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Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Decent case but there are better available 04/25/2014

This review is from: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0

Pros: I have had this case since my last build in 2006 and just completed a second build using this case in 04/2014. My toddler destroyed the two top usb ports and I destroyed a fan when I removed the hard drive cooling bay.

I have a 4570 running at 31 degrees celsius stock. Not bad. Not amazing.

Cons: There are two legitimate complaints with this case. First, there this thing is a dust vacuum. There are available dust filters, but they cost almost a third of the price of this case. Second, cable management is poor. The statement that there is no cable management is flat out wrong. There are several cable tie down points, however, the placement sucks if you have a decent graphics card. I have a MSI GTX 760 OC crammed in there and cable management was a royal pain. Granted, I don't care how it looks and temperatures are still good.

Myths debunked: You can replace the 200 MM top fan. The trick is finding one that fits and a little patience. Actually, you can replace all of the case fans. The cooling bays are held in place by thumb screws. Remove the box, remove the two screws, pop out the fan, unbend the tabs holding the cable in place. Be forwarned that it is easy to slice the thin cables on a 120 MM fan if you are a dufus like me and try to cram stuff in your case without checking for pinched cables first.

I see a lot of negative reviews on here from people that really haven't done any research.

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Seasonic SS-760XP2 ATX 12V/EPS 12V, 760W, 80 PLUS PLATINUM Full Modular certified Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Installation was a breeze. It took 10 minutes. There were plenty of extra cables and everything sell labeled. The cables tend towards the short side, but just long enough for my aging Antec 900 case. The PSU is pretty quiet, voltage is stable, and I have not bothered testing with a . What else can you ask for in a PSU?

Cons: I missed the rebate by a day. I wish Newegg would pull the rebate titling off their site when the rebate expires as it is false advertising. This is not enough to reduce the rating of the product.

Other Thoughts: I had good luck with Antec, but they really aren't up to handling 24/7 duty. I figured I would invest in a stronger PSU with a rock solid warranty that gives me flexibility to update my 7 year old system when budget permits.

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Rosewill 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model RW400/1024KITDP
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great price.

Cons: Not the greatest timings, but you do not buy this type of ram if you are a pc enthusiast.

Other Thoughts: Make sure you newbies understand what ram your motherboard can handle before you go out and buy. Not all motherboards will recognize pc 3200 ram. If your motherboard supports up to pc 2100 ram, it might not recognize this. Also, if it is not rated to run over a certain speed (ie pc 2700) AND you do not have another slower module in one of your free slots the motherboard ram SHOULD run the ram at its fastest speed the motherboard is rated to run ram at. If that is only PC 2700 333 mhz ram, then it will run at that speed. Please check your PC configuration before you give a bad rating.

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Justin K.'s Profile

Display Name: Justin K.

Date Joined: 05/17/05

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 07/25/05
  • Last Review: 04/25/14
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