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This review is from: Vizio 22" Class (21.5" Diag.) 1080p 60Hz LED-LCD HDTV M220MV
Pros: (see above)
+HDMI problem has completely gone away (was probably just the new build)
+Colors are now great! Had to play with some settings, but blacks are black, whites are white, and everything in between looks great. For anyone trying to get a ballpark:
With these settings and the gamma set, everything looks 10x better than before.
Cons: Only the fact that there is no tilt/rotation (rotating the screen between portrait and landscape) adjust
Other Thoughts: Take a couple minutes to play with your colors and it really pays off!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes
Pros: +Keeps everything cool. I don't think my i7-3770k (slightly OCed) has gone over ~38°C.
+Big. More surface area = more potential cooling.
+Cheap! The bang for your buck is remarkable.
Cons: -Loud. It's really not that loud, but it's louder than everything else in my computer.
-Big. Not a problem for me (fits my HAF 932 no problem), but could be a problem for some. Must be careful when installing to MOBO b/c I could see this doing some damage if it wasn't secured properly.
Other Thoughts: It is a little loud (compared to my other computer components), but if you do anything on a computer that involves basically any noise the fan is immediately drowned out. Make sure you have the room before installing. It fits in a Cooler Master HAF932 without a problem.
Amazing fan, great price, will be using for any future builds (unless a better bang for the buck is released) and recommending to friends.
Pros: +Quiet. The case fans make almost no noise (even at full blast).
+Hard drive rack system (has a rack for the 2.5" SSD and multiple racks for 3.5" drives)
+LEDs adjust brightness based on their speed (more power = more speed = brighter lights)
+Cable management. I had absolutely no problems hiding everything that I didn't want out. The only cable I couldn't get out of the way was for the top fan, but it's so small you don't notice.
+Connectivity. Everything is top notch. The only port that I haven't tested is the 1394 port b/c, oddly enough, there is no slot for it on my MOBO. I don't have anything to plug in to it either...
+Sleek. The fact that there are covers for everything that you twist off or pull out whenever you need to put something in the slot is amazing. Makes the case look super clean.
+Cool. My CPU has yet to go over ~38°C.
+Big. Fits everything and looks intimidating.
Cons: -No easy way to turn off the LEDs (although I'm sure the toggle buttons could be mounted to allow for this).
-Big. This isn't a con for me (I think it's awesome), but it is ridiculously large. Could be a problem for those in smallish dorm rooms.
Other Thoughts: This case is AMAZING! My specs (and it all fits like it was meant to be):
-CM Hyper 212+ (no clearance issues, the only thing that actually makes noise)
-i7-3770k (slightly OCed, still playing with it)
-MSI Radeon HD7970 (plenty of room for when I get a 2nd one)
-Asus P8Z77-V Pro (fits perfectly as it should)
-Samsung F3 1TB HDD (this makes more noise than the case fans at full blast during spin up)
-Crucial M4 128GB SSD
-Generic Asus CD Drive
-Corsair Enthusiast Series 850W PSU
Whenever my friends build a desktop, I will definitely recommend this case. So happy with this purchase!