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This review is from: RAIDMAX Quantum ATX-798WB Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: Lots of compliments for having a unique style case. Useful Usb ports on top. Got it for cheap. Will fit a radeon 6950. Bottom mounted psu.
Cons: Very plasticy. Very thin side panel, barely enough room for a large graphics card, installing/changing a hard drive is a nightmare. Zero cable management included. No 2.5 in drive bays. 3 of the fans started making grinding noises after about a year so I've had to spend money to replace the stock fans.
Other Thoughts: I thought this was a great case for the money when I first bought it. Until the fans died and after I started fiddling with some Raid mechanics this case became an annoyance when it would take 10 minutes just to get the hard drive out. In order to access a 3.5in bay, you have to remove the front panel (which is nearly impossible to get back on if you have any cd/dvd drives installed), then remove the contraptions out that the front fans are attached to, then navigate your screw driver through the worst drive caddy enclosure I've ever had to work with. Its just way too time consuming when there's other cases with far better solutions that I wish I had went with a year ago.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Been working fine for over 2 years now. Has ran a crossfire radeon 5670/i3 build for over a year and a single radeon 6950 for a few months now.
Cons: Not necessarily a con, just an observation. Intel, ASUS, and every forum will tell you this motherboard's chipset naturally doesn't support any overclocking of any kind. ASUS site nor newegg claim that it is crossfire/sli ready yet I've ran several different setups with crossfire and it's worked fine. Also, it has the options for overclocking Ram(never tried it), and adjusting the cpu multiplier for K series(can't test it since i'm using a non-K cpu). I'm not keen on destroying my main gaming machine so I haven't touched those options but they are still there which is a bit confusing.
Other Thoughts: I was a novice when I was building my first gaming machine when I bought this so I didn't really know what I was buying at the time. In essence, it is a HTPC mobo designed to utilize onboard graphics which just happens to have multi-gpu capabilities, voltage control, ram frequency control, multiplier adjustments, and ASUS overclocking software/utilities. Bit of an odd consumer target if you ask me. Because of this, I can't think of a single reason to buy it when there's cheaper HTPC options out there. Enthusiasts will buy p67/z67's while HTPC seekers will buy the cheaper h61's for a better price. But out of all the h67's of the time 2 years ago, I'm glad I bought this oddball of the bunch.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: hec X-Power Pro 600 600W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V V2.2 SLI CrossFire Power Supply
Pros: Excellent power supply, more than enough power for your average gaming build. Sleeves cables, black with blue leds compliments my blue case without being overpowering.
Cons: Im having a hard time thinking of one
Other Thoughts: Has been running an i3-2100, A 7200 rpm drive, and 2 radeon 5670s for over 2 years now.READ FULL REVIEW