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Pros: Runs fast and smooth in SLI, plays all my games at max settings at 1440p.
Cons: A challenge in SLI since one card will always be much hotter due to the way the fans work. Need either an open case like I do or some major air flow.
Also, one of the fans on one of the cards emits annoying loud screeching sound at low speeds - driving me bonkers as I am typing this.
Other Thoughts: The cooler card is 65C at max load, the hotter card is 80C at max load which is acceptable so it's all OK.
Now I need to do something about that fan...the sound is horrible like someone scraping a cooking pot wiith a fork...
Pros: Build quality, expensive materials, design.
Cons: Lacks cable management. Cables inside the case can be taken care of, however motherboard ports are on top and cables that you plug into the motherboard (USB, audio) as well as DVI cables from your video card(s) lack any kind of cable management.
In my case I have a bunch of cables plugged into ports on top - two DVI cables (for SLI). ethernet, printer, audio and two USB (Razer Black Widow keyboard), mouse and two USB extension cables and it looks like a hideous mess which really detracts from the looks of the finished product.
In order for this to really look good, plan to go wireless as much as possible and don't plug any cables into motherboard USB ports.
Other Thoughts: I was not sure whether to knock off one star or two stars for the cable mess. On one hand this is an extremely expensive case and for this kind of money 90% good is not good enough. On the other hand, the rest of the case - materials, design, etc is all premium quality, so in the end I only knocked off one star. I'm a little disappointed.
Will try to think of a way to organize these cables better, I'm sure there must be a way
This review is from: IN WIN H-Frame Mini Blue Blue Aluminum Mini-ITX Computer Case 180W Power Supply
Pros: Compact, stylish, good cabling on the inside.
Cons: Cramped, proprietary power supply
Other Thoughts: Actually own two of those - a red one which is out of stock and now a blue one.
Power supply is decent - I've been able to run a Haswell core i3 and a low profile Radeon 7750 on the included power supply without any problems.
The space for the video card is quite cramped, but it will fit a low profile Radeon 7750 which is pretty much the most powerful low profile video card you can get.
Just make sure that the card is one slot wide - some low profile cards had huge heatsinks and actualy take up two slots worth of space, they will not fit in this case.
Newegg sells Powercolor low profile 7750 which fits perfectlly into this case.
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