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BitFenix  BFC-PHM-300-KKXKK-NV  Black  Steel, Plastic, SofTouch  Computer CasePS2 ATX (bottom, multi direction)  Power Supply
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: The case looks nice.
I got the case under $100 + free shipping.
It is supposed to have plenty of room for fans.

Cons: Manual is completely vague.

Hard drives kept in the bottom are held in with rubber gaskets and screws that aren't long enough. Gaskets aren't even mentioned in the manual. Weird way to hold in hard drives, don't know why they didn't go with a more conventional method.

Power buttons are a joke. For whatever reason they decided to have the power, reset, audio and USB ports on the side of a door that opens up, cables have to run across from the inside of the case to plug into motherboard. The cables are flimsy at best and more annoying is the fact the power button cable is ruined, right now the only way I can start my PC is by running a key down the middle of the jumper pins.

What's even more stupid is they decided to place these on the side of the panel you'd open up to access the motherboard. I guess I understand accessibility, but now you got all these cables hanging out when you need to do ANYTHING inside the case, and they aren't long enough so it's easy to pull them out of the motherboard.

Cable management is a joke. Hard drive layout isn't thought out at all.

Other Thoughts: This case looked really nice and the reviews I DID read were pretty much shining.

The reality is the way they have this case set up, it's a pain in the buns any time you have to open it up to work around in inside.

The fact that the power button cables came messed up and I have to start my PC by running keys down the middle of the jumper pins really, REALLY upset me.

It just seems like zero thought was put into almost every aspect of the case, boasts a lot of features that seem nice, but in reality don't really work all that well.

I'd return this piece of junk if it wasn't going to cost me to ship it back and a re-stocking fee.

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MADCATZ MCB484800MA1/01/1 Xbox One(TM) Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Fairly sturdy fight stick. Allows you to replace parts.

Cons: The cost on this fight stick is simply insane. $200.00 for a fight stick that MAYBE has $100.00 in parts.

You can buy a SANWA for $25.00 tops, maybe even less. Most arcade buttons won't run more then $5.00 a piece (average is less then $2.00).

Wiring harnesses are super cheap, so I am not even going to include that.

Controller PCB and drivers? They have them already for under $30.00, includes a wiring harness and the drivers for most of them work with PC and most console platforms.

The reality is this is over priced hardware for a niche market. You'd be better off buying the parts yourself and anchoring them in some scrap wood.

Other Thoughts: SANWA isn't the final word in "arcade quality" joysticks, there are actually much better ones on the market. It's just a well known brand that arcade nerds will respond to.

MADCATZ is really gouging people out on this joystick. A year or two from now I'll be surprised if this joystick even cost $50.00

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IN WIN Griffin (Yellow) Black / Yellow ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Cost VS Value 12/22/2012

This review is from: IN WIN Griffin (Yellow) Black / Yellow ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: 1.) Cost
2.) Comes pre-assembled
3.) Fans
4.) Room for more fans

Cons: You get what you pay for. This build is cheap, one of the lightest cases I ever owned. The metal is somewhat flimsy on it and you could easily mess up the case.

The sides on held on with little plastic snaps that bend. They don't have any metal moving parts so if you open your case up a lot, it's likely at some point you'll break off the snaps.

The front panel that hides the connections is kind of cheap, it doesn't "pop" out, you have to kind of dig your fingers in there and pull it out all the way. I am also not a fan of having the USB connections and stuff facing up at an angle.

The feet are made out of plastic nubs, not rubber, I don't see why they couldn't have spent just a tad more. Rubber isn't THAT expensive.

Other Thoughts: In the end you get what you pay for, for what you get, it's not a bad build, but in the future I think I'd rather have a much more sturdy case. The fan(s) keep the case nice and cool.

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Display Name: Jeremy K.

Date Joined: 07/21/08

  • Reviews: 9
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  • First Review: 01/21/12
  • Last Review: 08/14/14
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