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Ryan O.

Ryan O.

Joined on 05/29/05

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

Works Great

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 ATX Video Card GV-N1060G1 GAMING-6GD REV 2.0
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 ATX Video Card GV-N1060G1 GAMING-6GD REV 2.0

Pros: Works great after 2 years. Does not get that hot, 70c while stress testing. Can overclock it past its preset OC.

Cons: Price and availability.

Most Critical Review
ASUS P5QL PRO LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS P5QL PRO LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: 6 SATA ports

Cons: Arrived DOA, green LED worked, but no POST, no beeps, nothing. Returned to Newegg for a new one...lets hope this one works.

Works Great

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 ATX Video Card GV-N1060XTREME-6GD
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 ATX Video Card GV-N1060XTREME-6GD

Pros: Works great after 2 years. Can overclock it past its preset OC>

Cons: Price & availability.

Great Case

NZXT H200i - Mini-ITX PC Gaming Case - RGB Lighting and Fan Control - CAM-Powered Smart Device - Tempered Glass Panel - Enhanced Cable Management System - Water-Cooling Ready - White/Black
NZXT H200i - Mini-ITX PC Gaming Case - RGB Lighting and Fan Control - CAM-Powered Smart Device - Tempered Glass Panel - Enhanced Cable Management System - Water-Cooling Ready - White/Black

Pros: I love the clean, white look of it. Small footprint that still allows 240mm water cooling in the front. Space for 3 SSds and a 3.5 hard drive. Able to use a standard ATX power supply, I would recommend mini PSU and modular cables, there is room to stuff them in front of the PSU, but the less the better. Fans are not loud. The LED strip will go to white so it lights up the case very nicely. The spacer that you put on the PSU cover and adjust to support your video card was a great idea.

Cons: As another reviewer mentioned, the front audio port is very very tight. I tried to plug my head phones in, but was afraid I wouldn't be able to unplug them. Would be nice to have the same case but without the smart hub and LED strip offered at a lower price point. Check your the motherboard that you are buying because the smart hub uses the USB 2 header and alot of ITX boards do not have one, or only have one that you may be using for your water cooling. The cable routing slots are nice, but there are not tie down points to hold the cables into the slots. More holes or tie down points are needed for a clean build. GPU runs hot because it is so close to the PSU cover, a blower style GPU might be a better option.

Overall Review: If you are using a full length video card and a radiator up front, check your GPU length to make sure it will fit.

Works

Noctua NT-H1 3.5g, Pro-Grade Thermal Compound Paste (3.5g)
Noctua NT-H1 3.5g, Pro-Grade Thermal Compound Paste (3.5g)

Pros: Works well, $6 for a mid to high range thermal paste seems about right to me.

Cons: None.