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Pros: Bottom line: this case is a steal. I'll discuss its size, purpose, and accessibility in this review.
It provides a full size case at a mid size price. The size of the case easily houses my Sapphire Vapor-X 5870 (a 10inch card) with plenty of room to spare. The power supply rests on the bottom (no top housing for it). The 5 hard drive bays allows for the potential of tons of data to be stored (which are easily accessible).
The case's purpose is High Airflow, and boy, does it do that with ease. 1 200mm fan intakes air over the hard drives to keep them cool while a 120mm fan in the back and a 200mm fan in the top removes the air. I (easily) added another 200mm intake fan to the side to increase the flow some more and it has reduced the heat in the case a noticeable amount. You don't have to worry about anything overheating with this case.
The tool free design of the case works well. Screws come out by hand and trays pop out with ease while still keeping everything secure.
Cons: The side panels are easy to slide out, but a PAIN to slide in. You really have to put some force behind the points to get the panel to slide all the way back in. For those who constantly want to go into the case to tweak things may find this design a nuisance.
Cable management is doable, but it is not streamlined into the case. It will take a person a conscious planning and effort to manage their cables properly to maximize the potential of the case. There's plenty of room to stuff cables (including the extra hard drive bays and behind the motherboard), but it seems that this was just a side effect of the size of the case rather than expert thinking on the company's part. Don't get me wrong, it is DEFINITELY doable, it will just take a while.
Other Thoughts: A good buy when compared to its big brother cases (932 and 942). I purchased it on sale at $80 BEFORE the $20 MIR with free shipping. Totally worth it and I am extremely happy with it.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This drive is not meant to be blazing fast. It's purpose is to provide something that reads and writes CDs and DVDs. That is how I use it for my case. It's speeds are average and the drive serves its purpose if you just need an optical drive to put a CD/DVD to be read or write onto.
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Pros: This headset outperforms its price on so many levels that, as a gamer, purchasing this is a no-brainer. I don't even know where to begin with the praise.
The drivers for the device installed as soon as I plugged them in. In addition to a regular microphone and headphone jacks, the headset comes with a USB plug in which enables any output of sound coming from the computer to be turned into Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound, making using that feature a breeze.
The highs and mids are crisp and the bass is booming. This is a gamer's headset.
Plantronics markets this as Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound - that means that it SIMULATES 7.1 Surround Sound through audio-magic rather than having a true 7.1 surround sound setup with the speakers within the ear cups.
The mic pics up little background noise and makes my voice crisp and clearly audible. I have had issues in games leaving it as an open mic, as it does pick up enough background noise to cause an annoyance to the others in the game.
Cons: Continued Pros:
Comfort is perfect for short and long term gaming. There is very little weight placed on you head (despite the cup size, which is very large). The headband is padded with felt, as are the ear cups, to provide as much comfort as possible
Another note about the mic: it conceals very well. There is a notch for it that puts it out of sight when it is not being used. Very streamlined.
Lastly, the cups latch on snuggly, so no worry about any slippage mid game.
Other Thoughts: CONS:
The band is a little tight when putting on the headset, so much that it almost feels like you'll break it. May be an issue for those with large heads.
Wouldn't recommend for watching longer movies.