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Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Probably the best bang for your buck case for a mid-high end gaming rig. Fits my EVGA GTX 760 Superclocked ACX with plenty of room to spare. Looks like it has plenty enough room for running an SLI setup if I choose to upgrade later. Great airflow with the 3 preinstalled fans and has options to add 2 more 120mm fans. Really like the front the front fan's blue LED light as this is the only way to tell if my computer is running or not at idle because of how quiet it is. Houses my 2 HDDs with plenty room, can support up to 4 internal drives. Love the cleanable dust trap on the bottom for my PSU.

Cons: Some sharp edges, had a difficult time installing the motherboard but that just may have just been my own inexperience as this was my first build. Only USB 2.0 on the front of the case.

Other Thoughts: As long as you don't plan on running a huge extended ATX motherboard this case should be perfect for any build.

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Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Great budget gaming CPU. I play Skyrim, Assassins Creed 4, DayZ and Bioshock Infinite and this processor keeps me close to 60fps in all of them with my GTX 760. Great for PCSX2, runs Shadow of the Colossus (the most demanding game for the PS2 emulator) without a problem. Definitely the best ~$125 processor when I bought this in July 2012.

Cons: Not a quadcore. No overclocking options. Better 3rd/4th generation i3s out now.

Other Thoughts: Has lasted me a year and a half without any hiccups at all. Plan on upgrading to an i7 for my gaming rig soon and throwing this CPU into a low wattage server/HTPC.

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Lenovo IdeaPad S500 (59371478) Notebook Intel Core i3 3227U (1.90GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 4000 15.6
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I bought this laptop for my girlfriend and for her its really perfect. It has an ultra low voltage processor so it runs very cool yet is still a dual core i3 with hyperthreading so its pretty fast. Will not get hot even when left on a blanket for a long time. Considerably quicker than her old laptop with an AMD chip. The battery life is great even while watching Netflix with a bunch of other tabs open. The screen is nice and clear and works great as a touchscreen windows 8 device. I'm used to my 1080p screen and I cant tell the difference. HD 4000 suits her needs as the only gaming she does is The Sims and maybe some Roller Coaster Tycoon 2.

Cons: For her this laptop is perfect but I'm used to my desktop with a GTX760 =). Had a problem with the wireless internet cutting in and out until I updated drivers and turned off the wifi power saving mode. The Lenovo website wasn't much help, I just downloaded a free driver update utility. Came with some bloatware but that's expected for laptops. Space bar doesn't always work unless you hit it in the middle, otherwise I like the setup of the keyboard. I also can't stand Windows 8 but it works for my girlfriend as she has a Windows 8 phone.

Other Thoughts: It has some minor flaws but no deal breakers. Definitely not made to play games but can probably run Skyrim at low. Got it on cyber Monday for $399 with a $25 rebate which is an amazing price. Thanks Newegg!!

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Display Name: Jonathan G.

Date Joined: 07/01/12

  • Reviews: 6
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 11/11/13
  • Last Review: 01/18/14
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