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This review is from: LIAN LI PC-Q07B USB3.0 Black Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case
Pros: Easy to work in for it's size; accepts ATX PSU; accepts 5.25" device; USB 3.0 front panel. Great case for a more-than-just watching movies box or modified for water cooled clock crunching.
Cons: Tiny steel screws for aluminum case; the screw is stronger than the case material. No extra tiny screws if one is misplaced. Power button catches/sticks in place. One unit had no issue, second unit had a warped side panel (not bad, but it's there and I know it). While this case is extremely small, it's small in relation to the fact it can house a full ATX PSU and a 5.25" device. There's very little room for a killer air cooled CPU heatsink and no place to mount addition fans (stock). The PSU and CPU fans are all there is. Too little space between the PSU and CPU fan can cause a negative airflow pocket. Mounts only a single 3.5" or 2.5" (stock).
Other Thoughts: While physical media may be on the way out, it's nice to have a case capable to supporting devices for those of us who still cling to the fringes. There is a rhythm to building in cases like the PC Q07B, and some things must be done in a particular order. Otherwise, a simple build can escalate from irritating to potential nightmare. The flush mount screws are nice, since they don't detract from the stunning simplicity of cases like this. But, be mindful those same small screws are easily marred and can potentially ruin the case by stripping out the thread points. There are adapters available to use a SFX PSU vs. the ATX, but price & performance share throne on my bench. These cases can also make a rocking water cooled LAN box for the patient, capable, tool wielding customizer. The extra space is perfect for a radiator and there's plenty of room for add-on air intake from the front of the case. Difficulty is relative to perspective and resource. Think about the end goal, the parts available and plan it out.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Nicely laid out for a small(ish) form factor case; no compromise 5.25" bay and 3 3.5" HDD; full ATX PSU; 3 fan mounts
Cons: Used one of these for a closed loop build before they decided to release the Elite 130 - oh well. Utilizing 2nd 120mm fan mount can be tight depending on MOBO power and SATA locations. 90 degree or smaller straight SATA connections needed due to spacing.
Other Thoughts: This makes for a very good media box or micro home server. W/ 2 120mm fans and an additional 80mm on the side there is plenty on cooling for a well thought out build. The case rails have tie off points all along for cable management, as well as several along the bottom edges. For a less expensive mini-ITX case this unit will not disappoint.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SF1008P 10/100Mbps 8-Port PoE Switch, 4 PoE Ports, Metal case
Pros: 8 port auto sensing; external PSU - I like not needing to replace the entire unit if the PSU dies; quiet
Cons: Only 4 PoE; 10/100; desk switch case - needs encouragement to mount onto a wall or into a rack; external PSU may require additional wire management.
Other Thoughts: Nice for a simple camera install or something not requiring a full gigabit to take advantage of. Not having holes on the underside of the case or along the sides may require unorthodox methods for wall or rack mounting. This is the first switch I've purchased lacking mount point on the underside in the least. The metal housing is nicely understated. Internals are fairly standard. Maximum sustained transfer speed has been a solid 13MBs on a single port.READ FULL REVIEW