Yes I have, . . .
For the full 10 nanoseconds that it took for my brain to bring up an image of a Silverstone.
I'm still not over the night terrors it caused, even after all these months. . . .
You can make an argument for a rotated, (cables up) mobo for one specific installation criteria, and that's it.
If you have the pc located on the floor, and need cables to reach up to the desktop area, especially with multi monitor setups requiring longer cable runs, top connections certainly facilitate that, as well as increasing their accessability.
With the pc at desktop level, having cables spawning out of the top and dribbling down, can't look like anything but shiiiite, and it would kill off good usable rad space in my setup.
I edited out the original last part of this post as given additional information, I just don't think it was applicable in this case.
Edited by IT Diva - 1/26/13 at 12:59pm