Date Joined: 03/11/04
Pros: Solid metal case great construction. Power supply good so far.
Cons: Poor cooling. Two fans in front are noisy but the only rear fan is the power supply. Heat stays trapped in the case.
I have an i7 cpu encoding video. Long story, but my mobo was having issues at times. One day I pulled the cover off while running and wow the heat! A few seconds later my problem disappeared.
2 1/2 eggs for construction, good power supply. Bad thermal design. I could live with the noise if it actually kept things cool.
Overall Review: I am looking a drilling holes in the top cover so the heat can escape.
Pros: It works with a sata 3114 controller PCI card
Cons: it was a little work to get the brackets to fit.
Pros: the drawer moves smoothly. Fast burning DVD video.
Cons: It does not burn a playable CD audio. The CD's burn but don't play on my consumer CD player. Older pioneer burner models work great but not this one. I also tried a new plextor and it works.
Overall Review: no firmware upgrade as of this review,
Pros: Alwas works well for burning CD's and DVD's.
Pros: It is functional. Allow a SATA hard drive to be used on an IDE bus.
Cons: It falls off the back of the drive. I used tape to hold it togther.
Pros: It responds to commands to control drive speed using cdrtools (google it)
Overall Review: Better than the LG.
Pros: It's a good mouse
Overall Review: -
Pros: I now have two of these running 5 DVD burners. Works, all 5 burners at once!
Overall Review: Using the non-raid firmware.
Pros: I was generally ok, "average"
Cons: Did not respond to low level commands, using cdrtools (google it) to control drive speed. (FYI: the Lite-on drive does respond)
Overall Review: I kept the drive as a spare but not using it.
Pros: I have two of these cascaded with a hub at the end connected to two printers. The printers are working fine. (using Vista)
Pros: I needed another SATA card to operate 4 DVD burners. Works great. It saved me from getting a new mobo.
Cons: It did not work until I got the lastest firmware from tech support. The connectors do not latch, the cables can fall out too easy.
Overall Review: You must call tech support for the firmware upgrade.
Pros: It's a Qaud!
Cons: The heatsink-fan mounting could be better. I had (experienced)help installing the CPU/heatsink/fan on the D975XBX2. We flex'ed the Mobo while pushing on those springs. It took a while before we were sure it was mounted properly. I was told that the 3rd party heatsink/fans easier to install.
Pros: It's working well with the Intel 975BX2 mobo.
Cons: How do I get something out of the S-video out?
Pros: Initial setup was easy. This has been generally a good board, using the Q6600. The Intel Matrix RAID is working well also.
Cons: The secondary Marvell SATA controller does not work with DVD burners ( I tried 3 brands). I saw that others (forums an reviews) had various problems with the Marvell controller also. I am waiting for Intel to fix it, a tech support case is pending. Forget that this board has 8 SATA ports (the 4 primary ports are good) and you should be happy.
Overall Review: I give this only a average rating because of the secondary SATA controller.
Pros: It runs very cool and is quiet.
Running an 8600 class Video card with 2 hard drives and 8 DVD burners.
Pros: It works
Pros: Clips on both ends
Cons: no problems
Pros: This case is big and solid. It has plenty of room. There are 12 bays you can arrange any way you want. The front panel can be moved and so can the HD cage. The drives insert very easy. Plenty of hardware. Air moves well.
Cons: I don't like that top plastic "crown" piece. I like a flat top so I took it off leaving some holes.
Overall Review: I put my PS on the bottom. The PS cage on top could maybe be a HD cage with some mounting hardware. It would be nice to have places to tie down wiring.