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APEVIA ICEBERG ATX-IB680W-BL 680W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Power Supply With 3-Color LED Lights
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Pros: Not my forte' to know the best Power supplies for any build. I've only ever swapped out power supplies on Brand names and liked Diablotek. However if you like lights and a decent performing Power supply this is it. Call me geek but i love the lights and the ability to change the color of the leds. I like the clear top as you see the inner workings. Overall all is well

Cons: Bottom mounting requires you to put it in upside down if you want the clear case to show. Would be nice if they can have a reversable for bottom mounting

Other Thoughts: There are quite a few power supplies out there but this is the only one i found with the clear case feature and changing lights.

XION Predator Gaming Series AXP 970-001BK Mid Tower PC Case w/ Hot-Swap Enabled Front Loading Trays for SATA HDD
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I have been repairing computers for years but never built one, so being said i was unsure what case to get for my first build. Antec is a fav of many but i have to say this case is amazing! It is very roomy (Dells, HP's and such are really compact). so what joy it was to be able to work inside with ease. I like the ability to add fans. Here is something you don't see in the brochure. It comes with a front and rear fan but you can add 2 120mm to the top of the case and 2 120mm or 1 200mm to the side. The hot swap draws are great if you like swapping vs. external HD's. the instructions show you to put the rails that come in the box onto the harddrive (what i did first) but very hard to remove the HD. Instead screw mount them in the tray but here is the tricky part. The HD will not connect until you close the secure bar. It will set the HD for you so warning, do not force it, just close the securing bar and it will go in solid!. Also for a new builder i found that the case fans are connected to the board for the hot swap so even if you do not plan to use this feature please remember to add power or the fans will not activate (unless you reroute the fan plugs to the motherboard). Overall an awesome and solid case. BTW both sides come off and the side with the Motherboard has room for tucking excess wires.

Cons: The only one, more a hiderance easily rectified was the wire for the rear fan goes across the case and makes mounting a motherboard slightly difficult. again you can take the plug and reroute to the motherboard but i wanted all the fans i can get so i left it.

Other Thoughts: from someone who spent all my years buying name brand PC's i highly suggest building your own. It is easy nowadays and DIY's are the saving grace. Cost is another matter, for a little over $800.00 i now have a gaming PC that runs all my games at Ultra (Skyrim, World Of Tanks, RIFT,Etc.). I had a few OOPS moments (important to remember there are 2 power plug locations on the motherboard and really pay atention to the way the hookups for LED, Power button and such go as there is a (+) and (-) that if not correct will not allow the cpu to start. Hope this helps


Timothy K.'s Profile

Display Name: Timothy K.

Date Joined: 01/16/14

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 03/17/14
  • Last Review: 03/17/14
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