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Antec P70 Black Computer Case
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Not so good, even for $35. Full ATX boards will be a challenge. 04/27/2015

This review is from: Antec P70 Black Computer Case

Pros: The outside looks OK.
Comes with 3 120mm fans, will take 5, has a fan controller.
USB 3 "front" jacks.
Bottom mount power supply.
Dust filters screens for the front and power supply.
All black interior.
Has motherboard cutout for rear heatsink plate access for big heatsinks (Like the Coolermaster Hyper series).
Mostly not sharp edges but there are a couple bad spots.

Cons: Flimsy, cheap, lightweight. Metal is super thin, lots of plastic
All the "front" jacks (USB/Audio/power buttons) are on TOP not front.
Included fans are really cheap for Antec, how long will they last?
Funky hard drive mounting rails, no screws.
Cable management NIGHTMARE

Other Thoughts: #1) This thing is not worth a penny over $35. That's what I paid at a local shop, and Newegg should have it this price or with a rebate.
#2) If you REALLY NEED a MODULAR POWER SUPPLY or get ready for some UGLY cable mgmt.

It looks OK but once you open it up you know you're in trouble.
The back side panel (behind the motherboard) does come off, and you have a cutout to get to the back of the motherboard so you could change out a big heatsink backplate without pulling the motherboard which is cool. Once the back panel is off, you are presented with a ton of wires from the TOP port panel and from the fan controller. With some work you can tie these up into a semi manageable situation. But there is no room for anything else or the panel won't fit back on without bulging/bending. This becomes an immediate problem when you put in your power supply. There is NOWHERE for the wires to go. So if you're buying new, GO MODULAR! I already had a power supply, so I did the best I could but still wound up with a giant bundle of cables sitting at the bottom of the case, there is no where for them to go.

The case looks bigger than it is... with a microATX board I did OK with all the cabling. But just forget about trying to wedge a full size ATX in there, you'll lose your mind and some blood.

Top mount USB ports and power buttons. Under my desk, which it barely fits under, this sucks since I can't see the buttons. If I want to use a USB port I'm going to have to pull it out a little.

In the end it looks OK and seems fairly quiet for now, but Antec included some of the cheapest looking fans I've ever seen. Will probably have to replace them at some point.

The dust screens are a nice touch, but the front panel is kind of a chore to get on and off, which you have to do to access the screen. Not hinged like the 300, has rubber posts that "pop" in the holes. How long will those last?

In the end I got a $35 Antec case. I wish I had spent $20 more on a 300. Those are infinitely easier to work with.

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MSI Primo 81 Android Tablet -  7.85
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Not bad, once you update it 01/21/2015

This review is from: MSI Primo 81 Android Tablet - 7.85" Touchscreen Quad-core CPU 1GB RAM 16GB Flash (White)

Pros: Great screen, very clear. Nice size, lightweight. Has MicroSD and MiniHDMI ports!

Cons: Battery life is Meh.
Included AC adapter is a universal plug type and had issues with it (intermittent and slow charging). But I have tons of Micro USB chargers, you probably do too.
Had all kinds of app problems (apps wouldn't install right, would go into loops and LA-LA land, apps crashing, etc) until I updated to the newest Android update / Kitkat. See below.

Other Thoughts: First thing out of the box, charge it up (mine came with a totally dead battery). The included AC adapter is kind of flaky, I used my phone charger.

Once charged up a bit, do this android update FIRST! Follow the instructions.

http://www.msi.com/support/windpad/Primo_81.html#down-firmware

Once I updated android, all my app problems went away. Good thing too, this puppy almost got returned for refund.

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CM Storm Devastator - LED Gaming Keyboard & Mouse Combo (Blue LED Model)
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Budget Backlit Keyboard 12/19/2014

This review is from: CM Storm Devastator - LED Gaming Keyboard & Mouse Combo (Blue LED Model)

Pros: Great price when on sale (plus a rebate). Keyboard lights up pretty brightly in a deep blue. The mouse has some blue LED lighting too. Keys don't feel too bad for a cheaper keyboard, and it has some heft/weight to it so it's not going to slide around everywhere.

Cons: Not dimmable. LED lights are either on or off (via the Scroll Lock key, which may or may not be a big deal for you). The letters on the keys are labeled so thinly it's actually hard to see the letters when the backlight is off. When it's on, it's a big blue blur, the blue LEDs are diffused through some kind of plastic under the keyboard. This caused the key letters to blend in with the blue backlight unless I really focused on them (to my eyes anyway). This gets old REALLY QUICK unless you are a spot on touch typer, which I am. BUT if you are touch typist, you will instantly notice the "home keys" F and J and just BARELY marked with an indent, you almost can't feel them. Add this into the hard to see blurry keys issue and it throws off my typing. This thing IS NOT A JOY TO TYPE ON. Keys are raised pretty high which is also off putting. I'll take a $10 Logitech keyboard ANY day over this thing if you are going to be typing a lot.

And the mouse... well if you're 12 and into Transformers or robot looking stuff you might like it. It lights up blue too. But it sucks if you are used to using a decent mouse. If you're used to $5 mice then I guess you won't have issues with it, except it's ugly.

Other Thoughts: Want a bright blue keyboard and mouse for cheap for gaming or what not? Here you go. Are you a budding novelist, or need a keyboard/mouse for office work? Keep on looking.

Fast shipping as always and everything was packed well.

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William R.'s Profile

Display Name: William R.

Date Joined: 04/09/01

  • Reviews: 31
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  • First Review: 07/24/06
  • Last Review: 04/27/15
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