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Pros: You must need to buy WD Black in order to get quality packaging. For two drives they used individual boxes, with actual drive shipping containers, the drives themselves surrounded with extra thick padding. I'm used to flimsy drive packaging, but I hope this is a sign that NE wants to get the drives to you safely now and in the future.
Well what else, it's WD Black with 5 year warranty, we know why we buy it. It does run a little hot particularly in a raid array.
Cons: Price, but as usual - coming down. You are paying for that extra two years warranty.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2 AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Works as it should, relatively fast - lots of options in BIOS. And as I have come to expect, great Gigabyte quality.
Cons: Get used to the Gigabyte web site to download the manual if you need it. You only get a leaflet with the most basic of documentation. They dont even explode out the front switch panel settings jumper block for you. You do get the CD-ROM of drivers. Presumably the manual is there. I guess this is to reduce costs by not providing a printed manual.
Other Thoughts: You also get 2 sata cables and the case backplane I/O shield. Read before you buy, this is the most basic of motherboards and does not have USB3 or the faster 6 GB SATA. This is barebones and also not current technology. This has very specific purposes.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ZALMAN Z11 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: I was pleasantly pleased at the attention to detail in this case, which on sale was only $50 minus $10 rebate. Pleasant appearance inside and out, rounded corners, shiny black interior, plus lots of extra touches. Nice manual, cable ties, LOTS of screws, and an extension for the 12V cpu power connector ! I usually have to supply that on my own. Lots of fans for the money. Standoffs already in place for the mobo. I like 4 USB ports on the top. I'd normally expect to pay a bill for a case of this quality but for only half that, it's a killer bargain. Not lets see how long the rebate takes.
Cons: UPS did a number on the side of one of the boxes, it was all caved in. Was expecting the worst. Opened it up quickly and everything was okay. I OFTEN get damaged boxes from NewEgg, I wish they would find a way to fix that problem.
Other Thoughts: For fourty or fifty bucks, I'd come back for more of these on my builds, it's just an attractive looking case for the dough. As others have said, it probably doesn't move air well enough for a real gaming high end system, but with the nice layout for cables and the quantity of fans, it's still going to do well for cooling. Cant wait to put a build in this.READ FULL REVIEW