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Pros: Good looking case, well built, and the functional handle is definitely a plus for lugging this thing around to LAN parties and what-not.
Cons: The wire management options are pretty poor. There isn't enough room between the side panel and the motherboard tray to hide much. Every single screw and standoff that came installed from the factory (except the fan mounting screws) was tightened so tight that they were stripped. The first half hour+ of this build was spent trying to remove stripped thumbscrews and standoffs.
Other Thoughts: I'm pretty disappointed by the stripped screws. That's the only reason I knocked off an egg. If this was my first Cooler Master case, it would also be my last. However, I've built in a few of them and know they are usually high quality. I've got another CM case coming later this week; if it's got a bunch of stripped screws, that will be my last Cooler Master.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I wasn't expecting a lot from this RAM because it's cheap and it's A-Data. It definitely not RAM for the novice, it requires a lot of tweaking to get it fast and stable. After spending some time with it, I have two stable profiles for it. It'll run 1800MHz @ 7-8-7-22 2T, but I get better throughput at 1160MHz @ 5-5-4-12 1T. Both are solid at a hair over 1.8v.
Cons: It's picky- real picky. It doesn't like too much voltage, and even though A-Data says it'll take up to 2.15v, it doesn't scale well at all above 1.9v.
Other Thoughts: For the price, I'm fairly impressed. I was able to break the 10K mark across the board at 1160MHz on Everest 5.30's Cache & Memory Benchmark.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Grand Theft Auto IV PC Game
Pros: This game is an absolute blast to play with a bunch of friends. There's no rules, if you can think it up, you can do it. Getting a group of guys together and just raising havoc thorough the town is a great way to relax after a long day of work.
Cons: My wife won't let me play it in front of the kids...
Other Thoughts: I've got 3 machines that run this game smooth as silk. One is an E2180 @ 3.3GHz with a 9600GSO, one is an E3200 @ 3.5GHz with an 8800GT, and the third is an E8600 @ 4.2GHz with a GTX-260. Obviously they don't all play with settings maxed out, but the slowest one plays with reasonable settings and benches around 35 FPS. I don't know why some people have such a hard time getting playable framerates out of this game with semi-modern hardware.READ FULL REVIEW