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Thermaltake Armor Reve Gene VO800M6W2N Black / White SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: -Solid build quality, it doesn't feel as if they cheaped out in any areas. The retractable feet are also nice for stability.

-Comes with large fans, 200mm front and top and a 140mm back exhaust. I added an extra 120mm fan at the bottom and my CPU and GPU temps are much lower and more consistent. I have an Arctic Freezer Extreme Rev. 2 and my temps hover from 25c to 34c on idle.

-Very quiet. In my current setup, there is a 140mm, 120mm, and two 200m fans. I also have three 7200rpm hard drives, three fans on my GPU, a fan on my PSU, and the 120mm fan on my CPU cooler yet I can barely hear it. Even in game. The fans and hard drives also use rubber mounts helping with vibrations and noise as well.

-Lots of room in the back for cable management. Also does a good job at hiding cables.

-Looks really good. The side window is an out of the ordinary shape and shows parts of your computer you actually want to see. The blue leds in the front look nice and aren't overly bright. And the interior being black in contrast to the rest of the case is good.

-Support for most closed loop liquid coolers (120mm, 140mm, and dual 120mm).

-Dust filters almost everywhere.

Cons: -No punch outs for cable ties on the back make it harder to organize cables.

-Only four mounting areas for HDDs or SSDs, so if you plan on using more than that you might have to use some 5.25 bay converters or look elsewhere.

-Trying to plug in the 8pin CPU plug was awkward.

-The power button is easily pressed. When I was with some friends they accidentally powered it off a couple of times.

-The front aluminum fins do look nice, but get in the way of any optical drives and don't do anything else.

Other Thoughts: The pros for this case definitely outweigh the cons. I would definitely recommend this case and especially if you can get it for around $80 like I did.

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G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-2GBHK
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: -The quality is nice, the PCB is black and the blue heat spreaders do the job and look nice
-Decent clock speed and you could possibly do some overclocking
-Cheap
-Stickers are cool

Cons: -None so far, they work as intended

Other Thoughts: I got these to add to my other 8GBs, giving me 10GB in total. The reason I decided on it was so they could handle background tasks and the OS, now I can have a solid 8GB for gaming. Which is something you might want to consider now that the new consoles have 8GB so games will naturally start using more RAM.

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Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: -Two included 120mm fans and one 140mm fan make this a great budget case
-Overall build quality is good and doesn't feel to lite or cheap
-Tool less drive system
-Mesh front stops dust from entering
-Fits decent sized motherboards
-Black screws, it may not seem like much but its a nice touch that I like having
-Filtered PSU intake

Cons: -The cable management isn't great, there are tie down points, but you won't use them very much since there isn't enough room to fit larger cables on the back of the motherboard. You'll find yourself putting most of your cables next to the 24 pin making it a tight fit. Even with a modular PSU I wasn't able to do decent management, but it does help.
-No cutout for the 8pin CPU connector, so you'll have to rout it in the open under your PCI cards, its just a small cut yet I see a lot of cases that also do this.
-The optical drive covers are not re-attachable, or at least when I tried
-Black gloss front panel collects a lot of fingerprints, and the wires for the front io are attached to the panel itself. So if you need to remove it to change something you might need to unplug them from the motherboard.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this case for budget builds just because of the fact it comes with three fans out of the box. If your not to crazy about cable management or any of the other cons I listed, its a good option

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Tandra M.'s Profile

Display Name: Tandra M.

Date Joined: 11/21/12

  • Reviews: 8
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 07/14/13
  • Last Review: 01/28/14
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