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NZXT SEN-MIX2 Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Great Controller 10/13/2014

This review is from: NZXT SEN-MIX2 Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller

Pros: - 5 LED colors
- 6 channels
- works out of box
- etc

Cons: - whenever you reboot your PC the fans spin at max for about 7-15 seconds then return to whatever speed you have them at. The LED setting is saved however.

Other Thoughts: I've owned 3 total fan controllers and this is by far the best that I've come across. It is far less annoying to configure compared to the fancy LCD screen controllers.

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Corsair Obsidian Series 450D Black ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Semi disappointed 10/12/2014

This review is from: Corsair Obsidian Series 450D Black ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case

Pros: - sleek design
- very customizable (can remove harddrive cage, ssd bay, optical drive bay, etc)
- great airflow
- 3 dust filters (front, top, and bottom)

Cons: - didn't properly fit my micro atx motherboard.
This case supports that type of motherboard yet there wasn't any holes for a standoff (on the case) for one of the screwholes on my motherboard. I had to be super careful when plugging in my usb 3.0 cable and 24 pin power connector, otherwise I would snap the motherboard due to lack of support.

- lack of cable tie down points.
There's only 4-5 cable tie down points with 2 already being used. On top of that they are all in the same region instead of being spread out.

- lack of instructions provided for me in the box.
Everything isn't self explanatory. Had to go online to fetch the instructions.

- flimsy hard drive cage.
Doesn't take much force for it to wobble back and forth.

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EVGA 04G-2974-KR GeForce GTX 970 Superclocked 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 ACX 2.0 PCI Express 3.0
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: - Fans themselves are quiet
- card stays relatively cool, even during benchmarks and demanding games
- small physical size (compared to other brands)
- performance is top notch (huge upgrade over my r9 280x)
- no out of memory errors as reported by another user

Cons: - coil whine

Other Thoughts: The coil whine is noticeable over my case fans and speakers during certain games (not all of them).

I have heard of other brands having coil whine as well (especially MSI) and I don't wanna wait 2-4 weeks for a replacement. So I'll probably just stick with this card. The noise itself is semi-bearable for me personally and isn't a really loud screeching noise. Sometimes coil whine goes away over time. Maybe I'll get lucky.

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Daniel S.'s Profile

Display Name: Daniel S.

Date Joined: 01/17/10

  • Reviews: 20
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  • First Review: 01/20/10
  • Last Review: 10/13/14
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