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RAIDMAX ATX-404WU Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Great budget Case, poor rebate 10/02/2015

This review is from: RAIDMAX ATX-404WU Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Decent Budget case
* Bottom mounted PSU
* 2.5" and 3.5" mounting for drives
* cool design

Cons: * no official cable management, there is some you can do but not much without a modular PSU
* no replacement I/O slot brackets
* the cover that secures I/O slot brackets does not work well, cable brackets wont get secured well
* add-on brackets are part of the case, tricky to remove with installed motherboard.
* PSU air filter falls off to easily

Other Thoughts: i think the top should have a bigger and maybe even 2 spots for fans, its buldged like it should, but does not have any holes cut out, it also would look cooler if the front lit up.

also the GPU i was using sagged a bit, idk if this was the case being flimsy or something else.

$10 rebate has not arrived after almost 4 months, do not count on a rebate on this case.

Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 140mm UFB (Updraft Floating Balance) CPU Cooler
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Great cooler, painful mounting on AMD 04/10/2015

This review is from: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 140mm UFB (Updraft Floating Balance) CPU Cooler

Pros: Great cooling performance even with stock fans, haven't changed fans or added fans yet but plan to do that when i figure out what would be the best performance upgrade, reviews state the heatsink itself is better than any Noctua

Cons: mounting on an AMD AM3+ board is VERY difficult, you have to force down on the screws to get it to grab the bracket and tight each one in alternating pattern, doing one at a time will cause the other to pop off or become more difficult to screw down, was hoping i didn't damage my CPU or board (sabertooth 990FX r2.0, the AMD system is poorly designed and not well thought out, the bracket needs the pins the screws grab to be just a bit longer or something.

CORSAIR CAFA50 120mm CPU Cooler
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggs JUNK 03/02/2014

This review is from: CORSAIR CAFA50 120mm CPU Cooler

Pros: 1 - Got it for free
2 - tower style
3 - decent fan
4 - looks cool

Cons: 1 - IMPOSSIBLE to install on most AMD motherboards blowing air to the back of the case, must blow air out the top or bottom, completley useless for most AMD systems

2 - gaps between heatpipes, gaps are aluminum

Other Thoughts: if you ever run across these like i did (was in a box of stuff from craigslist) if you plan to use it on an AMD system, unless your fine having air blow up or down then get rid of it

also the CM 212 is better.


Chandler H.'s Profile

Display Name: Chandler H.

Date Joined: 03/23/10

  • Reviews: 6
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 01/16/11
  • Last Review: 10/02/15
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