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This review is from: Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Supports up to E-ATX / XL-ATX, comes with Four Fans - 1 x Front Red LED 230mm Fan, 1 x Top 230mm Fan, 1 x Side 230mm Fan, 1 x Rear 140mm Fan
Pros: Good build quality, very spacious, heavy steel construction makes it durable. Lots of room for cable management. Edges are rolled so they aren't sharp. Rubber feet keep it up off the floor. Dust filter under power supply.
Comes with a large amount of fans which give it fantastic cooling performance.
Cons: HEAVY. Not necessarily a con, just beware this thing is a tank when fully loaded.
The slide switch on top to open the vents feels like it might eventually break.
The wires for the front panel are right above the DVD drive and get a little smashed when you put the drive in. Haven't had any problems with it though. Just be careful when you put your drive in or you could disconnect some wires.
When you turn the fans up to full speed they are quite loud.
Other Thoughts: Had a Cooler Master Centurion 5. Wanted something bigger with good cooling and good cable management. Went back and forth on a whole bunch of cases, came down to the Corsair 500R and this case. The Thor v2 went on sale for $99 and I bought it on the spot.
I have been extremely impressed by Rosewill with this case. The amount of dust getting in has been miniscule (whereas my old Cooler Master was caked with dust in a week). Very easy to clean.
I would have preferred the white one, I think it looks very sharp, but was like $30 more. Black isn't bad though.
Pros: Fast, easily overclocked, runs cool, chance to be unlocked, great price.
Other Thoughts: Replaced an aging Phenom 2 X2 550. Put in, immediately went to BIOS and unlocked. Booted up and had a perfectly functioning hexacore processor. Able to overclock to 4.1GHz @ 1.33V (goes to 1.375 under load). Using a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo temps stay under 45C even when gaming for extended periods.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: APEVIA CVT12VMPE Cable
Pros: Long, work good. The cpu connectors are sleeved.
Cons: 24 pin connector isn't sleeved, but not that big of a deal.
Other Thoughts: These cables are 20 gauge while power supplies seem to be standard at 18 gauge. So they are lighter then normal ps wires. I would have preferred thicker 18 gauge wires. That said I have not had any problems on my overclocked system running graphically intense games on Eyefinity. Great wires and a great price, would have cost double to get separate cpu and motherboard cables.
System: Phenom 2 X6 1600T (unlocked 960T) @ 4.0GHz, Radeon HD 7850 @ 1200/1375 (stock 800/1200), OCZ ModXSteam Pro 700W power supply, 3 x 22" monitors @ 5212x1050