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COOLER MASTER Stacker 830 RC-830-SSN3-GP Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
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Pros: This is the best case I have ever handled. So where to begin on the pros... For starters, mounting your DVD/CD/floppy drives is as painless as can be. Simply open up the front of the case, open these small hinges on either side of the case, pop off a panel, slide your drive in and lock it in place.
Motherboard access is just as easy. The whole mounting tray slides in and out easily. The mounting screws for the mobo are stable, and leave the motherboard solidly attached to the computer.
Air flow is about as good as you're gonna get short of making a case with industrial fans for side panels. The side panel mounting brackets make mounting your four 120mm fans a breeze - you pop them into the mounting squares, which pop into the mounting bracket. Of course, if you want to screw your fans in, you can, but what would be the point when it's painless to use their mounting squares. Not to mention the fine mesh covering the squares provides some dust protection. Smaller fans can be...

Cons: (continued from pros section) mounted traditionally, of course, though I would suggest using four 120mm fans. If you do use four fans for the side panel, don't forget to buy power cables for at least two of 'em.
HDD mounting is about as painless as it can get - the front fan on the case blows air directly onto the hdds, and the compartment that the hdds rests in slides out of the front of the case. This means you mount your hard drives in their little box before sliding them back in, no awkward contortions of your body required.
This is an incredibly roomy case. It should be able to fit just about any component... though I can't guarantee that your components will fit on your motherboard. Namely, the Radeon HD4870 series of GPUs is about the biggest thing I've seen, and makes space on my motherboard a premium, but that's for another review.
CONS:
The side panels for the case are a little tricky to get back on, but nothing too bad.

Other Thoughts: Apparently the verb describing using a screwdriver on a screw is an inappropriate word on this website, hence forcing me to use the words "mounted traditionally".

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Display Name: Joseph K.

Date Joined: 11/19/07

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