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Pros: Great cable management, Almost seems like too much room inside for all of your gear. My wife referred to it as a "monster truck" of computer cases and everyone who has seen my recent build gets one glimpse at this tower and just sits there in awe!
Cons: Even though they are there for vents, if you add filters to the intake fans, put dust filters on the pci brackets and even the exhaust fan at the back. Thankfully, I found some pci bracketed dust filters and used a pair of panty hose for a dust screen on the exhaust fan at the back.
Other Thoughts: Other than the one con of dust filters (minor to some, but I figure if you go part of the way, might as well go ALL the way), there was obviously some serious thought and plannning into designing this case. Great work Coolmaster!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z87 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Awesome looking board with TUF Armor. I know some have said it is like cheap plastic, but I'd have to disagree. No problems installing and setting up the utilities. Thermal radar is very nice and quit accurate. Accessories saved me because the board came with a cpu power cable extension which was needed b/c of short psu cable for proper cable management.
Cons: Not sure why, but after installing USB 3.0 drivers from disc on Windows 7, all of my USB ports became disabled and I had to reinstall Windows. Since then, I haven't reinstalled the drivers.
Other Thoughts: Since doing my first build just over 10 years ago, ASUS has always been my choice for the mobo and always will be!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 140mm UFB (Updraft Floating Balance) CPU Cooler
Pros: Great fan bearings making fans rather quiet. Very decent heat dissapation.
Cons: Honestly, hardest part of whole computer build was installing this massive heatsink. Not necessarily a con, but anchoring the screws down was a bit tedious because of the two radiators. It definitely helps having another person there to assist.
Other Thoughts: Overwehlmingly pleased with results. Not to take anything away from the heatsink, but I'm sure my low cpu temps can also be attributed to the cable management within the HAF X case.
Asus Z87 Sabertooth LGA1150
32gb Crucial Ballisitx Tactical DDR3 1600
EVGA GeForce GTX 660
Samsung 840 EVO 250gb SSD
Seagate Barracuda 500gb Sata 6.0gb Data Drive
Coolmaster HAF X Blue Edition Tower
LG Blu-Ray Burner