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This review is from: Nautica N5086S 259 Men's Navigator Sunglasses - Satin Brown
Pros: These are high quality, polarized glasses. The frame is solid, the lenses aren't too dark. They look great too. They also come in a nice, solid, clam-shell case. I ended up buying 2 pairs for about 20 a piece.
Cons: Can't think of any.
Other Thoughts: I have bought 3 pairs of sunglasses from this seller and all have come quickly with proper item(s).READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 with Window Titanium Grey Silent ATX Mid Tower Case
Pros: This case is well thought out in every conceivable way. In addition to all the things you'd come to expect in this price range are all the little details that you don't see elsewhere:
--Extra, rear SSD mounts.
--Removable and adjustable HDD bay.
--Easy and effective fan filters and fan cleaning.
--Ridiculous, cavernous space in the rear for cable management.
--Allow you to mount fans all over the place
--Includes 2, high quality, & quiet 140MM fans.
--The included screw/rubber gromet packs are phenomenal too.
--Rear thumb screws stay in the bare panels when removed.
--Everything inside is steel. The HDD bays, the rear, removable blanks, etc.
--The metal, front 5.25" breakout panel can be reinstalled (to use 3.5")
--Sound dampening material throughout and it does a good job.
It's a very pretty case. It's not too bland and not some overboard rave party either. Looks nicer in person than in these pics (most cases do).
It's a really solid, sturdy case. They don't get much more solid than this (out of numerous cases, only my Antec p180 is more robust, and that thing's a tank).
It's quite massive for a "mid-tower" case. It's really large inside (wide and deep) so it can surely accommodate any CPU fan you'd want to use (widest depth from window to board I've ever seen). It also can handle the Extended ATX motherboards (I'm using a huge Gigabyte Sniper.G2 board) and easily handle long video cards.
Basically, you can do any build you want with this case. I doesn't limit you in any way that I can see.
Cons: --Heavy and LARGE. (not necessarily a con, but it's a beast).
--No proper HDD light (only a power LED).
--Power LED is kind of bright.
Other Thoughts: I have numerous higher-end cases from Antec, NZXT and Corsair and this Fractal Design unit is easily as impressive as those. I have never worked with a case that was so well designed (to work in) and user friendly.
I got this on a whim when it was Seventy dollars and I feel like I stole it. I would have felt comfortable paying up to $150 for this case. I got it to replace my GFs older Antec P180 and I'm jealous of her new R4 case.
I will be buying a Fractal Design again in the future. The quality is top notch.
This review is from: ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED
Pros: Looks nice (subjective), does a great job at cooling. If nice aesthetics and great performance are what you're after, this unit fits the bill.
Cons: Installation is a pain, but worth it. Unit is pretty large - ensure your case can accommodate it.
Other Thoughts: I have bought 3 of these in the past year. They aren't cheap but they do a fantastic job. These cool nearly the same as the nice Noctua air coolers (look up the Guru3D comparison charts or any other). I can't stand the ugly tan/brown fans Noctua uses so that's a no go for me.
Here's my 9900MAX on my i7 4790K. Temps vs stock cooler as follows:
Idle temps dropped 5 degrees; CPU idles just over ambient.
Load temps dropped 25-30 degrees (C).
This Zalman Cooler::
Summer.. 80 ambient (27c) (Idle - 28c / Load - 63c)
Winter...... 67 ambient (19c) (Idle - 20c / Load - 51c)
Summer.. 80 ambient (27c) (Idle - 33c / Load - 89c)
Winter...... 67 ambient (19c) (Idle - 25c / Load - 77c)
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