Date Joined: 02/22/09
Pros: Easy to assemble, graphics in both movies and games looked sharp.
Alternative mounting options built into the back.
Color and contrast looked great!
Overall Review: I picked this one for a customer, both he and I were very pleased with the result.
I recommend this as an ideal selection for variety of every day applications.
Pros: Works fantastic for day to day storage needs, low cost of ownership and very speedy.
Pros: Compact and works flawlessly in the intel ASROCK 318 mini pc I put together.
Pros: 1. Quiet,
2. fits my low profile mini pc box perfectly.
3. Fan speed is controlled effortlessly by the bios.
4. Contained everything I needed to install and get running.
Cons: Adds a lot of weight to my otherwise lightweight PC box.
Wire routing was a little tricky in a small box
Overall Review: Worth the money!
Pros: A minimalists ideal PC box, compact, lightweight and highly portable.
It comes with a Bluetooth enabled WiFi card and external antennas.
It has low power consumption requirements, ideal for those wanting to put this in a camper or run it on a generator. This is likely to only draw about 100 watts total with just the M.2's in use and no other drives.
Cons: Mini screws that strip easily. The M2. slots should have had 2 screws, it was missing one screw to secure the M.2 SSD card, I am not sure how I will manage without it but I'll have to figure out something.
Lacks any PCI-E expansion slots, so no upgradeable graphics.
The wires from the wifi antennas to the M.2 should have had a more robust connector setup, these are extremely tiny and annoying to attach. I had to attach the wires first before mounting the card.
Overall Review: Would probably make a great media server box for streaming movies to your TV.
Pros: It's light weight, much smaller in form factor than I had expected, that is ultimately what I wanted. I have moved away from colossal nose bleed height towers that could easily double as a boat anchor due to their weight.<br>This case maintain's its heritage of wire management that I became accustomed to with the Corsair 800D case (very heavy case!).<br>The interior is minimalist which I really like. The other side of the case opposite the motherboard conceals the power supply and other mounting areas.<br>The price is good, the components all fit in well with no slop.
Cons: One area I find lacking in all cases, not just this one, is a unified airflow.<br>Apple computer had the right idea in their trash can design, forcing air over the parts in a single (unified) direction that does not conflict with the tall surfaces such as long cards, this aids in cooling and reducing the need for constant high speed fan action.<br><br>This case suffers from a schizophrenic venting problem and i'm sure it will still work but won't work as well as a case designed with heat distribution in mind (hot air goes up, not sideways!).
It turns out I had to improvise some mounting for the SSD's, the supplied mounting points are not compatible. The backplane ports on the bottom do at least fit the drives properly but they need a shim to keep the drive level with the connector.
Overall Review: It is mostly tool-less but you may want to acquire a compact lithium powered driver with magnetic interchangeable tip on it for convenience.<br>I have not tested it as of yet due to a problem with an incompatible heatsink (it's an issue with the mobo, not the case), I suspect this case will suffer the same problems as all other cases, including corsair - in that the claimed SSD support will be bogus.<br>I'm not new to system building, i've been doing this a very long time and every product that claimed SSD compatibility with their mounting hardware turned out to be blatant lie.<br>I am still optimistic that SSD's will fit in there without me having to velcro or improv some other kind of mounting system. Plan B is still velcro! :D<br><br>I only give it 4 out of 5 stars due to my opinion regarding ventilation design issues and the expected problem of mounting SSD drives.
Pros: If looks were the determining factor this would be a fabulous item, the bench tests were gaga over this product. I wish I could say more, i wanted to like it but nope!
It does fit my corsair case sort of.
Cons: It is an MFJ - 'A magnificent ******** piece of junk' entirely due to the fact that the brackets don't fit my 2011-V3 EVGA x99 classified board, I am unable to mount it on the board. it's a 120 dollar paper weight all because of the bad brackets.
Overall Review: If you use amd I suppose this might work but would you ever spend 120 dollars on a guess? Guess again, I did and i was wrong.
I hope they will refund my money or give me a bracket that actually works but i've no hopes of that happening. The level of Q.A. in the liquid cooling market has drastically changed for the worst since the passing of the much venerated DangerDen company.
Pros: Plug and Play
Easy to use
No configuration necessary
Allows you use your own routing choices.
Overall Review: Any configuration or updating is all done remotely by the cable provider.
Price is a little high for something that is really just a modem with no router or other functions on it.
The management page has it's own unique private address which implies that there is a NAT layer that pre-empts my routing appliance. If your already running a router off this with its own NAT or filtering layers, multiple layers of routing are counter productive, leading to very high latency and packet loss.
Pros: Runs much cooler to the touch than other ram sets i have tried (I went through probably 3 sets). I dont overclock.
Evga Ft3 Mobo, x2 240 gig SSD, core i7 950
Overall Review: Depending on the motherboard you use, it may fit VERY snug in there and require some encouragement to snap into place fully. No sharp edges to cut yourself on but it was not very comfortable having to brute force these into their sockets. I never try this unless its a measure of last resort. All that aside these have worked out amazing so far.