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Pros: -Very quiet (quiet enough I barely know it's sitting on the desk next to me, even when running Prime95).
-Clean lines for a decent price (there seems to be an inverse relationship between taste and price when it comes to computer cases...)
-Plenty of space inside.
-The LEDs aren't uselessly bright (soft white, for the record, which was something I didn't expect, but was a pleasant surprise nonetheless).
-The power/reset buttons are low travel and delightfully positive/clicky.
-Lots of places for fans.
-USB 3.0 front headers.
Cons: -The space behind the motherboard could be a little deeper (the foam takes up an extra quarter inch where it otherwise wouldn't be a problem).
-Shows dust and fingerprints like none other.
-Only four screws for the front two fans (four for the one included, zero for the extra space).
-The 5.25" drive bay locks are... finicky? They work, but they're not the best design.
Other Thoughts: Overall, very impressed with this case. Aesthetically, this case is near perfect for what I wanted (black, clean lined, with a front door).
It's a very solid case for the money; the computer I have in it has been a on-going project for the better part of a year, and it's held up being moved around and opened a bunch of times.
This review is from: HooToo HT-PC002 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 2-Port PCI-E Add-On Expansion Card with Internal USB 3.0 19-Pin Motherboard Male Header & 5V 4-Pin Molex Power Connector (VIA VL800 Chipset, Solid Capacitors)
Pros: - Works as expected
Cons: - Molex power (not a big deal, but I had to do some cable reorganization to get a Molex plug to it)
Other Thoughts: I've bought a number of HooToo USB 3.0 products, and all have been fantastic.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: - Two Gigabit connections in the space of one
- Solid feel to the card (not that that means much).
- Works in the old Dell Dimension I threw it in to test.
Cons: - POST fails on my Gigabyte EP45-UD3 (rev. 1.1) (which was the computer I bought it for).
Other Thoughts: When I start my desktop with this card installed, all I get is lights and fans; nothing on the screen, and definitely no booting. I removed every other card installed (except for graphics, but at that point, I don't care anymore). I tried it in every x1 slot. I disabled the internal NIC. I disabled a host of other internal things. No joy. (It seems like mine is not the only Gigabyte board this has failed on, either.)
I proved to myself the card worked by installing it in an old Dell I have and it worked fine. I'll keep it around for novelty's sake until I find a new home for it (next desktop?).
Display Name: Kasey K.
Date Joined: 02/05/11
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