I thought i might add a little bit about the X-blade case, as i too have purchased one of these and i realy like it.
From what i have learned there must be a few different versions of this case floating around. I would like to know who actualy manufactures this case. Im not sure but i think it is A-Top Technologies. Anyway, this is based on the case that i have.
It is partialy aluminum and steel, weights a little over 20lbs and looks cool. I paid a little over 70usd and it came with a 450watt psu and two fans already mounted. One in the front of the case and one on the side panel window. Both light up bright blue, and contrary to what xoxide says, the xblade symbol on the front panel of the case does light up on mine. I too have a hole for firewire port in the front, but no possible way to hook one up without damaging the case.
On other webpages i have seen pictures of the firewire port hooked up, and a deluxe version with the 120mm fan on the back and the front LCD panel included. I have been waiting for a-top to get the display in for well over a month.
Now the bad part. I hate the drive cage. You have to have some very long power and data cables to reach your hard drives. Luckily combining the front fan with a y adapter i was able to hook the power cables up. The rear of the hard drives sit in the cage facing the removable side panel. This makes for ugly visible data cables (even when snaking them through the back) and power cables. I would love to be able to turn the cage so the rear of the drives face the rear of the box, the fan would blow down the length of the drives and the cables required could be shorter.
I wish i could have seen how mpc wired this case up to look clean, the way the drive cage sits, and the power wire hooked to the side panel fan, its just ugly. Time for some color wireloom or shrink wrap