Joined on 03/09/05
Pros: Overall good quality construction.Fairly roomy for a mid tower case makes build pretty easy unless you're looking to build a gaming case. Good price
Cons: The one thing that I don't like is that the 3,5 in HD cage can't be used if you add a second fan in the front opening of the case.
Overall Review: I just happened onto the reviews of this case and was confused by some of the comments which led me to believe that some were reviewing a different case than the Corsair Carbide 200R that I purchased in Jan 2013. My case does indeed have removable MD standoffs with the standard ATX mounting locations available. I've had several different MBs installed in this case over the years with the current one being an 'Asus Z170-A' including a 'Cryorig H7' cooler. No problem with fit at all. The case also has room to add 140 mm fans in the top opening. I know because I have a 140 mm Cougar fan installed in the front position of the top opening. Yes it's a close fit with the DVD drive installed in the top slot, but it fits. Overall I have three 120 mm fans installed, 1 front, 1 bottom, 1 rear and the 140 mm fan top. Since this isn't a gaming case I would say that water cooling is pretty much out of the question. Maybe not impossible but improbable. I just wanted to share my experience with this case for those who might be considering it for purchase.
Could have been a real winner IF! - Updated review see other comments
Pros: Only Card Reader, USB 3.0 combination that I could find that didn't include a bunch other added features that I didn't want. Price is OK. Installed with no problems and the SD, CF and USB ports all function OK. Didn't try other ports
Cons: To me I think the two cons are almost a deal breaker. 1. The CF slot requires the card to be installed upside down, how stupid is that? 2. The CF slot is way too shallow to align the card adequately. The question isn't will you bend the pins, but when will you bend the pins. The last Rosewill USB 2.0 card reader I purchased had the same shallow CF slot and you guessed it, the pins got bent within a year, causing me to dig out an old Rosewill Card Reader, Floppy Drive combination (RCR-FD200) that was made correctly with the card being inserted right side up and with a deep slot that would always align the card properly. I had five of these installed in different computers, four of which I still use without a single bent pin. These units are over 8 years old.
Overall Review: Above are the comments I made when I first purchased this card reader.I'm now updating my review after a year and a half of minimal use to validate my initial review. YOU GUESSED IT THE INEVITABLE BENT PINS IN THE COMPACT FLASH SLOT.
If you do your own income tax
Pros: Easy to use, just follow the bouncing ball (the program leads you through each step in a well organized fashion). The price is right especially at Newegg.
Overall Review: I Have used this program for many years, every since the other major player in this market made a dumb decision regarding the use of their program. I believe it will fit the needs of most filers.
Good standard keyboard
Pros: Priced reasonable. Well constructed. Good touch and feedback from keys.
Cons: Would prefer mechanical keys
Overall Review: Had to finally switch to a USB KVM switch, forcing me to abandon my beloved 1993 vintage IBM Model M keyboard which still works flawlessly by the way. A very tough but necessary transition.
Pros: Usb 3.0 speed Compact Flash port has deep rails to prevent bent pins. Only USB card reader that I've found that has this feature.
Overall Review: I had been aware of this reader for along time but wouldn't buy it because of the bad reviews in conjunction with a high price. When Newegg offered a promo code that put it in a price range that I found acceptable I decided to give it a try since the Rosewill 3.0 card reader I had purchased ended up with bent pins in the Compact Flash slot as I new it would (I gave it a scathing review after I discovered the design of that slot). Initially I had a problem with the AFT PRO-37U in that the USB 3 port was eradicate and would become disconnected at times. I emailed their tech support and received a response including some possible fixes/workarounds to address some known software incompatibilities and also received a link to a microcode update. After trying the software fix for one of the known problem programs that I happened to have on my system I thought that it had fixed the problem, but later discovered that it hadn't so I installed the microcode update and now all is well. I am very pleased with the product and the company's tech support at this time.
On the surface it appears that they really care.
I wouldn't recommend buying this sellers products unless you want to gamble on getting a product that works. Most of their products that I've seen on Newegg are relatively inexpensive items so if there's a problem with them, it's not practical to return from a monetary perspective so you just have to eat the cost. Typically their products seem to get better than average reviews so I suppose you stand a better than average chance of getting a good product. The impression given by their responses to the reviews is that they really care and are willing to help to resolve the problem, but the fact that they don't even respond when you contact them tells another story. Sadly that seems to be the way of doing business these days.