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Gabriel M.

Gabriel M.

Joined on 11/26/07

Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

Great budget case

Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Cheap, looks great, surprising bang for the buck. Some very nice features and touches for a budget case - i.e., black painted interior, side window, blue-led fan, cable management cutouts, toolless options, etc. On a side note: Don't buy into the "if you get your rebate" hype. Out of over 20 rebates for tech items I've sent in in the last year, I got every one back. It's very simple - watch your dates to make sure your purchase is valid & you can send it in by the deadline, fill forms out correclty and legibly, keep copies of all forms and receipts, and make a note to follow up by a certain date if you have not received the rebate. On a few occasions I have had to call to inquire as to the status of a rebate. Without fail I will thereafter shortly receive the rebate. I'm convinced most problems with rebates are avoidable if you know what you are doing.

Cons: Missing some high end features found on more expensive cases.

Overall Review: I build a computer once every couple years, and I will usually go with about the cheapest case I can find at the time. I picked up this case for $25 after a coupon and rebate. That being said, I've never built a computer in a case I liked more. Compared to budget cases I've used before, this case looks great, is good quality, and easy to build in; even coming with cable management options to make for a professional looking build. As far as other comments about cheap quality, the quality does not compare to $100-$200 cases. However, for a budget case you will not be disappointed. This case is much higher quality than other budget cases I have used in the past. Final verdict - if you're doing a build of $1000 or under, this is a great case. If you're building a $5000 uber-system, yeah, go ahead and spend a hundred extra bucks and get a case with all the bells and whistles.

Most Critical Review

Very average

Logitech RX720 Black 3 Buttons Tilt Wheel Cordless Laser 1000 dpi Mouse
Logitech RX720 Black 3 Buttons Tilt Wheel Cordless Laser 1000 dpi Mouse

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Cheap, plasticky feel Light Stuttering problems

Overall Review: After receiving this mouse, I was very surprised by the mostly positive reviews it got on this website. I was looking for a cheap, but good quality, mouse to replace my previous Logitech cordless laser mouse that came with my LX310 Cordless Desktop. I thought a standalone mouse would be even better quality than the one that came with the cordless desktop, especially seeing the good reviews. When the mouse came in I was very surprised how light and cheap it felt. The body of the mouse is made of very cheap feeling plastic, and when you click the mouse it sounds loud and cheap. The sides of the mouse are also cheap hard plastic as opposed to the rubber sides on my previous mouse. Again, I'm surprised none of the other reviews commented on this very cheap, light shell. Aside from that, the mouse seems to work fine, although I have noticed a couple stutters already in very limited use.