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Pros -Aluminum -6 3.5" Internal bays -Excellent masked front bay (doesn't "clip" the tray on the way back) -140mm Intake fan -Quiet -USB 3.0 Front ports -Rubber Grommets on the HDD mounts -All included screws are black -High quality fit and finish -Cool integrated HDD activity LED (bottom button lights up red) -Vents everywhere they're needed
Cons -LED Fans lack light switch -USB 3.0 is passthrough (no standardized headers yet) -Header and USB cables are a bit difficult to route
Summary Just finished working with this case, I upgraded from an Apex MI-100 and the difference is amazing. This case is a dream to work with and has all the bells and whistles a HTPC or file server could need. Being made of aluminum the case is extremely light and surprisingly strong (I still wouldn't put anything on it however as it could easily scratch).
I didn't have any issues hiding cables either, as I didn't use a 2.5" drive I was able to shove the spares and excess into that portion of the case. The colour is richer than in the pictures, as if the flash was really intense when they were taken (it's more of an apple red than the somewhat pink look from the stock photos).
In comparison to my MI-100 its about 2.25 times the height and rougly 2 inches longer. This case is by no means a small ITX case you can tuck into a bookshelf.
I highly recommend this case, or any of its variants, if you're looking to make a good looking HTPC or File Server than can look good and function well.
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