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Rosewill LINE-M - Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case -  Dual USB 3.0 Ports, Dual Fans Included, Supports Up to Four (4) Fans and Up to 12.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: i have already written a review on this case, but I have noticed a couple of things and decided to write another updated one. First of all, I am still giving this case 5 eggs. The amount of features, such as USB 2 and 3.0, not being too thin metal, and actually being wide enough to be able to mount 92mm heatsinks (i used silverstone AR02 on all 4 of my builds with this case) and the included fans that are enough for every day usage for most people, this thing is a great case. It also comes with plenty of extra screws and hardware, which isn't the case with alot of products in this price range. The instructions aren't extremely detailed, but diagrams and instructions that they include is enough to understand what is supposed to be mounted where.

Cons: In the instructions, which must have been updated since the last time I bought this case (probably about 8 months ago), it tells you the SSD should be mounted at the bottom and the mechanical HDD to be mounted under the DVD trays. this poses a few problems. first of all, if you are using an aftermarket cooler with push/pull, you have no room to get the SATA and power connectors on the mech HDD and still use the push fan. also, the rubber grommets on the bottom of the case are meant for mech HDDs to dampen sound and vibration, so why would Rosewill suggest installing an SSD on rubber mounts when they make almost no vibrations? i tried to do it the way Rosewill suggested, but without ample room to connect power/SATA, I moved mech HDD to bottom mount where I have always installed it in my last 4 builds. All of my other builds in this case didn't include a second drive, so with this newest build I also had an SSD. What I ended up doing was using velcro and mounting it at the bottom of the 3.5'' HDD cage(under DVD drives), which worked and gave me more than enough room to get power/SATA connectors to it without being to close to my push fan.

Other Thoughts: This case has almost NO cable management to speak of, but again, for the price and all the other features you get, I don't feel it's right to knock an egg off even for that. If you do your research first, and know that there won't be any huge graphics cards or other products producing massive amounts of heat, this is a GREAT case for building a great pc. I put APU's in mine, so the only piece of hardware that produces alot of heat is the cpu, and with the right cooler, you won't have any overheating problems. I highly recommend this case

MSI A78M-E35 FM2+ / FM2 AMD A78 (Bolton D3) 6 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: paired with an amd a8-5600k and gskill ares 1600 mhz ram. didn't need to set xmp profile for ram, it recognized correct speed. bios is easy to navigate for the most part. booted up with not a single issue. i've been a big fan of msi mobos for apu builds, they are solid and priced great!

Cons: OC genie doesn't work as intended. tried to use it with my a8-5600k, it told me it wasn't a compatible processor. i'm not taking any eggs off for that tho, because it's not a necessity since i'm building it for someone who won't use a quad core to it's fullest potential anyway. i was a little disappointed in sata port locations, they will be at the bottom of your case, so all satas will have to be long enough to reach your whole case length. the 2 included were long enough for my micro atx case, so again, no eggs off for it

Other Thoughts: for the price, i will definately buy this mobo again. it has all the features i need for entry level builds, and supports great ram speeds if you need it!

Vantec Thermoflow 92mm Double Ball BearingTemperature Controlled Case Fan - Model TF9225L
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: i've used this fan on all my builds for the silverstone ar02 92mm cooler as an extra fan. very quiet, temp sensor, 4 pin, best bang for your buck!

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: double ball bearing is a huge selling point for me, i want to make sure that cpu fans won't degrade quickly. i've never had a single one fail, and i plan on using many more in the future!


Jason E.'s Profile

Display Name: Jason E.

Date Joined: 11/14/09

  • Reviews: 18
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 10/23/12
  • Last Review: 07/24/14
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