Pros: Looks, design, spacious, cable management, light
Cons: Slightly inferior build quality, top mesh
Cost me a very reasonable $129 AUD.
Standard Corsair packaging, well padded. No damage to case during transit
2. Exterior impressions
The case looks fantastic, great finish and the window shows off the goods. I would have liked a bolt on look similar to the window of the FT02 but purely personal preference. Front dust filter is very easy to remove, just press the front panel and it pops out.
Falls down a little bit here, the case is light the side panels bend a bit too easily for my liking. Top mesh bit is fine if you plan to add some exhaust fans but otherwise it needs a dust filter. Would have loved to see a cover similar to the 550D.
4. Interior impressions
Fantastic, heaps of space and very easy to build in. Removable SSD cages (excellent design btw) and bottom HDD cage makes it very customisable. Love the all black interior. One thing missing is some sort of padding for the PSU.
5. Cable management
Very easy to make a neat cable arrangement. Plenty of cable tie positions and decent space behind the motherboard for a mATX case although you might struggle with a SLI system unless you planned it out well. No problems with cable lengths at all.
6. Thermal and acoustic performance
I replaced both stock fans and added a few.
Top (intake) - 2x AF140
Rear (exhaust) - AF120
Front - 2x Silverstone AP122
Ran pretty quietly so no complaints there. Cooling performance was within 5 degrees of my previous FT02 which is very impressive.
System: i5 2500k / Megahalems / GTX Titan SC
Case should handle SLI/CF fine provided you upgrade the front fans and use blower style GPUs.