Joined on 06/27/05
Cooler Master Cismos 1000 RC-1000
Pros: I received this case about three weeks ago (thanks Newegg) and just completed building my gaming PC. Having built numerous custom PC's in the past I have to say that this case is the best-looking and well-designed case I've ever seen. The interior of the case is a pleasure to work in. Plenty of working space and no confined areas. Even the cable management areas in this case work great. The location and use of all items (side panels, drive bays, locations of the 4 fans,) is perfect. All fans operating at high speed are almost inaudible. Even my wife took a second look at this case when it arrived and commented that it was a beauty and, believe me, she could care less about computers. Cooler Master spent a lot of time in designing this case to be user-friendly and it definitely shows. The craftsmanship is first rate, sound level of all fans is extremely low and air flow couldn't be better. You really need to see this case to appreciate its beauty, build-quality and innovative features.
Cons: There are some sharp edges in this case particulary in the hard drive bay areas. I have a few small cuts on my hands because of these but I've seen and used cases that should have a box of bandaids included in the accessory kits. Just be careful in the HD drive area.
Overall Review: Best looking case I've ever seen. Best design both inside and outside. Ergonomically perfect. Extremely easy to use. No fancy side windows to ruin its sleek profile and smooth finish. Other than some sharp edges inside the HD bay areas I am thoroughly enjoying the looks and performance of this case. If you really want to showcase you PC after it's built then this is the one to get.