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2 reviews | 2 out of 5
It is a decent case for the price if you are looking to set up a barebones mATX rig. Nice and compact and exactly the look I was going for to make a custom DVR front-end, but trying to run the relatively low-end gear I put in (Celeron 2x 2.8, 2GB, 80GB SATA, DVDRW, low-grade GeForce 8500) was way too much for the stock PSU that comes with the case. Everything fits very tightly inside the case, so make sure you choose parts wisely and definitely look into upgrading the PSU unless you go with on-board everything. After underclocking the CPU and eliminating parts to see what was overtaxing the PSU, I realized it was the DVDRW...and even then it could barely keep the HDD going without crashing.
This was not a very good case. I bought it because i was trying to find something very small that worked with micro atx. The main problem is that the power supply fits flush with any motherboard and thus blocks all of the intel sata3 connections. Most motherboards have there main sata ports at a right angle opposite the the back of the case which is usually fine but with this case the power supply makes it 100% impossible to plug into your sata ports. I had to replace it as not only could i not fit the motherboard but i rigged it for a little while to run with the power supply mounted above the mother board (leaving a gaping hole under it) and half the time you tried to use the front mounted USB ports it reset the computer(most likely bad connections in the port shorting). So overall buy any other case. I ended up buying something a little bigger which was much better made.