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This review is from: Fractal Design Node 804 Black Aluminum / Steel Micro ATX Cube Case
Pros: compact. versatile. as advertised. affordable and very clean looking. i didnt want clean so i vinyl wrapped my case in 3 tones, filled it with hardlines and getting stupid numbers on a godvari a10 rig.
Cons: needed some tlc inside. IE wire management u channel additions, an expanded space needed to be cut out of the tray to fit my set-ups design flaws. cable sleeving was alright out of box, but if you mod like i do then black mediocre sleeves wont do, considering whats on the market in this budget/form factor any egg reduction for what can be dubbed 5 foot mods (look good from 5 or more feet away) isnt necessary, but if you want more clean builds u channel additions do alot for very little.
Other Thoughts: update: after building i noticed a few things that would've prevented me from buying this case
1. front panel - needs a harness to a novice builder and forgetting to disconnect front panel connectors fdrom the motherboard could result is complete destruction of a mobo. clearly overlooked and frustrating.
2. Top panel... if a case boosts about radiator support then one would think that a simple thing as screw clearance in a push or pull or both config would fit nicely under the top panel. instead not even close, next to forcing it down in frustration DIY cutting must be preformed.
Overall its a fair case for a experienced builder - however a exp builder would see these flaws and be turned off too.
I wouldve went with another cube for my HTPC had i seen these flaws ahead of time. I'll make due.. but last fractal design product i purchase.
Pros: HEAVY - feels tough in weight alone.
Paired with a fx 6300 4.3 o.c.
corsair 16gb 2400ghz
pretty mean budget machine, friends pleased. filled his gaming needs for the upcoming wow expansion.
Cons: really none. Asus has always impressed me with quality components. ran a 939 A*N-SLI for 6 years nearly 24/7, never crashed, board still works today.
Other Thoughts: buy asus. buy good parts. use newegg, and get quick shipping, and awesome customer service.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: in a white theme.. with UV lights...um helllll yeah
performance, so far so good. all ram recognized. OC'd abit with stock shields. seems stable. i'm happy with them thus far.
Other Thoughts: as a upgrade from 16gb to 32gb you see a difference in SWTOR, planetside massively. Battle field increased fps as well. i would recommend. Newegg. you're shipping is outstanding. everytime i order I am impressed. thank you.READ FULL REVIEW