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Pros: Extremely well vented and the separate compartments for each and every peripheral has set a new personal standard when and if i replace this case.
Make no mistake this case will become eye candy and a center piece and deserves not spot on the floor. In my opinion this case needs to be seated well above the ground so that it is not missed by any guests. I like it so much its inspired my research into professional buil put desks.
Finding a mid range case that supported 340mm radiators was quite the search until the ad for this case came my way.
Packaging was neat and well done. There was no confusion at all with this case from ordering to setup.
Cons: I do not have many gripes at all with the production of this case other than even though it is bordering on too spacious (insert sarcasm) some compartments are in fact too small or spaced in a way that if you don't have custom length cables then you end with a spaghetti ball and a mess in the psu area. The SSD slots are becoming a standard and this case does them so very well on the back side of the mounting area for the motherboard but the edges of the rail sit in such a way that if you don't use the straight SATA II/III cables it will not fit. This was a huge concern for me, my pc is 99% used for personal entertainment and i did not want to wait for custom cables to be shipped. This spacing issue might actually be bigger than I am reviewing because it actually causes the tempered glass panel to bow when your trying to put it on if there is too much excess on the sides.
Other Thoughts: It is well worth the money, in fact for the space i've seen on full range cases this case actually has them beat for bang for buck, but aside from a total redesign of the cable management area it can be a bit of a tricky game to get the back glass panel on and that might leave you with a bead of sweat in the end.
I'm giving it a max rated review in the end because as far as this case goes the little issue i had is overshadowed by the mere beauty of it, and the ease of cleaning. Make no mistake this case is beautiful and sophisticated looking and not meant to be tucked away in a hold. If you are going for a case that you can hide don't waste the money on it then, show it off. And you may want to consider a future custom cable setup ;)
Pros: I bought this CPU in a package with the Ripjaw and
Sabertooth 990fx R2.0 for myself for christmas. I had been on a knife edge switching myself and everything i knew and liked about AMD to intel just so i could SLI now i have the MOBO to do it with and it was packaged with this cpu, but, I have a problem...
Cons: the cooler that came with the CPU was leaking a red fluid in the packaging as soon as i opened it up but i wasn't worried because my wife had purchased for me the Corsair H100 cooler (not the H100i) and I don't know if thats my problem but EVERY SINGLE time i turn on the system i have to without fail open the ASUS AI suite and dial the CPU freq to 4.4 or the system will simply freeze. I've built plenty of rigs and never had this problem. I've all but given up and decided to stick with dialing it down. I want to run it at 4.7 but can't and I've chased every lead from the OS to the MOBO and even the SSD i use. I've had all sorts of people put in their ideas and nothing works.
Other Thoughts: I am not saying its a bad CPU, in fact the only bad word i can find on the this comes from intel fanboys and besides the obvious heat TDP and power requirements I will buy from AMD again but i regret not going/waiting 1 week for a restock of the ASUS 990fx MOBO and going with a 8350READ FULL REVIEW