Date Joined: 02/21/03
Pros: Internal HD Bays are kept cool by a 120mm fan up front. Airflow from the front of the case is filtered, nice. Tool-less design is nice. No sharp edges internally. Easy access USB/FireWire/Audio up front. Overall just a great case for the money.
Overall Review: AIT XM-4u card reader has a long enough cord to reach the USB header on my P5KC motherboard.
Pros: Great case, lots of room. design is top notch.
Cons: Don't be fooled by NewEgg's pictures. I ordered this case in February and it did not come with 2 HOT SWAPPABLE REAR 80MM fans. NewEgg would not provide the fans and said all they could do was to replace the case, but that meant sending the entire case back to NewEgg. This case is VERY heavy.
Overall Review: I've run into this problem before with NewEgg. Overall I think their service is outstanding, but it never fails when I have a *out of the ordinary* problem they fail to come up with a reasonable solution.
Pros: These things are almost stupid proof. I have 8 or 9 of these in service and I cannot tell you how easy they are to get setup and going right out of the box.
Cons: The fact that the PSU is set for 230w instead of 115w. I think this nails a lot of people. Darn near nailed me once. You have to change the input on the PSU or you WILL FRY your machine. Everything will come on but you will not get any beeps and no post.
Overall Review: Building a cost effective desktop with standardized case, motherboard, cpu, memory, etc has never been easier. 7 of these I setup with 1 install and just mirrored the drive 6 times. All machines booted flawlessly.