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This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Steel / Plastic compact ATX Mid Tower Case
Pros: I was choosing between the Antec three hundred two and this Corsair 200R computer case due to pricing. I have to agree with the reviews. I liked the Antec three hundred from a previous build but it was messy; whereas, as the reviews say, it is a joy to build with the Corsair 200R. There is just plenty of room to maneuver and hide the cables. It has very nice 4 ssd drive bays that easily fit in. You do need the spacers for your SSD drives that usually come with it to make for a snugger fit. And they have 4 bays for your 3.5 hard drive that face towards you but have to be plugged in from the other side. They are all plastic but I was satisfied how well they fit and snapped in place.Due to it's width, it can accommodate these monster sized video cards nowadays. The Antec three hundred was a little tight for the video card but there was enough for it to fight..
Cons: I don't know if I like the power supply on the bottom but that seems to be the trend. You have to be careful if you put this case on a rug. I would recommend putting a board underneath or thick plastic sheet.. It also makes it farther for the CPU power supply cable to reach. It could always be cheaper :) But I liked the nice clean look and there were no sharp edges. Beautiful interior. All black. So I was satisfied. I wanted to buy the Antec three hundred two since it was $10 cheaper but I decided to to just spend the extra $10 since the Antec Three hundred two was messy.
Other Thoughts: The only thing that bothers me with newer cases is that the power supply is on the bottom; so the CPU power supply cable has to reach all the way across the motherboard. But when you add a video card, it is tight to stretch over the video card. I decided to buy the CABLE STARTECH| ATXP4EXT RT. This OCZ 600 watt skimped on the CPU power supply cable. I actually haven't put the video card in yet, but I can see it is going to be tight like my previous build with the Antec 300.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I initially had problems installing this drive using Windows 7 pro 64bit. I kept getting this message: fine-set-root--ignore--floppies-ignore-cd/bootmgr: error 15: file not found. I could not get passed that. I almost returned it and even had a RMA. I was surprised since I have a fairly upate to date i7 ivy biostar motherboard. After some experimentation and discussions with tech support, I came to the conclusion that the problem was my Windows 7 pro 64bit original restore disc because I had no problem installing using a retail disc that had Windows 7 service pack 1. However, the problem was eventually, solved by updating the firmware to MU03. I then reinstalled my Windows 7 restore disc without SP1 and it installed without any problems.
Cons: I decided to give it 4 stars, even though, eventually I got it working fine so far with the firmware but Crucial should not have put this out to market like that. I didn't have any problems with Windows 7 without SP1 on other SSD drives. I have already purchased about 4 so far and this is the only one requiring a firmware update.
Other Thoughts: Nice fast drive. I thought the price was decent for a 480gb SSD drive. 240gb gets to be a little thin these days. It's nice to have more room. These SSD drives are amazing. I put one in a Dell GX280 SSF 2.8ghz HT and it runs Windows 8.1 32bit like a champ. Much better than Windows XP. Windows 8.1 may be clunky but a SSD drives brings back life to this ole computer. I did it out of curiosity and now use the computer as a backup computer.READ FULL REVIEW
Cons: This drive is not getting a lot of good reviews and I can see why. I had such serious lags in copying files to it. and general operations. It took forever to copy a file to it. I'm talking about 4 gigs taking forever. I finally realized that there is something wrong with this drive. I put an older Sata II 5900rpm drive in it and it copied large files very quickly. I have a computer with an i7 processor and a sata 3 port.. I even tried different ports and cables. It was returned. This is a 7200rpm drive with sata 3. It should fly. compared to a the other drive. I am not taking a chance on another one.
Other Thoughts: As usual, NewEgg makes the RMA process painless and easy; so it makes you want to return to NewEggREAD FULL REVIEW