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This review is from: Thermaltake Core V51 (CA-1C6-00M1WN-00) Black ATX Gaming Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: Quality case, thick, sturdy metal.
Surprisingly decent stock fans. Quiet, with adequate airflow out of the box. Nicely flexible and sleeved cables.
Easy to access and remove dust filters.
Nice modular drive bays. 5.25" bays allow mounting of dual 2.5" drives side by side. 3.5" bays have mounting holes for 2.5" drives.
Lots of fan mounting options.
ATX standoffs premounted.
Good, complete, black paint job.
Cons: Plastic cable ties are brittle and nearly useless.
Heavy. (Yes, listed as a pro too, depends on your POV, heavy is OK for me).
3rd video card would have almost 0 clearance.
Other Thoughts: This is a quality case that is sturdy, flexible, quiet, and with quite good airflow. The stock fans are set up well enough that on an (moderate) overclock stress test turning them up actually did drop the temperature inside the case, and across the CPU and GPU by a few degrees C.
This would be an excellent case for water cooling.
The PSU antivibration mount is decent, and if you use a smaller PSU you could add a trio of bottom mounted fans or "360mm" radiator.
It's only a hair smaller than a full tower case, but doesn't support more than 3 video cards, and that would be quite a push.
I actually managed to get 2 SSDs, and BluRay burner, and an HDD in just the 2 5.25" bays. Could have mounted another pair of SSDs below the HDD if I needed. This let me remove both 3.5" adapters and get unrestricted airflow across the motherboard and to the video cards.
If you're looking for a case about this size, you can't go wrong with this one.
This review is from: Antec Eleven Hundred V2 Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: It''s a large mid-tower case. It's not a Dell/HP tower.
Dual 120mm fan cutouts over graphics card.
Cons: Poor fitting sides. All my Antecs have had sides that fit poorly.
Brittle plastic, tabs snap off far too easily.
Small fans. Seriously, only supports 120MM fans?!
Fans are very difficult to mount.
No intake from bottom.
Comes with only exhaust fans, great for collecting dust.
Thin, flimsy metal (but at least it's metal)
Other Thoughts: Whelp, this is my 3rd, worst, and last Antec case. Both my 1200 and 900 are better, but they had issues with fit as well.
Antec clearly is intent on selling a product that looks nice, but is in fact cheap with as many corners cut as possible. They try to MSRP near far better cases like ThermalTake and Corsair.
I give it 2 stars because it was $40 after rebate and it's not as bad as the cr@ppy cases that commodity vendors (Dell, et al) ship in. I chalk it up to a $40 mistake. I would be seriously mad if I'd paid anything near MSRP for this tin can.
Pros: Looks good on paper. "USB 3". Built in DVD ROM. Good price for these options in a micro device.
Cons: Doesn't work IRL. No video processing, no (functional) upscaling, can't push enough bandwidth over the GPU LANE (singular) to display 1080 (p/i, 50/60).
Other Thoughts: Don't mix Iintel and AMD, it doesn't work. 1x PCI-E lane is bad enough, Lenovo isn't exactly know for performance, and especially not for quality for low end equipment. Drivers included are poor versions. Reinstall from scratch for any hope of stability.READ FULL REVIEW
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