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This review is from: Link Depot MUSB-3 3 ft. Black USB A/male to Micro USB 5 pin male
Pros: Good build quality, connectors are nice and sturdy, cable is tough but flexible.
Other Thoughts: I use this cable with my phone because the one my phone came with is being monopolized as my main means of charging my phone. I've tried, and this cable can do that too, but I just use this for data transfer.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Rosewill 6ft. USB2.0 A Male to A Female Extension Cable, Black, Model RCW-100
Pros: Good build quality, connectors are nice and sturdy, cable is well made but flexible.
Cons: Female USB connector is kind of ugly, just bare metal. Not worthy of knocking an egg off but best to use this cable discretely if you value the overall look of your setup.
Other Thoughts: Currently being used to free up front USB real estate on a HTPC by making the rear USB more accessible. It's done this for over a year with no issue.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Excellent build quality. Exactly what I've come to expect from Cooler Master. None of the metal is flimsy, all the plastic is matte black and very tough. The carrying handle is covered in a soft rubber and is tied into the frame of the case making it very secure.
The old version of this case wasn't very aesthetically pleasing to me. It sort of had a rounded square look to it. This new version has gone more round and less square giving it an easier to digest look. The side panel window is tasteful and all the front ports can be hidden away with a little sliding door.
The front panel is very easy to remove and doesn't bring any electronics with it, making it particularly easy to clean.
The old case had mounting points for a mixture of 140/120mm fans. This new version has simplified everything by only including mounting points for 120mm fans.
Uses a sliding and locking rail system for 3.5" drives, a system I find much more convenient than screws, and much cleaner to look at than other static mounting/locking methods.
Secondary drive cage can be partially dismantled to make more room inside the case.
Has true front USB3.0, not annoying USB3.0 pass-through. Not particularly impressive today, but a year ago, at this price point, it was a very nice feature.
Cable management has been greatly improved from the old version of this case. The right side panel features a much more prominent pop out to give you more space to hide your cables. It also has holes to allow you to run your CPU power behind the motherboard tray and out near the top of the case.
Cons: I suppose the storm guard feature is kind of useless for me? I can see why Cooler Master included it. This case after all does have a carrying handle, it's built for LAN parties, but for me, it's just a hole I had to plug up. My solution was to take one of the expansion slot guards and install it where the storm guard was. Even that didn't fit too well, so in addition to being held in place by a screw, it's also being held down with some tastefully placed black electric tape.
Other Thoughts: For the time I've owned this case it's been a pleasure to work with. It doesn't have the insane interior space of a full tower case, but it has excellent wire management, which allows me to keep my build looking super clean, but super tight.
I can't speak on how good the standard cooling is because it was installed for less than a day before I replaced every fan and added an additional three, not to mention I'm running a five channel fan controller in this build.