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Palit NE5X460EFHD02 GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Build quality is solid. No problems during installation. It has an HDMI port which can mux audio as well.

Cons: None really

Other Thoughts: This isn't the most powerful card out there, but it's pretty impressive nonetheless. I'm not much of a gamer but I bought this for the visual effects work I do. It has been fantastic so far on both Debian and Windows 7 Ultimate.

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Western Digital WD Blue WD10EALS 1TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Good value, relatively fast and quiet.

Cons: I ordered two of these drives, and one did not work. Windows installed but quickly became unreliable and eventually wouldn't boot. Ran a test on it and it failed.

Other Thoughts: Like a lot of people here have said, I've used WD drives for about 15 years without any problems. I'm going to replace this one, but I don't know if maybe this model has some kind of defect, because it seems like a lot of people are experiencing problems.

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ENERMAX LuxuRay ECA3192-BS Blue SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggs Quite Good for the Price 02/25/2011

This review is from: ENERMAX LuxuRay ECA3192-BS Blue SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Sturdy, mostly high-quality materials. Nothing really feels flimsy.

Comes with three fans (front, top and rear), all of which illuminate and are pretty silent while pushing a good amount of air. I thought the product description was a little vague about what fans actually come in the box, so I thought I'd mention that. It's a really good value.

The black interior is nice, and on the front there is silver trimming up and down the sides, which I didn't notice in any of the product pictures.

The power supply mounts on the bottom of the case, which is something I like.

Almost all of the installation is "tool-less," with the exception of mounting the motherboard, obviously.

Overall I think this is a very nice-looking case: designed, but unassuming.

Cons: One of the feet were already broken off when I took it out of the box, which was a really bad first impression. I stuck it back on with some heavy-duty bonding agent and now it's fine. Also out of the box, one of the side panels were on incorrectly, which made me panic for a second thinking it was bent, but it wasn't. So I think Enermax or Newegg or whoever it is should work on shipping their product.

The "manual" was incredibly minimal with essentially no written instructions, just a few illustrations. Not a huge problem though.

When you push the power button it can get kind of crooked in its hole so that it doesn't come back out all the way without wiggling it around for a second. Perhaps that will straighten itself out in time?

Other Thoughts: Overall I'm very happy with the purchase of this case. The build quality and the included fans make this a great value, and I personally really prefer this look over the more aggressive-looking "gaming" cases.

The blue glow from the fans is noticeable but not overpowering. The front fan has all those different color modes, but while it was fun to play around with for a few minutes, I'll probably be leaving it at its default steady blue.

Cable management was a little difficult, but most because the power supply I purchased was not a modular one, so that's entirely my fault. But I would probably strongly recommend considering a modular power supply for this case.

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Display Name: Michael J.

Date Joined: 12/13/10

  • Reviews: 3
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  • First Review: 02/25/11
  • Last Review: 02/26/11
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