Joined on 03/09/08
Pros: I need a short case and upgraded from an RPC-230. Two 5.25 bays, and 6 hdd slots. I like the layout. Fans are in the back which conceals a lot of noise.
Cons: Offsets provided are a little long so the PCI cards sat up about 1/4 inch from flush when I tried to secure them so now those cards are not very steady when trying to plug components in. (That's the -1 Egg.) There were some scratches on the sides of the case but that didn't bother me much. Nobody will ever know but me although it does say something about quality.
Overall Review: Installed a micro ATX board and needed to pull off the front and hdd cage to access everything. It wasn't difficult but i wish I had known to save me some time trying to shortcut through. SATA ports on the mobo sit under the HDD cage. To access those you need to pull the case front off so you may want to pre-install some cables if you plan to add drives later. Also, right-angle SATA cables won't work here. I read about the fans being loud so I ordered quieter ones...I wish I hadn't spent the money...included fans are fine. (At least compared to the RPC-230.)
Pros: Solid case, good value, relatively easy install.
Cons: Not much room for the drives. Be sure not to get tall RAM or you won't be able to mount 3.5" HDDs behind the front case fans. Airflow thru grill makes noise, installing quieter fans didn't help me.
Overall Review: Using this for main PC and another for an NAS. Wish I'd have gotten 4U cases so the PSU and HDDs could stand on end and create more room.
Not impressed, part 2
Cons: Dead after less than 5 months of light use in an HTPC (non-gaming) machine.
Overall Review: Left a previous complaint that it seemed to be running hot on the lowest level of video output. A ticket with Sapphire assured me it was within normal range. I make it a policy never buy refurbished items but took a chance on this and got burned.