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Rosewill BlackHawk-Ultra Full Tower Gaming Computer Case, support up to HPTX MB, Support Dual PSU, come with 8 cooling Fans
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Pros: Space. All the space you could want.

Wire/cable management is super easy. Despite all the space, I did not run into any issues that needed cable extensions. I did have to use some for a few of the fans, but that was only because I routed the cables to a external bay Fan Controller I added, otherwise the built in fan ports on the case solve that issue.

The case itself (steel) is very sturdy despite its weight - no flexing or bowing.

Airflow is superb, even with just the included fans - though I plan to add more.

Internal bays are easy to use and are of decent (though not great) quality.

The power/reset buttons have great tactile feel - nothing cheap or flimsy about them.

I saw some reviews about concerns regarding all the mesh on the outside being prone to dents - though they would dent before a solid surface, they are sturdy and of good quality; you would have to hit it fairly hard to dent it.

The features overall.

Cons: One problem. When I opened the box and pulled off the loose wrap and two Styrofoam sides I found that the entire from panel was broke off. Every plastic piece that holds the panel on to the case was broke off, split in two or just shattered into several pieces. I knew something was amiss when I could hear 3 dozen little plastic pieces bouncing around. There is no damage to the case box and the Styrofoam (that covers /supports the front and rear) didn't appear to be compressed or damaged. There are no scuff marks on the cover. What a shame, everything else about this case is of decent to good or great quality. Even the front panel piece for the most part is of good quality, just not the pegs that snap into the front of the case.

I debated awhile about doing just one vs two stars - everything about this case otherwise is 5+ stars.

Other Thoughts: Yes, you can mount a Corsair H115i to the top of the case, but it will take the place of the two 230mm fans and they don't really fit anywhere else and are useless. The definitely can not be added back to the top but between the case and top cover, just a little two wide due to the supports (the top cover comes off - prolly could add some 140mm fans.

EVGA GeForce GTX 690 DirectX 12 (feature level 11_0) 04G-P4-2690-KR 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Well packaged and undamaged. Performs as designed. Bought two of them for Quad SLI. No heat/noise issues. Trouble/bug free in the time I have had it.

Cons: None - see other thoughts.

Other Thoughts: I paired my two 690's with an AMD system I had to begin with (OCed FX-8120 & 990chipset) Then, with an OCed i5 3570K & z77. OC FX @ 4.3 compared to stock i5 showed about 10% with intel in BF3, 3Dmark11 and Heaven 3.0 bench. OCed i5 to 4.9 and I see about a 25-28% improvement. Oddly, the bulldozer core usage never peaked above 70 (just a little more then the i5). After further investigation and talking to both ASUS support (for the AMD MB) and EVGA, discovered that the 990 chipset is the bottleneck and not the CPU. So much for the Faildozer hate. When looking at benches though, its the quad channel six core intel CPUs that let these cards shine.

On a side note, I dont believe it's fair to dock eggs b/c something you bought was "two expensive". You knew the price going in. But, I agree that the price increase over previous dual GPU cards is unjustly high. This is what happens when there's a lack of competition. He's to AMD's survival.

Intel Gift - Intel Game Pad 0810 Mouse Mat
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Crazy Big Mouse Pad. 11/22/2012

This review is from: Intel Gift - Intel Game Pad 0810 Mouse Mat

Pros: Very big. I thought this was going to be a con, but no. I never realized how useful as a gamer a larger mouse pad would be.

If I knew how more comfortable and useful a large mouse pad could have been earlier, I would have spent the money on it then.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: It was a free gift as part of a purchase I made on So even if I didn't like or benefited from it I would not have docked an egg.

I will never go back to a small/standard pad again.


Justin C.'s Profile

Display Name: Justin C.

Date Joined: 11/09/09

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  • First Review: 12/05/09
  • Last Review: 09/13/16
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