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Gustavo A.

Gustavo A.

Joined on 07/12/09

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Most Favorable Review

Sweet PSU

PC Power & Cooling ModXStream Pro Series 500 Watt 80+ Semi-Modular Active PFC Performance Grade ATX PC Power Supply (OCZ500MXSP)
PC Power & Cooling ModXStream Pro Series 500 Watt 80+ Semi-Modular Active PFC Performance Grade ATX PC Power Supply (OCZ500MXSP)

Pros: Quiet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, modular, looks nice (which is something I can't say for most PSUs), inexpensive for 500W, some of the best features (80+ certified, active pfc, all the over-protection you could ask for)

Cons: Low wattage for big gamers

Overall Review: Bought this for my first build and it is my favorite component. Comes with a nice bag to carry any extra cables. I had to feel the back of my case to make sure the fan was working - that's how quiet it is. I would consider purchasing OCZ PSUs for any future build (but plan on reusing this PSU for as long as it'll let me)

Most Critical Review

Opt for something else...

ione KBP20 Silver & Black 87 Normal Keys RF Wireless Ultra slim size design Keyboard
ione KBP20 Silver & Black 87 Normal Keys RF Wireless Ultra slim size design Keyboard

Pros: Wireless, small, integrated mouse

Cons: Dicey reception (needs line of sight), joystick is just too much of a hassle, feels kinda cheap. I also needed a skinny allen wrench to press the connection button on the keyboard - not sure if this was a defect (i.e. the button slid under the case) or if it's intentional.

Overall Review: I have to admit the joystick wasn't as bad as I expected, but there's a better solution out there. I wanted a keyboard that would allow me to browse the web on my tv from my sofa, and this was not the solution. The reception wasn't great, and the joystick just made browsing too difficult. I plan on finding a wireless keyboard w/ a finger pad instead.

Sleek and unique

GMC R-2 Toast AZT-GMCR2-BL Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
GMC R-2 Toast AZT-GMCR2-BL Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Doesn't look like a standard case (great for media center), sleek, slim, lightweight, ports on top w/ cover, price, color, fits several fans, quite roomy, toaster :)

Cons: I think the metal is painted and therefore will expose scratches - i'll worry about that when it happens though (maybe just cover with a sharpie). Since the 5.25" drive bay is outside, you have to feed the SATA cable through the bottom - consider right angled cables. I skipped using the sticky tabs - I think they actually prevented my CD from spinning.

Overall Review: This was my first build ever, and this case made the install quite easy for me. I was able to fit my super large GIGABYTE HD 4850 fanless (newegg it) card (which is larger than most video cards). Look for vertically mounted CD drives - look for company specs on that since newegg doesn't usually mention that. If you're looking for a unique case that makes people say "What is that, it looks cool" this is the case.