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This review is from: Corsair Obsidian 750D Black ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Pros: - Lots of Space
- Solid Build Quality
- Huge Side Window
- Moveable Hard Drive Cages
- SSD Mounts
- Water Cooling Capability
Cons: - Side Panels are a little difficult to put on
- Front dust filter doesn't fit well
- Front fan mounts are difficult
Other Thoughts: This case has a lot of room, is rather heavy, and is very solid. The side window is very large, almost a little too large, you have to be very careful where you hide cables. The moveable hard drive cages make the front of this case very versatile. The four SSD mounts behind the hard drive cages not only make great use of space, but also make your build look even cooler. They do make it difficult to plug power into the SSDs though. This case has a lot of potential for water cooling as well; radiators can fit in the front, the top, the bottom, and event the rear. Plus there is plenty of other room for reservoirs and pumps. Now for my complaints. I really wish the side panels were easier to put on. They are easy to put on when the case is on it's side, but standing up, you need one arm to hold it in place, a second arm to push the panel closed, and a third arm to put the thumb screws in. My front dust filter is bowed out in the center, which makes it a little useless and a little difficult to insert. My last complaint is that the front fan mounts are a little picky. While very easy to mount, the screws are very short and when I tried to install a different fan (I was hoping to get a LED glow out the front, didn't work), they ended up not being long enough. I fixed this by drilling out the fan, letting the head of the screw sit about half way into the fan. The screws did work fine for the Corsair fans that came in the front though.
Overall, this is a very solid case with plenty of room and expandability. I really like the quality of this case.
This review is from: NZXT IU01 Case Accessory
Pros: - Takes one USB 2.0 header and makes three
- Gives two USB 2.0 ports inside the computer
- Comes with Velcro for mounting
- Sleeved USB cable
Cons: - A little bigger than I would have liked
Other Thoughts: I needed this because I ran out USB 2.0 headers on my motherboard. This splitter installed in about 2 minutes (and then I spent another 30 rerouting cables) and worked immediately and without any trouble. I liked that this comes with a sleeved USB header cable and mounting Velcro. My one complaint is the size. Trying to fit it on the back side of my 750D was not as easy as I would have liked. It was a couple millimeters too big for just about every place I tried.
Overall, this is a solid product good for not only adding headers, but also cleaning up cables as you can mount this behind the motherboard (provided you have the space) and keep all but one USB cable back there.
Pros: - Bluetooth 4.0
- Dual Band
- Good Range
Cons: - Uses a USB header for Bluetooth
- Antennae is awkward and ugly
Other Thoughts: I got this because I wanted Bluetooth and Intel Wireless Display on my desktop. The wireless bit works fine, it has good range, good speed, and has been very reliable. However, I don't like the antennae; I currently have it hidden behind my case. The Bluetooth works great, I can connect my phone and somehow manage to transfer files across Bluetooth not only easier, but also faster than if I plugged my phone in. The one thing I don't like about the Bluetooth is that it requires a USB header. I had to get a splitter since all of the USB headers on my motherboard were populated.
Overall, it is a solid card with great functionality and would be a good addition to almost all desktops.