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This review is from: Rosewill RV350 350W ATX 1.3 Power Supply
Pros: Follow up on a review I did earlier.
Used in a budget computer build over 2 years ago and it's still running without a single hiccup. 250w draw from components (~312 during intense gaming) for countless hours.
Cons: runs a tad warm; but the airflow from the stock cpu cooler (LGA 775) and the 1 120mm exhaust fan on the case are plenty to keep heat well undercontrol.
several apps (Benchmarking software, OCCT, CPU-z, etc) report overvolting. not enough to make a big deal though; that's just nitpicking.
Other Thoughts: Right up there with the wisest money ever spent.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Monitor is pretty big; I wanted a 24" monitor, but with my budget, I didn't have the pocket for it; I bought this monitor instead and I couldn't be any happier (unless you know, I had 6 of them)!
Super simple to assemble, just line it up and snap into place. Disassembly is equally as simple; just hold the tab and pull.
In both cases, I recommend laying the monitor screen down on a towel to prevent scratches.
No ghosting issues like others stated.
I didn't have any stuck pixels.
Speakers are built in. see other thoughts.
Cons: Colors aren't 100% correct out of the box. Splendid modes make each mode pretty awesome, but do change colors significantly (for example, gaming mode is heavy red, while movie mode is pretty green)
Speakers aren't much better than the average lap top's speakers.
menu buttons are kind of hard to use, they're in an awkward location.
Other Thoughts: Speakers are built in, while they're not the best things since sliced bread, it's pretty convenient; also, there is an output audio which I use with my sound system, and I have no issues with loss of quality (other than that already being experienced by converting HDMI quality to Analog.
I've played over 50 hours of black ops on this monitor, 17 hours of browsing, and 12 hours watching movies; this monitor keeps me pretty captivated each time.
Definitely worth buying!
Pros: Don't let the price tag fool you, this case has way more bang than buck:
I was able to do one of the better cable management jobs Ive done in minutes instead of hours because this case made it so easy and simple; only had to use 3 zip-ties extra than what was included with the cable management supplies that come with the case.
Side panel allows for the install of up to two 120mm fans.
Tool-less design works like a charm, and for those with worries, they include screws in the hardware package just for you.
Very nice finish!
Included fan is silent and moves quite a bit of air and has a nice long 3-pin connector for use with front mount fan controller if necessary.
ALL BLACK INTERIOR! (with the exception of the orange plastic) That's something you don't usually find until you spend about $80+ on a case; and it's a nice paint job too.
Fits a 9800GTX w/o clearance issues!
Has quite a bit of room even if it doesn't look like it; yet isn't too big--nonextended cables behind the tra
Cons: Pretty thin metal, but it's not like you're going to be kicking your computer.
Case did come with the bent side panel others have stated; but this is no biggie. I just took a pair of pliers(vise) and a towel (to protect the paint), and just clamped down and wiggled a little till it straightened out; fixed all alignment problems.
Case naturally does not have what most consider 'good air-flow'; which is why they allow for attachment of up to two 120mm fans on the side panel and another at the front of the case near the HD cage. But don't waste your time on that front slot, you won't be getting any air in that way. However, I fixed that intake problem by adding a high air-flow Blue LED fan zip-tied to the inside of the other 3 unoccupied 5.25"bays (4th has DVD drive). The Blue looks SLICK with the black and orange, and the fact that they included a spongy material to the back of the mesh bay covers leads me to think they probably wanted a fan there! haha.
This case is underrated. :(
Other Thoughts: They installed the IDE led behind the reset button, and Power led behind the power button, which I thought looked pretty sweet; it helps the face retain that "blacked out" look.
You may have some difficulty uninstalling the PCI slot covers; a screwdriver and a well placed tap to the "stub" of the L from the inside out will help things move along much smoother.
Included manual is actually helpful enough to guide you through building the whole computer minus software basically. Heck, I let my 11 year old sister go at it and she did 50% of the build while I was eating lunch!
Case is very boxy, very plain, but very eye-catching; you'll get people asking about it, and instead of being modest or bashing it for being cost effective you should brag about it. It's a great case!
If you're on a budget to build any computer, I would actually recommend this case over the overly popular Samtec 299+1 or Tulipwill cases and invest the savings into the hardware and a nice fan for the intake.
Display Name: David A.
Date Joined: 09/10/11
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