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ASRock Z77 Extreme9 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This is my second motherboard from Asrock, and I have to say I am very impressed with it. Very easy to use UEFI, well thought out placement for all the fan connectors, and one of the few motherboards that I can find that has 2 usb 3.0 plugs. The white LED lights from the heatsinks are a nice touch, you can keep them on past the initial boot if you go in the UEFI and turn off the night light mode, and they will stay on.

Cons: The only thing I can think of is that out of the box it will NOT support GTX 660 ti graphic cards. I bought a EVGA gtx 660 ti and put it in and wouldn't boot. Looked on a couple of websites and said that it might require a bios update in order to work. So I did, and now it works.

Other Thoughts: My next motherboard will probably be another Asrock. My first build I have done was an Asrock and 4 years still running strong it still has no problems with it.

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Rosewill THOR V2-White Edition, THOR V2-W Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, support up to E-ATX / XL-ATX, come with Four Fans - Retail
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Very spacious
Top fins can open and close
Very sturdy
Instructions are actually good
Fans that come with the case are pretty good
White Led is pretty cool

Cons: The cons are not bad enough to dock an egg, but they did give me some trouble.

1. Theres a dust filter and mounting points for a bottom mounted fan. One flaw that is with this is that if you have a big power supply like the one I have which is a Corsair AX1200, its so big that you have to remove the dust filter and the fan if you mount one to fit it. Its not to major, but I bought a fan to mount there and I cant use it now :(

2. Sharp edges, I dont know how many times I have cut myself on the front of the case, but those edges are sharp so handle with care.

3. I had problems with the motherboard stand off holes, some went in just fine, others wouldnt even go in all the way and got stuck. I had to take a pair of pliers to twist them in since they wouldnt screw in all the way.

Other Thoughts: It was either the Cooler Master Storm Stryker or the Rosewill Thor V2, but I got the Thor. This is probably one of the best cases I have owned,, just a few minor problems but its very well designed. Now to figure out what i'm going to do with that spare fan I bought...

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Phanteks PH-F140TS_WT 140mm Case Fan
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Very nice quality fan 07/06/2012

This review is from: Phanteks PH-F140TS_WT 140mm Case Fan

Pros: Lots of airflow and extremely quiet. Came with a lot of accessories which i was surprised a fan would come with so much extra stuff. Well worth the money you pay for this.

Cons: None that I can think of...

Other Thoughts: You may think that 20 bucks is a lot for a case fan, but you get what you pay for, and I couldn't be happier with my purchase.

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Cody V.'s Profile

Display Name: Cody V.

Date Joined: 06/16/12

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 07/06/12
  • Last Review: 05/11/13
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