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HEC 6K28BBX585 Black 0.8mm SECC Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case 585W Power Supply
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Still the best low cost mATX 07/04/2013

This review is from: HEC 6K28BBX585 Black 0.8mm SECC Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case 585W Power Supply

Pros: It looks great. Shiny gloss black Piano finish with aluminum accents and gentle curves. You see the outside more than anything, so appearance is an important feature. Side panels fit perfectly. Side has CPU vent tube to bring in outside air closer to CPU.

Cons: No USB3.

Other Thoughts: It's appearance, fit and finish, outclasses most of the more expensive mATX cases out there. Everything is where it should be, making assembly a breeze. Have built dozens of systems using these cases, and occasionally drift off to try other popular brands, but always come right back to these for next purchase. After delivery of a new system, have had orders waiting for more due to what the end users see, "how great it looks". Anyone can make a PC fast and reliable, but how it looks on the outside is what sets them apart.

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Fractal Design Core 1000 Micro ATX Computer Case w/  1 x 120mm fan
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Better low end than this 07/04/2013

This review is from: Fractal Design Core 1000 Micro ATX Computer Case w/ 1 x 120mm fan

Pros: Looks good on paper

Cons: Poor design and implementation. All screws are painted, meaning this tool-less setup requires a screwdriver. Fit and finish is clearly low end, with many low end cases better. USB ports are on wrong side, since being a mATX you might stuff this in a small area, pushed toward the right to allow left side vent clearance, which forces USB ports against cabinet. Side vents and USB should be same side. Rubber hard drive mounts somehow cause HD vibration. Had to wedge to correct.

Other Thoughts: Even with discounts, still not as good as normal cheap cases from other makers.

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Creative Fatal1ty Gaming USB Headset - Smaller Box
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggs Poor choice for Windows 7 04/16/2010

This review is from: Creative Fatal1ty Gaming USB Headset - Smaller Box

Pros: With a large head, it fits great and is very comfortable for hours. If you wish, Windows 7 will detect and install very limited drivers that give you sound and mic support. Up and running in minutes. USB, so easy to add extension cable if needed. MIC is clear in games.

Cons: Read Creative website forums. They have had a Win 7 beta driver for 13 months now, and seem to instead prefer the default Windows driver. Either way, with both drivers you lose all the extra features such as CMSS and other Soundblaster settings. No software from their site corrects this. Ends up as a normal cheap generic headset, not the advanced headset I purchased. I've used Creative audio products for more than 15 years, and this is about as bad as they get.

Other Thoughts: Not sure what other reviewers received, but my results with item purchased here 2 weeks ago are opposite. This is also known as HS-1000. It is discontinued or archived at Creatives website. Same drivers can be used with HS-950 and HS-1200. Same terrible results in Windows 7. Read the Win 7 reviews with this headset elsewhere, and avoid until Creative fixes driver issues.

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Bonnie L.'s Profile

Display Name: Bonnie L.

Date Joined: 02/21/01

  • Reviews: 13
  • Helpfulness: 9
  • First Review: 07/24/02
  • Last Review: 07/04/13
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