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This review is from: Rosewill FBM-02 - Dual-Fan Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case
Pros: It's a cheap, well built, good looking case. I just recently built a budget gaming build for a friend with one of these and it wasn't nearly as cramped as I thought it was going to be. The pre-installed fans were surprisingly quiet and moved a good amount of air. The case is really light but not at all flimsy and I didn't notice any particularly sharp edges. I was really impressed with the quality of this case considering its price. CPU and GPU both idle in the high 20s/low 30s and top out around 60c.
Cons: Not really a con, but I would have preferred that it came with a 92mm back mounted fan since it has the mounting holes for one.
Ugly cable management, but not too bad with some velcro straps and zip ties.
Full size graphics cards will have a difficult time fitting in because of cables.
Other Thoughts: Specs were:
Asrock H97M Pro4
i5 4590 - stock cooler
2x4GB Gskill Ares 1600Mhz
EVGA GTX 950 - the smaller 1 fan version
120GB Kingston SSD - mounted at the bottom of the case
1TB WD Blue laptop drive - mounted with a 3.5 to 2.5 adapter, pulled from his no longer working laptop
Corsair CXM 500w PSU
Hes using it for emulators, mainly PCSX2 and Dolphin, and some light PC games. Really great ~$600 build.
Pros: Really pleased with this purchase. The laptop physically looks brand new minus a little one inch scratch that is barely visible on the outer shell. The laptop is super sturdy and the keyboard has a really great feel. It came with the 9-cell 87 Wh battery, which is the best battery Dell made for this model and lasts crazy long. The SSD is a Samsung 830 pro which is very fast and according to HWinfo64 has been lightly used. The CPU is snappy and can turbo boost up to 3.2 GHz. The memory configuration is 2x2GB so the onboard graphics get to enjoy dual channel memory. This is a business grade laptop and you can really see the difference in quality. You can still find all of the official parts for sale on the Dell website.
Cons: Small storage space
Older gen i5
only 4GB RAM
These specs may not work for what some users are looking for.
Other Thoughts: I wanted a cheap laptop with at least an i5 and an SSD for programming and school and this is exactly what I needed. I was a little worried about buying a refurbished unit but this really exceeded my expectations, it looks like its brand new. Newegg did a great job on shipping this as well, I received the item less than 24 hours from placing my order. My next laptop will most likely be another newegg refurbished unit.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan
Pros: i5 4690k hit 73C at full load at stock speeds with the included heatsink, this dropped that temp down to 50C. Allowed me to overclock to 4.2 GHz with a max temp of 62C. Can OC higher but don't want to push it too much.
Cons: Included directions suck. Look up others on youtube installing the heatsink if you need help.
Other Thoughts: Comes within 1mm of touching my RAM and barely fits in my Rosewill Challenger case but works great.READ FULL REVIEW