Joined on 03/04/04
Built like a Brick.
Comments: Heavy case, its like having a second heatsink. Solidly built except for the front plastic door. The double hinge 'feature' causes the door to sag and not latch unless you lift up slightly on it. The vent in the side for the CPU works great, its a duct that expands down to the cpu cooler to pull in cool outside air straight to the cooler. All the drive bays/mounts are solid and high-quality. Airflow in the case is great, especially after adding fans to the front of the case. The power supply only comes with 5 standard power connectors and a pair of fan-only. It does however have 2x PCIe and 4 SATA with the 3.3v plug that a transformed standard plug lacks.
Cooler than the Case...
Comments: This thing is amazing, I've got it in a huge case so I leave it at 2000 rpms and can't hear it. The cable on the controller (Fanmate 2) is so long I ran it out the front of my case and screwed it to a 3.5 bay that I'm not using. With some good heat paste (Arctic Silver 5) my CPU idles at 33C, while my case is at 37C. Too bad I cant mount a second one of these on my 6800GT and fix the case temp. I'm running the 3.0 Gig Northwood core P4. I just installed it so I cant say how it will work overclocked, but with the temperature I'm at now I foresee no problems.
Good Keyboard too bad the media buttons dont work
Comments: The keyboard is really nice and solid, the quick access keys work as advertised. However the Play/Pause, Stop and FF/Rew buttons do not work with software playlists(read WinAmp). The USB hub only supplies 100mA, so it will power a camera, but a portable mp3 player(Creative Rhomba) still needs to plug into a powered hub. Also this keyboard doesnt have the 3 button limitation PS/2 models have... very nice for playing FPS games.