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OKGEAR FC444PWM-12BKS 12
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Works as intended

Cons: None

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EVGA Hadron Air Mini-ITX Chassis Black with 500W 80Plus Gold Power Supply (110-MA-1001-K1)
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: It is a good mini-ITX case, but it has many small flaws that cost it an egg. It loooks great, has a nice window and is really really small. It is also very heavy but this makes it feel very sturdy. Airflow is also good, if a bit loud. This is do to the great low-profile PSU that comes with it, and has enough wattage for at least a GTX 770. The slot-loading drive setup works well, but only if you buy the one recommended by EVGA. There are also two tool less drive bays which have support for 2.5" drives

Cons: This is perhaps the biggest con, there is no space behind the back panel at all really, and all the front panel connectors are short and are their original color (USB 3.0 is blue, audio is beige etc.). This means that nice looking cable management is next to impossible as everything tends to get mashed up against the window.

These are some smaller problems I ran into:

You WILL scratch the shiny front panel and or the window at some point if you move this case around. If it will always be in one place you should be fine. It was really hard for me to get all the mounting screws in for the motherboard because of the tight fit, but it worked out ok. There is also no motherboard cutout so the only aftermarket heatsink that works easily is the one EVGA developed for use with their motherboard which the case is kind of built around judging from how hard it was to stretch the USB 3.0 cable across the length of my non-EVGA motherboard. The DVD drive is also a pain because only one works properly and EVGA is selling it for a ridiculous $50. The final little problem is the loud top fans, which I switched out with 4-pin PWM fans to control the speed better. In the end however, the fans are quiet while providing enough airflow once you turn them down a bit.

Other Thoughts: I really like this case overall, and it's great for EVGA's first foray into the case market, but they need to adjust a few things to get a 5-star rating.

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CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI CrossFire 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: The cables are ridiculously long, so you can put the motherboard cable behind the back panel etc. The PCI-E connectors are all 6+2 pin so you can use any GPU. It is also super quiet.

Cons: No cons

Other Thoughts: It comes in a really nice velvet-esque bag, and looks really great in my case. Buy this.

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Tynan C.'s Profile

Display Name: Tynan C.

Date Joined: 03/26/12

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 08/28/13
  • Last Review: 02/02/14
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