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Nicholas L.

Nicholas L.

Joined on 06/12/09

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Most Favorable Review

Loved building in this thing

DIYPC DIY-A1-W White Tempered Glass USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 1 x 120mm White Fan x Rear Pre-installed
DIYPC DIY-A1-W White Tempered Glass USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 1 x 120mm White Fan x Rear Pre-installed

Pros: - Nice glass - Lightweight - Case sides fit flush - Easy to work inside - Good cable management options - Came with removable HDD trays that support 2.5 and 3.5 inch drives. - Came with easy and clear pictured instructions if you are a first time builder

Cons: Plastic side panel is a little on the chintzy side

Overall Review: I got this on sale for about $37 and it is worth every penny at that price. I bought a Raijintek Arcadia II as well for the same price and this thing was much better to build in.

Most Critical Review

Decent, pick it up if it goes on sale.

ALPHA Lite Alpha-SWW Black / White Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
ALPHA Lite Alpha-SWW Black / White Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: - Side panels fit more perfectly than any case I’ve ever owned. - Side glass panel is nice looking - Decent amount of space for cabling - I fit a Corsair cx750 in this thing but it was not easy. Get a modular PSU, especially if you are a new builder.

Cons: - If you put 3 fans in the front bezel, the top and bottom fans are cutoff by the white plastic by about 1/4th each. - Top black mesh is not part of the case but a magnetic strip. If you lose or break this piece, the top part of the case is ugly AF. - My PW Switch lead and Reset SW lead were labeled incorrectly

Overall Review: 16 hour headache thinking that my waterblock was somehow shorting out my board. After trying several different mounts and backplates etc. it finally dawned on me that maybe the internal case cables were mislabeled. You have no idea how happy I was when I figured this out. I had to attach the “Reset sw” to the power pins and everything booted as intended. Pay attention Raidmax, or you’re going to have a bunch of extra shipping costs from new builders who may not ever check this and just send the thing back. Overall not a bad little case. I may have given it 4/5 if this issue didn’t caused me such a headache.

Bought 2 - Would buy again

hec HEC-450TC-3WX 450 W ATX12V v2.2 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
hec HEC-450TC-3WX 450 W ATX12V v2.2 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Felt sturdy and well built Compact and easy cables to manage 80+ Bronze rating All black cables Good price

Cons: None yet

Overall Review: Put these in a pair of systems for a client that were nearly identical but built in diff cases; Deepcool mattrexx 30 and Fractal Design Focus G. Both running an a320 board, Ryzen 1600, 500gb ssd, 16GB RAM, and 3 case fans. One system had a GTX 1060 and the other an RX 580. They seem like solid little units and had no issues during all tests. We will see if they stand the test of time, but as of right now I would certainly buy again.

Does its job

BitFenix Spectre Pro BFF-LPRO-12025P-RP Purple LED Case Fan
BitFenix Spectre Pro BFF-LPRO-12025P-RP Purple LED Case Fan

Pros: The Purple looks good Fan moves enough air

Cons: I thought the pictures of the fans looked better than in person. Pictures made it seem like you would get a very cool and unique look but really they just look like any other purple fan that has the LEDs set up on 4 corners. They still look good but was expecting more, maybe that’s my fault.

Overall Review: Good fan, does what it’s supposed to do and the color is bright and definitely purple.

In Love

NZXT H510 Elite - Premium Mid-Tower ATX Case PC Gaming Case - Dual-Tempered Glass Panel - Front I/O USB Type-C Port - Vertical GPU Mount - Integrated RGB Lighting - Water-Cooling Ready - White/Black, CA-H510E-W1
NZXT H510 Elite - Premium Mid-Tower ATX Case PC Gaming Case - Dual-Tempered Glass Panel - Front I/O USB Type-C Port - Vertical GPU Mount - Integrated RGB Lighting - Water-Cooling Ready - White/Black, CA-H510E-W1

Pros: - Sleek Minimalist Design is mesmerizing to me - By far the best RGB fans + software I’ve used - Great airflow - Easy Cable Management - Elegant AF

Cons: None. — I even dropped the glass side panel because the screw wasn’t in correctly (user error) and it tumbled down, hit the edge of my desk, slapped off my wooden chair, and hit the hard wood floor. Luckily not even a scratch, but I had a small heart attack while I watched it in slow motion!

Overall Review: Huge fan of this case, would definitely recommend!

ASUS is my Rock

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING AM4 AMD B450 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING AM4 AMD B450 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: RGB looks great Board has plenty of options for 95+% of users

Cons: None

Overall Review: I’ve used ASUS boards in all of my personal builds since I started building in 2003. Though there are other great companies too, I’ve never had a single issue with any of my boards; used each of my personal computers for 5+ years and then sold them when I upgraded. I’ve also built countless other machines for friends and family and even run a 1 man operation on used/refurbished gaming rigs. From my experience 90% of issues (especially on brand new gear) is due to user error.