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Antec GX500 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggs Good Looking Case, Poor Quality Control 09/15/2015

This review is from: Antec GX500 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Great looking case, Love the cooling (Includes 2 top fans and 1 rear fan), and has fan filters on everything but the side panel (So much for keeping the dust out...) Case is painted inside and out which is nice. Tool-less drive bays work well. Blue Power LED with White HDD LED looks decent.

Cons: This case has a few quality control issues and doesn't include a more detailed manual like other vendors do. First off, there is almost no assembly manual therefore one has to guess what type of screw is used for what (Chassis like Thermaltake or Corsair inform you on what screw to use on what component.) I know this is silly but I'd rather not guess which one goes where (Not every manufacturer uses the same screws heads for certain components and may use screws that look much different.) As for the thumb screws for the right access panel, one of them was completely bent and looked to be shoved into the screw hole diagonally (Box arrived in pristine condition and this does not seem to be a defect caused by shipping.) As for the expansion slots on the back, none of them were pre-threaded and took a ton of muscle and patience to install a screw for the expansion cards. Overall, the quality was poorer than a chassis selling 10-20 dollars less from a competing manufacturer.

Acer Laptop Aspire E5-573G-59C3 Intel Core i5 5200U (2.20 GHz) 8 GB Memory 1 TB HDD 8 GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce 940M 15.6
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: The hardware that comes with this laptop is fantastic for the price (469.99 with Free Shipping) I was expecting a laptop that is somewhat bulky but it is fairly thin but not thin to where you'll feel like you'll break it in your backpack. I love the fact that this laptop uses Nvidia Optimus to turn off the GT 940m video card when not in use as this laptop will run 5-6 hours when not used. And when you need it, it turns on seamlessly (it auto-detects which GPU it should use but it can be changed if desired.) Its completely white with black keys on the inside and black on the outside which actually looks quote nice. Also, its not a fingerprint magnet! The laptop is completely textured which stops those nasty fingerprints from presenting themselves. The back of the laptop can be serviced by removing 18 screws which doesn't seem very hard. Webcam looks very clear in a well lit room (haven't tested it in a dark room yet) Lastly, this laptop has a free optical drive bay that's not populated with a drive (So you can choose your own drive or utilize a converter to turn it into a secondary HDD/SSD bay)

Cons: None that really bothers me.

Other Thoughts: My laptop came configured with 1x8GB Hynix module (An additional slot is available for a maximum of 16GB of memory), a Seagate 1TB ST1000LM014 SSHD (The 8GB SSD is not available to the user but is used for auto caching data), a 1GbE Realtek Ethernet Controller and a Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless AC 2.0 module with Bluetooth 4.1 for those who are wondering about the internal hardware.

Habey EMC-600S Silver Heavy duty 3mm aluminum Super-slim Mini-ITX HTPC/NAS/Server Chassis 60W
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Too small! Lack of clear documentation. 04/21/2014

This review is from: Habey EMC-600S Silver Heavy duty 3mm aluminum Super-slim Mini-ITX HTPC/NAS/Server Chassis 60W

Pros: Great quality chassis! Comes with power supply.

Cons: Too small! I met the standard for maximum HSF clearance by an inch and it was right up against the top of the case and left no room for the HDD. Had to return and get a larger case.

Other Thoughts: You would think they would have factored in the maximum clearance with a HDD installed... Gave it three eggs because the case was nice but dropped two because they need to clearly document the maximum HSF height with an HDD installed!


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Display Name: David K.

Date Joined: 07/11/04

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  • Last Review: 09/15/15
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