 3.0 connector and the HDD cage being in the way, that's probably the largest issue of the case. If Silverstone used a more flexible cable it would not be a problem (that's why I knocked one egg off). Take into consideration why you would want such a compact case. I very much enjoyed building my first PC with this case, aside from breaking a pin on my USB 3.0 header on my mobo because the cable was squeezed by the HDD cage. It requires patience and pre-planning, but my comp stays cool running an i5 w/ Noctua heatsink & fan, GTX 560Ti, 12 GB RAM, SSD and HDD.