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Pros: Managed to get my sound card installed despite cable in the way.
Cons: With a large video card (AMD R9 290) plus a Corsair liquid cooler, both X1 expansion slots on the mother board are useless.
Other Thoughts: This is my second and final update to my original review. All issues have been resolved. I was able to install my sound card, despite a cable being in the way. I was able to install it in a non-X1 PCI slot and it works just fine. I have passed on all this info to CyberPower and Newegg support to close my issues.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Nice and quiet with independent fan control adjustments. It also has a very nice looking Corsair CPU cooler. Case looks kind of cool with red LED's which my Zx sound card also has.
Cons: Cable blocking mother board expansion slots.
Other Thoughts: This is an update to my original review. I persisted with the 7 pin SATA data connection to the hard drive and finally got the pins straightened out enough so that the drive now works. That doesn't excuse CyberPower for shipping it loose at the bottom of the case, though. Fortunately, everything's working fine so far. Just trying to find my way around Win 8.1 as I'm used to a Win 7 system. As all is OK for now, I will not be returning the computer. I just have to figure out how to install my PCI sound card. The mother board has 2 X-1 slots, but they are both right up against the video card. I'm a big gamer, so am looking forward to harnessing the awesome power of the R9-290 4GB video card. Its reviews are excellent.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Huge tower with lots of empty bays. Fantastic shipping. Ordered on a Wednesday and arrived on Friday in Toronto. Item was shipped from New Jersey. Lots of detailed documentation from MSI.
Cons: Cheapest MSI G41 mother board. Appears to have only 2 SATA data cable ports. System arrived with disconnected hard drive which was rattling around in the bottom of the case, plus its 7 pin data connectors were bent out of shape. The mother board expansion slots are blocked by a thick cable that goes to the video card and I can't move it out of the way. I have detailed and sent these problems to CyberPower, plus I have copied Newegg support. This all happened over a weekend, so CyberPower hasn't had time to reply yet as there is a 3 hour time difference between California and Toronto.
Other Thoughts: Newegg support has been excellent. I actually had a live chat on Sunday, which impressed me no end. If I'm not able to get satisfaction from CyberPower, I'm eligible for a refund or replacement as part of Newegg's 30 day return policy. I would like to resolve the issue locally if possible, but will wait to see how CyberPower responds. I attempted to connect the hard drive, but it's not being recognized. I believe this is because of the bent pins on the drive, but I could be wrong. Hard drives are surprisingly heavy, so it doesn't take much to bend pins if they hit something hard. Via email, I asked CyberPower a few questions about the system, including the dimensions of the tower and how to over-clock the 4770K. I got a quick reply, which answered all my questions. The one odd thing, though, was that over-clocking the CPU invalidates their 1 year warranty. That left me wondering why they build a system with an unlocked CPU but discourage over-clocking. I would have thought they'd simply build it with a locked 4770. I would like to resolve these issues amicably with CyberPower and don't really want to return the computer unless it's absolutely necessary. I will update this review after there's been a resolution.READ FULL REVIEW