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Pros: - Airflow (Because that really all that matters here)
This things stay frosty. Is been hard working next to it as its gotten colder because its constantly blowing cool air on my legs. However I dissevered even this can be fixed by opening the top vents to allow air to escape upwards instead of out the back.
While running 2 GTX 660's in SLI, on 12 hour long gaming sessions I have never seen this case temp go above 59 Degrees C. (Demanding games, like Crisis 3, Boarderlands 2, Planetside 2, Skyrim thats been modded to heck)
Cons: - Drive bays
- Cumbersome drive bay installation
The case is designed well, but still has some cheapness to it.
When you pull off the faceplate you notice it has those saudered in drive bay covers on the chassis that you have to get a pair of pliers to bend and break off before you can install anything into a drive bay.
A rough edges in the case still. I nicked myself a few times while putting my system together.
It can also be a little difficult because the hard drive bays have black shelves that can be removed, but the drive cage itself is not removable, making it difficult at times to run cables.
-Fan Noise (sometimes)
Not really a con In my opinion, but if the fans are allowed to crank up all way, it sounds like there is a monsoon inside the case. (I'll elaborate below)
Other Thoughts: Part of the cooling effect/ Noise level will definitely depend on what support software you have with your motherboard (if any). I use an Asus Maximus V and my fans speed is controlled pretty accurately based on the need.
While playing, the fans have never had to crank up all the way, which should indicate how well airflow works in this case.
For the sake of testing I did have all the fans crank to maximum, and it is as loud as one would expect. Not even vacuum cleaner noise level but still louder than say an old Xbox 360 about to overheat.
This case cools better than most of the really expensive cases. So if you are mainly concerned with cooling, save yourself the dough and get this one.
Pros: Best SSD I have ever used.
Best performance / price.
File transfer between drives is ridiculous compared to most SSD's with similar price tags.
Great if you use eSATA setups to transfer large files.
Gaming load times are also amazing.
May not be the cheapest but it is still worth every extra penny you will spend. Settle for nothing less.
Cons: NothingREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: Thought it had a decent price. Had lots of power, But...
Cons: Starting to short out after 9 months of moderate use. It will looses all power after a few minutes of gaming. Right before this started happening, it also developed a serious coil whine while playing these same games that now cause it to crash.
Other Thoughts: I have gone to the OCZ support site, to try and claim an RMA ticket. Response below.
"Unfortunately, we cannot process RMA requests at this time. OCZ has recently been purchased by Toshiba. During this transition, certain department activities have been temporarily suspended. We are currently transitioning the power supply department and unfortunately, we cannot process PSU RMA requests at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience. Normal RMA procedure should resume soon. We appreciate your patience in this matter.
We will contact you when the transition is complete and your request can be processed. "
I would have liked to just assumed that I got a bad one and gotten an exchange, but the fact I have to wait an undisclosed amount of time for them to "transition" the department, makes me feel like I am getting... you know what.
If this ever gets resolved I will try to update my review, but for now 1 egg for product reliability and customer service FAIL.
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