Joined on 06/23/11
Pros: Big case, lots of room for expansion. I do audio production and recording so I needed a case to accommodate the EVGA SR-2, a motherboard that would give me the processing power needed for pro-audio.
Cons: 1) A little noisy: A. The front mesh pieces rattle and buzz but I put a piece of electrical tape under all of the fastening points and it completely quieted them. B. The plexiglass window buzzes sometimes, later on I might add a gasket of some kind and replace the plastic fasteners with a bolt & nut to tighten it up. 2) With too many cables, the right side will become difficult to close.
Overall Review: Xigmatek Elysium EVGA SR-2 OCZ ZX 850W Intel Xeon 5706 Quad core @ 2.26Ghz (2) Thermal Take Spin-Q CPU cooler (2) EVGA GTX-550 TI R Seagate 500GB @7200rpm SATA 3GB (2) Samsung Blue Ray Drive Xigmatek 200mm case fan (2)* Xigmatek 120mm case fan (1)* *In addition to stock case fans*
Pros: Looks nice.
Cons: On the second boot the drive went into "automatic repairs" and took four times the amount of time as the first boot (the night before). On the third boot (third day) it attempted to boot for several hours; the screen read "Attempting repairs" the entire time and never did anything else. I sent it back on day four.
Overall Review: The SSD was very slow? It also had a 120GB SSD & 500GB HDD instead of the advertised 24GB & 500GB? ASUS usually make top notch stuff, kind of a let down. Newegg was awesome at handling the RMA for the record. Always great service.