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Antec GX GX 700 Black and military green ATX Mid Tower Case
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggs Looks nice, but made with cheap materials 02/07/2014

This review is from: Antec GX GX 700 Black and military green ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: Well, its has all the bells and whistles of a current generation of cases.
USB 3.0, tool-less Hdd cage and etc.

Cons: Well, I am surprised at the construction stability (or instability) of this case.
Yes, people are going to say what do you exepect from a $40ish case (after rebate).
But people that have used antec cases for awhile knows that antec is known for sturdy and firm cases.
I have used the old faithful Antec 300 case for over 2-3 years now.
That case also being $40ish case was amazing work of engineering.
Yes, it was a basic case but it was built to last.
You could rest assure that when you were going to open the side panel that you wouldn't accidentally bend the metal because it was thick.
Sadly this case the side panel and the whole case uses a very thin flexible metal sheets.
I would be very careful opening this case to case the Hardware on this case so I would not dent the panel.

Also, the nice look green bay cover you see on the pics may not properly fit into the bay opening securely.
My would not, it kept on falling off by any slight tapping on the case.
I fixed it by using pliers and bending the metal cover sides a bit so it could securely fit into place.
And that fixed the problem for now (don't know if that would last, but it seens to be for now).

Also the psu fan filters will be tricky to get it back into place after you take it out in a fully loaded system.
Yes, it seems easy when you have nothing in your case (since its light and you can actually lift the case).
But I can see that I will have to play around it a bit everytime I want to put it back into place without actually seeing the bottom.

Those are the cons of the case.

Other Thoughts: Now mind that all cases do come with slight problems in delivery.
For all cases that I have received from UPS/Fedex, at least half of them were either dented, or had some kind of physical blemish (even if slight).
For most system builders we accept that as part of buying cases online (especially if buying budget cases: since they are built cheaply).

Main reason I bought this case was because it was Antec and I had faith they would follow other case producers and cheap out in their construction, but I am sadly to say that they had surrendered to cheapening out in their materials like most.

I now have to think about that before I buy another Antec (sadly).

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Cooler Master Seidon 120M – All-In-One CPU Liquid Water Cooling System with 120mm Radiator and Fan
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Great Price. got it for $20 after rebate. $20 for a sealed water cooler is an amazing deal.

Cons: The tubing is very stiff. I guess it can be a pro or a con since it will probably never kink or bend. But I had a hard time trying to adjust the tubing to allow the pump to fit into the socket and radiator to fit into the fan mount.

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Rosewill RCX-Z90-AL 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Works Well 07/24/2011

This review is from: Rosewill RCX-Z90-AL 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler

Pros: Does what it was suppose to.
It's quiet, well quieter than my last fan which was going bad, so no complaints.

Cons: Nothing for the fan, working strong for months now.

Other Thoughts: It wasn't the fault of this fan, but I really had a hard time taking off the back metal plate of the motherboard before inserting the new fan with the push in clips. Those doublesided tapes are tough. Some thought you might want to consider if your motherboard has a back metal plate where the old fan would screw into.

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Date Joined: 06/02/09

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  • Last Review: 02/07/14
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