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Pros: -Handles every game I've thrown at it on max settings with excellent framerates
-Pretty good value
Cons: -Large size. I cannot SLI two of these in my current case, it is simply too large. I'm only running one for now and it is more than sufficient so its not a big deal.
-Semi loud at full load. I'm not deducting any points because of this because I honestly don't care about the noise and the fans seem to keep it very cool.
Other Thoughts: Its fast and runs cool, but it may be a little too loud for some. The noise is not an issue for me so its a perfect fit for my build. The GPU temp has not gone over 40C for me, even under heavy load.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Lower cost, highly capable motherboard. Overclocking is really simple. BIOS fan control has served me well so far. Room for upgrade/expansion in the future. Plenty of SATA ports, including SATA 3.0.
Cons: Only two USB 3.0 ports. Not a huge deal, definitely not worth deducting an egg.
Some included software is bloat. Just don't install what you really don't need. Again, not worth a deduction.
Other Thoughts: Many people seemed to have issues with updating firmware. Luckily, my board shipped with the latest version already on it. I'm assuming if you do it right, it shouldn't be a problem.
Other note: the 8 pin connector is at the top of the board. I have a bottom mount power supply, so my 8 pin cord is awkwardly stretched up to connect. I have an extension cable on the way. If you want to properly manage your cables and you want a case with a bottom mount power supply, I'd suggest getting an 8 pin extension cable.
This review is from: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
Pros: -Very capable case
-Half decent cable management for the price
-Decent amount of room
-Includes 3 decent fans
Cons: -Space for graphics cards. I have a GTX 770 that barely fits, I will not be able to fit a second card of the same type in this case (without modification).
-Semi-cheap feel to the screw-less hard drive and optical drive mounts.
-Front panel cables a little short
Other Thoughts: This case has the power supply mount on the bottom and my motherboard was designed assuming a top mount power supply. This isn't a major issue, but I currently have my 8 pin motherboard power connector routed pretty haphazardly. I have an extension cable on the way. This isn't a huge issue, just something worth noting, especially if you are into cable management.
The front panel cables were also a little short for my motherboard (ASRock Z77 Extreme4). In my experience, most motherboards have the front panel connections (audio, USB, and buttons) in the same general area, and the cables seemed a touch short, especially if you want to keep them out of the way.
Overall, I'm definitely pleased with this case, despite its shortcomings. I ordered a lower cost case to stay on budget, and I would definitely recommend this.
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