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CORSAIR Gaming Series GS700 700W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: 1. Long cable lengths. Great for cable management and routing through case backplanes. Also comes with lots of cable ties to manage cables further.
2. LEDs. Colors to fit your mood/style. You can also turn them off if you want. +1 for white LEDs especially.
3. Quiet. The Xigmatek fans I have in my case are a LOT louder than the PSU fan

Cons: Can't really think of any. It wouldn't mount fan-down in my case but I think that's a shortcoming of the particular case. Weird since they're both Corsair (case is the 500R). Cables could be a little longer for my tastes.

Other Thoughts: You can turn the LEDs off... don't complain about the LEDs since (1) Corsair makes other non-LED-lit PSUs and (2) by toggling the LED button you can turn off the LEDs.

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CORSAIR Hydro Series H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Does what it is supposed to - keeps CPU extremely cool. It's also very easy to install, but make sure your case can fit the 240mm radiator. I'm using this in the Corsair 500R case, with a total of five 120mm fans and one 200mm fan. The fans closest to the radiator are placed towards the outside and exhaust air out the top of my case. Other designs are available but this one works well since so much air is being pulled in from other places.

Cons: Instructions were very minimalistic. I wouldn't recommend this for a novice builder. Not enough to take an egg off.

Other Thoughts: Overall very pleased. CPU is i7-2700K. In the ASUS BIOS the temperature reads 21°C at idle. Using CoreTemp in Windows 7 the temperature is about 30°C idle and never goes above 43°C even while light gaming (Mass Effect 1, GRID, TF2, etc). Keep in mind I have 6 fans though.

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COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Extremely tool-less design that some people may enjoy. Aluminum is sturdy and case has good heft. Good construction at a very reasonable price. Side panel comes off easily and is replaced onto the case just as easily. Overall, good external construction.

Cons: Tool-less design inside does not afford good stability. Add-in cards can wobble and become loose. 5.25'' drives fit well but 3.5'' drives do not. Cages are too close to ATX form-factor motherboards when installed. Very little room for aftermarket heatsink and fans. Only two fans installed and no obvious mount point for additional 120mm fans. One fan died after just 1.5+ yrs use - unacceptable. With only one fan operational the cooling went from adequate to unacceptable. Add-in cards are cooled OK as well as CPU but wow, memory temp was near egg-frying temperatures. Not a good case for air-cooling.

Other Thoughts: Overall, just not worth the lack of reliability and redundancy. I regret getting this case and am glad that for other builds I went with more expensive cases that had more options.

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Tushar R.'s Profile

Display Name: Tushar R.

Date Joined: 08/02/07

  • Reviews: 4
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 02/11/12
  • Last Review: 04/13/12
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