This case is packed with features and tries to be an out-of-the-box complete solution. To start of & for you to show off it has a nice window build into the side panel, protected by a plastic wrap.
The aim of Antec was to build a light case. Wherever possible they used plastic instead of metal or aluminium. The side-window is being held into its place by these things:
The 5.25" drives are hidden by a plastic door that comes in the exact same colour as the rest of the case. Which is overall pretty nice. Not boring beige nor too flashy aluminium.
A detailed close-up of the status-LED area, showing you also the 2 USB ports that can be brought to the front of the case for easy-of-use.
You have to open the door, every time, to boot/reset your system. This could have been better
There is no locking mechanism present on the front door, so I don't see the advantage of hiding the power/reset button. While at the back of the case you can attach a YALE slot to prevent people removing the side panel from your case.
If you open the door you can remove the plastic drive-covers very easily
Each panel comes with a plastic drive-rail, that you have to attach on one side of your CD(rw)/DVD(rw)-drive. But when you decide to relocate the drives, or remove one, then you're stuck with the plastic rail, as there is no dedicated place in the case to securely attach the spare ones. It would have been better if they had provided one at the bottom (under the drive racks) like you see in the Chieftec towers.
Lets open this case now...