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This review is from: SILVERSTONE Grandia Series GD05B-USB3.0 Aluminum / 0.8mm SECC micro-ATX / Mini-DTX / Mini-ITX MB, 1x5.25", 2x3.5"+1x2.5"HDD or 1x3.5"+2x2.5"HDD, 3x120mm golf bladed fan, 11" expansion card capable HTPC Case with 2X USB3.0 ports (Black)
Pros: The case is made of a really nice looking metal. And, the ventilation setup is pretty good (the GPU lines up perfectly with the top air holes.) When you put everything in place, it is very well packed, but that means that if you want to change anything, you have to take the whole system apart.
The front of the case is really sleek, the pictures don't do it justice.
Cons: The last PCI slot of a micro-ATX board juts right against the power supply. That means that if you have a second video card in your fourth slot, it has to be one slot shallow. The actual length of the expansion cards can't be super long, the description says 11 inches will fit, but a lot of the longer video cards are more than 12 inches long (So I don't risk it by buying those ones).
Other Thoughts: i was afraid I would scratch the faceplate trying to put USB plugs into the front, but the aluminum hasn't scratched yet.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Creative Inspire T3300 2.1 Speaker System
Pros: I am actually shocked at how well these put out sound. The subwoofer is pretty clear and the satellites sound great, too.
Cons: I don't like the "roll switch" style volume control, plus it's on the cord. How odd. Also, the speakers cones are exposed, which some might like, but I think it looks too modern for my taste.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This badboy is pretty great. I installed a microSD card into the expansion slot and have been installing programs onto that as well as keeping a few files on there, too. I bought this to use as a dedicated machine for work. I didn't need something super powerful, I basically just use Excel/Word, but I think this thing could handle a lot more.
Cons: The keyboard ins't back lit and there is no light to indicate the CAPSLOCK. I never realized how important that CAPSLOCK indicator is.
Other Thoughts: I certainly recommend it.READ FULL REVIEW