Joined on 12/07/12
Almost a perfect case
Pros: I'm using it as a home theater PC so it fits and looks great in my TV stand. Its in a TV stand and i still get good temps The ODD i chose has a glossy front like the case witch made everything match very nicely. Nice modeler design I was able to tuck the cable's i didn't use between the PSU and the case fan so they weren't blocking any air flow
Cons: PSU fan was to loud for my liking so i switched it out with one would only run the fan when it gets under load (ordered it a few weeks after i finished the build so it has not arrived yet) the case fan that came with it was nice and quiet but it didn't move much air so i swapped it out my GPU has a small fan on it and IN WIN did not put vet holes in this case for GPU's. (Nothing a drill couldn't fix) the ODD was 1/4" longer than most so I had some clearance issues with the CPU heat sink. I had to break off part of 2 of the many fins (did not change my CPU temps)
Overall Review: I would build another computer out of this case again. I would recommend this case as a HTPC or as a steambox MOBO: MSI FM2-A75IA-E53 FM2 AMD A75 CPU: AMD A8-5600K Trinity 3.6GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) GPU: MSI R6570-MD2GD3/LP Radeon HD 6570 2GB RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1866 SSD: Corsair Neutron Series GTX CSSD-N240GB ODD: LG Black 12X Blu-ray Combo Drive PSU: SeaSonic SS-300TGW 300W TFX12V 80 PLUS GOLD CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER GeminII M4 COOLER MASTER R4 Blade Master 120mm fan Case Fan: COOLER MASTER R4 Blade Master 80mm fan OS: Windows 8 64-bit Keyboard: IOGEAR GKM681R Mini Keyboard / Optical Trackball and Scroll Wheel
do waist your time with the rebate
Pros: Drive works without a problem
Cons: I submitted my rebate sending them the rebate form, Bar code and my order confirmation. ASUS declined it saying "Receipt/Invoice or Packing List is missing". They even had a link showing scans of all the paperwork i sent in.
Overall Review: my entire computer is intell ASUS and corsair I used the order confirmation for all of my rebates 3 rebates from corsair ACCEPTED 1 rebate from ASUS DECLINED the only reason i took 2 eggs away is because of the rebate problem
Amazing anti-theft on Newegg's part
Pros: I already owned and loved the Corsair k70 keyboard with red switches for about half a year, then I was at the store and got to use a different manufacturer's keyboard that had blue switches. The moment I got home, I had to order this one.
Cons: NONE I bought a second one just to get the different key switch type.
Overall Review: I got home from work on the day it arrived and was expecting to see a newegg box, but nope. There was a box that had cheap $30 keyboard-mouse combo pictures on it. I started freaking out. "they better not have shipped me this, I'm not paying to ship this back". Then I cut the tape and there it was: my awesome keyboard box inside of the cheap keyboard box. I was so relieved when I saw it.
DON'T hook led to fan controller
Pros: Awesome fan, its quiet moves a good amount of air. Has a bright red led's that match BitFenix's alchemy led's. You can hook the led's up to a switch.
Cons: DON'T hook the LED's up to a fan controller to get it to stay at maximum brightness. I tried to hook the LED's up to the fan controller that comes built into my case with the fan plugged into the mobo header on my ROG board... IT KILLED THE FAN HEADER it was my fault i take complete blame for the death of my fan header
Great Cable, 1 Problem
Pros: Cheep cable Amazing picture quality for the price
Cons: This cable does not support copy protected software AKA *Blue-ray Discs*
Overall Review: I had this cable connecting my HTPC to my TV. A few months went by before I tried to watch a blue-ray disc with this. I put the disc in and the software i use popped up a notification saying there was a copy protection issue. I tried another cable and problem solved. Its a great cable for the price, just make sure the cable you are using can do what you need it to.
Pros: Everything I have a 240 GB Corsair Neutron GTX in this SilverStone RAVEN RVS02 external enclosure they are so fast together. i was able to move 65 gigs in 3 minutes
Cons: the ssd was a little to thin for the SilverStone RAVEN RVS02 enclosure so i went to the hardware store and got some $3.50 felt bumpers just to fill the space just so it wont be moving around in the enclosure. I used 5 felt bumpers now i need to find something to do with the remaining 79 felt bumpers. It comes with a powered USB y cable that is VERY long and my USB ports supply enough power to where i don't need it, so i zip tied it to the other cable to keep it from dangleing around to prevent it from scratching up the paint on my computer.
Overall Review: I transferred everything from my old WD external USB 3.0 hdd to my computer it took 20 minutes then everything to this drive in only 3 MINUTES the words expressing how surprised i was about the speed are not aloud on neweeg's reviews