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Intel Core i7-4790K Haswell Quad-Core 4.0GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor BX80646I74790K
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: -Coming from a Core 2 Quad (Q6600) era processor, this is like hopping into a brand new formula 1 race car after sitting in your used economy car with 350K miles on it. (HUGE speed difference)

-These chips have a slight advantage over the 4770K in terms of thermal management which is good for the overclocking community.

Cons: It's a touch pricey, but you get what you pay for!

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G.SKILL Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C10D-8GTX
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: -These are sturdy ram sticks with a relatively high clock and low latency timings which are beneficial for any system over slower clocks and higher timings.

-The red part of the heatsink is removable! It's great if you plan on using a giant cpu heatsink (pretty much any double tower heatsink).

Cons: None that I can think of

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Thermaltake Urban T81 Extreme Full Tower Chassis, Sleek Stylish Design With Extreme Liquid Cooling Compatibility (CA-1B7-00F1WN-00)
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: -This case is nice looking. It allows you to show off your hardware without having to always have fan embedded leds on.

-The fans, when controlled by my motherboard, are almost silent. I'm coming from an Antec 1200 with tons of 120mm fans and an open front. It's refreshing to not your computer humming away while you're only on the internet.

-The overall design of the case is nice. The rubber grommets help keep your wires a little neater. The swinging case door is removable making it easier to install all of your stuff. There are air filters on all of the openings of the case.

-The ability to remove the entire hdd cage assembly (for better airflow) is really nice since I really don't need much storage.

-The black theme is maintained well throughout the case. Even the fasteners are black. Many cases have silver hardware which doesn't look good (in my opinion).

-There is plenty of airflow with the stock fan setup to handle most enthusiast systems. You'll probably only want to add more if you're doing SLI/Crossfire or your graphics card(s) doesn't exhaust all of it's air out the back of the case.

Cons: I'm going to nit pick. I'm really really happy with this case overall.

- The tool-less design poorly held my DVD drive forcing me to screw it in (which I would have done anyway)

- The standoff tightener stripped on the first nut I tried to tighten

- The position of some of the fans didn't make much sense. I had to unscrew a few and rotate them 90 to 180 degrees to get the wire to come out where I wanted it to.

- The top has a non-removable air filter. Why would I want to filter the air going out the top of my case...? I just left the top off since it's covered by my desk so it wasn't a problem

- The bottom air filter seems to fit loosely and I question how well it will really filter because of this

- NO CABLE TIE DOWNS IN BACK! Come on guys. You did such a good job on space in between the motherboard tray and the back door yet you didn't put any hooks/holes for me to use twist ties for cable management!

Other Thoughts: I absolutely love this case. My cons are really just things you run into when you're putting your rig together for the first time. Just a couple things I thought I'd throw out there in case the manufacturer decides they want to make a second revision with slight changes.

I added a RGB led strip that I got elsewhere and it makes everything look stunning!

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Display Name: John G.

Date Joined: 11/10/08

  • Reviews: 36
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  • First Review: 12/17/08
  • Last Review: 07/17/14
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