Showing Results: Most Recent
This review is from: SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
Pros: Features a hybrid mode where it only runs the fan if needed. Super quiet. Came in a velvet bag and the modular cables came in a fancy multi pocket bag.
Cons: I would have been just as happy if they had packed the product like everyone else (plastic bag in styrofoam) and saved $10. The fancy packing for me was actually a turn off because it had to have added a a couple extra bucks to the price. The manual could include a little extra info for novices such as what types of devices each cable could be used for, instead they are listed as PCI-E.
Other Thoughts: Most of the cables had multiple ends for multiple devices. For a modular system that isn't cheap I was hoping they would have included a few more cables that only had 1 connector to keep things simple for air flow.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Thermaltake SOPRANO VO900M1N2N Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: Sound proofing (my ceiling fan makes more noise), giant front fan, external SATA slots on top of case, 4 front panel USB3.0 ports
Cons: External SATA slot built into the top of the case uses old school molex power cable. Manual sparse if you are a novice. Thumb screws that hold the panels on are the type that don't come out, they are a little small in my opinion. I would rather have larger removal thumb screws. Power and reset bottoms are on the top of the case so there is potential to drop something on them accidentally. There is one 3.5 inch internal bay that I can not figure out how to utilize without taking the case apart, its right behind the front fan and looks like its supposed to slide forward whereas all the other internal HD bays slide sideways.
Other Thoughts: The heavy duty nature of the case and sound proofing far outweigh the cons I've listed. The quiet nature of my setup may be attributed not just to the case. I have a Seasonic 650W Gold rated power supply and its running in hybrid mode where it doesn't run the fan always. I only have the stock CPU fan (i5-4670K) and a single GPU (Gigabyte GTX660).READ FULL REVIEW