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EVGA Hadron Air Mini-ITX Chassis Black with 500W 80Plus Gold Power Supply (110-MA-1001-K1)
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Has exceeded my expectations! 02/26/2014

This review is from: EVGA Hadron Air Mini-ITX Chassis Black with 500W 80Plus Gold Power Supply (110-MA-1001-K1)

Pros: -Super small. My buddy kept calling it a shoe box.
-Sexy as all get out.
-Cools very well.
-Fits lots of full size gpus.
-Not too loud.
-Great deal when you consider the power supply.
-Easy access side panel with lots of visibility.

Cons: -No handle.
-The shiny black face makes fingerprints and scratches a thing.

Other Thoughts: 4770K I7, Impact mobo, GTX 770 gpu.
I LOVE this case. It is the perfect blend of gaming pc with console like size. I streamed Dark Souls today for 3 hrs and cpu temps peaked at 47C. It idles around 30C. I no longer fear cooling being a problem with this case, but I haven't tried over clocking yet.
Others have mentioned the fans being loud but I haven't noticed. It is about as loud as my xbox 360 slim.
I would recommend researching motherboards configurations and make sure you get one that has the connections in the right place to make cable management easy. Using the Asus Impact I was able to manage the cables around the edges of the board and didn't have any problems getting the psu cables to reach. I imagine you would have a similar experience with EVGAs stinger board as well.
Despite the small size, it was relatively easy to work in, but I would recommend have a friend around to help hold parts or turn screws. I used a 12cm led strip in the bottom of this case and it cast pleny of light to illuminate all of your pc parts. Also, get the EVGA cpu cooler, it fits the case well. If you are ready to go miniITX, get this case, you won't be disappointed.

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BitFenix BFA-ACL-12GK6-RP Alchemy Connect LED-Strip Green 12cm
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: -Bright
-Comes with connectors to chain them together

Cons: -The sticky tape didn't work at all

Other Thoughts: I got the green 12cm strip to put in the bottom of my mini ITX Hadron case. I was afraid it wouldn't put off much light but I was wrong, it is very bright. 12cm is plenty to give my Hadron an awesome glow. I took off 1 egg because the sticky tape was worthless.

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ASUS MAXIMUS VI IMPACT LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: -Wifi
-Cool factor of ROG boot screen
-The bios is super friendly
-Detailed user manual
-The position of plugs and ports on the board make cable management easy
-Daughter boards did not interfere with my cpu cooler (evga miniITX cooler)

Cons: -The board was missing 2 of the 4 screws that secure the board to the chassis.
-Attaching the hdaudio cable to the supremeFx daughter board is difficult after you attach an aftermarket cpu cooler.
-The padding on the back of the I/O panel makes it difficult to get the board in place when using a small form factor case like the Hadron.

Other Thoughts: I used this motherboard for a Hadron Air mini ITX build. I chose this board because it gave me the sense of completeness in the mini ITX size. It has brought versatility and is channeling lots of power in a small package. If you don't care about the wifi, look at the EVGA Stinger as well. If you are like me, and want the whole package, you will love this board. I can't stress enough how much I appreciate the ROG boot screen.

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Display Name: David M.

Date Joined: 11/16/12

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  • First Review: 02/26/14
  • Last Review: 02/26/14
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