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APEVIA X-QPACK2-PK/500 Black/Pink 1.0mm Aluminum w/ ABS plastic front panel MicroATX Desktop Computer Case 500W Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Roomy, slide-out mobo tray, temp sensors w/digital display, 120 quiet fan in the PS, aluminum (won't rust), retractable carry handle, three HD slots and two CD/DVD slots, 3.5" slot, font panel connections, cute as kittens.

Cons: none, it is what it is.

Other Thoughts: Got this for my office manager because I made the mistake of letting her browse through Newegg until she found something she liked. She chose it because of the hot pink face plate and because it was square. To me, it's based on the old "LAN party" cases with handles so you could carry them to your bud's house and play Quake. My only requirement was that it fit an existing ATX mobo and had a rear 120mm fan port. The point of this build was to replace a mini tower that would get too hot and whine all day. I've gotten turned on to water cooling so also bought the Corsair Seidon liquid CPU cooler. I ran into a problem right away in that the Seidon radiator's end covers extend further than the framing at the 120mm fan port on the case. I had to cut the cross the crass bar that holds the extra HD trays in half. This didn't weaken the case too much, and when the cover goes back on it will be fine. It was easy to cut the cross bar because the whole thing is made of aluminum. I still have to cut a slot on the top of the case for the upper side of the radiator. Again, cuz it's all aluminum, some tin snips will do the job. In the end this build will have the radiator sticking out the top of the case about a 1/4 of an inch at the back of the case. That would suck if I had to stash another device on top, but since there's no need there's no issue. The moral of this story is that while this case is very roomy, cute, and a great value for the price, you'll have to get creative with a liquid cooler if you plan on using one. But once it's in there, the windows let you see the radiator and hoses. On the front it looks cute, but inside it looks super macho. All in all, a pretty decent case that I'd use again for an HTPC or any girls that wants a pretty, boxy PC.

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Acer B243PWLAJbmdrz Black 24
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Acer bang for the buck

Cons: None in this comment

Other Thoughts: I'm still the first reviewer so I can keep talking. I meant to say I'm not a gamer so have no idea about screen shear due to the 14ms refresh spec. But I played Blood and Chrome at 1080p and it didn't shear. In fact, it looked better than on my 60" Samsung LED TV with BluRay dvd player. It looks so good, I'm going to sit here and watch it again. Man, it looks really fracking good! Six stars for this monitor.

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Acer B243PWLAJbmdrz Black 24
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: I've never been the first to right a review. I feel special. The other pros are: 1920x1600 resolution, IPS, LED, thin bezel, all black, including buttons, unobtrusive brand logo and model name, bright, realistic color, square base with pen/pencil dish, straight arm in back with height lock, pivotable (is that a word?), display port along with DB15 and DVI ports for high end graphics rigs, and "no dead pixels". Why do people still say that? I've bought hundreds of monitors and never seen a dead pixel. Oh, it has speakers too. Hey, that's important if your setting up a business machine and need basic sound.

Cons: Only pivots one direction so if you want to put the buttons and logo on opposite sides in a dual landscape setup, you can't. Attaching the base was challenging. If you have less than a 100 IQ, you won't figure it out.

Other Thoughts: I just received two of these from Newegg at @249.00 each. What a bargain for 1920x1200 resolution. To tell with 1920 by 1080 monitors. Why do they produce so many at that resolution? I replaced a mixed pair of CFL backlit TFT panels, one running at 1600x1200 and the other at 1200x1024. Man, I've been suffering. I wanted the previous Acer model of 1920x1200 but they got discontinued right before I was going to order. But they were quickly replaced by these IPS versions for the same price. I'm glad I missed out on the previous ones. I admit, I love the Acer brand. It's the most bang for the buck. These monitors are solid and much better than other brands at twice the price. You can't go wrong getting these. Short of a 2560x1600 monitor that needs a special card for dual DVI, one of these gives you the next best amount of screen-estate. Two of them gives you a lot more screen-estate at half the price.

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Kaydi I.'s Profile

Display Name: Kaydi I.

Date Joined: 06/06/02

  • Reviews: 11
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 06/04/05
  • Last Review: 05/03/13
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