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Pros: Understated good looks - the chassis has a nice clean appearance that resembles a small subwoofer, making it perfect for HTPC or office duty. Tons of cooling options thanks to generous fan mounts, including the option to use multiple large radiators and both the front and PSU intake have nice easy-to-remove/clean filters installed.
Simple layout that doesn't prevent you from using long PSUs or GPUs. Removable motherboard tray and HDD cage combine with the generous internal volume to make installation a snap.
USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports on the front panel - why don't more cases have this?
Cons: I'd like it if the steel were just a bit thicker, but at this price, I can't complain.
Other Thoughts: It's a pity that this case is seemingly being discontinued, since it's a great place to put some seriously powerful parts, with smart design and solid construction. Yeah, it's a bit big for a mITX case, but it's big for a reason.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Value for money is pretty hard to top here - great performance that measurably outpaces the GTX960 for the same cash. It does run hotter and consume more power than the competition, but I'm not complaining. If you're gaming at 1080P, this is a great pick, particularly if you can score one when they're on sale.
Decent, if not outstanding non-reference cooling solution - I'd prefer larger/slower fans, though the 80mm units on this card help to keep the dimensions nice and tidy (under 8 1/4"). Runs very quietly in low-demand applications.
The packaging could be called a little spartan, but it protected the card well and I like having less garbage to recycle after unboxing.
Cons: The 80mm fans need to work a bit harder than the 90/92mm units on other products, so you'll definitely hear them when gaming or stress testing. The noise isn't anything too untoward, and it's definitely still quieter than a blower-box reference style card.
Other Thoughts: Not much else to say - I bought this as a budget-priced replacement for an aging 7950 Boost in my HTPC, and have been pretty happy with it so far.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: be quiet! PURE WINGS 2 140mm max.1000RPM 61CFM 18.8dB(A) Cooling Fan
Pros: These are by far the quietest fans I've ever installed in a PC. Stylish, well-built and almost completely inaudible. Airflow is great given how quiet they are. No issues starting up, even with with just 5V, making them perfect for use with a fan controller if you want to go completely silent. Great value, all things considered
Cons: Rifle-type bearing means these won't last as long as fluid/ball bearing counterparts, but the low cost and great performance makes this easier to bear.
Other Thoughts: I crammed five of these, one of the 120mm units and a Dark Rock Pro 3 into a mATX case, and the thing is just barely audible, even with the fans running full-tilt. Ordering more to silence my other PCs.READ FULL REVIEW