The antec NSK1300: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129019
Compare and contrast: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144111
Today, we have Sarah's mum in town. She needed a computer upgrade and has been oggling the Apevia case listed above that we have set up as a file server. After a little deliberation and comparing costs and watnot, we decided to take a trip to microcenter, and buy components for a new computer. I already had a CD Drive, and a hard drive that were suitable, we just needed RAM, a chassis, a CPU and a motherboard. Off we went in search of a micro ATX motherboard that had four memory slots. This is where we first ran afoul. The salesman handed me a board that didn't seem like it was microATX, but for some reason I believed him, and we picked out nice cosair RAM, and the antec chassis linked to above, and a Athlon 4800XP X2 CPU.
We get everything home and of course the mobo isn't microATX, so back I go to microcenter, and of course they don't have a four slot microATX board, they are all sold out, so I had to settle for a two slot one, and made my way back home. Long story short, I got everything put in the Apevia case no problem, system booted, and after a bit of kicking got windows 2000 installed no major problems.
Then I come to get the guts of the old kermit, in the new Antec Case. The build quality of the case is quite good, it's largely steel and heavy duty plastic and the side panels are well built in comparison with the Apevia's rather flimsy skin. From a size point of view it's slightly smaller than the Apevia which is desirable from a Micro ATX chassis. That is where the good stuff ends. Everything else is not so great. The case unlike the Apevia doesn't have a nice removable motherboard tray. It has little clippy things to install the mobo on, with just two screw points for your precious mobo. The PSU power leads come out vertically downards toward the mobo making installating just a bit more than simply ungainly. The PCI slots come with the over-the-top clip mechanism. This is a mechanism that allows a single metal piece to hold all your PCI cards in place at one time, making access in theory much simpler. In this case however, it also comes with screws to hold each individual PCI slot in place over the top of the PCI over bar, which is bizarre, meaning that to remove any individual PCI slot, you must first unscrew all PCI cards, then unscrew and remove the bar, then remove your single PCI card. Then replacing the bar, screw all the PCI cards back in. Talk about silly!! Now we come to the CD-ROM tray. The CD-ROM tray has a plastic front cover which is flimsy and silly. I think it might be removable, but to keep the overall look of the case, I left it in place. Bad move. I think the CD-ROM is now unlikely to work right from here on (I haven't actually booted yet). I'll probably have to go back an pop out the fake front plate.
This is an unusual negative review for Antec here. Normally I find their products well thought and quite excellent, a total win, but this case is a lost cause.