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In Win BK623. SFF mATX case with IP-P300BN1-0 H Haswell Ready power supply, PPCT, USB 2.0 x 4, HD audio, Air Filter
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: After hundredss of times upgrading the insides of this case, it still comes apart without falling apart and goes back together right every time
At first, I thought it was flimsy. It isn't.
Top-grade engineering.
Perfect size for me.
Runs cool and silent with just the CPU fan and the PSU fan, since I learned to properly use the partition plate.

Cons: It ate CPU coolers until I started sealing the air holes on the partition plate with duct tape.

I learned from burning out a CPU cooler's fan that extra care is needed to make sure the cables to the DVD burner stay out of the fan. Duh.

The stick-on feet really suck, but I got some aftermarket feet that work great.

Other Thoughts: After I learn to administrate a Smoothwall firewall I built from spare parts, I'm buying another of these cases for an Ubuntu Server/WordPress/Moodle webserver that fits my standup desk.
A $7.00 Arctic Cooling Alpine GT 64 has kept my AMD A8-5500 happy for 6 months or so now.
It just got an ASRock FM2A88M motherboard and I'm way happy with the way the machine works now.
This is a helluva long way from the Sinclair ZX80 I started out with in 1979.

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Rosewill RX-C202 3.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Solid piece of equipment that works just like it ought to
Smooth insertion/extraction of SSDs
No chance of breaking anything while changing SSDs; I move the latch and the SSD pops half out of the slot and going in is that safe, too.
This thing will probably out-live me.
Looked just right on the InWin BK623.BN300TBL I bought from Newegg

Cons: SATA connectors stopped staying connected. One SATA plug is broken, but the other isn't and it still won't stay on.

Other Thoughts: I wish every part I bought was built this solid. But for the SATA connectors, this is all I'd ever need for a RAID 1 to safeguard my work (I write fiction). I bought another (from Newegg) that's not the same last-a-lifetime quality but the SATA cable stays connected. I buy lots of Rosewill parts and this is the first problem I've had. It's mounted behind the flap over the 3.5" bays on a tank-like Topower case I got from Newegg for about the same price as this mobile rack. The lights don't work, but I couldn't see them if they did. The rack works perfect but for the lights.
Newegg's customer service and shipping are the best in the business, five eggs. Newegg gets it right every time, for me - since 2004.

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HP X4000b H3T51AA#ABC Matte Black 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel Bluetooth Wireless Laser Mouse
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Its coloration looks highly functional, like a flat black street racer.
The gripping surfaces are non-slip, and comfortable
It works terrific - while it's connected.
The price was right.

Cons: If I don't use it for a minute, it disconnects.

It won't reconnect without clicking the connect button in the Bluetooth app (I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS).

Because it's disconnected, this mouse won't make that click.

I have to plug in a USB mouse to reconnect it.

I call that a design flaw.

Other Thoughts: If the documentation told me how to turn off sleep mode, I would love this thing, even if it's a bit small for my hand.

If it brought itself out of sleep mode, I would feel okay about giving it to my wife to replace a dying mouse..

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Display Name: Tommy T.

Date Joined: 04/23/05

  • Reviews: 8
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  • First Review: 07/19/11
  • Last Review: 11/25/13
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