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This review is from: APEVIA X-TELSTAR-BL Blue/ Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer CaseNo Power Supply
Pros: This the second case I've bought. It's lightweight, good looking, and is VERY easy to use. My last case was a thermaltake and it craftsmanship on it was terrible. Nothin fit just right. Screwholes were off by a bit here and there. That's not the case for this case. Everything is precise and fits perfectly. It has a nice mobo tray that lifts out. The screws are all labeled for their purpose. The HDD slots are perpendicular so their wires play nice with your beastly graphics card (mine's a amd radeon 6870). DVD-ROM slots fit perfectly and were easy to install. Mobo output hole was the perfect size.
Cons: BEWARE: The door-fan may not fit with your heatsink. Its placement is somewhat poor and my "COOLER MASTER RR-CCH-LB12-GP 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler" bumps into it. So much so that I have to prop the door with a wide plastic coat hanger (works alright). I may just unscrew the fan though so the door sits.
It's only slightly larger than a mid-tower. Compared to my thermaltake mid-tower, it's only a two to three inches wider. The two temperature sensors are neat, but they need to taped to the heatsink and HDD. They say to use thermal tape, but don't supply any and I don't think I should be using scotch tape...
Other Thoughts: Noise level is about what you'd expect. Mine would probably be a tad quieter if the door was totally closed :/ The fan knob and display is pretty cool. Also, my package arrived with a small 2x2 inch hole punched into it. ZERO damage to the unit due to good packaging :D
I bought this "COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSA00-80GAD3-US 1000W ATX" psu along with this case. Was a snap to install (good amount of room for you hands) and the colors match well. There were precise screw holes here as well.
So far I'm very pleased with this case even with the door fan issue. I'll post updates if something new pops up.
This review is from: Thermaltake VB1000SNS Silver Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: internal structure is solid and built well. The design works well for airflow with a nice intake on the front panel. My system stays cool and quiet as long as my PSU and cooling units are in working order. It's literally quiet enough to sleep next to being that my pc is about five feet from my bed.
Cons: The first case delivered to me had a bad dent on it right back near the door where the lock is. This broke the lock and made it impossible to install a PSU. Newegg sent me another within a couple weeks but it took several weeks before UPS picked up the old one.
The peripheral slots are a pain to deal with imo. First you have to open up a slot which isn't easy and then you have to slide your DVD-ROM or whatever into the slot which is hard as well.
Otherwise, the design is pretty solid. However, the materials overall seem kindof cheap; Especially the plastic parts. This case is good and might be worth xx bucks or so, but not xx.
Other Thoughts: I usually just take the front door completely off. The reason for this is there's a screen in front of the intake fan on mine which is almost completely blocked with dust now.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: XTRAC PADS Ripper Optical Mouse pad
Pros: my cheap microsoft optical mouse works nearly as well as a laser mouse on this thing. The cursor movement on the screen is smooth with no bumps or jumps. The size of the pad is perfect.
Cons: i've no cons for this product
Other Thoughts: i like big mouse pads so I didn't bother cutting this in half.
This is a must buy for any optical mouse.