I bought this case to replace my Coolermaster Cosmos 1000 (v1) gaming case.
Why? Because I have an Nvidia chipset ASUS Striker II Formula 780i motherboard, which runs hot - even with massive Delta fans blowing air onto it.
This case is great. You get plenty of fan options. It comes with 3 200 mm fans, which while quiet are not overly great for a decent airflow system.
I kept the red L.E.D. fan in the front, because it isn't worth downsizing that one to a single 120mm (even though they could have actually fitted 2 x 120mm or 1 x 140mm or 1 x 180mm fans there)
I have installed 4 x Xigamtex FSF-F1251 fans in the top (it takes 3 fans, but I have a Corsair Hydro H50 self contained water cooler which has another Xigmatek fan installed for push/pull)
I have 2 more Xigmatek XSF-F1251 fans on the side panel and 2 Coolermaster blue L.E.D. Sickleflow fans (waiting for 2 more)
On the exhaust I am using a Noctua NPF-14P 140mm fan.
Unfortunately, my Striker II Formula board is a piece of junk, so my PC rig is a little poor with regards to my motherboard - the set up being:
ASUS P5Q SE PLUS - single PCI-e mobo
Intel Q9650 3.0 GHz Core 2 Quad (stock speed)
8Gb of G. Skill DDR2-1066 MHz RAM (stock speed)
1Gb Gainward GT 240 "Golden Sample" GPU (Nvidia graphics)
2 ASUS Lightscribe drives
1 Floppy (still have to rely on these crummy things)
1 x 640 Gb Western Digital HDD, 1 x 500 Gb Western Digital HDD & 1 x 320 Gb Seagate Barracuda HDD.
The motherboard and GPU were in my HTPC case, but I decided to move it into this case when I got my Quad core chip.
Temperatures are great: According to PC Wizard 2010 (from the people who make CPU-ID / CPU-Z) my core temps are just 35 / 35 / 37 / 37 - which is pretty good.
Overal my system is about 30-34 degrees C, which is excellent considering these fans are NOT the highest air flow fans you can buy (but are quiet - my PC is running at about 27-28 db) If I wanted to seriously cool my PC, while making it sound like a jet I would fit my 5 Delta fans (4,000 rpm, 190 CFM (cubic feet per minute) at 59 db a fan!)
This case is massive, and whether or not you like the looks, it is a seriously good buy!
It has plenty of cable management holes, which have plastic push on protection stuff. The rubber mat on top hides a water tank re-fill hole, which works with the Cooler Master Aquagate system (which some of the online video reviewers don't seem to know about) and you can even install wheels to the case.
It has a hole in the motherboard tray for you to fit high end aftermarket CPU coolers (like the Corsair Hydro H50 etc) although not ALL backplates fit well within the hole.
The finish is good, but mine has some scratches in the paint. The side panels are easy to get on and off - although they are a little thin and warp slightly when you have lots of cables hidden. The thubscrews aren't bad - but I've seen / had better.
The whole set up is also tool-less. This means you don't need to screw in the HDD's, the Optical drives OR your expansion cards like a Graphics card etc. Only niggle I have is that the spring system of the Optical drive tool-less system seems a little weak in comparison to my Cosmos 1000 case.
Overall, if you are looking for a really big case that will house your top end quad core set up, or your new i3, i5, i7 (or when released) i9 system, you won't go wrong with this case.
If it weren't for the few little niggles I have had (I also had to get Cooler Master to send me the screws to fit the wheels as I didn't get any) then I would have given this a 5* review.
Out of 100 I would give this a 90 point pass.
I hpoe you find this review helpful - and I hope others expand on this review.