Joined on 09/01/19
Works Great, Doesn't Increase Temps
Pros: Pretty easy to install (About 10-15 min) Stands up the card to view the front and prevent sag Keeps a few inches of space from the side of the case (Depending on case) PCI-E riser cable is the perfect length to reach any slot you need Comes with 3 foam pads (1 thick, 2 half thick) which are sticky on one side to hold up the riser mount Actually only takes up 6 PCI-E back slots
Cons: Only has 3 screw holes and screws for mounting to the PCI-E back slots, which are a bit tough to get lined up Card has two small screws into the adapter, but the screws sit inside the case and too close to the back slots. Removing the card requires taking the whole adapter out to access the two screws
Overall Review: Overall, I've had no real issues with the adapter. My card performance is as good as ever and now it looks better. If you are going to buy this product, don't forget to triple check everything (You should do this with any computer building) The adapter requires an open-slot back, meaning there are no bars in between the PCI-E slot covers. When you take them all out, it should be a completely open hole. Otherwise you will have to cut the bars out. As well remember the adapter is meant to sit on a PSU shroud with the foam pads under it. If your case doesn't have the shroud or the case is bigger leaving more space below the PCI-E slots, you may have to use something to hold up the adapter.
Easy to Build In, but Minor Issues
Pros: -This case is pretty simple to build in. -The back panel has a buldge for easier managing -PSU can be oriented both ways (fan up or down) -Plenty of cable routing holes
Cons: -Missing one of the glass thumb screws -optical drive bay is hard to use. The screw holes are very close to the front and the optical drive I used couldn't be slotted in all the way due to the power cables being in the way -4/8Pin EPS MUST be routed before putting in the motherboard. The board covers the passthrough. -Only 1 USB 3.0 front header and 2 2.0 headers. Why?
Overall Review: Overall this case is a good budget case. Besides the missing thumb screw the other problems, didn't stop me from building in the case. As long as you don't need an optical drive and route your cables first, the case actually looks good.
Pros: -Works with any standard bulb -Flexible arms hold their place when adjusting -Weighted stand base so it doesn't tip over -Clamp base has screw holes for hard mounting
Cons: -Clamp base doesn't hold very well on it's own, especially if the lamp is hanging outward. -Short cord length
Overall Review: It works like a lamp should and the flexible arm allows me to shine the light where needed.
Great airflow case for a decent price
Pros: Great airflowLooks goodHas cable covers in the backSupports multiple radiator sizes/push pullSupports vertical bracket adapters
Cons: Some screws holding the covers to the PSU shroud were excessively tight and I stripped themCable covers could have more open space at the edges to allow cables to pass between the two
Overall Review: This case hasn't been much of an issue for me at all. I've been using it for close to a year and it is really easy to build in and access for swapping parts out. The mesh design has kept my PC very cool even in the heat.
Works on Win 10
Pros: Worked right away without needing the software diskWorks on Windows 10 despite not listing compatibility on package
Cons: USB didn't seem to get the best connection all the time, one time I had to push on it to get it to start working again. This may just be the USB on my PC or just my antenna though.
Overall Review: Works just fine, gets about the same speed as my other wifi devices. My wifi is usually fairly slow at 10-12Mbps, and that's exactly what I saw with this adapter.
Well Functioning Case
This case is easy to build in and performs well. The no screw design makes the side panels easy to open at any time with no risk of the glass falling off, this also makes it easy to make quick changes inside the case or clean out dust. It has plenty of space for storing 2.5" drives and 3 bays for 3.5" or 2.5" drives. Plenty of fan mounts for just about any configuration you'd need, I have 3 extra thermaltake fans in my build, but the 3 front Lian Li fans work great and their LED color is really good too. This case is a medium sized mid-tower, it's not too big, but there are smaller cases than this one. The customizability of this case is fairly extensive. There's a lot that can be changed if needed and some places have multiple functions like the two SSD mounts on the PSU shroud that can be removed for extra fan mounts. As well this case has a large opening next to the motherboard for cables to pass through and shouldn't restrict cables at all. Pretty much the only con I've noticed is the front panel wires being easily visible from the side. It does look a little messy at the top-front of the inside, but for the most part good looking PC parts will easily distract from that, and most of the cables there are fully black to blend in with the black back plate. I highly recommend this case or the Performance version if you need a case with good airflow, easy access and building, and like to show-off your build.