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Travis C.

Travis C.

Joined on 01/27/15

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Great SSD

Team Group T-FORCE CARDEA Z44Q M.2 2280 2TB PCIe Gen4.0 x4, NVMe 1.4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) TM8FPQ002T0C327
Team Group T-FORCE CARDEA Z44Q M.2 2280 2TB PCIe Gen4.0 x4, NVMe 1.4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) TM8FPQ002T0C327

Pros: - Fast - Comes with literally everything you need to install it depending on the setup

Cons: - It didn't magically turn into a 4TB version even though I bought the 2TB. ;P

Overall Review: Would recommend Team Group. Very good quality products. I feel they are very under appreciated and deserve more recognition in the PC part space.

One of the best PSUs I have worked with in quite some time

Fractal Design Ion+ 2 Platinum 860 W ATX12V 2.52 / EPS12V 2.92 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Fractal Design Ion+ 2 Platinum 860 W ATX12V 2.52 / EPS12V 2.92 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: - Great overall look (Assuming it can be seen in your build, otherwise you admire its beauty right before you shove it in its dark cave). - Absolutely the best cables to work with. Not stiff at all, very malleable. - Fully Modular

Cons: - I think its safe to say that we are in an age where a PSU can come with both 6-pin and 8-pin PCI-E cables. Not the 6+2-pin monstrosities that this PSU comes with. *ADVICE* USE EXTENSIONS OR OUTRIGHT REPLACEMENTS FROM CABLEMOD OR SOMEONE ELSE. - For the price, expected more variety in the cables (Reference above con). Why not come with 2 types of SATA power cables? One with multiple connectors and one with just the one connector. Many builds nowadays only need the one SATA for an RBG/FAN controller.

Overall Review: Great PSU overall. Truly the cons are just nitpicks in general about PSUs and not so much this one in particular (Although still guilty of it as well). I recommend this PSU if on a sale. At retail it is a tougher recommendation, but still not a BAD choice.

A case with great potential but falls slightly flat

Fractal Design Meshify C Black ATX High-Airflow Compact Dark Tint Tempered Glass Window Mid Tower Computer Case
Fractal Design Meshify C Black ATX High-Airflow Compact Dark Tint Tempered Glass Window Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: - Ample room to work - Great Velcro tie down straps behind motherboard tray - Decent build quality

Cons: - PSU Shroud piece that you can remove for a 3rd bottom fan in the front is WAY too big. It is only as big as it is because that is also the only way to remove the hard drive cage. Just know that if you plan to have a third fan in the front prepare for a big gaping hole in the shroud where a lot of your cables can be seen. - Top magnetic filter is very cheap feeling. Magnets that secure the filter to the case interfere with mounting screws for top mounted fans and/or AIO coolers. - Front panel is removeable but only partially as it is connected to cables for the front I/O, making it a pain when installing anything to the front of the case. Front panel will just be there flopping around and probably putting unnecessary strain on front I/O cables. - No USB-C

Overall Review: Case could have been great but there are just so many design choices that feel like they were created to purposely be an annoyance. All cons listed are things easily fixed with a revision of some sort. I look forward to any changes to the Meshify C because it truly has the makings to be great.

Amazing Quality

IN WIN 301 White White SECC / Tempered Glass Micro-ATX Mini Tower Computer Case
IN WIN 301 White White SECC / Tempered Glass Micro-ATX Mini Tower Computer Case

Pros: Great build quality, small footprint, excellent price

Cons: Air flow is limited, cable management requires some extensive planning (it's more than manageable, just give yourself time). No fans included

Overall Review: I love this case. In-Win always has great build quality. Love the innovative design and how small it is. There are NOT any fans included so I recommend purchasing a few at the time of purchase so factor that into your budget.