Date Joined: 12/03/15
Pros: -3 voltage-based fan controllers with connectors for each of the 5 case fans; with additional: 1 x front (most likely for bottom fan) and 2 x side fan connectors (for who knows what); all of which are male-2-pin-connectors
-5 quiet (not silent, though) 1500rpm, YHS, DC Brushless Fan, Model:A1225M12S
-Everything else that's good and like-able is great; dust filters, black interior color, expansion count, drive count, etc.
Cons: -Front panel isn't easy to remove; I'm not sure if it can even be removed without breaking any of the 8 plastic v-cylinders for dust cleaning of the foam or change out of front 120mm fan(s) -- would've been nice and simpler if it were held in by screws instead
-Messy front I/O wires on the inside can block the top 5.25" ODD at the very back top if the wires are not lined in a horizontal manner
-Just under the lowest 5.25" ODD slot is what looks like a 3.5" floppy drive slot with, not screw holes, but a single long rail-like cut out for each side, and of course, with no actual floppy bay at the front
-Effectively useless back cut out for motherboard's CPU cooler mount that is not wide enough
Overall Review: -Case sometimes rumble, most likely the back right foot on my part from leaning the case a few times while it had a lot of weight; it can be relieved by pressing the case down
-Bottom fan mount will need a grill and can only be mounted inside the case
-This should be more of a 50-70$ case since there are better cases for 100$
-In general everything fits and it does all the basic stuff but I don't recommend this case if any of the cons are a turn off
Pros: -All the specifications on paper are great.
-The price is okay at around 90 to 100$ for a 650W Platinum certified PSU, especially when there's a 10 to 20$ rebate.
Cons: -It features: "1 x Silent 135mm Fan with auto fan speed control" which is the most noticeable fan in my system and is probably around 30 to 35 dB(A) since my NH-D14 fans are actually silent at 19.8 and 19.6 dB(A) and DIYPC Skyline-08's 5 case fans are barely noticeable and are probably around 24 dB(A).
-The 6+2 pin PCIe 2 pin can come loose easily as it doesn't have a latch. Would've been great if one of the two PCIe cables had a full 8 pin PCIe, instead you're given two 6+2 x 2.
Overall Review: -It's not a problem, but the lettering and numbering on the modular side with the LED's are upside-down since it's not ideal to have a bottom mounted PSU's fan top sided even though it is somewhat beneficial for the GPU fans, as I have it in a push pull configuration for exhaust.
-I wouldn't recommend this PSU because of the cons and there are other PSU that have better features for a little more cost, other than that feel free to get it if the price is good.
Pros: -Low price
-Simple installation, hardware and software
Cons: -Speeds shown in the utility program may or may not be correct. 54Mbps is the highest rate the utility will show, but drops to as low as 6Mbps when in use.
-Using a full 100ft ethernet cable connection I would get around 35Mbps
-Using this product for wireless connection I can get up to 12Mbps through about 3 walls with the router being about 35ft away and up to 6Mbps through about 5 walls with the router being about 100ft away
-Wireless data rates up to 150Mbps will be a problem when there are a lot of walls, of course.
Overall Review: Fun fact: Rosewill RNX-N150PCe (RNWD-11011) is identical to TP-Link TL-WN781ND; and I'm currently using the TP-Link's driver and utilities that I downloaded from their site with no problems what so ever. They really are the same thing, just different brand names!
Pros: NVMe supported, worked with OCZ RD400-M22280-256G as boot drive Windows 10 Home 32/64 bit clean install
Cons: M.2 Slot gets hot and idles at around 50°C
Overall Review: The price dropped by 30$ to 89.99$ a few weeks after August 17, 2016... and went back up; I also only got a 10$ rebate, so egg loss on that.
SATA 3 and 4 (the ones facing up or towards the side panel of your case) could possibly interfere with GPU back plate if anyone plans on using 2 GPU's
M.2 location kind of hides and heats up when using a large CPU cooler, such as NH-D14, so it may require a medium sized CPU cooler and a PC case with a side fan if anyone cares about keeping their M.2 cool!
Pros: -Small and easy to install
-Worked with the MSI Z170A SLI and Windows10 32/64bit Home install on brand new pc
-Crystaldisk read ranges from 1900's to 2400's speeds
*I'm no expert but speeds of 2600 are only theoretical
-As OS drive, boot speeds range from 15 to 25 seconds!
Cons: -Can heat up to 60's C with idle 50's C
-Not much else to not like
Overall Review: -The only reason it idles at 50C is because of the MSI Z170A SLI M.2 location, NH D14 being in the way, and no case side fan.
Pros: -Everything that's good about it is great.
-It uses up as much volume as it can, while leaving just enough clearance for everything else around it, which is efficient for heatsink heat dissipation
-Spring loaded screwsocket, which is on the heatsink and must be forced down to screw onto brackets that has the actual screw
-Did I mention it uses up as much volume as possible? This may be bad for air flow (and people with big hands when installing), even in a full tower case!
Overall Review: First off, I must say, I used this in my very first build; And that's a terribly great (oxymoron) choice. This thing is freaking huge! It comes in a 210mmx235mmx200mm box and when it comes out it completely dwarfs all other components in my DIYPC Skyline-08-W ATX Full Tower Computer Case. The only minor problems I ran into was forcing down the spring loaded screws and plugging in the +12v EPS 4+4 pin connector for my MSI Z170A SLI Motherboard after I had thermal pasted and mounted the heatsink; and thank goodness I only got 2x8gb ram which allowed me to use DIMM 4 and 3 without having to worry about having to remove the heatsink. Had I gotten 4x4gb of ram I would have had to remove it to use DIMM 1 and 2.
-I recommend, anyone that uses this, to put/plug in everything around it before you thermal paste it on!
-Overall, you're getting what you're paying for
Pros: Nice silver color heat sink and it wasn't DOA.
Cons: None so far