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This review is from: RAIDMAX Orion ATX-809B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: Cheap as dirt, includes 3 fans, fan controller, LED controller, space for several more fans, top, bottom and side ventilation, pet hair filter on bottom for PSU, looks cool, front pannel ports and fan knobs are sturdy, mounting options for drives etc are very good.
Cons: Nice attempt at cable management with the grommeted holes but lacks in the space behind the board to hide the cables. If you have a modular PSU, this will be anon-issue. Even with my regular PSU spaghetti mess, it was possible but tough to hide everything.
Other Thoughts: Great case for a budget gaming rig etc. Some folks have said it's flimsy, maybe because of the plastic pieces IDK. I found it to be just fine all considering. Unless you use your case for a foot rest, you'll be fine. Case runs very cool with the 3 included fans. If you add more you got an icebox.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
Pros: Cheap, looks great, well built, quiet, WORKS!
Cons: Wish it already came with another 120mm fan for a push pull setup but oh well.
Other Thoughts: This is a great upgrade from a stock CPU heatsink and will keep you cool for some mild overclocking. Everyone complains about the instructions and installation... Yeah the instructions suck. Just watch a youtube video about it and if you have ANY mechanical ability, you can get it done quickly. This thing is tall. You will probably need at least an 8" wide case. Mine barely made it into my Raidmax Orion budget case.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Cost is very low for the features. Easy overclocking with OC Genie II and traditional settings methods of OCing. 4 slot 32gig max RAM, two PCI-e slots. MSI Click BIOS is great.
Cons: Wish it had a USB 3.0 header on the board for those of us who have a 3.0 port on the front of their case.
Other Thoughts: Got this board for a budget gaming build and paired it with an AMD Athlon II x4 640. The OC genie tool easily overclocked it from 3.0ghz to just over 3.3ghz but I wanted more. Getting to a modest, cool and stable 3.5 was painless. About the only thing I would change with this board is the lack of a USB 3.0 header for the front pannel, but heck, it has a port on the rear so oh well. Also, if you aren't planning on running discrete graphics card(s), look elsewhere because this board has nothing onboard in that department. If you are using GPUs anyway, no problems.READ FULL REVIEW