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benjamin e.

benjamin e.

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Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Series PH-ES614L_BK Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Series PH-ES614L_BK Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: 1) Very sleek looking case for the size of it. 2) As others have mentioned, being put together with screws is awesome. I needed to remove the front bay holder because I will never use it and it was a breeze. 3) Very nice lighting that isn't overbearing and just looks really nice 4) Not the easiest case I have ever worked with but once everything was in there and complete, it really does look nice.

Cons: 1) I had trouble mounting the pump to the case because the included bracket's holes didn't line up with the pump plate, but it ended up not being a big deal because I didn't use it anyway. 2) The side window is tinted a little too dark. Some may like it, some may not 3) My case only came with one SSD bracket but I just got another one from 4) The shroud that covers the power supply and the wires is nice but not very friendly if you are like me and have to mount a water cooling solution to the bottom of the case. I am going to have to end up cutting it shorter because I still want to use it.

Overall Review: For $150, this case is a steal. I love the construction, love the lighting and it has plenty of room for all my stuff. For the being the 3rd case that Phanteks has made, I think they are on the right track. Now if the would make the Primo with changeable lighting and the extra room in the roof for push/pull fans, I would be all over that case in a heartbeat.

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VII HERO LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Gaming Motherboard
ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VII HERO LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Gaming Motherboard

Pros: 1) Stable and runs everything the way it should be 2) Very easily overclockable on many levels rather it be manual or have the auto step program do it for you 3) Board comes with a lot of software, some of it good, some of it not, but the keybot program is awesome 4) I have never had any trouble with ASUS ROG boards, and this one was no exception.

Cons: 1) Battery placement is kind of bad because it is covered up by the 1st GFX card slot. They moved the battery from the Z87 to make room for the M.2 drive on the Z97. Not a big deal but is kind of inconvenient if the battery needs to be replaced.

Overall Review: For a $200 board, this thing better work well and it does. The fact that Z97 is good now and should support Broadwell late this year/early next year, is even more of a reason to buy this board if you are thinking about upgrading.