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Corsair Carbide Series CC-9011069-WW White Steel / Plastic MicroATX Mid Tower Air 240 High Airflow MicroATX and Mini-ITX PC Case
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Nice looks; has 2.5" and 3.5" drive bays; lots of fan mounts; can stack in two different configurations

Cons: Terrible vibration; flimsy side panels; no DVD; PSU chamber gets hot w/out cooling; slow customer service

Other Thoughts: Okay, where to start? I got a good deal on this case with a shell-shocker after XMAS, so took the plunge. I submitted the rebate right away, after inspecting the case for defects, but prior to building the computer. What could go wrong with a case I thought, so no risk, eh?

One week later I go ahead and build up my system. The manual is quite sparse, so it took a bit of fumbling around to figure out a plan of assembling. I had to put together, then take things apart on a few occasions. For instance, in order to get the P4 CPU power cable installed, I had to route it under the top fans, as t here was no cut-out to get it there. I had to re-arrange fans in order to get my H60 CPU cooler installed in the best configuration (ended up putting it in front/top mount).

Okay, finally all assembled and time to turn it on. I immediately notice a rattling / vibration noise which is quite annoying. I think it is one of the fans, or PSU, but now, it's the top panel with the fans in exhaust which is vibrating loudly. There is a protective mesh fan filter all along this side, so that is part of it. But just press your finger on the top of the case, and most of it goes away. Remove the side panel, and noise goes away. There is no way to stop it! On top of that, the side panels are quite flimsy, and pop out at the bottom without much effort.

I try different things to get the rattling to go away, like turning off fans, re-arranging fans, unplugging hard-drives, etc, but no luck. I eventually contact Corsair over the phone, and am told to RMA it. I cannot do it with Newegg, as I removed the UPC (doh!), so have to go with Corsair. I have now been waiting a weeks thru their ticket system, and have yet to receive my return shipping label. I even had to call yesterday asking where it is, and they apologize but say the request didn't happen and to wait another 2-3 days. Sheesh.

Overall, I would not recommend this case. It's a luck-of-the-draw whether you will get a good one or not (fortunately, there were no scratches on the side window for me like early reviewers, as they put a protective padding on the USB 3.0 cables), plus the hassle of taking apart your system and dealing with slow RMA, then re-assembling and hoping the replacement won't have the same issue.

SeaSonic M12II 750 SS-750AM2 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Full-modular Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Excellent modular cable setup

Cons: Absolutely terrible fan - loud at idle and even louder at load

Other Thoughts: As another review(s) stated below, the fan on this thing is terrible! It was a big disappointment, as I had the computer all assembled and tidied up, with cable ties, etc., only to discover that the computer was unusable due to the fan noise! I could hear it across the house, in a separate room. It was loud at idle, then got even louder under load. I initially was confused what the source of the noise was, thinking it was the two GTX 780s or case fans, but low-and-behold it was this seasonic 750W PSU. The PSU was bottom mounted in a NZXT case, with plenty of gap between floor and PSU fan intake.

It was a shame, as I was really happy and impressed with the cabling. I had just what I needed, with room for growth. I will say that this was one of the best modular PSUs I have dealt with, in terms of cable selection, length, options, etc. Hopefully the RMA replacement or repaired unit works out, as it was a joy to work with the setup.

Oh, and regarding the RMA and tech-support. You just get an answering machine all day for their tech support, asking to send an email. I submit an RMA, and the approve it right away. So I am sending it back, though I would have like to discuss it with an engineer first. Oh well.

ZALMAN CNPS10X OPTIMA 120mm FSB (Fluid Shield Bearing) Shark's Fin Blade CPU Cooler
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggs Zalman CPU Cooler - Poor quality control! 06/08/2014

This review is from: ZALMAN CNPS10X OPTIMA 120mm FSB (Fluid Shield Bearing) Shark's Fin Blade CPU Cooler

Pros: Have used before, and is a good performer for the price

Cons: Poor quality control! The supplied accessories are not compatible with themselves, lol!

Other Thoughts: I have used this CPU cooler in the past, and have been happy with it's price / performance. It is relatively easy to install for an Intel 1150 Socket. I decided to purchase another one, and low-and-behold, the supplied mounting accessories to not work with each other! The diameter of the threads on the nuts used on the backplate are too narrow for the supplied Stand-Off bolts! As a result, could not mount or use the cooler. I am guessing the supplied stand-off bolts were incorrect, as the diameter of the threads are too large. Now to hassle with RMA, and having to rush out and pay too much for another CPU cooler.


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Display Name: John D.

Date Joined: 01/15/05

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  • First Review: 12/26/05
  • Last Review: 01/21/15
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