Joined on 05/18/09
Good solid fans.
Pros: -Move a good amount of air reasonably quietly for an 80mm. -They look good -Blue is a nice color
Cons: Nothing really.
Overall Review: These look nice and do their job well. I've had 3 of these fans in an old PC for media for a LONG time as well as a couple in my gaming rig for at least a year and a half. I have yet to have a single one die on me or give me any trouble. I'm not sure why the other reviewer is downrating for the use of good aluminum casings, I like my fans stronger, best part is you can mill that aluminum casing or use it to sink some heat if it's going on a custom project where that can work. (Like my custom amp) Also not sure why we're downrating for things like chrome and LEDs, if you don't like chrome why would you order a chrome fan? If you don't like the LED's why didn't you get the version of these that comes with no LEDs? Hardly the fan's fault.
Pros: For this price? There are no pros. I mean, they sounded decent, but only about as good as a pair of Sennheiser buds I got for ~$30. Only stay on about as well as those do too.
Cons: There is no way these are worth that $150 price tag (Much less the original $180) Traditional Over-Hyped Monster.
Overall Review: A friend of mine wanted to sell me his, he bought them and was less than satisfied. So I demoed them for about 2 weeks and we both decided he should just see about sending them back. For the price these cost you could get 3+ pairs of Senn's that are just as good, if not better. I feel these suffer from the same thing Monster products always do, Monster adds $50 to the tag, then in this case a "star" name adds another $60. (Kinda like the study where they played audio through monster cables for audiophiles, then switched the monster cables out for coat hangers half way through. Audiophiles couldn't tell the difference.)
Awesome MP3 Player
Pros: - Great battery life, I use this thing plugged into the sound system at work because I was tired of the radio in the store. I run this thing for three 6 hour shifts and one 10.5 hour shift every week and I don't even have to think about charging it, in fact there's still enough charge left for a couple long bike rides usually. - Size is just about perfect, fits in my pocket but it's not so small that it's hard to operate. - Screen is very clear and easy to read. - Controls are simple and easy to use. - 16GB is a great capacity, enough to keep some stuff I always want and swap out stuff I only sometimes listen to. - Drag and drop pretty much any way you want and the songs will be on there, either straight into the folder with your own file structure or through the built in software, no disc needed. You can also sync through Windows media player...which brings me to my cons:
Cons: - I haven't been able to sync a playlist through anything other than Windows Media Player so far...and I do so hate Windows Media Player for making playlists. - The glossy finish scratches very easily just in your pocket. - The screen is flush with the surface so there's no good way to put a screen protector on it that won't quickly be caught on pockets, pouches, etc. and quickly pulled off. - When playing music sorted through "Folders" and not one of the ID3 tag options it will not play music in subfolders of the one you select, near as I can tell there's no option to make it do this either.
Overall Review: Despite the cons I'm still quite pleased with it and would buy another.
Pros: It has really great reviews everywhere it's been tested, low power ripple, and in every test I've seen it meets or exceeds it's requirements for 80Plus Silver. Plenty of connectors, you should have everything you need in here. Long enough connectors for a full tower case (PSU is top mounted in mine) Non-modular is usually slightly more power efficient than modular.
Cons: Non- modular means you have to tuck cables away, in a decently designed full tower like mine, that's hardly an issue, mid-tower and smaller you might have problems.
Overall Review: If you have a full tower case this should work for you, my 24Pin has a good 6 inches more it could go and still be tucked down nicely. Same for the 8 pin motherboard connector. A few of the Sata plugs are nearing the end of thier length to reach the hard drives all the way down on the bottom (my HDDs are also side-facing, which messes with cable length needed a bit.)
Good drive so far, but not Samsung.
Pros: Works fine, haven't had any issues yet. Bought a 120 Gig PS3 Slim because I knew I'd be upgrading. Installed this into said PS3 without a problem.
Cons: Not really a con per se, but the drive that came wasn't a Samsung, I got a Seagate but that's not really surprising since they're one and the same now.
Very good case
Pros: -Very large case, easy to cool and will fit almost anything you want. -Side facing hard drive bay is very nice -Almost completely tool less which is VERY nice. (I had my doubts at first and some people claim this feature is hard to use, but it's really not, everything is explained and fits like a glove) -Fans are very well placed on the side, one ends up over the RAM and one over the video card. -Fits even the biggest heat sinks I've found, would also be VERY easy to run a water cooling rig in if you wanted to. -Top facing fan is excellent for heat dispersion -Top USB and audio ports are nice, most people don't keep full towers on their desk, they're usually on their own stand or the floor. (Also make sure you hook it up properly, every computer that has these people complain they don't work and 9 times out of 10 they didn't bother making sure they hooked it up proper.) -Solid, it's not going to break anytime soon.
Cons: Most of the cons are things I find with almost any case to be honest -Stock fans are mediocre, somewhat loud and the bearings seemingly wear out fast. HOWEVER you can re-grease them with white lithium grease and they will continue to run well past when most people claim they've died. Also get some of the nice silicone rubber fan mounts...or just replace them like you would any other case. -Air flow around front and back fans is restricted by the honeycomb...this is true on most cases though and it's nothing a dremel or cut off wheel can't solve. -Personally I don't like the green cathode with blue fans...I'd rather it have a blue cathode or green fans...one way or another I just don't like the blue/green combo.
Overall Review: -I don't know why other reviews complain the front plastic is flimsy. It's perfectly fine to me, I've removed the front door at least 50 times over the time I've owned it and it still hasn't worn the clip hinges. I also have 110 lb huge black lab who ran into it once...popped it off the hinges, didn't break it. The entire case is tool less, this includes the front panel, it clips on, you are buying a tool less case, clips will be everywhere. Also you shouldn't really pick up a case by the front panel anyway, clips or screws, pick it up by the body. -On the note of thinking through what you buy I saw many reviews complaining it was big and heavy. To which I have to say: You bought a full tower, that is made of steel...What did you expect? A tiny model Tardus that held all your components in an inexplicably small but large space? It's a full tower, and it's steel. It's gonna be big and heavy. My cores average around 19 degrees C. 'Tis a cool case in more ways than one.