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Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Intel Haswell Fully Compatible
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This thing is incredibly efficient, even for a bronze cert. It is small enough to fit in an mAtx case with no problems, and plenty of room to work with. It runs 24/7 and makes NO noise, and has hiccuped exactly 0 times. Also, IT'S GREEN!

Cons: None really! The only thing I can think of is the fact that it is not a modular cable set up... which can get messy, however this is advertised as such, so you can't really mark it down for that if you are an informed buyer.

Other Thoughts: I am using it for a super power saving web/database/media server, and at the bios, I was reading 18w of power use at the outlet (courtesy of an APC).

System Specs:
rosewill ranger-m case
Samsung Evo SSD
Gigabyte socket 1150 mobo
i-3 4340 cpu
G-Skill eco series ram

Rosewill RANGER-M - Dual-Fan Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Great case for the price 05/21/2014

This review is from: Rosewill RANGER-M - Dual-Fan Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case

Pros: The case has a special mount point on the bottom for an SSD/Laptop drive, it has all of the proper bolt holes, and shipped with all of the hardware I needed and then some. Very stylish little case as well, seems sturdy enough

Cons: The case is too small to support any kind of water cooling, which limits cooling options, and with the motherboard stand-offs, many coolers can not fit in the case with protruding heat pipes, making quiet cooling almost impossible on the CPU. There are only 2 internal hard drive bays for 3.5" drives as well, which restricts too much expansion.

Other Thoughts: There is a 3.5" bay for floppy or something, that I think could have been used strictly for a hard-drive, or for more CD drive space. For some reason, my power light does not come on even though the pins are properly connected, which can fool me on whether or not the tower is on.

I am using this tower for a small and quiet web/database/file/media server in home, and with adding a 2 bay 3 drive HDD cage, it is a GREAT little tower. It is paired with a samsung ssd/ intel i3 haswell/ matx board / antec earthwatts psu / iStarUSA 3 drive cage/ 3x 4tb WD Red drives... Works well for me! Just had to keep the stock intel cooler for the time being.

Antec GX GX 700 Black and military green ATX Mid Tower Case
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Great case and good features for its cost 02/17/2014

This review is from: Antec GX GX 700 Black and military green ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: The case is smaller, which is something I really looked for, However it can still fit a GTX780 Classified neatly, with the side fan installed. There is plenty of space for cable routing, and the hard drives are easily removable from the back side.

The top has a raised fan area for 2x120 or 140 fans, and A closed loop CPU cooler can fit in there with no problems.

Lots of fan bays (6 total) plus ventilation for a PSU, all common intake locations have dust covers as well.

Cons: The front bay covers are very hard to mount on if they come off, but not impossible.

The front panel audio cord is too short to reach the pins on my motherboard (by a few inches).

The cable routing openings are exposed, and do not have any covering grommets.

Other Thoughts: I really like this case as far as what it can fit inside of it, and its overall footprint. However, It is just a slight bit too short to fit an EATX board, and will have to go whenever that is upgraded to. It is very close to fitting it, and adding another 1/2 inch or so would do wonders.

Not the biggest fan of the color scheme, but it is a good bang for your buck if you want a lot of features at a good price.


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Display Name: Brett L.

Date Joined: 10/08/12

  • Reviews: 6
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  • First Review: 10/10/13
  • Last Review: 05/21/14
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