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This review is from: LIAN LI PC-T60B Black Aluminum ATX / Micro-ATX TEST BENCH Computer Case
Pros: Well laid out and seems pretty sturdy after I finally managed to get it put together correctly.All parts of my PC are now easily accessed if I need to replace a part or add upgrades to my build. No problems with airflow or overheating since it has no top or sides to speak of .to trap any excess heat.
Cons: Absolutely horrible labeling of the pieces (it came un-assembled and 100% completely UN labeled either) No easy way to tell whether a given part was the left side/right side or to know whether I was putting them together right side up, inside out, back to front etc.Same goes for the fasteners.There were about a dozen bags of assorted screws, grommets etc that again, had NO labels to help identify them when putting the case together. The 1 page instructions DID give letter classifications to each like a screw, b screw, h bolt etc, which served no purpose as the darn bags of screws had no labels. I had to go by the length and shape of the screw heads to figure it out. And ended up partly assembling the thing 3 times before getting all the parts in the correct orientations. Like i said, no way to tell what side of a piece needed to face upward or downwards, north or south etc.A royal pain in the rear for anyone who does not have a great deal of patience and mechanical dexterity to assemble it with such lousy labeling and horridly brief assembly instructions. This is why I took off 2 stars.It was like putting together a jigsaw puzzle of a blizzard that had only 12 distinct shapes but 1000 pieces in those 12 shapes and in just 1 color, white (or in my case, black)
Other Thoughts: I'm glad i bought it but whoever thought sending a box of flat black panels with zero markings on them to facilitate customer assembly and an armload of bags full of unlabeled fasteners to screw it all together was a good ides, should be shot.Or at the very least demoted to a position more befitting their intelligence, like sweeping floors or cleaning toilets.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Diablotek VOLTPS475-RF 475W ATX12V Power Supply
Pros: Cheap! I bought 2 so i'd have a spare. I was a little worried at first since my last Diablotek PSU lasted less than 6 months and felt as light as an empty coffee can. But this 1 has performed nicely so far. It WAS NOT labeled diablotek so i'm not sure if they just sent the wrong PSU by mistake, But it works good so I'm not gonna look a gift horse in the mouth.It was also a good bit heavier than my 1st Diablotek PSU. And NOT plastered all over with red and black labels like my 1st 1. But I couldn't care less what brand it actually is. It works great, it's quiet and seems to run cool also.
Cons: not the best of brands.But what can you expect at this price point?Anything better than a cheap chinese hand crank 12 volt DC generator is a great buy at the price.
Other Thoughts: Keep 1 on hand for emergencies. Nothing like having a spare PSU when your current unit dies on you at 3AM and there's no stores open to go buy a new 1.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Fractal Design Node 804 Black Window Aluminum/Steel MATX Cube Computer Case
Pros: configuration options up the wazoo!! Best airflow of any case I've owned. I'm running an 8 core Vishera FX black series CPU that's overclocked nearly 25% using only the stock heatsink and fan that came in the box with the processor. My idle temps are in the low 90's Fahrenheit. Under load it only warms up to about 130F. It comes equipped with 3 large, VERY quiet case fans already installed.Room for over a DOZEN hard drives!!!!
Cons: No spot for a full size dvd burner or even a slimline laptop drive, only a slot loader, which is harder to find. (not to mention pricier if you buy your slot load drive new) Managed to find a used slot load multi burner pulled from a mac book on that auction site that starts with an E though, so no biggie.
Other Thoughts: Very cool looking case. Looks like a mini fridge like you'd find in a dorm or hotel room. And as cool as it keeps my 8 core monster CPU it might as well be a fridge.
The manual is next to worthless but do you REALLY need a manual to tell you how to take a case apart or put it back together?? If so, perhaps you should stick to a big box pc from best buy or wally world.