I built this computer to act primarily as a DVR appliance, everything else was secondary. I had some difficulty finding a cheap but decent case that would fit my 4" height restriction and the SilverStone fit the bill. I had to remove the foot stands to do it, but it fit. (There are two metal stands up front which are removable. Then there are two rear rubber stands which are glued on) I also managed to reuse an old Zalman CPU cooler, it barely clears the crossbar, but it fit. I also had a spare Windows & license and a spare DVD drive I added into this build. The SSD allows it to start up extremely quickly and it boots in about 10 seconds into media center. Some of the issues with the case was with the SSD installation. The case intends you to mount it directly to the bottom of the case, but it is then impossible to connect the power. I ended up only using 2 of the 4 screws in order to have the power connect to the SSD. Even with a modular power supply managing the power cables was incredibly difficult and as you can see they are pretty much just piled in a corner and hoping for the best. It seems to work ok and as long as it's in an open ventilated area the CPU temp hovers around 30-40F. Under load it at most doubles that. The only difficulty is when it's in the slot temperatures can soar to 170F under load. I'm currently looking into getting a side fan but am experimenting with removing the removing the rear rubber stands to hopefully get enough airflow to get closer to 100F.