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WILLARD L.

WILLARD L.

Joined on 06/05/08

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Well designed and engineered case - easy to work in and a good power supply.

Rosewill SRM-01B-450 Micro ATX Mini Tower Desktop PC Computer Case with Pre-Installed 450W PSU, 80mm Case Fan, USB 3.0
Rosewill SRM-01B-450 Micro ATX Mini Tower Desktop PC Computer Case with Pre-Installed 450W PSU, 80mm Case Fan, USB 3.0

Pros: Well engineered. Good example of structural strength using light materials. Plenty of room inside IMO. Also good cable management options IMO. Extra safe to work with - every edge was rolled. Case + a good PSU at a good price (and on sale when I got it).

Cons: Light materials could disturb some folks, wasn't a problem for me.

Overall Review: I bought two to assemble computers for grandchillins. First thought was "Wow, they used some light materials here!. Second thought was "The structural engineering more than makes up for the light materials. This is a great case.". I've gash myself on a case at sometime during every previous build I've done, but not this one - rolled edges everywhere. There are a lot of pros who wince when you say your case came with a PSU - but Rosewill DOES make PSUs and I doubt they would jeopardize their name here just to make a few cents more. I used an ASRock A520M/ac mATX board (WI-FI, BTooth), AMD Ryzen 5 3600, Seagate 510M (1T) in the M2, and an EVGA GTX 970 - all components maxed should pull under 350W and just cruising the web at well under 200W - easily within the abilities of a 450W PSU. I had PLENTY of room left over in the case. Optical drive would NOT be a problem nor would three SSDs for RAID, or one SSD (maybe two) with a 3-1/2" HD and a large video card is no problem. The extra cabling goes best on the back side (yes - just cut the damties and spread that rope out thin and tie it down - they fit easily; just think it out and have patience) leaving a nice clean looking build inside; you're not going to see it anyway but... So.. if you want pretty flashy lights showtime computer, you prolly ain't reading this review anyway - but, if you want a well thought out case design that's easy to work with and a 450W PSU fits your projected build requirements then Rosewill has just what you need.

Plug and Play

CORSAIR XMS3 12GB (3 x 4GB) DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX12GX3M3A1333C9
CORSAIR XMS3 12GB (3 x 4GB) DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX12GX3M3A1333C9

Pros: CORSAIR, nice heat sinking - just good stuff!

Cons: I just installed these and I will update this review if anything occurs. But, I expect no problems from Corsair memory.

Overall Review: Order came promptly and was well packaged [got two (2) sets to max out a scavenged Alienware Aurora ALX MB @ 24gb]. Had an initial concern as one end of one stick's container had been cut open with a box knife (why?, they open easily) and these were not sold to me as an "open box" package. However, all sticks posted/tested so I'm good to go.