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Grant D.

Grant D.

Joined on 12/29/05

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HT = HUGE TOWER - The trophy case for your Computing Hardware.

Thermaltake Level 20 HT Snow Edition 4 Tempered Glass Type-C Fully Modular E-ATX Full Tower Computer Chassis with 2 x 140mm Top Fan Pre-Installed CA-1P6-00F6WN-00
Thermaltake Level 20 HT Snow Edition 4 Tempered Glass Type-C Fully Modular E-ATX Full Tower Computer Chassis with 2 x 140mm Top Fan Pre-Installed CA-1P6-00F6WN-00

Pros: 1) Space, Space, and More Space. - If you're sick of being constrained by more portable computer cases, this case is for you. 2) Sturdy framework that doesn't distort upon moving, expansion slots fit better than my Antec case ever did. 3) Modular construction provides you unmitigated access to the nooks and crannies 4) USB 3.0 front access, Easy to use Power and Reset buttons. 5) Vertical Add-On Card orientation = NO GPU CARD SAG. And ideal thermodynamics for everyday cooling efficiency. 6) Liquid Cooling is just a matter of Cubic Dollars not Cubic Inches. 7) Any size power supply you want, possible to fit a second power supply -> if Thermal-Take will begin to sell optional panels.

Cons: 1) You are not prepared for the footprint of this case. 2) This monster would look wrong placed on the floor. 3) Exhaust fan options are quite limited. 4) Glass panels do not seal the case, 1 cm gaps allow for free flow of environmental dust (making positive pressure a must). 5) Weight (44 lbs when empty) - Not for the dainty. 6) Forward Lower Intake Fan/Radiator Mount allows for internal case air to recycle instead of sealing to the bottom for pure external air intake. 7) Rear lower ventilation screen with dust filter doesn't have Fan Mounting options (wasted cooling opportunity (for positive pressure). 8) Side Panels are too easy to open - My two year old can open them in seconds - creating a general familial and electronics safety problem - which further limits Chassis to Room orientation.

Overall Review: It's big, it's beautiful, It's Spacious, It's well-made, It's ready for just about anything you want to throw into it for a single system. I over-bought. I definitely could've taken more time to really consider how much room-space I am willing to devote to a Computer Chassis. Some flaws that depending on your viewpoint might be serious ones.

Purchased a second time

Corsair Force MP600 M.2 2280 1TB PCI-Express Gen 4.0 x4 NVMe 3D TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-F1000GBMP600
Corsair Force MP600 M.2 2280 1TB PCI-Express Gen 4.0 x4 NVMe 3D TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-F1000GBMP600

Pros: Corsair Reliability, Great throughput speeds, Heatsink can be taken off for use with Motherboard cooling devices (built in styles). I have had the first drive for about a year and just installed a second one now that the Price has fallen nearly 70 dollars since it was released. I have not had any problems with these NVME SSDs drives. My hardware details - Asus X570E, Ryzen 3900x, Corsair 32GB Ram, Corsair NVME SSDs, Dual Nvidia 970s, Cooler Master 800W PSU.

Cons: With Data Speeds reaching around 5000 MB/s, the bottleneck of my significantly aging GPUs is that much more defined.

Overall Review: A very good NVME drive at a competitive price.

11/22/2021

Good 802.11N Card

D-Link DWA-556 Xtreme Desktop Adapter IEEE 802.11g/n PCI Express
D-Link DWA-556 Xtreme Desktop Adapter IEEE 802.11g/n PCI Express

Pros: I noticed reduced delay in my browsing, all of my internet uses seem snappier, i believe this is because of the increased bandwidth of PCI-E. My connection has been solid at 130Mbps using a DGL 4500 router; Distance is about 35 feet through 4 Walls. Im using Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and the atheros drivers with no issues after initial setup.

Cons: I tried downloading the drivers from D-links website first and they would install and then tell me that the adaptor couldnt be found. I had couple BSOD's which worried me at first. I installed the drivers that came on the CD and they worked as the newer downloaded ones should have. I then tracked down the Vista x64 drivers from Atheros and installed those to get as current as possible.

Overall Review: Overall I find this to be a solid NIC card. Needed this for the PCI-E factor. My old NIC was PCI and blocked me from running SLI. I also got this one over the cheaper ASUS card because of the Tri Antennae setup. Im now using separate antenna that I used before from my Linksys wmp300n card.