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DIYPC Solo-T1-R Black USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case with 2 x Red Fans (1 x 120mm LED fan x front, 1x120mm fan x rear) Pre-installed
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: -ATX Form factor that allows you to fit in pretty much any ATX sized or lower motherboards
-Hard drive cage is removable for large or multiple graphics card installation
-Has 3 USB ports in the front with one USB 3.0 port included
-Easy to remove 5.25 drive bay covers
-Good enough space on the back of the board tray for your cables and some holes to squeeze them through without interrupting airflow
-Drive cages has rounded metal ends to prevent cuts
-A very light case, easy to lift up and carry if needed (Depending on the other components installed
-A mount for two 2.5 Data drives. Best for SSDs

Cons: -Included fans only serve as a cosmetic appearance and doesn't perform their function, that is to push and pull air, very well. In-fact, they suck
-Front LED fan is nowhere near as bright as the picture shows. You'll barely even notice it.
-Fans require a Molex connector for power and cannot be connected to board for any fan controlling. However seeing how bad the fans are this shouldn't matter.
-In order to install any addon cards, two screws need to be removed followed by an unnecessary metal bar.
-The power and Hard drive activity LEDs are far too bright and can come off as blinding and distracting if placed in certain a position.

Other Thoughts: The power supply is mounted on the top. Depending on the user this may or may not be a problem, this also means no top mounted fans or radiator mounts. The fans are useless but at least they are included and gives an overall cool aesthetic to the overall case design. The case actually has more features then you bargain for with pretty much everything you need to get started and then some.

The metal is extremely flimsy and feels like it could break and bend very easily but you get what you paid for and in a way. That could be a good thing, because it makes the entire case very light making it easy to pick it up and move it somewhere if needed. Also, this is a desktop case. It's not meant to be moved too much so if you just build your machine with a bit extra care, The flimsy metal isn't a problem.

The reset button is kinda hard to press and actually requires you hold it down to do a force restart. I personally love this as it's makes an accidental presses of the restart button a lot harder to do. Especially if you have trolly friends or children.

The biggest issue is the lack of color options. So far, newegg only sells this case in Red. It would be nice to see this in more color options but Red is your favorite color. Then go for it, goes well with alot of ASUS ROG boards and video cards.

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri Quad-Core 3.1 GHz Socket FM2+ 65W AD7600YBJABOX Desktop Processor AMD Radeon R7
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Best Budget APU for HTPCs or basic users 08/24/2015

This review is from: AMD A8-7600 Kaveri Quad-Core 3.1 GHz Socket FM2+ 65W AD7600YBJABOX Desktop Processor AMD Radeon R7

Pros: -3.1 GHz Quad core CPU with a 3.8GHz Turbo
-Decent R7 graphics
-65 Watt TDP

Cons: -The stock cooler is fine, for the most part. It cools the processor fine until you put some significant load on it. Then the Temperature spikes from about 30C - 60C+.
-Not overclock-able
-R7 iGPU is more like an R5 sorta
-Depending on the board, the iGPU will hog 2GBs of your total system memory. 8GB+ @ 1866MHz is recommended.

Other Thoughts: The APU alone bundled with 1866MHz RAM can play smaller games like Minecraft, Left 4 Dead 2 and League of Legends at 1080p with High or so settings and achieve around 45FPS or so (Perfect 60+ on Vanilla Minecraft 1.8+).

HyperX Fury Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model HX318C10FK2/16
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Kingston has done it again for me 08/24/2015

This review is from: HyperX Fury Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model HX318C10FK2/16

Pros: -2 x 8 Gigabyte Modules (16GB total) For sub $100
-1866 MHz, great for AMD APUs or APUs in general
-Effective heat sink and with a simple design and style that makes it appealing without taking up too much room in your case
-Comes in a different colors

Cons: -Not a serious issue but, different colors for some reason is at a different price

Other Thoughts: Installed the modules and it was detected at full speed right away with zero configuration.


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Display Name: Angel R.

Date Joined: 05/05/11

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  • First Review: 12/30/11
  • Last Review: 09/07/15
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