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Tyler S.

Tyler S.

Joined on 07/24/09

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Most Favorable Review

Buy it!!!

Fractal Design Arc Midi Black High Performance PC Computer Case w/ USB 3.0 and 3 x Fractal High Performance 140mm fans
Fractal Design Arc Midi Black High Performance PC Computer Case w/ USB 3.0 and 3 x Fractal High Performance 140mm fans

Pros: -Absolutely beautiful case -Tons of room inside for large CPU coolers and video cards -Great wire management (with lots of room on backside of mobo tray) -Plenty of screws -Dust filters on all but side intake -Easy to assemble/disassemble -Black out for great looks -Very solid built

Cons: -Would be nice if front panel was metal not plastic -Top mesh has slight bow -Thumbscrews were TIGHT from the factory, which isn't rally a con, but a heads-up. I had to use a screw driver on every one I took apart -Bottom wire management slot could be slid forward some as half of it is covered by the PSU -Front intake fans snap into place by plastic clips, which causes a slight vibration and noise

Overall Review: I bought this case for the clean styling, blacked out look, and great cable management ability and I was not disappointed! I would highly recommended this case for someone looking to buy a nice case w/o all of the over the top bells and whistles.

Most Critical Review

Meh...

ADATA 32GB UV128 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Flash Drive (AUV128-32G-RBE)
ADATA 32GB UV128 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Flash Drive (AUV128-32G-RBE)

Pros: -Cheap ($10 for 32GB is nice)

Cons: -Cheap (as in cheaply made) -USB 3.0 ports often don't recognize it -Randomly loses recognition on USB 2.0 ports, sometimes while transferring files

Overall Review: For the money, its just meh.... It's cheap for 32GB, but is very finicky. I would look elsewhere if wanting to buy a USB drive

Decent case, with potential to be amazing

nMEDIAPC Black Aluminum / Acrylic / Steel HTPC 6000B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
nMEDIAPC Black Aluminum / Acrylic / Steel HTPC 6000B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

Pros: - Nice looking - Spacious...until drive tray is installed - Fits ATX board - Plenty of vents - Potential to be excellent case if willing to mod

Cons: - Drive cage / cabling is a nightmare - Fitment isn't the best - Included fans are pathetic - Knock-out style expansion slots (we 1995 again?) - No dust covers on air intakes - PSU mounting holes no aligned (cannot get one screw in) - PSU intakes air from inside case (cannot be mounted other way without modding) - Doesn't allow for modern longer GPU's without modding drive cage / trays (which won't allow for the mounting of 2 drives) - Latching front I/O panel (instead of magnetic, has fitment issues on mine as well)

Overall Review: As it stands in its stock form, its just an okay case. If you don't have a large GPU, and don't care about cable management, and you don't get frustrated easily, this case will be great for you. Some tips for assembly would be: - Dry fit optical drive first, using only rear screws (leaving slightly loose), so you can slide optical drive to needed position. Mark the position on the drive, remove cage, tighten screws. - Then and only then install hard drives. Connect all wiring to hard drives (power and data) before installing cage - Get some sticky zip-tie mounts to be able to somewhat control cabling mess However, in order to make this case excellent, you're going to have to be willing to do some mods. My mods include: - Removing right side 120mm fan mount to allow for mounting of AIO CPU Water Cooler - Removing right side drive trays to allow room for AIO CPU Water Cooler - Replace rear 80mm fans - Modify PSU mounting to allow for external air intake - Notch drive cage to allow for longer GPU (MSI GTX950 Gaming G2 in my case) - Remove left side drive trays and turn inline with optical drive (makes wiring easier and simpler) - Cutting larger holes in case sides for air intakes - Installing dust filters in air intakes - Painting inside black, just cuz

11/25/2015

Nice case!

Fractal Design Define S Black Window Silent ATX Midtower Computer Case
Fractal Design Define S Black Window Silent ATX Midtower Computer Case

Pros: -Looks gorgeous -Super clean and easy installation (very open design) -Dust filters everywhere, and easy to clean -Side panel thumb screws attached to side panels....no more losing them, only to suck them up with the vacuum while cleaning -Sound deadening material inside some panels

Cons: -Because its meant for silence, there are only two fans initially, so temps are a little higher than some other cases -Must use straight SATA cables if you mobo has angled SATA connectors. The reason is the access hole is too far from the mobo to alloy an angled cable to go into the hole

Overall Review: This is my second Fractal case, and am still a huge fan of theirs. They do a great job of combining functionality with aesthetics, and are continuously improving their designs.

It's a hard drive

WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD10EZEX
WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD10EZEX

Pros: It's a hard drive, you put files on it, you then access said files

Cons: None so far

Good for price

Logitech Recertified 980-000319 Z523 40 Watts RMS 2.1 Speaker System - Grade A (Like New)
Logitech Recertified 980-000319 Z523 40 Watts RMS 2.1 Speaker System - Grade A (Like New)

Pros: For refurbs, they look brand new. The plastic bits had protective plastic on them, everything was wrapped and packaged well, and they work perfect. Sound is good enough for a computer if you're not some super picky audiophile.

Cons: The wires are bundled together and packed in a plastic bag that is then taped closed to the wires. What this means is you have to cut the tape AGAINST the wires.....u wot m8? Logitech should probably seal the bags differently. Bass is a little muddy

Overall Review: Not the best, but dang good for the price. I got them with a 20% promo, so they were even cheaper!