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Michael R.

Michael R.

Joined on 07/15/03

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Most Favorable Review

Works great

Rosewill Stallion Series 500W ATX12V Gaming Power Supply - RD500-2DB
Rosewill Stallion Series 500W ATX12V Gaming Power Supply - RD500-2DB

Pros: Relatively quiet. Nice cable insulation. Just the right length of cables for my usage. I would buy another if I needed!

Cons: More SATA connectors would have been nice for future expansion. Fan doesn't seem to blow that hard...but I suppose thats the price to pay for quiet.

Overall Review: Powers my Asrock 939Dual-SATA2 mobo w/A64 3500+ Venice, 2gb of RAM, eVGA geForce 8800GTS Superclocked, 2 hard drives, 2 dvd burners, and 3 case fans without any problems.

Most Critical Review

So much for the accuracy of the dimensions...

hec Prime Black 0.8mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Black Computer Case
hec Prime Black 0.8mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Black Computer Case

Pros: Low cost. Made it here without a dent.

Cons: Very, very disappointed that the physical dimensions listed are nowhere even close to accurate. Actual full depth of this case is 20.5 inches, not 17.7 like it lists.

Overall Review: I spent a lot of time searching through the mid-tower cases here to find just the right size one for my wife's desk enclosure, and that had the right features at the right price. I thought this was the one that met all the criteria, but am pretty upset with the specification innacuracy. I even double checked the dimensions on HEC's website, and they are apparently wrong there as well.

Nicely featured, relatively easy to install

ASUS Z170-P LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS Z170-P LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Good feature set and a reasonable price. Lots of room for large cooler, not much interference with socket locations.

Cons: The port plate was a pain to get lined up. Stupid little metal flanges had to be bent out of the way. After installing in standard ATX mid tower, there was a gap of about 3mm between the ports and the metal plate. Chassis fan headers aren't in the best location. Around the perimeter of the motherboard would have been better.

Enjoyable to use

Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse  (910-004615)
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse (910-004615)

Pros: -Nice being able to adjust the weighting to your preference. I like it without any weights, personally. -Feels a lot less fatiguing and comfortable to use than the g700s that I replaced with this. -Extremely responsive. -Lights are fun :)

Cons: -Not many cons! The free-scroll lock button rattles a bit during heavy mouse movement, but thats all I can find so far.

Loving it!

Corsair, Graphite Series 230T Windowed Compact Mid-Tower Case Rebel Orange, CC-9011038-WW
Corsair, Graphite Series 230T Windowed Compact Mid-Tower Case Rebel Orange, CC-9011038-WW

Pros: Love the color of the case, and the fans. Fans are fairly quiet, and seem to be keeping things cool. Cable management was well done with this one. I was able to hide the clutter, and provide unobstructed airflow. Previous reviews commented on the side panels being tricky to remove/install...I didn't find any issue with mine.

Cons: Not really a con, but a bit larger than I expected. That's all on me though, for not looking more carefully at the specs. Also not really a con, but I wonder what the availability of orange LED fans will be, should a failure occur out of warranty?

11/19/2015