Joined on 10/05/04
Has it's issues, but solid deal at this price
Pros: - Surprised at the material finish. Is it as good as a $100 case, no. Is it sharp and will cut you to all heck while working in it? No. This build quality, not material quality, see con below. - Enough room under MOBO/side panel for some efficient cable routing. - Nice ventilation options - Included 90mm rear, will fit 120mm up front and 140mm on the side.
Cons: - Power and reset cables. As soon as you put an optical drive in it gets VERY interesting routing them and no options to tuck them behind the side panel. Wish they would have added another 6-8" to their length. - Material quality. It's flimsy and the plastic used for the front panel tabs is brittle. It's a $20 case so not too surprised. - Optical drive door/flap. It's a knockout with a button. Either they should have just ditched the button so the drive could come flush to the front OR actually have a hinged flap for the drive to come out through.
Overall Review: IT WILL FIT A PSU AND OPTICAL DRIVE. For those that keep claiming it will not fit an optical drive and PSU. It does. Is it easy to get done? No, but it is possible. I have a full size DVDRW and 400w Corsair PSU in there. You just have to get the PSU in first (before the board), then cable up your 5.25 drive BEFORE sliding it in the case. Otherwise you'd need tiny little fairy hands to be able to hook up the drive. It's less than 1.5" gap between the two in my case.
Great card, great company
Pros: This was a huge jump up for me from a 9600 Pro. I received one of the 'problem' cards first and it would only run at ref speeds of 375/1200, but evga was great and cross shipped me a replacement at no cost. The new card screams. Not enough people right good reviews or put up positive postings on forums, so of course you'll see some negatives, but I'm sure there are plenty of happy new owners of this card that haven't bothered to let anyone know.
Cons: The cores on these are GTX ones that didn't make the grade so it would seem some are not great OC'ers, which is a problem cause you're buying a Superclocked version, but evga is being great about this. Check their forums.
Nice enclosure considering...
Comments: This is a nice unit, the considering part is that mine came with a dead fan. Not worried though, I'm using it to listen to my mp3 collection at work and have run it for a week without the fan and it's not that hot. Even have an older 54K 30gb in there. 30gb is only a quarter of my tunes, so we'll see how hot it gets with a 120gb+ 72K drive in there. Overall pretty good. The 'red' LED is pinkish/purple actually and I didn't receive the 'rubber feet/sleeves' the other reviewer mentioned.