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This review is from: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0
Pros: Decent air flow with minimal HDD/SSD in the bays.
Side fan that can sit next to the GPU.
Lots of fans came with it.
USB 2.0 slots, on/off switch and reset button still work.
Bought it in 2008 and still use the fans but in a different case.
That's about it.
Cons: Fire Wire port stopped working.
Both headphone and microphone ports stopped working.
Hard to clean because it has so many screws and its worse if you have more than 2 HDD's.
Wire management is pretty much non-existent.
Collects dust like a vacuum cleaner.
If you have three 3.5" drives in one or both bays you might as well disable the fan/s because its not going to do anything.
To get to the 200mm fan is much harder than it should of been.
Almost impossible to put the top left screw in for the motherboards with the 200mm fan installed.
The 200mm fan beaks easy if you are not carful. (Didn't have this problem but many people did)
Wish the fans where PWM type so I can control the speed easier instead of opening the case up and change the speed of the fans.
Can't use high profile coolers with side fan installed.
Can't use really high profile coolers (Noctua NH-D15 size) unless you remove the side window.
Very little room for a 120mm radiator for AIO liquid coolers .
Can't install a 200mm radiator unless you do a lot of modifying then it may fit.
Might not be able to fit a tri-fan GPU unless you move the 3.5" rack forward then front of the system looks silly because you will have that rack sticking out like a sore thumb.
Other Thoughts: I'm surprised how long I put up with this case. I own a 540 Air with 3 of the fans in that case and couldn't be happier.
There are so much better PC towers out there for the same price and reading some of the reviews, the control panel isn't much better. Still have the same problems I have. If this case was $40 then maybe but not over that price. Not anymore.
Pros: It's cheep.
It went into my PCI Wi-Fi card.
Cons: Bought it on Sunday arrived at USPS on Thursday. No holidays during that week or the week after. Arrived at my door step Tuesday.
Other Thoughts: Was a little worried that it wouldn't show up because of other comments complaining about parts not showing up and can't get a refund. So I just took a small risk ($5 after shipping) and got it because my last antenna broke during moving into my new home. Happy I got it and didn't cost a lot.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 CC-9011034-WLED Silver Steel ATX Cube Computer Case
Pros: This case was almost to easy to work with.
Nice open area to work with wiring.
Lots of air flow.
Dual chamber to separate the power supply.
Extra zip ties and screws for fans.
Simple design that works.
Has a dust filter.
Cons: Now here is why I knocked an egg from a almost perfect case. The screws for the case fans are complete garbage. I almost striped every single screw (did destroy one and had to use pliers to unscrew it and used it to pre-thread the fans but didn't seem to help.) to add three 120mm fans in the front and move the two 140mm fans from the front to the top. I replaced one of the screws that was striped with one from my old Antec 900 case on a fan I haven't installed yet and was not threaded and it went in so much better than the screws that corsair gave me and it is installed into a corsair fan. This little headache took me about an hour to install 5 fans by taking out 3 fans from my old case (which took 5 mins) to install 5 fans into the 540. (which took 45 mins). Anyways they are in and not rattling even when they are spinning at max speeds which makes me happy.
Other Thoughts: I like the look of this case a lot more than my old Antec 900 and wanted to get it for some time now. I'm just glad I have wire management instead of trying to run all the cables threw one opening and shoved under the HDD rack on the bottom. I don't need to take the whole case a part just to clean it correctly once a month because it has a no dust filter. The only thing I did like the 900 was the side fan I had installed as a blower to suck heat from my MSI GTX 770 card from the side which drop the temps on him almost by 10C.READ FULL REVIEW
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