Joined on 11/03/09
Updated Review from someone who actually has the case.
Pros: I came back to check the price of the case since I was going thinking of purchasing a second case. It is very obvious that some reviews here are from people who do not even have the case. It is obvious that this case is NOT for people who eat and drink next to their computer. However, It is a great a case for servers. Serious work station or high performance gamming rig. If you actually have the case you will know about how clean it keeps your components and how cool it keeps your graphics cards and cpu AND hard drives all 6 of them (if you ask then you don't have the case :) ) In the 6 months that I have had it on display it has built up 0 lint clumps...all that accumulated as a tiny and I mean tiny haze of lint that was easily blown away by compressed air. This thing is solid. It is portable, I carry it daily by grabbing one of the handles...Just one handle! This is high quality steel not plastic or flimsy aluminum.
Cons: I have had 4 different configurations in this case. Currently It has 3 XFX 1 gig 4850 in crossfire X, with a Rosewill Z8 cooler (same height as the Zalmans...if you play tetris with both coolers it will fit. You guys just gave up too easily. you have to relocate the wires for the fan switch but that was easily done) I am not too crazy about the plastic PCI device bar. It should be made of metal... The mesh kit should be included...Also this case is AMAZING at night. What a show... Form and Function. It would look great in Black or in white. Chrome would make this case sell like crazy.... There should be a locking mech for the 4 addtional hard drive caddys, I use black zip ties...works out great.
Overall Review: This case is way ahead of its time... Everything about it makes sense... Bring out version 2.0! Chip eating and Rockstar drinking people need not apply, and people with pacemakers usually think its an outdoor grill, (seriously I got that at my business). This is a high performance and gorgeous case for serious gamers, professionals, and people who are tired of the the box. Buy it before you rate it.
DOA...I can't believe it...
Cons: DOA...gotta rma it... I have not rma any Western Digitial products before...it seems this particular model has problems from the reviews...hopefully Western Digital takes note, many potential customers do base decisions on peer recommendation.
Overall Review: I bought it over a month ago...to keep in stock for customer expansion...and was kept in stock for a upcoming customer build...now the build will be delayed...it will be hard to recommend this model again...
Pretty good value
Pros: Sturdy case, lots of Colors, the RGB comes from RGB strips wrapped in a circle, there are no RGB FANS, but the effect is cool nonetheless.
Overall Review: If you want a cheap case with glass on 3 sides can't go wrong with this one. If you want RGB FANS this doesn't have it the RGB lighting comes from LED STRIPS
First Sentey Case
Pros: A lot of features for the price. The metal is not waffer thin like some other cheap cases. The panels fit tightly and securely which again is rare for cheap cases. The paint job on the METAL is top notch. Its a real paint job not just a spray can type of paint job. It has a clear coat (which is a finger print magnet but looks very slick. You get 4 120mm fans. They are quiet.
Cons: For this price not much at all, but there are two issues. The fan filters on the left panel intake fans rub against the fans, making a scratching sound. I had to take them off. The top usb panel is plastic. But they decided to put a layer of clear coat on it. This causes the clear coat to crack. It is a rookie mistake, it makes an otherwise good case look bad. Many people may RMA the case thinking they got a bad case. Sentey should take note of this
Wow, awesome but pricey
Pros: Build Quality is top notch. This board is heavy and you can feel it. Dual Bios, and front USB 3 headers, tons of connectivity. LED Debug It can run 16 gigs of 2133 MHZ RAM on all 4 Dims! Windows index for memory is 7.9 Wow, this is a great great board. Without a doubt one of the best if not the best 1155 board out right now.
Cons: This is a pricey board. But you pay for quality. This is a board for enthusiast. If you want to run 16 gigs of the fastest ram out there stably, then get Gigabyte.
Overall Review: To the reviewer below named "Boss" your board is not DOA since you obviously got it to post. You said you put it back into the exact same system without even doing a clean reformat? There are firmware changes on the B3 Stepping. Plus you should do a clean install.
So Good Bought another one!
Pros: PRICE and POWER! I needed something that could run Star Trek Online at respectable frame rates and settings. I was going to buy Power Color's 4650 with ddr3 for a rig I threw together from used parts but then New egg came through with this awesome price 77 dollar with special promotion and free shipping. Nothing beats this card for under $100. If you don't play Direct X 11 games then this card is hard to beat. 1 Tera-flops of processing power and 256 mb memory bandwith will give you a Windows 7 of 7.3 I have bought 3 of these cards and am always impressed by the performance of the 4850. You can max out graphics on many games at good fps at 1600x900 and things still look great at 1080i.
Cons: It is power hungry. Since I threw together an old system together...a dual core celeron and 3 gigs of ddr2 800, and old 380 watt PSU I will need to get a more power PSU. For $77 this is worth the psu upgrade.
Overall Review: To the reviewer below not to be rude but ...I really doubt your "high" tech knowledge, if you have a monitor capable of over 60 hz why are you buying a 4850 in the first place?? You should be buying a 6870 or gtx 470 or higher. In addition, if you your tech level is so high; then how come you cant figure out simple menu's? And you cannot even overclock using Catalyst? If you could not then why didn't you use MSI Afterburner? I am amazed by how many people cannot install a graphics card correctly, and still deem their tech level high.