I'm considering this case so I should ask some enthusiasts and owners some questions.
I'm wondering how this case compares in size/volume to the other ones in contention for my build:
Corsair 250D vs Silverstone Sugo SG08 vs SG05 vs CM Elite 130 (that's about it for now)
Second, these are the parts I will add to it or plan to:
Either my Corsair HX520W or the Silverstone modular SFX 450W, i5-4570S, Crucial Ballistix Sport LP 8gb 1600 DDR3, 2* SDD (for e.g. M500 - 240GB), Z87I-DELUXE
Not sure which cooler because I haven't decided on a case yet. Does this case do better with a liquid closed cooler? If so, what about the H80i?
I guess my concern or question is regarding wasted space. I don't need tons of drives although I have a spare 1TB Seagate 7200.12 (is anyone familiar with that one?) I can add. I was going to use it because the SSDs aren't required to finish my build but with smaller cases, I figure it might be more challenging to cool such a drive?
The gfx might be a GTX 750 Ti but that is if I feel the Intel HD 4600 is insufficient but this will be an all-purpose HTPC for now so I don't need the video card yet. I don't need a DVD burner but with some of these cases having a cage for one, I thought of using a slot type burner. I currently have a Samsung burner that might be defective. It rarely opens when I hit the button! I don't really need one as there's options for USB ones nowadays.
So, is a 250D a good candidate for me or is there wasted space using one for my needs?
I do like that they seem very good for building in. I also want to pursue SILENCE. It's important. I am trying to balance silence and portability and it's difficult! :-) I want something small and portable but that also means it is difficult to cool and keep silent. A small case means you need fans spinning faster and I believe one tries to use the largest fans that can fit so you have less fans but they need to spin faster. Ugh.... so many intangibles!