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ENERMAX SPINEREX ECA5010M-B-B Black SECC 1.0mm ATX Full Tower Computer Case
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Big and roomy, large, quiet fans, lots of drive bays

Cons: The hard drive mounts aren't as secure as I'd like.
Quality control seems a little lax:
The bottom hard drive cage was jammed in at a bad angle and was difficult to remove. Luckily it wasn't bent.
One of the screws on the top fan shroud was forced in at a bad angle and over-tightened, which cracked the outside of the shroud, broke off some of the legs holding the shroud, and dented the case where the screw hole is, so I can't put the screw back in with the shroud in the correct position. None of this is important for operation of the case, though, so I'll live with it.

Other Thoughts: I bought this for a media server, and the multiple drive bays should work well for that.
I turned off all the fan LED's. No need for bling here.

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MASSCOOL FD12025S1L3/4 120mm Case Cooling Fan
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs OK for the price 06/17/2011

This review is from: MASSCOOL FD12025S1L3/4 120mm Case Cooling Fan

Pros: They work, have both Molex and 3 pin connectors

Cons: These fans are pretty loud, much louder than expected given the specs.

Other Thoughts: I installed two of these on the top of an Enermax Spinerex case. I had to put washers under them to keep the blades from rubbing on the top of the case since this case mounts the top fans on the outside of the case under a plastic shroud.

These fans make this the loudest PC I own.

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SILVERSTONE NT07-775 90mm CPU Cooler
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Doesn't clamp tightly enough 07/21/2010

This review is from: SILVERSTONE NT07-775 90mm CPU Cooler

Pros: It's low profile, reasonably quiet, and fits in the case

Cons: The problem I have with this cooler, and probably the same thing others with poor cooling performance have is that it does not clamp down tightly enough to the CPU to transfer heat efficiently. At least not with my motherboard (Zotac GF9300) and CPU (Celeron 450 Conroe-L). The legs are too long, so the base of the heat sink doesn't clamp down onto the top of the CPU. You can tell because the legs are too easy to latch down. Maybe the 45nm CPUs sit up a little higher...

That said, I get somewhat acceptable cooling, though a lot higher that I would have expected on a low power CPU (temps under load run close to 60C.)

Other Thoughts: I assumed that the 45nm designation was intended to indicate that the heat sink was not designed for the hotter parts on larger dies, but maybe there's a physical difference.

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John R.'s Profile

Display Name: John R.

Date Joined: 02/19/04

  • Reviews: 5
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  • First Review: 09/10/08
  • Last Review: 06/17/11
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