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Pros: The biggest selling point of this case is the absolute massive amount of airflow and cooling options for a mITX build. It's big for an mITX, but that's a plus if you plan on putting large, high end components inside. You're able to fit large water cooling systems, and large air cooling cpu solutions with room to spare.
Cons: There is really only one con I can think of with this case, and it's that gpu's with larger coolers can get suffocated due to the clearance of the window panel. My Gigabyte Windforce GTX 760 did fine, as it's a true two slot card, but my new MSI R9 390 just doesn't get enough air. This card has a 2.5, almost 3 slot cooler, and it simply doesn't get enough air around the card to keep it cooled. The front intake fans of the case are offset to the right, and primarily cool the motherboard and power supply area of the case, and don't supply the gpu fan intake with any fresh air. For now I've removed the side panel entirely to keep the card cool. With the panel on, the card reaches almost 90c, off, and the card stays 60c or less, playing games like GTAV and Ark: Survival Evolved.
I plan on either adding an 80 or 92mm fan mounted at an angle to blow fresh air to the card, or 3d print a new insert for the window and remove the acrylic.
The gpu cooling issue is the only reason I've docked an egg.
One other minor thing is the supplied 140mm intake fans can be a little loud. I don't think it's an issue of the fans themselves, rather where the case material is in front of them causing turbulence. I've had this issue in other cases, and removing the extra material fixes it. I'm just not going to cut this one up.
Other Thoughts: The cons do not detract from the value of the case in the slightest. I've owned many cases throughout the years, cheap ones and expensive ones. This is by far my favorite out of the bunch.
I have the case filled with:
i5 4690k @ 4.2ghz
Phanteks PH-TC14S cpu cooler
16gb Corsair Vengeance DDR3
Corsair RM750 psu
MSI R9 390 Gaming
x2 Hynix ssd's
x2 14mm fans (included)
x4 120mm fans
Pros: Large screen, clear and sharp, great price.
Cons: Maybe it's my panel in particular, but there is some significant ghosting in fast paced games. It's far worse on this screen compared to my old 8ms monitor. In games like War Thunder it's bad enough that I see two planes when I'm chasing someone. Also on desktop applications it's very hitchy when moving Windows around. When I move them over to my old screen it's perfectly fine. Move back to this one and it lags a lot. I've experienced this with both dvi and hdmi.
Other Thoughts: I still like this monitor even with the issues I have, enough that I'd like a couple more for matching surround screens.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Intel EXPI9301CTBLK Network Adapter 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI-Express 1 x RJ45
Pros: It just works.
Cons: Only my stupidity.
Other Thoughts: Earlier I wrote a review stating that this NIC would not fit in my GA-990FXA-UD5 motherboard. While it does in fact not fit in the pci-e x1 slot due to the northbridge cooling, I had completely forgotten about the compatibility with other pci-e slots. Right now the card is quietly doing it's thing a few slots under my GTX 760. Works great in a x8 slot!READ FULL REVIEW