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Arctic Cooling S111 USB Powered Portable Speaker-Gray
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5 out of 5 eggs They actually sound pretty good 04/25/2016

This review is from: Arctic Cooling S111 USB Powered Portable Speaker-Gray

Pros: Big sound for such a little speaker. Pretty decent range. Seem to be silent at idle. Small size and footprint allows for easy placement on a desk or shelf .

Cons: Cables are a bit short. The cable between the two speakers only allows you to stretch them out about 2 feet apart. The 2 wires to connect to source are also kind of short (3'). The "off" position on the volume dial is truly just zero volume. There is no actual on/off switch.

Other Thoughts: I only bought these because they were on sale for $7. Had I paid closer to $20, these would still be satisfactory. I mostly use fairly high end speakers (bose, etc) and these little guys still impress.

NZXT Source 210 Elite Black Steel with painted interior ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ Black Front Trim
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Pros: Solid. They painted the inside. Fairly roomy.

Cons: So I presume I was supposed to receive an accessory box with this case? (screws, motherboard stand-offs, etc) I didn't get one and this isn't the 1st time NZXT has messed up the little things. It will most likely be my last time as there are plenty of other options. I had to hunt down an old case in my garage to steal motherboard stand-offs from so I could even use this case. What fun, thanks for that.

The labeled 2.5 HDD spot at bottom is completely worthless as it's orientated wrong.

All the front panels have a funny look to them like the finishing process didn't come out quite right. The sheen has a dead spot in all the same areas and really makes this case look cheap.

No filters (I knew this but it's still a con for any case without them)
Limited options for front fan sizes.

Other Thoughts: This is probably about build 40 for me (past 10 years). 4th NZXT case. Looking like the last.

SSD Tip: I was able to vertically mount the 2.5 SSD on the rear of the HDD cage (faces back panel), plugs facing down, two screws holding the top from within the HDD cage, top row. They line up just close enough and it mounts at a slightly misaligned angle but solid.

CORSAIR AX series AX760 760W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
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Pros: Fully modular. Lots of sata power (3 wires w/ 4x sata) and of varying lengths. Silent in hybrid mode. (I presume normal is quiet too).

Aesthetics. If that matters to you than that's where this unit may get a leg up. All the wires at each end of any particular cable are colored black. None of that ugly, multi-color junk that can make your otherwise nice looking case build a little less nice looking. The side label also reads right side up regardless of your unit's orientation of choice (an small annoyance on many other units to this day). There's a back label near main switch which gives it a clean look (would read upside down if you face your fan upwards). Comes with a good retaining bag for all your extra cables.

Cons: While the cable bag is nice and durable, easy to carry, the 2nd included bag, the one for carrying the power supply is not viable for daily use. Whenever I carry around my power supply (and who doesn't, right!?) to parties, the beach, the park (etc, etc), I find that the included bag is just too flimsy and thin. The drawstring feels inadequate for the weight. A nice, Gucci power supply carrying bag might be more befitting of this unit, and more stylish. An embroidered Corsair logo (rather than cheap silk-screening) would also enhance my enjoyment as I carry my power supply around.


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Display Name: Gerald N.

Date Joined: 01/13/06

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  • First Review: 01/16/06
  • Last Review: 04/25/16
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