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This review is from: Antec Eleven Hundred V2 Black Computer Case
Pros: Modern design, the cable grommets are very useful. The case is rather big (should be advertised as a super mid tower) BUT this size is very useful if you're planning on using a modern GPU and a large CPU heatsink. It's nice not to work in cramped spaces.
In my older years I am not impressed by crazy LEDs anymore so I really liked the aesthetic of this case and the workmanship on it is good. Has lots of room for extra fans, the filters are a nice touch, the front side ports work well. Overall this is a great package and I got it on a killer deal but I had a few problems...
Cons: So for some reason Antec decided to "go green" (or cheap in my mind) where every other manufacturer still sends a manual with their products. Manuals are a good thing for DIY projects because not every build is going to be the same, especially when its the case that you mount everything to for crying out loud. The V2 model did NOT have a manual posted on their website either.
So here is my beef.... the screws for the motherboard stand offs are easily confused for the screws used for the front bay. When referring to the old V1 manual, there are 10 motherboard stand offs and 10 screws... so the same should apply to the V2 right? Wrong! They switched them and I had a hell of a time mounting my mobo because I started to strip the the stand offs. It was very frustrating but after Googling enough images I've come to realize that other people also had similar problems and many people have used either screws with mixed success. What was a simple task took me forever.
In any case the design is sound except the quality of their fasteners suck. My only gripe with the design is the bay for used for 2.5" SSDs is offset for some reason. While my normal HDD stays flush with the bay, my SSD actually stick outs another inch and looks goofy plus barely clears the case cover. I don't know why they designed it that way, with the drive so small there is plenty of room, no need to off set it.
Pros: Works as advertised, all the OC settings worked with Intels XMP Profiles. I ran Memtest and had no errors, so far my build from the start is running extremely stable. Either means I got lucky or the QC of the products I chose (including Gskill) is top notch. I got these sticks on a deal and for the price per gig, it was unbeatable compared to other competitors in this bandwidth class.
Cons: Heatsink is rather big... and flashy. Blue is not really the color scheme in my build but I am not going to hold aesthetics too hard against this item.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Relatively cheap blu-ray player, I unfortunately missed a bunch of deals on other models so I can't really recommend this one over another brand.
However it worked from the start and I really appreciate that. I had a lot of issues (for other reasons) when installing windows and I needed my optical drive to work from the get go.
Looks nice and the aesthetics match my black Antec case well.
Cons: Kind of pricey compared to other models.
I haven't actually burned a blu-ray on this thing yet so my input is rather limited but so far so good.