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This review is from: APEVIA CF6025S 60mm Case Fan
Pros: Runs nice and quiet but still moves plenty of air for the size. Comes prelubed with plenty of grease, screws, and 4pin molex adapter. Keeps my x58 northbridge cool.
Cons: none so far
Other Thoughts: I didn't get the chance to look at the fan internals and only opened it up to look if there was grease or oil. I'd say it's a sleeve bearing type fan because I don't hear the usual ball bearing hissing sound.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58 Black CECC Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: The little tool-less pci slot holder is the best i've seen. anti vibration rubber mounts on fans and hdd really do make a difference. Cable management is good. Dust filters in all the important areas. Rubber feet is actually rubber and won't fall off. HDD cage can rotate 90 degrees.Minimalist looks.
Cons: Tool-less hdd cage can be hard on the fingers. I actually had to use a flathead to open up the plastic tabs on the rack because my hdd refused to "snap in". Case has some sharp edges beware. Should've included some extra rubber mounts for top 140mm fans. They are VERY expensive and are the only way to mount top fans unless you want to ghetto zip tie them. Exterior panels are not flush and looks awkward. Tool-less 5.25 bay is flimsy and cheap.
Other Thoughts: What else is there to say it's a good case but a little pricey. I wouldn't get it unless it was on sale. The top vents need to be bigger. Fans included are decent. Dust filtering looks similar to window screen.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: MSI X58A-GD45 LGA 1366 Intel X58 + ICH10R SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: It's a cheap x58 motherboard. Has USB 3,Sata6. Looks good. Saves power. Plenty of settings in bios. Good pci-e spacing for dual gpu.
Cons: USB 3 controller is buggy even with a firmware update and up to date drivers. Cell menu in bios can also bug memory timings. Vcore regulation is not the best. Northbridge heatsink extremely hot to the touch. Took a while to setup this board correctly and I mean not just auto everything in the bios.
Other Thoughts: Lots of fan headers on this board but only 2 can be manually controlled. If you plan on heavy overclocking beyond 4.2ghz get the asus sabertooth. Vcore setting in bios is not what is shown in bios h/w monitor it will show more vcore under load in windows so be cautious. You adjust vcore by adding or subtracting in mV to a reference vcore set by the bios.READ FULL REVIEW