Joined on 03/20/01
Nice case, good deisgn
Pros: One nice feature is the motherboard fan, designed to move airflow under your m/b. Colored fans are nice, with integrated controller. Separate "chamber" for power supply helps airflow.
Cons: My only complaint is that for some of the PCI slots, I had some trouble with the screws--they'd turn, but not actually move. I had to use a pair of pliers applying upward pressure from underneath while turning the screw in order to get the back plates off. One off, the screws worked fine clamping down the video card though, so this is more of an annoyance than a complaint.
Overall Review: I'd recommend to anyone who knows what they're doing.
Pros: Looks pretty. Has powerful hardware with potential.
Cons: Didn't last 24 hours without locking up several times. DHCP table didn't populate properly, which made it impossible to port forward for those devices that didn't show up.
Overall Review: Read the reviews, and look at the WD forums. Stay away.
Pros: The case is beautiful, and from a layout perspective, it's very nice. Lots of room, as well as 5 fan options.
Cons: The installation of the CD drive in the 5.25 bay was a nightmare. They have a rail system, whereby you attach rails to your 5.25 device. Unfortunately, it seems that the rails barely fit within the slot--and unless you're GLUING the things on, screws get stuck when trying to slide it in. I've built about 10-15 computers in my life; it took me 2 hours to get the CD drive in, and I scratched the ____ out of the front of it, had to cut the plastic rails, and use pliers to bend the rail guides in enough to let the screws past.
Overall Review: If it weren't for the ridiculous 5.25 bay problem, this case would be a 5. Too bad.
Warning for Abit Boards
Comments: This ram works very well in the ASUS P5WD2 board. However, older distributions of this ram have grounding issues which can result in a failure to POST on some Abit boards, such as the AW8 series. Generally, this can be fixed with an RMA to exchange for a newer series of this ram, but it is kind of pain. Be aware.