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IN WIN 901 Silver Aluminum / Tempered Glass Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Very Sleek, Looks awesome! 04/15/2015

This review is from: IN WIN 901 Silver Aluminum / Tempered Glass Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

Pros: Very clean, unique, looks better than a Mac, small, good amount of cabling management, roomy for a small mini-atx case. Touch sensitive "on" button is a great touch.

Cons: No 3.5" bay for optical drives. Only fits Mini-ATX motherboards!
Radiator needs to be installed outside of the case at the rear.
A bit difficult to connect all the usb cables and dvi cables because you have to unscrew the back panel to connect it and then screw it back. Not a hard thing to do, but it's a bit tricky when there's a radiator hooked on the back panel.

Other Thoughts: This case was really fun to build around in. The cabling management is thoughtfully planned out, there is enough space for a GTX 970 GPU, and the HDD bays are well laid out where and not very visible when the glass panels are on.

The screws are nicely sized so that you can just hand screw them without tools. Don't screw it too tight or you might crack the glass.

The only issues I have with this case is that it requires a slim optical drive. The drive bay is located at the bottom of the case where the bottom opening is. Internal slim optical drives are hard to find these days so I opted for an slim external drive with the same stainless steel finish to match the case.

Another thing that I don't like is that if you're going the water cool route, the radiator can only be installed outside of the case, this is a problem if you want to set up a push/pull fan set up on the radiator but it's not a big deal for me. It's very nice of them to design some holes to allow the water tubes to go through from the back to the inside so it's still maintains a clean look.

About the back panel though, in order to hook up all of your peripherals to the motherboard, you will need to unscrew the back panel to get access to it and then screw the panel back on. This is a bit tricky if you have a radiator attached to it and the water tube is a bit short. Kind of nerve racking since it makes you worry if the tube will come off the unit and liquid will start spilling out.

Overall, the heat dissipation inside the case is mediocre. There is one fan bay in the front, and you can install a 90mm fan inside the case at the back and a 120mm fan for the radiator.

Conclusion: Besides the set backs on those points, I will definitely build another unit with this case.

EVGA 04G-P4-3975-KR GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Graphics Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Handles Far Cry 4 at ultra setting like a champ! Barely notice any lag....actually no lag at all! Same with BF4. It will take anything you throw at and performs flawlessly. EVGA quality!

Cons: There's no second DVI port for a dual screen set up. You will need to connect it via HDMI, which I personally do not prefer to use. Not a real problem where I knock off an egg.
The fans do get loud at certain points when it's performing at heavy loads.

Other Thoughts: A huge upgrade over my year old GTX 660 Ti. Don't know why I didn't go with the 670 last year but now I'm glad I waited for the 970 GTX. This is something I'm not used to and it's a great investment when it comes to gaming and video editing.

Logitech K740 Illuminated USB Keyboard
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Clean design, very slim, backlit keys are a great touch 03/19/2015

This review is from: Logitech K740 Illuminated USB Keyboard

Pros: Very slim design, key touches similar to laptops, backlit keys are awesome, adjustable brightness feature, logitech reliability.

Cons: When it gets dusty, that's why all hell breaks loose on the resting pad. The material they use is similar to a matte-type surface. Makes wiping away dusts off your keyboard a chore. You need to really scrub at it to get all the dust off or it starts smearing. Pretty nasty.

Other Thoughts: Other than the cleaning issue, everything is great. I will recommend it to my customers.


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Display Name: Philip H.

Date Joined: 08/22/05


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  • Last Review: 04/15/15
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