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This review is from: Rosewill CHALLENGER - Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Three Included Fans - 1 x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1 x Top 140mm Fan, 1 x Rear 120mm Fan - Two More Optional Side 120mm Fans Supported
Pros: I've owned this case for about 4 years now, and it is hands-down the best case I've ever owned. Very sturdy, solidly built, and I love the idea that the blue fan in the front serves as the power light.
Cons: The only complaint I have about this case is, when I go to clean the bezel in front of the blue lighted fan, the only way to do that effectively was to remove the foam, and that requires bending back the tabs which are part of the mesh. If you do that enough times, the tabs will break off. I suppose the most effective workaround is to provide positive air pressure inside the case (more intake fans than exhaust) which prevents dust build-up to begin with.
Other Thoughts: I plan on buying another one of these cases for my next build.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: MASSCOOL 8WA743 92mm Long Life CPU Cooler
Pros: Pair this with Arctic Silver Thermal Compound, and it's decent. It keeps the CPU cool. Once installed (see below), I haven't had to mess with it, other than blowing out the dust bunnies periodically.
Cons: It's pretty loud (in an airflow kind of way) if you have nothing else making noise in the room. Fortunately for me, the TV is nearly always on and other noises are present. It's also pretty big, and I had a little trouble getting it mounted on the CPU and mobo correctly.
Other Thoughts: I probably won't be buying another one of these on my next build. It's okay for the time being, though.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G
Pros: This is the best thermal compound ever made. I wouldn't use anything else, especially not the stuff that comes with HSF's.
Other Thoughts: I've been using this stuff for years with no issues.READ FULL REVIEW