No this really is a monster of a case, even for $200 it would be a great value. Let me just list some great features. 90 rotated motherboard so that hot air rises out the top naturally. Two excellent AP181 fans with dust filters. 8 Expansion slots (for my motherboard that means I could fit 4 dual slot GPUs all running at x8
). Room for up to 10 hard drives. Room for like 11 or something insane amount of fans. Room for 13" GPUs. Everything is dust filtered. Choice to open the front bays for filtered intake or leave them closed for quiet. Bottom mount PSU. Window.
Only drawbacks I can think of are: The biggest is some designs of GPU coolers will not work well in this (specifically ones where the heatpipes go downward towards the ground) but your reference GPu is exactly the type this case was designed for and therefore you will not find a better airflow case for your GPU. Only fits PSU up to 180mm IRC, so therefore your choices for things like 1200w+ will be limited. Looks for some but I like them. THe last one that slipped my mind is the HDD on the back panel can run a little hot if you have more than about 2 of them and you don't use the optional fan on that side panel. What I would do if your running mroe than 2 HHDs is either add a fan to the side panel or move all the HDDs to the front below the 5.25" drives where you can fit 6 of them and put a fan or two there or just open the vented drive covers and they will get a little airflow just from that being open. That's it, other than it being made of steel and plastic instead of aluminum and diamond it's the perfect case.
I would go ahead and order it now because amazon won't charge you until it ships and you can cancel anytime before it ships, that way you can get started on the wait time for it.
P.S. any Silverstone people reading this, your welcome and fell free to contact me for my commission.Edited by juano - 5/20/11 at 10:19pm