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Pros: great CPU
Cons: not a huge jump from sandy bridge but for a straight up general type user or gamer best cpu you can get not a whole lot better than i5 sandy or ivy but still better is better. Depending on the game you would not be able to tell but Total War maxed out in big battles or moving around a crowded campaign map with lots of smoke and flags flying...if you've played the game you know what i'm talking about...or anything that uses multi-thread technology that is on the rise such as first person shooter Battlefield 3 which seems to be another that you can tell the difference between i5 and i7...this is all considering you use the same setup other than switching CPUs
Other Thoughts: pair with almost any z77 mobo and you'll be very happy. cool at stock settings with stock fan but for intense long hours or anything more a better cooling solution is advised.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 Black Window Silent ATX Midtower Computer Case
Pros: It is just like the R4 without the window...if you want to know how good the regular one was I reviewed it as well...short version its the best case on the market for the money(79.99 on sale got this one for 89.99 on sale as well both good deals) from what I've seen Fractal stands above the other case companies so far.
Cons: It has a window...Not as silent as my first R4 and The window is doing nothing at all but helping increase the noise level...If you guys could send me another Right side panel I'd up the eggs here but as is I'm docking you because you don't even have that option.
Other Thoughts: I really wish Fractal would release an R4 without any bloody windows or side vents for fan panels. Just Two right side panels essentially the plain panels. Two plain side panels shouldn't be that hard to figure out. Looks great that way when I take the one off my first case to try it out also much more silent.
All this is true but if you really love windows you'll not be disappointed best window design of all cases no stupid looking rivets around the outside
This review is from: Corsair Obsidian Series 550D Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: innovative looking design...
Cons: Crappola...I shouldn't have to waste anymore time but...the drive bays for optical drives are designed with catches for the faceplates they have installed as covers but those bulk out the frame around the sides of the drives...looks like the drives are too wide but really case design flaw. Next up the front intake fans have the cheapest magnetic filter they could imagine fridge magnets glued onto screen and not easy to access although it should've been. the others aren't as bad I will say that much for it.
I bought this one because it looked like it was designed with versatility and good quality but pictures are worth one word here in the end...Crappola