Joined on 07/16/07
Good case, good price, not much more than you need.
Pros: Its magnificent. Its sleek, easy to install parts into, and is just overall wonderful. I recommend this case for the new/simple system builder, I would recommend this case to anybody building a low to mid range system. The 300watt psu is enough to power my 512mb ram, p4 3.0ghz, 80gb hdd, dvd-rw/cd-rw, gigabyte mobo.
Cons: Only one hard drive bay, this doesn't bother me but I'm sure some people want to experiment with RAID. Not so much a con but this took 3 days to get to NY.
Overall Review: IMPORTANT! The picture of the PSU is a bit outdated, it has 4 normal molexs, 1 sata, 1 floppy, a 20/24 pin mobo and the extra 4 pin that most new computers need. The 24 pin for the mobo can be converted into a 20 pin by pulling off the extra 4 pins. You'll see what I mean if you buy it.
This fan is a joke and so is the RMA process.
Pros: It powered my system. See cons.
Cons: If you look up "corsair hx650 squeaking" in google you'll hear this horrendous power supply in action. When you're playing a game, it squeaks. When you're watching netflix, it squeaks. When you leave your computer alone for a few hours and come back, it squeaks. The PWM motors corsair have put into their PSU's squeak like this constantly and for no apparent reason. I've had to deal with TWO of these doing this while I wait for the RMA replacement first and the refund second. Luckily newegg is solid and extended my RMA period so that I could buy a seasonic x750. Horrible experience with this company, will likely never buy from them again.
Best bang for the buck in 2012
Pros: First of all: SUPER fast at all things basic. I game but I also work on photoshop and unfortunately have to use the MS office suite lots of time so I always have about 20 windows open. No issue. Gaming is a dream come true. The most intensive of which is probably sleeping dogs with the hi-res pack and it handles it beautifully at around 50ish fps with a 7950.
Cons: ??? Nothing really. Just be wary about the pins on the motherboard. IT ONLY GOES IN ONE WAY BUT WHY DO I HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT DOING THIS INTEL? GROW UP AND PUT THE PINS BACK ON THE CPU!