Joined on 02/05/06
Great Video Card
Pros: Card & driver installed with ease. It is a big card but I have a big gaming case so it was not an issue. Runs WOW on ultra settings and I get 100 FPS (now I have to find a monitor that can handle that). For those that care, all graphic related categories in the "Windows Experience Index" now rate at 7.9 :)
Nice case but tight
Pros: Nice looking case. Flip down front panel hides annoying flashing lights on optical drive and card readers. Easy to mount drives. Solid construction. Good buy for $50.
Cons: Though the drives are easy to mount, wiring is tight. Could barely lock down the HD bay after I wired up the HD. Power supply wires run really close to the case fan. Had to use a zip tie to hold them back from the fan. Optical drive sits right on top of where the SATA cables connect to my MoBo. The case itself is pretty long.
Overall Review: I guess tight fits are to be expected in a HTPC case. I would buy this case again, but probably will experiment with another case for my next build.
Pros: Amazing picture. Unit even looks nice when it's off. Lots of inputs. Base allows TV to swivel.
Cons: Sound is pretty bad. It's ok for talk TV (news/talk shows), but need to add sound system for movies/games.
Overall Review: Fast delivery. I ordered this on a Monday afternoon and it was delievered (to Rochester, NY) on Wednesday morning!
Dollar for dollar... best case around!
Pros: Solid construction - hard drive tray swings out for easy mounting - easy to remove side panels and front panel - big fan - lots of room to work
Cons: 1) only 2 sata power connectors coming off power supply and they are about 4 inches apart on the same string - this is a problem if you want to mount a sata optical drive in the top bay and still want to get power to a sata HD mounted in the lower bays 2) only the top 4 expansion slots have the "quick release" plastic fastener that holds the expansion cards in place - you have to use a screw for the bottom 3 slots
Overall Review: Over-all this is a great case. I am just being super picky about the cons I put up here. As far as the sata power goes you can get a 4-pin to sata power converter (my MOBO came with one) or you can mount your optical drive in the lower bay. And it would have been nice to mount all my expansion cards without having to use a screwdriver.