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Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-01 RED LED Black ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great price point. Tons of room for a ATX and smaller motherboards. Removable HDD cage. Room for 5 120mm fans.

Was able to fit a Cooler Master Seidon 120XL in a pull configuration (could have gone push/pull) this was possible in part to using ram with low profile heat spreaders.

It's a very tight fit and may want to mount the cooler last as it could and can cause issues with disc drives installed in the top drive bay.

Cons: The one glaring issue i have which cost the egg is not being able to remove the front panel without pulling out the Disc Drive/ Card Reader which makes for dusting quite the task.

Other Thoughts: a good solid build and would buy it again .. though i would hope that being able to pull the front panel off without having to remove the drives installed in the 2 drive bays would be better ... Hey Cosair send me an updated version of this to test and review for ya ;)

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Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-550 550W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail,ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92,SLI Ready, Crossfire Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply - Retail
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: semi-modular
enough connections
quiet

Cons: -1 egg
Cables are plastic coated no mesh.. all black (might be a positive for some) stiff .. really really stiff

cables are a bit short in my case ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147185 ) rosewill galaxy -03 really had to struggle to get the 8-pin cpu run around the back side of the mother board ( i foreseen this and ordered a 8-pin extension cable which was shipped from New Jersey while this psu was shipped from TN ?? seriously guys and arrived the next day due to delays prolly won't use it till my next build)

-1 egg

the 20+4 motherboard connectors were also quite the task to get connected once again due to the stiffness of the cables
- no eggs

The extras (the baggy to hold unused connections i'd have passed on to have individually braided cables rather than going out and buying a set of cables through a 3rd party)

Other Thoughts: System Specs

This PSU
MSI 970a-G43
FX 6300
Radeon Entertainment Series 4GBx2 1600 DDR3 Ram
SAPPHIRE DUAL-X R9 270 2gb
OCZ 120gb SSD
Cooler Master Seidon 120XL

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MSI 970A-G43 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Decent Performance Low Price 01/12/2014

This review is from: MSI 970A-G43 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Price Price Price .. pretty much sums up why I purchased this board. I was able to squeeze out 4.2 on my 6300 with a Seidon 120XL keeping temps below 44c while running prime95 for a few hours. (didn't need to run it over night cause i will never stress the cpu that much at any given time)

Cons: Limited board cooling which limited me in my oc'ing of the board but i knew this going in. didn't seem right to knock an egg for it.

Other Thoughts: would buy again for future budget gaming build where oc'ing isn't the users focus.


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Display Name: Adam B.

Date Joined: 02/02/08

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 09/09/13
  • Last Review: 01/02/15
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