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5 out of 5 eggs Excellent budget case with a few minor quirks 01/15/2017

This review is from: AZZA CSAZ-8100B Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Overall good build quality.
Tons of IO on the front panel.
Plenty of cable management options.
Absolutely insane amount of space for anything you'd ever need to install.
SATA backplane for two hard drives makes installation pretty easy.
Included drive sleds are a nice touch.
Seems to be pretty well constructed. Metal is pretty solid.
Rear fan comes with a grille, which is pretty nice to have.
Includes fan filters for the front and bottom of the case.
Excellent case for the price I got it at ($70-ish)

Cons: Rear case fans are MOLEX. The cables are not very long. This was a little hard to work around, as my power supply only has one line of molex connectors. The SATA backplane also uses a molex power connector, meaning you need to find an extension adapter if you want both on one line. Another workaround would be to swap some of the fans around, as the two in front use the standard 3-pin fan header. This is overall a minor issue, and is not worth taking off an egg.

Other Thoughts: For the price I got it, this is one of the best deals on a case I've ever worked with. Solid construction, very versatile, and it looks freakin' sick!
Although, I would recommend considering some new fans if you want your cable management to be cleaner.

XYZprinting daVinci 1.0 3D Printer
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5 out of 5 eggs Fantastic way to get into 3D printing 08/22/2014

This review is from: XYZprinting daVinci 1.0 3D Printer

Pros: + Price. You get a bunch of premium features for $500
+ Build. It seems to be pretty well constructed.
+ Quality. Prints come out pretty good. Printed some HL2 characters with great quality
+ Easy to use. It's so simple. you just toss a model file into xyz ware (or your favorite slicer) and print!
+ Large build area.
+ Heated base plate

Cons: - Peripheral spools. (But you can find ways around it on the internet)
- Noisy during larger operations. (may need some lubricant)

Other Thoughts: Fantastic printer. First print had some issues, but cleaning the nozzle (done via the lcd menu) resolved all issues. Printed a HL2 headcrab with surprising quality (using xyzware! slic3r may have even better results)

I would HIGHLY recommend this printer to anyone getting in to the 3D printing hobby.

Diablotek UL Series PSUL775 775W ATX 12V v2.31 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
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3 out of 5 eggs Works, but I wouldn't rely on it... 11/18/2013

This review is from: Diablotek UL Series PSUL775 775W ATX 12V v2.31 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

Pros: + 750W (supposedly)
+ Cheap as dirt
+ Comes with nice anti-vibrating rubber thingy.
+ TONS of connectors.

Cons: Brand is the sketchiest one on Newegg. Do not use this if you plan to have expensive parts. It should work fine for simple systems, but you really shouldn't trust this to play well with a Titan or 7990. Buy a more reputable supply for expensive setups.

Other Thoughts: It is NOT modular, but offers several connectors.

Diablotek has a very nasty rep, but this box worked just fine. I did, however, replace it for a slightly more reputable brand after reading into them a bit. It would make a good, cheap, backup power supply, but I wouldn't test its limits.


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Display Name: James D.

Date Joined: 09/25/11

  • Reviews: 18
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  • Last Review: 01/15/17
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