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Benjamin T.

Benjamin T.

Joined on 03/10/04

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Most Favorable Review

Best "case" senario!

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0

Pros: Roomy, fans are still running after 7 years of use without problems.

Cons: Gets dusty if you don't get the back panels sealed up, but you should be dusting once a year anyway, so it's hardly an issue. The rubber feet are glued, not bolted on and one of them popped off a few years ago making my box a little tippy. I don't see where they have additional rubber feet available, but I hear if you call Antec, they'll basically sell you any spare part they have in stock even if it's not listed on their website.

Overall Review: Take my advice, if you get ready to dust this thing out. *PLEASE* go find the manual online to properly disassemble the case entirely. This case, while a wonder and marvel of construction, has screws in the weirdest places. I put a couple of dings in my case before I realized there were screws, not pressure clips, holding the top bezel in place. Once you figure out how to unscrew/unclip everything, cleaning is a breeze.

Still going strong 7 years later

Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Rock solid performance and longevity. Seriously unless you are using these in a hardcore RAID setup, these things will last you until the end of time.

Cons: It's not 1TB+, but hey, it was 2009 - who would have thought I'd need 1TB storage at some stage in my life, right?

Overall Review: I honestly just stopped by to commend on this drive because I'm currently in the process of upgrading. When I was a younger tech, I watched my friend go through a series of Seagate drives over the course of a few months. My WD drives have always stood the test of time. I have and will likely always swear by Western Digital. My box was hit by lightning once and although the data was garbled, I was able to wipe and revive the drive without issue. These things are tanks. You cannot go wrong picking one of these up.

Excellent as always

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBXL
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBXL

Pros: Snapped in, booted up, absolutely 0 problems. Came with a sticker so I can finally start flaunting my now 4 full banks of G.Skill.

Cons: Did not solve world hunger

Overall Review: Bought this because the 2 x 4GB modules were so pricey. This memory is going by the wayside, folks. I should have bought this upgrade a year ago when it was $50 for 8GB. If this is your bus speed, take my word and buy now. You may not get a second chance.

11/25/2014