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Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggs I have no idea what all the good reviews are about... 03/27/2014

This review is from: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0

Pros: There are a lot of fans. There is a lot of space for mounting hard drives and optical drives.

Cons: I was extremely disappointed by this case in almost every aspect. I did little research and bought it almost solely off the number of positive reviews because I was in a hurry to build two additional systems. I'm writing this review to counter all of the positive nonsense here.

Let's start:
- Cable Management - This case has no cable management. For 100 dollars I've bought far superior cases with sufficient cable management options to almost entirely hide or tidy all cables. This case has none. It doesn't even include enough zip ties to move things out of the way. You don't have any holes to run cable behind the motherboard. You don't have any space above, below or on the right side of the case to run cables. Cable management is abysmal for the price.
- Hard Drive Cages - The hard drive cages, while adequately cooled, are extremely annoying in that there is about a 3/4 inch space between the drive and the outside of the cage requiring you to use a custom screw that is about 1" long. This means you have to save your custom screws. In addition, you are required to use the only two mounting holes they provide. If you are mounting a SSD in a 2.5 to 3.5" tray adapter this can (definitely did in my case) cause problems. Again... a miserable experience.
- Gigantic Top Fan - This is good and bad... provides a lot of cooling. Not a common size so it's hard to replace. What's worse... it's installed onto a piece that is then riveted so that you can't remove it and replace it if you wanted to. I would say that's a definite drawback.

Bottom line... I have cases from 10 and 15 years ago that were designed well and are still in use. This case will not still be in use. Initial build was completely miserable. These builds are going to somebody else and I will never purchase another one of these. The case that immediately comes to mind in this price range that is superior in every aspect is the Fractal R4.

Other Thoughts: So many people have given this case good reviews. How? I have seen newegg's reviews of a product be off before but not typically on this scale. Public opinion fail or off-shore review generation win.

Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl w/ USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This case has a lot of space for all your toys. It's well built and it looks good. I don't any complaints about the design or layout of the holes.

Cons: It's heavy. Heavy like you can't believe.

Corsair Vengeance K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Gunmetal - Cherry MX Brown (CH-9000050-NA)
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: - Great stylings
- Well built
- Great feel

Cons: - No sleep/suspend key

Other Thoughts: This keyboard took a while to grow on me. It's my first keyboard with mechanical switches so that's probably part of it. The other part is that I was using a semi-ergonomic keyboard with a mild swoop. I wish there was a mechanical keyboard with a mild semi-ergo swoop. This keyboard is not as comfortable on the wrists as my last keyboard.

Everything else about the keyboard is great. I like the sound and the feel. It's great for typing as well as gaming. It took some getting used to at first because my fingers moved much faster and lighter than they had previously and I was a little loose and out of control. After a couple of days my fingers have settled down and it's pretty easy to get work done.

My only real complaint about this keyboard is the price. I was kind of hoping for some "wow" factor at 130 dollars but mostly I'm experiencing a lot of "it's pretty okay" factor.


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