sheesh, I just went to the bigfoot place and thought the price was a mistake...
Thats almost $110 more than what you can find the normal wave master for. I know the black metal finish isnt THAT much extra. Ehh, i just noticed its canadian pricing...
Also, do all the cases come with the cooler master logo on the front panel. I've been looking around, and some pictures have it, some have the manufacturers label (the company who makes them for coolermaster)...are there different decals depending where you get it?
I picked up a silver one at Microcenter on Thursday, it was 20% off, no shipping, but I had to pay sales tax... I ended up at $142 or something after tax.
Anyway, I agree with the sentiment here, it's great. I have one thing I changed though - the fan on the back was a bit noisy for me. I undervolt all my fans, (except processor) to get a quiet PC, but this 80mm fan was pretty loud even at 5 or 7v. I replaced it today. In a "normal" system, you may not hear it, but I certainly did.
The case itself is very high quality. This is the first time I've dealt with a case of this caliber - my previous case was a cheapie, so I am very impressed. I love the blue LEDs, and the mobo tray is very nice. All the thumb screws are a nice touch. It just oozes quality.
COOLING: this case runs fairly hot. This is running my 2.4C @ 3.25, and 2 instances of folding at all times, I have a CPU temp of 45-47C. Case temp is reported as 39C, and HDD temp is 30C.
I have both stock intake fans on (@5v), rear exhaust fan (NMB silent @ 7v) and top exhaust (panaflow @ 7v). The psu fan is also running at 5v. So, there is certainly more cooling available to me, but I like my peace and quiet.
At any rate, I am very happy with this case. I took a few shots of it, and loaded them onto Yahoo photos - link is HERE
Yes, I did, because I really don't use those inputs, and I thought that the top exhaust fan would help. The removal was pretty straightforward, just 4 screws. It was really easy, as long as the motherboard tray is removed. If the motherboard tray is in, the angles make it difficult, but it can still be done with a short screwdriver.