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DELL Desktop Computer OptiPlex GX620 Pentium D 3.4 GHz 2 GB  DDR2 160 GB HDD Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit (Microsoft Authorized Refurbish)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Makes for a cheap DVR system for my security cameras.
This computer looks more like a new computer than a refurbished one. First there is no dust anywhere, the case fan, power supply, the heat sink nothing has any signs of dust. Even when a computer is blown out with air there is always signs of dust that can't be removed with air which leaves me to believe that this is a new computer or has all new parts.

Cons: The Windows 7 installation suffers the dreaded "Windows Update" error where it just sits there and spins looking for updates but that did not worry me because I installed the free Windows 10 update and I am happy is a pig in a mud puddle.

Other Thoughts: I installed a SSD drive for the OS, a 2TB drive for DVR, upgraded the ram to 4GB and installed a better graphic card all of which I had laying around and I now have a great DVR system to record data from my security cameras.

RAIDMAX Vortex ATX-402WB Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Fair case with some flaws. 03/19/2015

This review is from: RAIDMAX Vortex ATX-402WB Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Cheap

Cons: I had a hard time removing the side panels due to the case being tweaked. Box showed no damage of being dropped but yet the case was bent. The motherboard, power supply and add-on cards did not align up due to the tweaked case but luckily the case is so flimsy I was able to tweak back and make things fit. The front panel cables were of different lengths with 2 of them a whole 4 inches shorter then the rest, luckily they just reached the front panel header.

Other Thoughts: It's a cheap case and you get what you pay for.

Thermaltake Commander MS-I Epic Edition Black / Red SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Looks nice on the website.

Cons: Cheaply made product. The case is so thin and flimsy I thought it was a $19.99 China special. The front USB ports are so flimsy I am afraid they are going to break off when inserting a usb device. As noted by others the front USB 3.0 cable has to be routed out the back and plugged into the rear USB 3.0 port or you can do like I did and buy an adapter. The front cover looks cheap and does not match up flush with the case. They only provide one plastic stand-off for the motherboard and no nut for the center stud.

Other Thoughts: Over all the case is cheap and should not cost more than $19.99 or $9.99 on sale. I have used cheap $19.99 cases before that were built better than this one. I have used ThermalTake cases in previous builds and I am totally shocked by the poor quality of this one for the price.


Martin P.'s Profile

Display Name: Martin P.

Date Joined: 10/24/05

  • Reviews: 28
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  • First Review: 11/11/05
  • Last Review: 01/29/16
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