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This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Steel / Plastic compact ATX Mid Tower Case
Pros: Great case
Corsair has done very well entering this market with a high end case (800D) and taking the best of that case and turning it into a budget case. They listened to the market and gave us exactly what we look for in a solid well designed and well constructed case and kept it in our budget.
plenty of cable management holes
lots of fan and radiator positions
black color inside and out
Cons: more dust filters would have been nice
an adapter to use the front panel usb 3.0 ports would have been nice as well. you have to buy a separate adapter if your motherboard doesnt have a usb 3.0 header. the good news is that usb 3.0 is backwards compatible with usb 2.0
Other Thoughts: Very well made case. I bought 2 because this case for 60 bucks is a steal.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Low price board
Small form factor
All solid state capacitors
plenty of memory capacity
Cons: No usb 3 support - you have to get an adapter to use front panel usb if your case only has usb 3 connectors on the front. so to use those the adapter will bridge the usb 2 header on the motherboard to the usb 3 front panel cable.
The bios was 2 versions behind for me so you will have to flash the board to get the updated bios loaded. Very easy to do if you can follow simple instructions.
Other Thoughts: Im not sure why this board isnt higher rated. It overclocks well for any novice. If your trying to push this board like K!ngp!n does his then you should be using a much more expensive piece of hardware.
I see many complaints that this and other boards do not run 1600 mhz memory out of the box. thats true you will have to go into the bios to configure your memory manually. It's very easy to do. If you can figure out how to build a computer then you can google how to set the memory up correctly.
Display Name: erik w.
Date Joined: 06/04/06
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