Joined on 06/25/09
130 is a cleaned up 120
Pros: Smaller yet larger... Water Cooling options - ODD, HD and SSD, Drive layouts are abundant for an itx case. Much better airflow than the 120. Value. For a $50 case it is a good value.
Cons: Fit and finish and quality control have always been a issue with Cooler Master in my experience and while it usually on the inside and not the outside of the cases, it is still happening on this case. 2 of the 3 cases I ordered were just fine but one had MB stand off holes that weren't threaded. Not the end of the world but annoying none the less. All of the cases paint is of a low grade and scratches, chips and flakes more than it should.
Overall Review: While the dimensions of this case are slightly smaller the configuration options and room in the case are larger. I tried 4 different water coolers Corsair H50 , Silverstone TD03, Cooler Master Eisberg 120L and a Thermaltake WATER2.0 Pro all of which fit depending on HD and SSD configuration. Build: Intel i5 4670k - Asus Maximus VI Impact MB - Cooler Master Elite 130 Case - G Skill Trident 16GB 2400 Memory - Plextor M5M 256GB mSATA SSD - WD 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Hard Drive - AZZA 750W PLATINUM Modular Power Supply - ASUS GTX760 - BenQ Gaming 27" 1ms LCD Monitor - KINGWIN FPX-004 Multi-Function LCD Fan Controller Panel w/ Card Reader & USB 3.0 Hub
So close yet so far away...
Pros: All Black - Room for lots of 120-140mm fans - Bottom mount PSU - No Sharp edges - Nice small window for MB viewing - Nice over all look for inexpensive mid-tower
Cons: Steel is cheap - Top fan mounts are designed for 120-140mm fans but are to shallow to accept 25mm thick fans - front, bottom and side intake fan areas need filters - Front panel wire leads are long enough for most atx MB but to short to hide well and are not sleeved - not enought room between MB tray and back panel (less than 1/2" in some places.) only comes with the 1 120mm fan and needs atleast 1 more to keep systems cool.
Overall Review: In this price point with these features there are better cases but, if you are okay with the cons of this case and have some spare 120mm fans and filters, it can be a nice over all case
Very Fast, Quiet and Easy to Set Up
Pros: Great speed - Great Utilities - Great Low Power Use - Makes no Noise and Tucks neatly away in my ITX Case - Great Bang For Buck Performance
Cons: None other than I wish we could buy the 1TB SSD's for the price of these. That day is coming soon though
Overall Review: Love it. Bought 2, one for i3 ASUS 13" laptop and one for ITX desktop. Great so far...
Since I have built 3 systems now using this board i figure I ought to write a review...
Pros: Value - Decent Intel WiFi - Black looks nice. has overclocked the two k series I have used without issue - has recognized the 1600 @ 1.35v, 2133 @ 1.65v and the 2400 @ 1.65v memory I have used in all of the builds - bios is easy enough to use - location of the CPU, SATA, 24-Pin, USB 3.0 were good for the cases I used. (Cooler Master Elite 120)
Cons: 4-pin board power I guess. I would have liked one more fan header. CPU location is close to PCI-e and Memory so keep that in mind when thinking about aftermarket cooling
Overall Review: Great board at this price point. Is it the ASUS Maximus VI Impact? No... But it is half the price. This board makes a great HTPC or mid range gaming board and none of the three I have used have had any issues so far. If that changes I will let the Newegg world know.
Good little case
Pros: This case is a good balance of size vs function for an ITX case. Full size power supplies and optical drives. (For the few of us that still use them.) Good ventilation and air flow is easy with the right power supply. Two 120mm fans and one slim 80mm can be installed (One 120 and the 80 come with the case.) Handles full height/length video cards like the 11" GTX 760 I have in mine and it has 3 more inches to spare.
Cons: Modular power supplies or power supplies over 140mm can be a tight fit. It takes a bit of practice to build in these little cases. there is not a lot of room and cable management is a must.
Overall Review: Built this for my wife who wanted a smaller pc but still needed the power of her larger one. (Uses include: video editing, cad rendering, photo editing, 3D modeling, FAH and light gaming.) This case was the right balance of size, looks, function and of course price. Build: MSI Z87 MB - Intel 4670K - EVGA GTX 760 Samsung EVO 750GB SSD - LG optical drive Antec Earthwatts Platinum 550watt power supply Mushkin DDR3 2400 16GB (2-8GB) memory
Bang for Buck
Pros: Speeds are good for read and write, so far it has written everything and transferred everything I have asked it to without errors
Cons: Loud. This is the loudest optical drive I have ever owned...
Overall Review: I have owned several LG, Asus, Lite On and Plextor drives over the years and for the most part they have all been good drives. This on is no exception. My only complaint is the noise...
Great Customer Service
Car Audio Closeout sent my order quickly and everything was packaged well. however, one of the 3 items I purchased was the wrong item. When I called they quickly assured me that they would make it right and do it fast. They sent me a prepaid postage to return the miss shipped item and as soon as I sent them the tracking number they sent me my tracking number for the correct item. I can't ask that mistakes aren't ever made but you can ask that when they are they are handled like this. Great company. I will be doning business with them again!