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Pros: Good price, even more so on special.
AZO version is better than the non AZO version, the discs tend to last longer. But don't expect them to be scratch proof or resistant either.
Cons: Non for me
Other Thoughts: I try to get the AZO version when possible, because I like to keep backup discs of originals, and I want those copies to last a while. I noticed a general increase in price in DVD's mostly in the 8.5 GB sized DVD's. Haven't looked into why, but I really dislike that. Fortunately I rarely need the 8.5 GB sized DVDs. In any case I recommend spending the extra on the AZO DVD's if you want them to degrade at a much much slower pace. I haven't had any coasters or issues with these at all, as of yet.
As a tip, if you're making a copy or burning from an ISO, try burning at half speed to reduce the possibility of errors. Sometimes it does help, and you can't blame it all on the DVD's
Pros: 15% off + already low price + rebate, whats not to love? At the end it's like 80 somethin' bucks? That's pretty cheap, specially for a 80 Plus Gold Certified PSU. It feels pretty sturdy and the cables are thin profile so you can accommodate them around the case as you see fit.
Cons: The stickers on the power supply make the power supply look a little cheaply. Sorry Thermaltake, I know to lower the cost you gotta cut some corners but maybe designing the sticker graphics a little better would be nice. Just my opinion. Wont knock off an egg for that, as I don't spend time looking at the PSU anyways.
Other Thoughts: I've only owned one other Thermaltake Power supply, and that was years ago. I think it was a 430 watt one. It lasted forever. I even sold it to a neighbor and it still kept going like the energizer bunny. I can't comment any further on the quality expectations of the brand now, as It's been a while. But for the price range and I needed to a replacement on a tight tight budget with good reviews, and with good efficiency, this fit the bill just right. I gave my friend my EVGA 750 Watt G2, yeah I know right? He was having trouble so I made a grand sacrifice. In any case This one ain't as pretty as the EVGA PSU I gave to my friend but if it does the job and last's as long as it should I will keep Thermaltake on my list of preferred PSU makers.
As always if anything goes horribly wrong, with either the rebate or their product or their customer service, I will update my review accordingly. But so far, as of installation, it's been running for several hours now with zero problems, fan spinning happily and just about inaudible.
Pros: Got it with certain % off + an extra off that newegg knocked off already. Plus the rebate. The price couldn't be sweeter. The case is wide and about as high as I need it to be. The top fan is HUGE and the front fan is pretty big too. the rear one is pretty standard 120mm I think? I've never had a case with fans that big, so not sure how much replacing those would cost if they were to fail, unless Cooler Master actually covers replacing the fans.
The expansion slot screws all come with black covers, which is awesome, as well as twist-able screws. You know like the ones typically found on the rear end of your case for easy opening. I find that extremely helpful and highly convenient. all cases should do that! It should be the new standard!
Cons: For what I paid for it, I shouldn't be complaining, but compared to my other cooler master case that is an older model by several years (the square-ish more simpler sturdier ones) I feel this one is light and was expecting it to be made out of more steel just like my old one, specially for the price range, which was pretty much around the same range as I had paid for my old case, which I sacrificed for the good of helping out a friend with his build and some issues... So I went wit this one because of the price and it's functionality.
The USB 3.0 cable is not separated into 2 different cables, its all in 1 header. I am not sure how one would connect that as i don't own a 990FX chipset motherboard with USB 3.0 headers on the motherboard yet. So that is a bummer, I am stuck with a case with front USB ports which I can't use. Sadly that is sort of an oversight which I wasn't fully aware of.
Other Thoughts: It's lighter than my old trusty case that I had to give to my friend. (The things we do for friends ey?) but when all is said and done I like that it's spacious, lighter and looks nicer than my older case. The only thing I don't like is that it has more plastic on it, because plastic tends to break eventually, don't matter how careful you are, when you least expect it, what can go wrong will go wrong. Oh and I forgot to mention The power button is conveniently on top of the case, which is good for people like me who have the tower on the floor next to them. It has a switch that lets you turn on or off the front fan's LED which is awesome, and lastly, finally a RED LED fan! I am sick and tired of all the blue motherboards, and blue LED's on every single power indicate LED on nearly every device known to man! C'mon industry! A little variety please!
I could write more about this case but, there is plenty of other reviews that cover whatever I didn't so keep on reading some more if you need convincing.