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RAIDMAX Vampire ATX-001WBTi Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This case is rather large and fits most motherboard types needed. There are no worries about cable management or components not being able to fit in this case. Plenty of fan mounts, allowing not only for a cool system but also a quiet one, even has one on the bottom. Dust covers almost everywhere, hot swap bay on the top. Plenty of drive bays. And the best part is that the top and side panels all have thumb screws!

Cons: There are many that I have found. The molex connectors are a pain, very loose and I am not surprised when I find out ive spent five minutes to connect one. The front fan is a bit loud and is blue, so be sure to color code your components to match this case. The rear 140mm is the loudest fan ive ever had, I remounted it on the bottom and kept it at the lowest rpm I could and was a little annoying still and I ended up replacing it. The hard drive cage is non modular in any spot, even though there is a 200mm fan at the front i'd still like to mount a pump and reservoir without having to sacrifice my bottom fan mount. The side panel has 2x120mm mounts and the holes are square and you will grind into them or crack them, the plastic is smoked so adding led strips is a must to show off, and there are no filters for the side. This is a big con for me because I hate dust. I did buy filters but I couldn't use one due to having a 120mm rad in the rear, I couldn't get the side panel on. The top of the case has a nice filter but YOU DO NEED STATIC PRESSURE FANS otherwise mounting fans on the top is useless, I haven't gotten air to move through all 3 layers of mesh with airflow fans. There are no ssd mounts behind the right side panel unfortunately, and the cutouts for cable management have cheap grommets that will lose pieces and fall out, superglue fixes the falling out part.

Other Thoughts: this case is not for someone who wants to liquid cool their system, is hard to make a quiet and cool system, and isn't dust resistant. But for the average or even a little more of an enthusiast...this case is amazing

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ZALMAN LQ-315 Water/Liquid CPU Cooler 120MM
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Great performance, terrible install 09/30/2014

This review is from: ZALMAN LQ-315 Water/Liquid CPU Cooler 120MM

Pros: *Keeps my 8250 cool
*Optional second fan
*Not too bulky
*Sealed

Cons: *terrible install
*pump makes a little noise

Other Thoughts: So installing using the instructions I could not possibly install the waterblock, I had to actually take off the clips holding the screws into place, and use the backplate that came with my stock amd cooler, it was almost a insult to me, first not having the screws not be nearly long enough to reach the backplate with the clips on but secondly, the backplate was too thin to hold the cooler. I hope this helps anyone who buys this

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PowerColor PCS+ AXR9 290X 4GBD5-PPDHE Radeon R9 290X 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Nice overclock and great overclocker
stays cool
performs like a champ
great features
nice backplate
quiet

Cons: the only con that I have is the blue screens of death. I thought others were just whining and I didn't get one for a while, soon as I got one they all kept coming. It doesn't happen every day but it does happen enough to be bothersome.

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Nathaniel L.'s Profile

Display Name: Nathaniel L.

Date Joined: 04/14/13

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 0
  • First Review: 03/18/14
  • Last Review: 10/15/14
  • Most Favorable Review: 4 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 1 out of 5 eggs
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