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This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-B85M-D3H LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: This motherboard has everything you need for a basic build.
-Good expansion options.
-No problems installing it.
-Looks really nice actually.
-Boots fast, doesn't take a long time posting.
Cons: The io shield is basic and has a lot of gap between it and the io ports.
Other Thoughts: If I was going to build a gaming rig I'd be perfectly happy using this. The bells and whistles of more expensive boards are unnecessary.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SilenX EFX-08-15 80mm Effizio Quiet Case Fan
Pros: Pushes a decent amount of air and I can only hear it with my ear right next to it. Good fan. Also looks sturdy and cool. Comes with excellent anti vibration mounts in place of screws.
Other Thoughts: I plan on buying more of these in the future.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I cannot emphasize enough how pleasant this case was to work on. It is beautiful and well designed, feels high quality all around.
-Good open airflow.
-Relatively small and compact with little wasted space, yet doesn't feel cramped. Efficient design.
-Fit a full sized GTX 760 when I tried it. If the card is too big or the motherboard has the pcie slot stupidly positioned you can remove the HDD fan and move the drive cage over to make more space according to the manual, though I didn't have to do this.
-PSU drops in from above with no effort, sits perfectly positioned without any screws so installion is a breeze; on many cases I find that I have to finagle the PSU into place and hold it while putting in the first screw, but not in this case!
-Fan it comes with is pretty quiet.
-Motherboard installation was super easy with a standard microatx mobo, I'm not sure why other reviewers had a problem with it. Plenty of room for it on all sides.
-HDD bays come with mounts for SSDs.
-The Optical drive free floats on screws and isn't forced into a specific position so it can be aligned perfectly with the front of the case. Can also be installed by pushing it in through the front or back, so you don't have to pull out your PSU to replace it.
-Comes with some very useful cable management accessories, I found cable management came naturally in this case.
Overall this case was straightforward and easy to work with.
Cons: -Missing standoff hole for the edge of my motherboard for some reason, but this really wasn't a big deal because it was a largely unnecessary standoff.
Other Thoughts: Dual graphics card configurations could be problematic if you wanted to use both of the rear fan spots.
I will be looking for excuses to build more computers with this case, I plan on rebuilding my gaming rig in one.
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