Date Joined: 05/08/06
Pros: Good overall look to blend in with A/V equipment
Space to mount 3 Hard drives and an optical(see cons also)
Fits mATX board and stock intel 775/1150/1156/1155 cooler
Fits standard PSU
Filter for PSU vent and for above CPU
Cons: Even though this case is large as HTPC cases go you will want to plan out devices very carefully. If the PSU or the Optical drive aren't as small as you can get one will not fit with the other. Cable mounting is tough as would be servicing anything in it after its together due to size. Front texture is a little odd with a regular black optical drive in the case.
Pros: Lots of ventilation holes
Bottom mounted PSU
Decent mounting points for case size
Cons: Very thin metal and plastic could probably be broken by minor kick or drop
Front IO ports seem like they will snap out if you push a USB in a little too much
No wire routing space
SD card reader needs separate header from the USB ports meaning you either need 2 USB 2.0 Headers or one each USB 2.0 and 3.0
Overall Review: Would only buy if it were ~$10 on sale would not buy at list price of $50
Pros: Works without power adapter
Switches automatically between a PS3, 360, and a DTV HR23
Cons: Light is bright but nothing a piece of electrical tape cant fix
Pros: Lights up and software runs smoothly without crashing
Thumb buttons are well laid out
Cons: Awkward to get use to and somewhat difficult to reach all buttons without moving hand around even with large hands
Pros: The work and move a decent amount of air
Came with molex adapter
Cons: Not all that quiet at 12V almost as loud as basic masscool sleeve bearing fan
Pros: Works well as HTPC card
No lag playing flash or other videos
Stay fairly cool with silent heatsink
Comes with low profile brackets
HDMI audio worked perfectly first try
Cons: VGA ribbon is a little short to get to other low profile bracket or case knockout
Pros: Lots of fans included and more space to add more
Filters easy to clean on PSU and front grille
Fan speed switches one for top fans and another for the extra 2 front fan and the include rear fan
Large cutout on motherboard tray for CPU cooler install
Lots of space for wire routing in right side cover recesses
Cons: Thin metal inside and outside on case easily bent
One included fan is making a rattling noise when on high
Drive mounting rails are a little basic for hard drive and the only SSD mounting point is basic at best
Fan mounting screws that are proprietary to the case strip easily
Pros: Lots of gaming features
Easy dual UEFI bios to use and update
Lots of PCIE connections on board
Lots of fan headers if you need them
Cons: UEFI bios sometimes slow to post even on Fast setting
Board is larger than one standoff set on case but smaller than other leading to 24 pin being on suspended part of the board
SLI power adapter facing downward on bottom of board makes it unusable in Antec GX500 since power supply is up against it
Overall Review: Booted up first try with Crucial Ballistic Sport 8GBx2 DDR3 1600, I7 4770K, and a eVGA GTX 760
Pros: Powers my i7 4770k and my GTX 760 soon to be SLI
Voltages seem good
Fan is quiet not noticeable
10 year warranty if you register it soon
Cons: Throws off more heat than my other 80 Plus PSUs
The 2nd PCIE power lead only has one connecter unlike PCIE power lead 1 so a card with two connectors will also need the 3rd PCIE power lead plugged in for a SLI setup
Pros: It works
Seems quiet is much quieter than my other 120mm fans even at full 12v
Comes with voltage adapter to slow the speed down with option of 12v, 7v or 5v from a 4 pin molex
Cons: Could have been a little cheaper
Pros: Fast and cheap
Comes with mounting adapter and spacer if you need either of those
Worked out of the box with my z87 chipset
Cons: Somewhat slow trimming in window 8.1 hopefully not a sign of a problem in the future
Pros: Cheap for 2TB server grade drive
Smart data looks good and drive works
Fairly quiet considering it is a server grade drive
Cons: Doesn't really seem refurbished seems like a used pull from an HP server they wiped clean.
Pros: Bought it cheap on sale and it worked in my E460DN
Cons: Shows up on printer as 3.5k cartridge not 15k as an E460X11A should show up.
Pros: Its 3tb and cheap at first see cons
Cons: Doesn't last, bought 2 first failed in first couple weeks head stuck to platter in NAS the second is now failing just over a month into its life in the NAS. Drive cost more when you include the return shipping labels for RMAs then buy a better WD drive.
Overall Review: Both drives were same series and manufacture date but had different IO boards and spindle motors neither was better.
Pros: Cheap and reads pretty much any media card you have.
Cons: Poor quality control USB port is wired wrong and shorts out if you try to plug something into it.
Pros: Very clear image and super quick response time. Low power useage and low heat output. Inputs for 2 hdmi inputs and a vga are great.
Cons: Hepatic buttons on the bottom are hard to get use to.
Overall Review: The screen does tilt contrary to what some others have said. Its a little scary at first but it does tilt back so the monitor doesnt tilt forward like some have complained about.
Pros: Very cheap even had free shipping when I ordered, big plus for cases. Good ventalation has one 120mm in the rear plus space for an 80,92,120mm in the front. Everything fit in well for an matx setup.
Cons: Nothing really could look a little better. It looks like a workstation.
Overall Review: Some people complain the power and hd leds are too bright they are actually dimmer than one of my other older rosewill cases.
Pros: Good price, good features, easy setup. Built with my i5 build 750.
Cons: Onboard sound has some sort of interference via the rear mic input. To obtain the ddr3 1600 spec it has to overclock some even with ddr3 1600 ram, decided against this when benchmarks showed it being faster at ddr3 1333.
Pros: Has bang for the buck, really noticable upgrade from an 8600gs overclocked. Never shutters runs cod4,l4d, tf2, and on and on at max.
Cons: Fan may be a little noisey, I have a lot of fans so not an issues. Card also very long so larger case is recommended.
Pros: Seems to work fine, has some features that other boards of this price dont. Stable so far, hopefully it will last until I can do an i7 system.
Cons: If you have a dual slot graphics card dont plan on using the usb headers or the second sata port. Also maybe just me but the power led connection is two pins next to each other so had to modify my three pin connector that worked on my last mobo.
Overall Review: Cheap motherboard good enough for basic setups, or as a carryover board. Using mine to replace a gaming board that is junk now until I have money for an i7 and ddr3.
Pros: Fast connection on network, easy setup, runs cool, ligts arent blinding like some routers. Oh yah the price can't be matched for a 8 port.
Pros: Steady connection even during download, good speed even with my broadcom in my laptop.
Cons: Range is only ok my old dlink had the same range.
Pros: Low noise cant hear it over HP's stock CPU cooler. Cheap and had free shipping.
Cons: Doesn't seem to move a whole lot of air for its size, but that may be due to them keeping it quiet.
Pros: Moves alot of air and CHEAP!
Cons: A little humm can be heard but noting I would drop it to a 4 for.
Pros: DDR2 800 speed, automatically detected in Abit IP35 Pro. Timing a bit slow but being 2gb sticks its expected.
Cons: Coolers seem a bit cheesy.