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Cory G.

Cory G.

Joined on 09/08/09

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Phanteks Enthoo Pro Series PH-ES614P_BK Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Phanteks Enthoo Pro Series PH-ES614P_BK Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: an excellent case with many possibilities for a custom water cooling loop and many additional fan locations, case has screws together instead of riveted together like most cases, included fans are of good quality, and the windowed version includes a power supply cover

Cons: only includes 1 ssd bracket when it has 4 locations to put it, fan hub but no manual fan controls, small reset button (nitpicky)

Overall Review: overall best case i have had purchased makes me want to build a loop in it

Most Critical Review

extreme 3 990fx

ASRock 990FX Extreme3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
ASRock 990FX Extreme3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: has lasted me for the past 2 years or so i have had it

Cons: it has ran into some lock up issues due to the usb devices that are connected to it. it has gotten so bad it would look up during boot up and shutdown, and during gameplay.

Solid AsRock quality mb

ASRock A68M-ITX R2.0 FM2+ / FM2 AMD A68H FCH (Bolton D2H) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Mini ITX Motherboards - AMD
ASRock A68M-ITX R2.0 FM2+ / FM2 AMD A68H FCH (Bolton D2H) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Mini ITX Motherboards - AMD

Pros: small mini itx form factor, great for htpc, 8 pin cpu power plug, motherboard layout wasn't much of an issue in a cougar qbx mini itx case, supports ram up to 2400 mhz and 32gb, overclocking in bios

Cons: none that i can think of atm

Seasonic Quality PSU

SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520 W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520 W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: power plug placed in the exact orientation to fit into my cougar qbx mini itx case, 80+ bronze certified, just the right amount of molex and sata power cables, compact and solid build quality

Cons: non modular design

Cougar QBX Mini-ITX

COUGAR QBX Black Mini-ITX Ultra-Compact Pro Gaming Case
COUGAR QBX Black Mini-ITX Ultra-Compact Pro Gaming Case

Pros: cheap well laid out mini itx case that supports standard power supply, can have up to 240 mm rad at bottom or 120mm rad

Cons: power cord limits the choice of power supplies that you can use, the fan opening for the power supply restricts airflow slightly, slimline optical bay accepts slot loading drives only, no reset button, putting a 240 mm rad in bottom prevents you from installing a graphics card

Antec HCG-850m

Antec HCG M HCG-850M 850 W ATX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Antec HCG M HCG-850M 850 W ATX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: quality antec product, oem is seasonic, white colored led fan has on/off switch, semi-modular, got it on sale

Cons: too few 8 pin or 6+2 pins for beefier graphics cards, dual rail design instead of one,