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Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 (CC-9011030-WW) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Cube High Airflow Cube Case
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Plenty of space. I like the matte black plastic finish, it does not leave finger prints. Doesn't look as dorky as other cases do in person. All Black is nice. It fits a H110, as long as the hoses are mounted towards the front, which looks sleek in my opinion. I switched to this case from a Corsair 550D. Wiring is really easy to get a clean looking case. Air movement is much better now, and temps dropped. Dust is not an issue in this case with "logical" fan layout. I have five 140mm fans running at full speed (3 stock, 2 Quiet Ed) and it is pretty quiet in my opinion. Just as quiet at my old 550D, but with much better cooling. With my bios i can get it pretty close to a whisper.

Cons: I get some vibration noise from the two HDD hot swaps. I wish the front fit three 140mm fans. I intended to use different fans, but after using the stock 140mm fans for a while they are not that bad. I notice an rpm flutter when I tweak them in my bois, which I don't get from the Corsair 140 Quiet Editions I have on my H110. They sometimes show a zero rpm reading, where the others run pretty dead on. I feel cases should just stop including fans. I do not like the SSD holder, but it does work as intended. I just feel they could do something to increase the storage capacity in the PSU compartment. The hot swap cables under the PSU are a bit of a missed detail, but it all works. I don't like how the SSD and 5" bays are too far apart for me to use a single power cable. I think this could all become one piece in the next go-a-round. They could make the case a smig thinner if they wanted to. Why do they not include a cover for the opening at the bottom? Maybe ventilation? Wish they included an optional cover for that one, or at least made it smaller holes to not show so much of the PSU compartment.

Other Thoughts: You will need an extension cable for your audio cable if you have an MSI Z77 Mpower board. The front panel cable included is a bit too short if you have to reach the far left corner of the board. The Bitfenix Alchemy Cables worked great for me.

I switched to all SSDs and got rid of the vibration issue.

Check the dimensions, its a bit blocky, but nice to look at.

I do highly recommend this case even though I have some small issues with it. I think the all black version is much better looking than the other colors. Very sleek looking.

SONY XL-5200 Replacement Lamp with Housing
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Perfect Replacement 06/11/2014

This review is from: SONY XL-5200 Replacement Lamp with Housing

Pros: It came well packaged, and is a Philips bulb. It physically looks better than the original bulb that came with the Sony TV. The picture is the same, or i just cannot notice a difference. Easy to install. I got the blinking light of death after i came back from a weekend trip, so i ordered a replacement after i confirmed the broken filament.

Cons: I hope I get better lamp life out of this one. This is my third bulb for this TV which i bought in 2007, and i do not use this TV very much. I bought the previous one from Sony directly.

Other Thoughts: I feared buying this item after reading the reviews people post. If you feel like you are getting ripped off, I think you will feel more ripped off buying the bulb for over $200 from Sony, to find the same bulb here for around $70. The packaging was very professional and protective, and made me feel like it was a solid product.

MSI Z77 MPOWER LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Looks good, and gives me very few issues. Fires up very fast, and the layout is pretty nice. I bought this to replace an Asus Z77 MB that i had issues with. I am not sure which one i like better at this point. I think i like the Asus Bios better (see negative comment).

Cons: I cannot get the fan setting to stay in the Control Center. I setting the smart fan controls and then everything is great, but i shut down and they go back to the bio set speeds. Now I may not be a computer genius but should i have to be to get this to work? I say it is worth an egg. Also, from a design perspective the yellow color and text on the heatsinks is unattractive on an otherwise very well thought out board. I may go back to Asus next time, but I find this board does not have all the extra hype that i don't care about.

Other Thoughts: The USB3.0 jack does not align well in the Corsair 550D. The case has a bulge that pushes the cable head outward. I have not had issues with it though, just looks like it is coming out. That is just the case's problem. I am trading up to a Corsair Air 540.


Alex M.'s Profile

Display Name: Alex M.

Date Joined: 06/09/12

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  • First Review: 10/17/13
  • Last Review: 04/06/15
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