Showing Results: Most Recent
Pros: Cable management was accomplishable (I’d advise a modular power supply though). My SeaSonic G Series SSR-550RM worked very well in this regard. The ½” bulge on the side panel accommodated a sleeved ATX 2x12 power cable due to the back cover’s flexibility and space (this did require a bit of effort though … very tight). As a result, every cable except for the ATX 12V 2x4 cable fit behind the motherboard for a clutter free area allowing for excellent air flow. Case came with ample zip ties to get the job done.
I installed the recommended Cooler Master Seldon 120M (which I had to purchase elsewhere) with excellent results. I mounted the radiator at the rear and transferred the original rear fan to the front. Air flows into the case from the front and exits through the rear 120mm fan.
Case would have accommodated the Noctua NH-U14S CPU cooler if I had chosen to go that route … removes the option of a side mounted 120mm fan though … maximum cooler size is 160mm.
The front panel is clean and had a professional appearance. Remove it by pulling out from the bottom … be careful not to break it though as this is not the easiest thing to accomplish (requires more than a “gentle pull”). Big plus is that it can be removed without having to deal with any wire leads!
Nice overall paint job too … all black … matte.
Customer was very satisfied with the case’s size … I previously delivered a workstation using the Cooler Master HAF 922. The first comment was “That is a big case” … .not so with the N200.
Ample mounting hardware provided.
Rubber feet kept the case off the ground.
Excellent price for excellent design.
Roomy enough for a large graphics card (EVGA GTX 770: 02G-P4-2774-KR) maximum size of 355mm or 14”.
Installed a Silverstone FF123B filter on each front 120mm fans. It would have been nice to have a front filter provided with the case.
Very light … but still sturdy.
Came with a motherboard speaker.
Bottom mounted PSU allowed fresh air to enter from the bottom through an easily removable filter.
Cons: The front USB 3.0 connector was quite snug … I had to exert more pressure than I was comfortable with to mount a Patriot XT 32 GB thumb drive.
Only one 5.25” bay in front … but I only needed one for an ASUS DVD-Writer.
Removing the plate for the front 5.25” optical drive took a bit of effort.
The my motherboard’s heat sink (labeled G1 Gaming) prevented installation of a 120mm fan (Gigabyte GA-Z97MX Gaming 5). I would have like to see about another ½” inch added to the top of the case.
Not toolless … but I knew how to use a Sears Phillips head #2 so this was not too terribly hard to overcome.
Only one front USB 3.0 connector.
Other Thoughts: Had to install the motherboard first … followed by the PSU … not a big deal though.
There is not one microATX case that I would choose over this case … $49.99 … WOW … what a great deal!
Pros: Excellent performance with PC games
I get great FPS with MS Flight Simulator X
No heating problems
Overclocking is a nice feature
Cons: I'm running a dual monitor setup ... DVI for both ... monitors are ASUS PA248Q s (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236287). When playing a video on the primary monitor the secondary monitor goes black for a second or two and then comes back ... I've RMA's the card but the same problem persists ... I've researched the iNet and this is a documented problem). I'm using driver 335.23 and upgrade with every new driver. The problem still persists with no solution.
Other Thoughts: Search for "evga gtx 780 black screen" in Google and marvel are the results.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Nice overclocking
Acceptable number of fan headers
Cons: I had to send two of these boards back to NewEgg because they would not keep time. I went through many troubleshooting steps with ASUS, which included replacing the battery as well as flashing the BIOS. This third board has behaved well thus far. This was an incredible pain. Every time I had to tear out the MoBo I had to contend with a custom water cooling system as well.
Other Thoughts: I built a system 6 years ago using a Gigabyte board ... it never gave one problem. I'm currently in the process of building five workstations for a client for which I have offered a 3 year warranty. Suffice it to say I will not be using ASUS for these machines.READ FULL REVIEW