Date Joined: 07/30/09
Pros: Lots of air flow. Lots of cord routing cut outs for really good cable management. Tool less bays so you can install or take out your 5.25" Devices without a screwdriver. Feels bigger than the average Mid Tower ATX case so if your looking for something cheaper and feels like it has a nice amount of room this one does the job. Keeps my 8320 cool with 8 fans installed with a push pull Cooler Master 120m Seidon. Keeps it below 25 Celsius all the time running at stock speeds.
Cons: The mesh can accumulate a lot of dust over a long period of time.
Overall Review: For $89.99 this thing is a steal!
Pros: Worked perfectly out of the box. I've had it for a couple of months now and hasn't let me down. I have a GTX 760 and it requires a 500 Watt power supply and this was perfect for the job. Semi Modular was a huge plus for the price I got this for. It's very quiet it's 80 Bronze and has a nice blue LED fan.
This power supply will run all of this easily.
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P (Motherboard)
AMD FX-8320 (CPU)
EVGA GeForce GTX 760 (Video Card)
Cooler Master 120m Seidon (CPU Cooler)
Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB (SSD)
Western Digital 1TB 7200 RPM (Hard Drive)
8 120mm Rosewill LED fans.
Cons: Short cords. The 8 pin and 24 Pin will probably not reach in a full ATX tower if your routing your cords behind the case! I have a Rosewill ARMOR-EVO and those 2 cords barely fit in my Mid tower case. Also the Sata power cables might not reach the 5.25" drives in a full tower case. Can't turn off Blue LED not a con for me because it doesn't matter to me but maybe it does to you.
Overall Review: I got this power supply for $45 and I think it goes on sale a lot so if your thinking about buying this maybe wait a little bit until it goes on sale.
Pros: Added a second fan for a push pull configuration which keeps my 8320 (stock speed) below 25 Celsius all day long even when playing games. Around 17 - 21 Celsius when just browsing web pages. Radiator plus the push pull fans fit nicely in my case (Rosewill ARMOR-EVO) mounted to the back fan slot. Tubes are long so you can fit it in a nice full ATX case. Was easy to put together didn't even have to take my motherboard out to install it but to do this you must have a case that opens from both sides and has an open slot behind the motherboard. It's quieter than my stock 8320 Heat sink even with two fans connected to the radiator.
Cons: None that I can think of.
Overall Review: If you wanna switch over to water cooling and want a no maintenance water cooler I highly recommend this one!
Pros: Runs most games on high without lag. Maybe not newer high graphical games. Though those new graphical games could prlly easily run on some medium some high settings. Tested so far.. Bioshock 2, Cod4, Sniper ghost warrior, over lord, dead space 2. All ran fine on high without lag. Nice video quality
Cons: Runs kinda choppy feels like when u move around it feels like it skips some FPS though it's not a big deal at least it doesn't lag.
Overall Review: Went from a Integrated Radeon 4200 which couldn't run games like bioshock 2 or cod4 without lagging horribly, to this great deal for $40 dollars. Only had it for a day so far but it's a great improvement.
I put it in my Hp Pavilion Model: p6754y. Was my first upgrade to the system.
Runs great highly recommend for someone looking for a cheap card that runs twice as better than Integrated HD 4200.