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This review is from: Rosewill Legacy MX2-B - Black Aluminum Alloy Tri-Fan ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: It's a really sleek nice looking case. I needed something nice looking and unobstrusive for a stylish room with high end furniture. This case fit that bill. It comes with very detailed instructions and lot's of case accessories.
Cons: I hate saying something is too expensive since you know what you are paying when you buy something - but for what it offers, I feel it's too much money. It seems like the case will scratch very easily, and the the internal pegs for the case sides which attach to the case, are plastic and feel like they will pop off VERY easily. If this happens the door will never securily attach to the case again and there is no fix for this. For an almost $200 case that is unacceptable.
Also, forget about installing your modular PSU. They will NOT fit.
Other Thoughts: As if the case does't already cost too much, you must factor in the cost of a slot loading CD-rom. I bought an eighty five dollar Blu-ray slot burner on Am*z*n which is nicer than any slot ODDs i've seen here on newegg, but that makes the case an almost three hundred dollar purchase! Oh yes, and then there is a purchase of a smaller PSU if you don't already have one - now you are over three hundred dollars for this case!
Lastly, I decided on a Micro-ATX board, and it fits wonderfully, but I would imagine with a full size ATX board that it would be a real hassle installing into this case.
And as for watercooling and such, forget about it unless you want to do some physical mods/alterations to the case.
But I didn't buy this case for water cooling, overclocking and fancy full size ATX cases, I bought it for style and size, so overall I am pretty happy. $50 less and I would have been thrilled.
This review is from: RAIDMAX Helios ATX-819WB Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: It's a cool looking case if you are into the R2D2 robot looking thing which I am. Lots of fan options. Love the toolessness design, especially the hard drive tray. Low priced.
Cons: It really is cheapo feeling case. I mean I read that about this case time and again in the reviews before buying it but it is even worse than I expected. You can VERY easily bend it with your bare hand in multiple places on the frame and case sides. And on that note the side doors don't align completely. This is NOT the case for people who change out parts constantly. I would gladly have paid anothe $50 for a sturdier design.
Also, would have been nice to have the option of installing a 140MM fan.
Other Thoughts: I am decently happy with the case now that I have everything in and am up and running. Really does look super cool as long as I don't touch it :)
If I could have a do over on my purchase I probably would go with a different, lesser cool looking but sturdier case.
This review is from: SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 270X 100364-4GBF4L 4GB GDDR5 Video Card w/BF4 Coupon
Pros: VERY happy with my purchase. i am not a hardcore gamer but coming from an OLD Nvidia X1950XT Pro allowed me to run 3 avatars at the same time without much lag, and 4 avatars with some lag. With my old card I experienced lots of lag with 2 avatars, and with 3 avatars it would crawl, freeze and crash. I attribute that to the 4gb of ram on this card and just the overall faster speed. 4GB of ram is INSANE at this price. NO driver issues whatsoever, and I am using an older AM2 MB with a Phenom 1055T 2.8ghz processor OC'd to 3.2ghz.. Fans are super quiet too. I don't think I have ever been so happy with a video card purchase. This card will hold me over for a while and will last through my next MB/processor upgrade which I plan to do when the next version of windows come out.
Other Thoughts: Some have complained about not getting BF4 with this card. I received a coupon for a free downloadable version of the game which I did with no problems. Not sure if people didn't read the fine print to see that they were going to get the coupon (vice the CD), or overlooked the coupon???READ FULL REVIEW