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Pros: Looks great, just like my Onkyo audio receiver
Although it's not advertised, it did come with a universal card reader.
Very sturdy construction
The DVD and card reader covers work very well and look seamless
The Imon and display software were easy to setup, although I'd recommend setting it up with the MCE remote from the start. It's really cool to see the system status, equalizer or program info on the front LED.
Cons: Of course, the space limitation for the graphics card. I used a sapphire 4670 and it fit fine. Anything more advanced probably won't fit.
The fans are loud. I'll definitely replace them.
The remote/imon software combination leaves much to be desired. Do yourself a favor and just buy an MCE remote or program your harmony.
The case is slightly larger than an Onkyo 606 audio receiver and there is little space for the cables. If you're installing 4-6 harddrives you'll be even more limited on space. The bottom 3.5 inch spots for the hard drives will also probably be in the way of your memory or other wires.
As other reviewers mentioned, the blue power light on the front is very bright, especially in a dark room. To remedy this, I'd recommend buying some ebony/black wood putty and fill in the hole. This will totally eliminate the light and the putty fits in with the gloss of the front of the case. I thought about using wax like another reviewer but think the putty looks great.
Other Thoughts: My Setup:
Intel X25-M 80GB SATA Internal Solid state disk
SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum LC16B
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
Sapphire Radeon HD4670 512MB DDR3
ENERMAX MODU82+ Power Supply
ZEROtherm BTF90 92mm Silent UFO CPU Cooler
2X A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
Display Name: John E.
Date Joined: 02/06/07
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