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This review is from: MSI H61M-P31/W8 LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Pros: Easy to install, booklet comes with pin out diagram to show where to plug the case in.
PCI Express 3.0 x 16 on a budget
Cons: For me - too small (see other)
Other Thoughts: A thing to consider, I have a hyper 212 evo cooler, and a nvida GTX 480 with a zalman cooler attached to it.. It is worth mentioning that the PCI Express port is too close for this alignment, you have to turn the hyper 212 evo like this -- instead of | if that make sense. I am now going to have to mod the case to get the cooler to sit right.
Also the zalman cooler covers two of the sata ports leaving only two. (Why isn't turning the sata port on the side a "norm"?) I may be able to get a L shaped connector and remedy at least one port though.
Pros: Very fast, Maxes everything I have thrown at it thus far.. I have it paired with a 3.4ghz i5 processor
Cons: Runs hot - Min Ran about 80C untill I changed out the cooler.
Uses a ton of power.
Other Thoughts: I put the ZALMAN VF3000F cooler on it.. I have it overclocked to 800mhz.. It runs about 40C now.. Much better temps..
Care if you replace the stock cooler, alot of the memory modules are very small..
This review is from: IN WIN BR665 Black SECC steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case
Pros: Spacious for it's size. I managed to fit a GTX 480, and a Hyper 212 EVO in this thing.. I don't think a noctua will fit. My Evo's copper heat sinks actually touch the mesh on the side.. If you get this, It is a tight fit but it will work...
Cons: The front spot pops off.. The little latch broke 3 days after owning this thing.. It was my fault so I will no deduct an egg.. Also manual could be alittle more user friendly.. the case only comes with 2 standoffs.. Which I did not use.. you will notice the places to mount the motherboard are raised... The standoffs are actually part of the case.
Other Thoughts: My Specs
SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner
G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
EVGA GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5
Thermaltake TR2 TRX-650M 650W ATX Modular Power Supply
Intel Core i5-2450P Sandy Bridge 3.2GHz (3.5GHz Turbo Boost)
ASRock H61M/U3S3 Motherboard
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 60GB SSD
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint 500GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive
IN WIN BR665 Black Computer Case