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Fractal Design Node 202 Small Form Factor Computer Case with Integra SFX 450w Power Supply
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Pros: This case is surprisingly nice. I didn't expect it to be so solid, for one. It just screams quality. It was easier to work with than other mITX cases i've worked with in the past--all cube style, unfortunately. It even comes with some small zip ties to help with cable management, thankfully.

Cons: Cable management is not easy. The cables are pretty stiff and want to stay where they came. With enough time, you can definitely get them to behave.

No motherboard speaker included. Quite surprised about this, as even $30 cases tend to include one.

Other Thoughts: I got this case for a lower end Skylake system, with a Pentium Dual Core G4400 in it. B150 motherboard, and a Crucial SSD. So far, it's definitely doing a great job. I'm not so sure if i'd trust a higher powered CPU and a nice gaming GPU in it, as there are no fans anywhere in the case, but you can supposedly put a couple of 120mm fans in the GPU chamber.

I hope Fractal Design cuts most of the GPU chamber out of this case and offers an even smaller version of it. Not everybody wants a cube for an mITX build. Keep some of the extra space, though! It's a great place to stash cables.

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NEW For Sony VPCSA VPCSB VPCSC VPCSE VPCSD27EC Series Laptop FPC-239 HC102 Notebook Replacement HDD Hard Disk Cable Connector Accessories Wholesale
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: It sort of fit into the VPCSA390X, and it works.

Cons: Very cheaply made. It's a tight fit, and has no room to flex at all. This just means the solder joints holding the motherboard connector onto the ribbon cable broke when I screw ed the drive in. I hope the second one doesn't do the same.

The SATA plug seems to be a little too large, so it sort of squeezes between the drive and the battery. It doesn't seem to affect the cover on the laptop, only giving a little resistance.

Other Thoughts: I wish it was either cheaper, or built a little stronger. I'm disappointed that the customer didn't give up on this older, proprietary Sony and get a newer laptop.

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ASRock H97M Pro4 LGA 1150 Intel H97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: It's got everything I need!

The way you can update the BIOS and set that BIOS option to have it make driver installations super easy...it's just awesome. The board works without any issues! No hiccups or anything. A few extra features are nice, but this board has quite a few options in BIOS as well, which I found rather surprising.

It even has some basic overclocking features!

Cons: Limited overclocking? It IS an H97 board. Perhaps the Z97 is what you're looking for if you want to overclock?

Other Thoughts: Pentium G3258
Crucial DDR3-1600 value stuff.
Hyper212+ Evo
120gb Samsung SSD

The RAM only runs at 1333, because that's all the CPU supports!

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Display Name: Daniel N.

Date Joined: 05/02/05

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  • First Review: 12/20/05
  • Last Review: 03/06/16
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