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XFX TS Series P1-650G-TS3X 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Power-wise, this unit is fine. Voltages, measured with a VTVM, are great at idle and under load. Fan on my particular unit is very quiet, even under heavy use.

Cons: The 24-pin cable on my unit has some pretty pronounced "twists" along it's length that makes routing it neatly a bit challenging. Also, all the SATA cables on my unit are flipped, so that the natural path of the cable to the drive bays causes the orientation of the power connector to be upside down. The obvious work-around is to mount the drives upside down. However, the optical drives are another matter, and called for a bit more creative solution. Hopefully, this little shortcoming won't be present in your particular PSU. Minus one egg in any case.

Other Thoughts: I'm not generally too focused on aesthetics, but I'd recommend that XFX dial-back plastering "TS" all over the PSU.

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Thermaltake CL-P001-AL12RE-A 120mm NiC L31 Aluminum CPU Cooler
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Almost Perfect 08/26/2015

This review is from: Thermaltake CL-P001-AL12RE-A 120mm NiC L31 Aluminum CPU Cooler

Pros: Most importantly, it cools quite well, and is among the quietest heatsink/fan units I've encountered.

Cons: There are a pair of vinyl labels attached to the plug-end of the fan, one of which represents your warranty, and is marked "WARRANTY VOID IF REMOVED." The trouble is, with most motherboards having their CPU fan connection on the "upper" edge of the motherboard, these labels can easily get tangled in a fan mounted on the top of a case, or something like a radiator for a liquid-cooling unit. Not the end of the World, but something to watch out for. I'm docking this baby an egg because I think Thermaltake should know better.

Other Thoughts: Assembly of this unit might be a bit intimidating for some. It certainly isn't a 5-minute job. The fact that the instructions are clear and the parts are individually packaged and labeled should help. A little common-sense wouldn't hurt, either.

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DEEPCOOL TESSERACT WH Mid Tower Computer Case SPCC+PLASTIC
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Fine case for the money 05/15/2015

This review is from: DEEPCOOL TESSERACT WH Mid Tower Computer Case SPCC+PLASTIC

Pros: While the sheet metal on this case is definitely of the thin and lightweight variety, the overall fit and finish is quite good, especially at this price-point. The white finish on my mine is very nice; evenly applied, with no sags or overspray. The side panels actually fit properly, something I can't say about some cases at 2-1/2 times the cost of this one. Up to six 120mm fans can be mounted, although it's hard to imagine that being necessary. I didn't have any difficulty with cable management using two HDDs and an optical.

Cons: About the single biggest con with this case, (with mine anyway), is that there isn't any proper strain-relief on the front-panel cable harness. You do not want to stress these wires/cables during installation. And, be careful with them if you need to remove the front panel. The "punch-outs" on the rear panel provided for use with "old-skool" liquid cooling units could be inadvertently, and permanently, removed if the case isn't handled carefully. DEEPCOOL should re-engineer the front-panel wiring harness to provide a strain-relief, and save itself a manufacturing operation by eliminating the probably obsolescent openings for liquid-based coolers.

Other Thoughts: The included fan is very quiet. It should be, as it turns at about 900 RPM, and doesn't move a colossal amount of air. This might be just what you need, or, it might be not nearly enough. I had no issues installing drives using the supplied parts. Didn't encounter any sharp edges. Yeah, the twist-off expansion slot covers are a bit cheesy, but if this bothers anyone, please re-examine the price of this case. One can always nit-pick with an inexpensive case, but any shortcomings should be measured against the cost. If you're looking for a very decent, inexpensive case, and are a bit weary of the ocean of black boxes, (black is the new beige), this might be worth a look. I'd purchase it again.

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