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Cooler Master HAF 912 - Mid Tower Computer Case with High Airflow, Supporting up to Six 120mm Fans and USB 3.0
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: -Looks nice, no stupid plastic window.

-has a spot for fan on the top.

-Somewhat configurable.

Cons: -The rear exhaust vent sits too high. You cannot install a liquid cooling radiator on the rear exhaust vent if you've got a large fan on the top. I bought a Cool Master 200mm case fan for the top, and it interferes with the Corsair liquid cooling kit I got for my CPU. Other cases provide more vertical space between the top vent and the rear vent.

-most drive bays are riveted in, cannot be removed. Drive bays are split into 4 sections: three sections for 3.5 inch drives in the front, and one section for 2.5 inch drives on the bottom. I have no optical/disk drives, only an SSD. I would like to remove all 3.5 inch sections and move the 2.5 inch section forward. That is not an option. The middle 3.5 inch section can be removed, and the 2.5 inch section can be removed and mounted in place of the middle 3.5 inch section. I'm left with a bunch of empty drive bays.

Other Thoughts: -would not buy again

-decent case if you don't plan to add lots of fans

-I still haven't finished assembling my computer, got so frustrated trying to install my cooling that I had to write this review. Going to have to mount my radiator on the front, or put the fan outside the case.

ASUS VN279QL Black 27
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Beautiful looking display. Thin bezel, minimalistic, good adjustable stand, easy to assemble, nice variety of input ports.

Cons: Black levels are terrible. Even with the brightness turned all the way down, the blacks are much worse than my 7 year old Syncmaster 226CW, which barely turns on anymore. This is especially noticeable if you look at it from an angle, and around the edges.

The colors look pretty faded unless you pump the contrast, at which point you lose a lot of finer details.

I never planned to use the build-in speakers, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you're desperate. No base, and the mid-range is pretty muddy.

On screen settings menu is right dead smack in the middle of the screen... so trying to calibrate the monitor is annoying.

Other Thoughts: I bought this monitor to mainly do software development on... and it is fine for reading and writing text, and web browsing.

But it is absolutely not recommended for watching film, TV, or playing video games... which is unfortunate because it is such a large and beautiful display, until you turn it on.

Also wish it came with a mini-displayport to displayport cable, so I could easily use it with macs or tablets.

NETGEAR R7000 Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wireless Gigabit Smart Home Router
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Very fast. Got a good wireless adapter as well, and between the two my ping only increased by +1ms, from 8ms to 9ms.
The setup page is easy to use.

Cons: you can't get to the router configuration from the "you're connected!" page... it has its own URL. Its in the manual, but it'd be nice if there was a link. pretty small complaint.

Other Thoughts: I haven't tried bridging the 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz networks yet. I know its a feature, because I saw a fix in the changelog for the updated firmware. Hopefully it'll work.

I know that the wireless adapter affects the ping, but between the adapter and router, +1ms is a pretty great!


Bryan H.'s Profile

Display Name: Bryan H.

Date Joined: 11/29/10

  • Reviews: 6
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 10/07/11
  • Last Review: 09/09/16
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