With all things considered with the Cupid 3 from A+, I have to say I really enjoyed the simplicity of the build, the black textured finish and the sleek aluminum facing. While things are tight inside the Cupid 3, this is to be expected with the mini-ITX form factor, as the whole point is putting as much tech as you can in as little space as possible. Personally, the A+ Cupid 3 case is going to make an addition in my own media room.
Taking advantage of almost every available inch is what the design team for A+ did. With this in mind and just a little bit of planning to get the right hardware, I see no issues with most hardware going into this case. The adapter rails come in handy for the smaller drive sizes. I really hope that A+ includes some sort of SATA adapter in the retail packaging to support the use of at least three drives. I have to say, that if in fact the smaller issues are sorted out for the retail packaging, the $89 USD asking price isn't out of place at all for what you can accomplish with the Cupid 3.
I have already hit on the issues that I ran into during my go at the installation process; first being the closure spring for the drive bay door. Simply a shorter spring would correct this issue, point blank. The second issue, which I haven't addressed until now, is that the bottom of the stamped braces for the drives are extremely sharp. If you aren't really careful, the cables can be cut and possibly damaged while getting them into place. The last issue is that the PSU rests on the short Intel cooler, so keep this in mind if you plan to build one yourself.
But even with these issues, I can overlook them and say I'm happy to have this sitting on my living room shelf.
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