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5 out of 5 eggs One frigging huge case, well made and the white version is really nice looking 02/12/2017

This review is from: Rosewill White Edition, Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Supports Up to E-ATX / XL-ATX, Comes with Four Fans - THOR V2-W

Pros: Tons of bays for 2.5" and 3.5" and 5.25" devices. each of the side facing bays has a tray to allow 2.5" SSD or laptop drives to be mounted. Even has one front access 3.5" face plate if needed (optional, the faceplate is either 3.5 opening or just another 5.25 faceplate). The front access 3.5" bay has a tray which means you can put that 3.5" open bay anywhere not just on the bottom of the other bays. 3 enormous fans, one smaller one behind cpu. Top of case has fins that open and close for airflow (might also keep toddler fingers out of trouble).

Cons: 240mm liquid cooler radiator maximum, there are larger radiators these days but they will not fit inside this case. Case needs a handle or handholds there is really no good place to grip it when you move it. The side panels need a pull ring, when new they're a little stiff and can get stuck. Optional wheels for the bottom of the case would be easy to sell at least to me.

Other Thoughts: This is a huge case that will take any motherboard format currently available. As with newer cases, the power supply is mounted on the bottom. If you've got one of the newer 1060/1070 nvidia monster video cards there is plenty of clearance for them to install. Other people have said the inside has sharp edges and it feels cheap but I do not agree with that assessment. This thing has a ton of places to shove unused wiring of which I've got plenty of that, I had no issues routing wires out the grommets and back up close to where they need to plug in. The case has 2 usb 2.0 ports and two usb 3.0 ports and a esata port on the top panel. This case also has two fan controllers to handle several fans each...I didn't use them, why slow down fans.... it just means less air moving and higher temps inside the case, noise isn't an issue for me at all. There is also a speaker and microphone plug, I don't use it so I didn't bother to hook it up to my soundblaster sound card. I bought one of those wheeled trolly things for the case, this thing is so unwieldy and heavy with all your stuff installed you really do need wheels to move it around. The first version of the thor has a cable that goes through the case to plug into the back ports of your motherboard, the v2 actually has the header that is slowly being sold on newer motherboards. For those with liquid cooling rigs there are grommets for your hoses etc. There are many out there that say a lot of pre-sealed liquid coolers like the corsair 100i won't fit in the top of the THOR. From what I can tell, the fit depends more upon how much hardware like heatpipes are around the cpu socket of your motherboard and not so much the case, extra fans also complicate the installation. To mount the radiator in the top you must remove the existing huge fan that's pre-installed in there. The plastic top of the case needs a moderate amount of tugging to come off the first time but after that it's not hard to remove to access screws etc. With my Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 I had no problem fitting the 100i v 2 240mm radiator with two stock fans mounted under the radiator, about the only thing close to the cpu socket on this board is the heatpipe for the chipset but it fit fine. I would love it if this case had a built in thermometer for case temperature but that's easy enough to add, many motherboards have some sort of temperature detection settings and the corsair products have a downloadable software that can read those temps. If you're willing to cut apart the plastic top of the case it's possible to make a 280mm and larger radiators but to me that ruins the look of the case. I have one of the faster and hotter octacore 9370 amd cpus and the 100i has temps under load way under 30c a lot better than the old giant aircooler I had in my other case that was around 50c under load. I really, really like how the front bay covers come off...it's very easy compared to older cases, a piece slides off and the bays just easily pop in and out without so much hassle getting them in the right place etc. In order to move my case around while installing all the junk I just took out the bay covers which then gives you a hand hold in the front. There are tool less slide pieces for the drive bays but I find they tend to be a little weak so I don't use them on some things, they're easy to take off if you don't want to use them. Lastly, the top of the machine has led lights hooked to the hdd access, I wish these could be shut off other than pulling the connector from the motherboard it flashes in my peripheral vision and can be distracting. The giant front fan has a blue LED but a switch is provided to shut off the lights on that fan. At this price level the cases is a good value and I don't care what anyone says the quality is fine in this price range. Sometimes there are sales which makes the case an even better value. It's surely more space than I'll ever need but the air movement inside the case and the cable management by itself makes it a great build. Some folks complain that there are no windows on the side panels, my machine is on the side of my desk i can't see windows so I would rather have that giant intake fan there myself. I've had a couple of rosewill items in the past, they are decent quality for the bucks, I believe I'll have a lot of great service from the THOR for years to come.

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5 out of 5 eggs pc mac and playstation 4 compatible, lightweight long battery life 08/28/2016

This review is from: Plantronics GameCom 818 Wireless Gaming Headset - PlayStation 4

Pros: Manufacturer Reputation, light weight, wireless, decent range, good battery life, noise canceling microphone. Good for the price (but look for a sale)

Cons: Speakers feel a bit small on the ear, pinches the ears a little after long use

Other Thoughts: These sound good enough to listen to music with, the bass response is way better than you'd expect in such a low priced small sized product. At 80 they may be a little pricey but you can probably find them on sale a significant bit lower if you look. Plantronics has been making headsets and bluetooth for a very long time, their products tend to be top notch and functional in my experience. The current incarnation of this unit is pc, mac, playstation in one product not two different. I find the 40ft range accurate and The battery life is about right I got at least eleven hours out of mine playing nearly a whole day and it hadn't even started complaining about battery yet. The sound quality does not fall off at the edges you get the same quality until you are out of range and then when you step back in it immediately connects right back up again. Of course there are much nicer wireless gaming headsets out there but if you're not prepared to pay over two hundred dollars for a dolby 7 surround likeness this will do just fine for you and parents that cringe about spending so much for a wireless headset will be happier with the price point of these for that inevitable moment when the kid destroys them.

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AMD FX-9370 Vishera 8-Core 4.4 GHz Socket AM3+ 220W FD9370FHHKBOF Desktop Processor - Black Edition
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Pros: Fast

Cons: Needs good cooling, high power cpu not supported by too many motherboards yet, price

Other Thoughts: The air/fan cooler necessary to keep this happy will be expensive and really large. If I had it to do over again I would probably buy the version that includes the liquid cooling. Be sure the case you want to put this in can handle the liquid cooler radiator. Mine runs around 40c all the time and higher in the hot weather in my house with no ac. Under 70c is safe but why push it? This thing runs everything I toss at it and no issues under windows 7 or 8

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Display Name: Sue M.

Date Joined: 09/22/05

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