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JAMES C.

JAMES C.

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Most Favorable Review

Great case for standard builds

Cooler Master HAF 912 - Mid Tower Computer Case with High Airflow, Supporting up to Six 120mm Fans and USB 3.0
Cooler Master HAF 912 - Mid Tower Computer Case with High Airflow, Supporting up to Six 120mm Fans and USB 3.0

Pros: Built like a tank. Lots of room for a mid tower, never had any issues with any of my builds with this case

Cons: Does not support liquid cooling. Dated features.

Overall Review: I have built about 10 computers over the years with this case but this was my first attempt to install a liquid cooler inside one. I was really disappointed to find out there was nowhere to install a dual fan cooler. I had to zip tie the radiator to the back side of the HDD cage to get it to fit. It works fine but does not leave alot of room for video cards. I wish they would update this case fot liquid cooking and also give it s see through side panel.

11/21/2017
Most Critical Review

Cheap and DOA Power Switch

DIYPC Gamemax-W-RGB White Dual USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case with Build-in 3 x RGB LED Fans and RGB Remote Control
DIYPC Gamemax-W-RGB White Dual USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case with Build-in 3 x RGB LED Fans and RGB Remote Control

Pros: Nice looking. Has a lot of inputs/outputs. Cool Lights

Cons: Mine came with a defective switch. Video here - https://youtu.be/6t_H8I1qfqI

Overall Review: Hoping that the manufacturer will send me a replacement. We shall see. I can jump the power on the motherboard to turn it on so its not a huge deal as I never turn my PC off anyway. Electronics looked really cheap as you can tell by the video.

12/31/2018

Terrible Motherboard. Stay away

ASRock Z270 TAICHI LGA 1151 Intel Z270 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Motherboards - Intel
ASRock Z270 TAICHI LGA 1151 Intel Z270 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Motherboards - Intel

Pros: Looks nice

Cons: Motherboard ended up frying everything inside my case except for the power supply and processor. Ram - Gone, Video card - Gone, Hard drive - Gone... I will never but a product from these guys again. I have a large UPS hooked up to my computer so I know its not a power surge. Power supply is fine and working properly in a replacement desktop.

Overall Review: Also they never sent me my rebate. DO not trust this company when it comes to rebates.

11/21/2017

Decent case

NZXT H440 STEEL Mid Tower Case. Next Generation 5.25-less Design. Include 4 x 2nd Gen FNv2 Fans, High-End WC Support, USB3.0, PWM Fan Hub, White/Purple
NZXT H440 STEEL Mid Tower Case. Next Generation 5.25-less Design. Include 4 x 2nd Gen FNv2 Fans, High-End WC Support, USB3.0, PWM Fan Hub, White/Purple

Pros: Looks great Really easy to clean filter Keeps things really quiet

Cons: Thumb screws on side panels are terrible. I took them off and put my own on there. Side window scratches very easily. Just wiping it down causes micro-scratches. Need more room on the back side for wiring. Had to really squeeze things in there to get right side panel to go on. I dread it every time I have to take it off. The NZXT logo is not bright enough. I really wish it was adjustable. The LED lights in the back turn off with system. It would be great if these stayed on whenever the power was plugged in. It kind of defeats the purpose of having them back there because most of the time if your working back there the machine is turned off.

Overall Review: I think with a few improvements this could be a great case. I dont think I would buy it again as it stands though.

Software is great Hardware is not

Synology DS916+ (8GB) Diskless System Network Storage
Synology DS916+ (8GB) Diskless System Network Storage

Pros: The UI/OS is beautiful and Really easy to manage. Installing software is a breeze with their package manager. Unit is very quiet. PLEX ran really well on it.

Cons: Overpriced. Your pretty much paying for the software. For the price, I would expect at least a core i3. The whole unit is made of cheap plastic and feels really flimsy. There are limited ports on the back as compared to similar products. It only comes with 2 licenses for the camera software. You have to pay $50 for each additional camera so forget using it as a budget surveillance system. Your better off buying Blue Iris (which is far superior anyway as far as features go) and making your own system.

Overall Review: Need to add more free camera licenses to make it worth buying as a surveillance system. Need to beef up the processor

Fit perfectly

Slimline Power Supply Upgrade for SFF Desktop Computer - Fits: AC Bel PC7068, Ac Bel pc8046
Slimline Power Supply Upgrade for SFF Desktop Computer - Fits: AC Bel PC7068, Ac Bel pc8046

Pros: Good replacement for the dell vostro 200 slim

Cons: None that I have noticed.