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IEEE Firewire 1394 Firewire 6 Pin Female to USB 2.0 A Male Adapter Adaptor Converter Connector F/M
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: 1394a to USB for bridging Firewire only devices, Such as a the DV capable Canon XL2

Cons: Doesn't Work

Antec Performance One Series P193 V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Large.
Many Fans.
Good dust filters.
Removable drive drive cages.

Cons: Beware if you are going to use a after market cooler, as mentioned before, the side panel fan intrudes intrudes into the case a good ways. Something not mentioned is that if you are going to use a water cooler and you want to mount it to the back fan space, in may not fit. I am using the Antec Kuhler H2O 620 and have mounted it into the aforementioned fan space, and it fits very, very snugly. I can remove the thumb screws and the side panel will not move, it can be convent went closing the case. Also be warned that if you use any screws that are not completely flush with the back face space, you will have to use a cylinder file on the side panel lip to the back or your screws will prevent you from closing the panel.

Also, the space behind the motherboard panel is a little tight. The bulk of my 20+4 MB power connector causes the panel to bulge when in the closed position.

The HD Audio connector in this case is a little short, consider an extender if out of the way is desired.

Other Thoughts: There seems to be an optional fan mount within the case, in the lower chamber. It looks to be a 120-140mm fan mount if you were wondering.
Also the magnates on the front door of this case are a little strong. They remain steadfast even while being tag-teamed by my two optical drives.
One of my 5.25 drive mounting rails came assembled incorrectly, but with some American ingenuity, I managed to remove it and re-install it correctly.

Two notes:
1) The frontal dust filters are not removable.
2) This case is heavy with all of my components in it, it easily weighs 60 to 65 Pounds. I work at UPS, so this isn't a problem for me; I regularly have to carry packages upwards of 70 lb, but keep this in mind.

The foam in the box is nice too, it doesn't make snow.

Over all, this is a great case but if you do not design you build with the up most attention to its tight tolerances, it can ruin you day.

MSI Radeon HD 5770 DirectX 11 R5770 Hawk 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Does what it says it does. The built in sound card gives good audio.

Cons: It runs a little hotter at idle than I would like and the back end of the card opposite of bus droops a tad.


Joshua C.'s Profile

Display Name: Joshua C.

Date Joined: 04/21/11

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 09/25/11
  • Last Review: 05/26/13
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