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Rosewill FBM-01- Dual-Fan Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Meets both definitions of CHEAP 01/14/2015

This review is from: Rosewill FBM-01- Dual-Fan Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case

Pros: a) Low price
b) Two 5 1/2 inch external bays

Cons: a) Low quality
b) Motherboard standoff holes delicate
c) Front panel not secure and really cheap looking.

Other Thoughts: The English language has two uses for the word 'cheap':
- Low price
- Low quality
This case meets both definitions at the same time.

The motherboard standoff holes are sharp and delicate, VERY easy to strip. The front panel has the qualities of a cheap plastic toy. The power switch is wobbly. The power supply hole is too big but the screw holes align properly.The layout for the cables is very tight, and with everything on top, the case ends up very top heavy.

Unless you need a very cheap case by every definition, I suggest you spend $10 more and get something a little better... this really is bottom of the barrel.

StarTech SAT3510BU3 Aluminum / Plastic 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: - Fan with its own On/Off switch.
- Power brick comes with multiple country plug adapters
- Sturdy metal case.
- Almost screwless. Case opens with 2 phillips screws, drive installation inside is screwless.

Cons: - Big case, that seems even bigger because it stands vertically.
- Big issue for me is that the case uses a big square/rectangular USB-3 cable connector, similar to what you see on devices like printers and scanners. It may be more rugged, but it is a PIA to have what is essentially a non-standard connector. If you have your USB-3 cables connected to the back of your computer and other devices use the more common extended micro-USB plug, having to swap cables is a pain.

Other Thoughts: 5 stars for mechanical design.
3 stars for size
1 star for connector choice requiring what is essentially a special cable.

SYBA CL-HUB20113 2-Port USB 3.0 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: - Cable long enough to reach motherboard or USB3 expansion card in most sized cases.

Cons: - Does not include a way to share space with an SSD.

Other Thoughts: I suggest a different choice if you are going to share the 3.5" space with an SSD. There are many front port panels that are dual purpose (USB-3 and SSD mount in one).


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Display Name: Edward C.

Date Joined: 04/25/08

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  • First Review: 05/01/08
  • Last Review: 01/14/15
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