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NZXT GUARDIAN SIL Silver SECC STEEL ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420 Watts PS2 ATX 12V Power Supply

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  • SECC STEEL ATX Mid Tower
  • 2 x USB, 2 x Audio Front Ports
  • 420 Watts PS2 ATX 12V Power Supply
  • 5 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 3 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Anonymous
  • 10/23/2007 4:39:12 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSolid looks sweet

Pros: Plenty of room, solid construction, tooless drive mounts are solid and easy, as well as the slot locks. 5 drive bays, good PSU still running after a year. It looks awesome, and the eye LED is just cool, and still is after all this time.

Cons: The Front audio cable can't reach the header (on the 2 of these i've recieved) - not that big a deal, but a pain to splice. The front door is plastic, and I still worry about it breaking.

Other Thoughts: Big, sturdy, strong, and cool. Not to mention it looks awesome. Still my #1 choice for the price.

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  • Chris R.
  • 4/7/2007 7:36:38 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Case looks nice. LED lights are nice looking. Side fan looks nice while LED's are on. Plenty of room. Tool-less design. Power supply is plenty of power.

Cons: Case shipped to me -USED-, and was bent up and missing lots of paint. Didn't bother sending back, $30 shipping to get a new one which puts it back at the normal price. Side fan wouldn't turn on for 1-1.5 weeks, when it did, it was grinding the metal grill so I had to take it out and buy a new one. LED's make it hard to sleep a bit, not too bad though.

Other Thoughts: Case seems well put together. I'm not sure how you guys are breaking the door -- I'd have to imagine you're an idiot if you are. My door won't even flex when I open it. Be smarter than the case.

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  • Anthony Y.
  • 4/6/2007 3:52:02 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs*Warning*

Pros: I like the wide open space and the total number of bays. The look of the case is fantastic.

Cons: Power Supply did not last more than an hour. Fans did absolutely nothing.

Other Thoughts: If you like the case like I did then be prepared to purchase a real power supply and two good fans. Yes the fans that came with the unit were quiet but they move zero air. As for the case power supply, it is not worth 1 cent. It states that it can handle 400 watts of power, and it could not even handle 200. Replaced the power supply with a 200 Watt unit and it worked fine.

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  • Alexander K.
  • 4/2/2007 5:42:13 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDon't see what's wrong.

Pros: Very eye appealing, lots of space, great air flow if you buy another fan for the front.

Cons: Front audio connector cable too short.

Other Thoughts: Kind of hard to find a CD/DVD drive the same color as the case.

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  • Mr. V.
  • 4/2/2007 4:48:58 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood but Poor quality

Pros: Nice crase, pleasing to the eye,

Cons: My old CD and DVD drives wouldnt fit properly (they stick out alot), the back fan not rattles alot, the no screw feature is more of a hassle then anything. Front LED lights never worked, Door is made of plastic and broke the second day i had the thing.

Other Thoughts: Spend more money if you want a desent case, I just currently ordered the new XG Box Viper2 10-Bay Aluminum Mid ATX Gaming Case to replace this one, Had it for about 2 years now lol. Words of advise, if you want a case like this, make sure its all made of aluminum with no plastic =]

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  • Anthony M.
  • 2/9/2007 7:07:45 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMore Flash Than Substance

Pros: Reasonable Price

Cool Looking Design

Front USB Ports & Sliding Door

Cons: Didn't Arrive with 420w PSU

Window tri-color fan VERY noisy

Drive rail clips don't always work

Rear clamps for expansion cards don't work well

Other Thoughts: This is an average case with a decent design. But I had trouble with the top drive rail clip for my DVD burner and had to drop it down to the second slot in order for it to be held into place.

Window fan is horribly noisey/whiney and the PSU wasn't in the box.

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  • 12/22/2006 8:23:46 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Plenty of room, easy installation, it is also a strong case not near as flimsy as a lot of cheaper cases.

Cons: The front door is a little flimsy but isn't terrible. The front audio connector's wire is too short. Also the power supply has its limits. If you are going to use high end parts, upgrade it. one now.

Other Thoughts: Good case, I have had it for more then two years and it still works great. Be careful with the Front door.

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  • Robert O.
  • 6/13/2006 5:19:47 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsMy Gundam PC

Pros: Awesome Look, lots of room, screwless cases, side fan, clear pannel. Makes my computer look like a robot.

Cons: The door is a little flimsy. If you plan on doing any tinkering inside, the door will fall off.

Other Thoughts: I love it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/21/2006 5:37:48 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsOK for budget systems

Pros: Looks cool, cheap, nice lighting effects, plenty of harware (screws, standoffs) included, screwless design, mobo form factor compatibility flexibility

Cons: Power Supply not the one pictured on newegg (see below), not the best airflow, audio header about 3" too short.

Other Thoughts: Nice budget system, however may not be a good choice for high end systems due to the limited airflow. Has two 80mm fans in back (one included) and has one 80mm fan on the side (included)and has an 80mm fan spot in the front. None of the included fans move much air. You may need to modify the front for the fan to move air well.

The PS included with the case IS NOT the one pictured on newegg. In fact, it is a 400 watt NZXT PS. It has on fan and runs hot. It does have an extra 12Vdc connection and one SATA power connection. For low end systems it would be OK, but you will DEFINATELY want to get a better PS. The included PS runs fine and has been stable, but it does warm the case.

Albatron 7300GS Geforce 7300GS
Samsung DVD Burner
CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB DDR2
Seagate Barracuda SATA 3Gb/s 160GB
Intel Pentium 4 631 Cedar Mill 800MHz FSB LGA 775

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  • Randy T.
  • 3/19/2006 1:39:17 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!

Pros: Very well sharp edges. Entertaining light show!

Cons: The audio cable is too short. Very difficult to use the hard drive fasten system with attached drive coolers.

Other Thoughts: I think it's an outstanding value.

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