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Pink Gem Shield Glitter Protective Cover Case for Samsung Galaxy S4
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great product 07/13/2014

This review is from: Pink Gem Shield Glitter Protective Cover Case for Samsung Galaxy S4

Pros: The case works great! It fits my Samsung GS4.

Cons: None

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IN WIN GRone Gray 0.8mm SECC Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Great Case! 12/21/2013

This review is from: IN WIN GRone Gray 0.8mm SECC Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: 1. Lots of mounting options for fans.
2. Lots of space to hide cables behind the motherboard.
3. Lots of holes for cables.
4. Large side window!
5. The case looks nice!
6. The thumb-screws are large (1.5 times the diameter of the thumb-screws in my Antec 900 case).

Cons: Not enough information in the manual on how to remove the top panel, but I figured it out.

Other Thoughts: If you want to remove the top panel to replace/add fans, there's a latch you need to pull down where the two top-side case fans meet. You need to hook you finger behind the latch and pull it towards the center of the case and slide the top panel towards the back of the case. I replaced the two existing fans with Cougar brand ones with red LEDs (they are very quiet) and used one of the stock fans as a third top-side fan.
I also removed the top drive cage to allow for better air flow.
Initially, I thought I needed an adapter bracket to install a 2.5" SSD, but there are mounting holes and screws are included in the box for you, so there's no need for a separate adapter.
Also, the top 5.25" slot for optical drives is partially blocked by wires leading to the power buttons and the surrounding ports, but they can be moved to the side by removing the front panel (held in place by 6 clips) and carefully bending the cables out of the way. You're going to want to do this because a single optical drive in any other location than the top slot would look out of place (brake the pattern on the front of the case).

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SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: 1. Fast.
2. Stays cool to the touch.
3. Installation was a breeze (Windows 7 can be installed on this without any additional drivers - at least with my Asus Z87-Pro MoBo).
4. The PRO version uses more reliable memory than the EVO.
5. Came with the latest firmware already installed (verified with Samsung Magician software).

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I'm using this SSD as a primary drive to boot Windows 7 from. I have it hooked up to the SATA 3 (6Gb/s) port of my Asus Z87-Pro MoBo. Windows Experience Index for this drive is 7.9 - the maximum possible value.
I had AHCI enabled when I was installing Windows 7, and the process went without a hitch, and I didn't need to load any special drivers. This might be unique for Intel chipset or UEFI BIOS - I'm not sure.
Samsung Magician benchmark results:
555 MB/s sequential read.
509 MB/s sequential write.
87830 IOPS random read.
86697 IOPS random write.

CrystalDistMark 3.0.3 x64 test results (MB/s):
Sequential: 534.4 read, 515.4 write.
512K: 478.1 read, 313.6 write.
4K: 39.7 read, 136 write.
4K QD32: 389.8 read, 278.3 write.

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Display Name: Michael A.

Date Joined: 06/25/04

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  • First Review: 02/16/12
  • Last Review: 07/13/14
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
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