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Cooler Master N200 - Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case with Front 240mm Radiator Support and Ventilated Front Panel
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: It's a nice budget case with good airflow. Nice, compact size and I like the look of it. Loots of mouting options for SSD's and HDD's.

Cons: It's too compact and it has terrible SSD mounting. It feels as if they built it for Mini-ITX yet added the option for Micro-ATX at the last moment, as the Micro-ATX overlaps the cable managements holes slightly. You cannot installed a standard-size top exhast fan without blocking RAM slots and conflicting with a tower cooler. Nor can you install a side fan with a video card, whic is when it's most needed. Said fan port really should be filtered since it's traditionally an intake.

Going onto the SDD mounting, if you're going to make a compact case, you want to make sure you optimize it so you're using as few cables as possible. With the top mouting, you have a ODD, a HDD, and a SSD, all lined up in a row, perfect for a 3-pin SATA power cable. Except for the fact the SSD is mounted upside down in relation to the ODD and HDD, making you have to twist the cable endpoint. With the bottom drive cage, you have the same problem, expect the SDD doesn't even face the same direction as the HDDs, making you use 2 cables when you should only use 1. So due to poor drive mouting, we have a compact case that forces you to use more cables then you should have to when it doesn't have that much room for cable management in the first place.

Other Thoughts: The really should increase the size of the bump on the mohterboard-side side-panel to all for more cable management room, or at least sell a bigger bump panel, as I have to force that side panel on.

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G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-2133C10D-8GAB
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Nice design, easy to install, fast. Got it for a nice price and it does it's job nicely.

Cons: Runs at 1600 mHz instead of the advertised 2133 mhz. 1600 is quite nice... but I am irked that I can't get it to run at 2133.

Other Thoughts: I used this RAM with my first computer build and it is quite nice, certainly much better than what I was using with my laptop. Though... I have not been able to clock it up to 2133 mHz on my GA-F2A88XM-D3H FM2+/FM2 mATX AMD Motherboard's BIOS with a AMD A10-7850K Kaveri 3.7GHz Socket FM2+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor AMD Radeon R7 series. (The default settings having running at 1600 mHz at 1.5v.)
My attempts at adjusting the frequency and voltage have been met with the RAM becoming unstable and myself having to revert to the underpowered defaults. Not sure what I'm doing wrong...

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Jesse W.'s Profile

Display Name: Jesse W.

Date Joined: 02/18/14

  • Reviews: 1
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  • First Review: 03/07/14
  • Last Review: 03/07/14
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