Joined on 07/30/06
Pros: Well, lets start with the cooling system. If you put me in a quiet padded room with this thing, blind folded me and turned on all of the fans (4x120's/2-140's) I would probably tell you it had 2 80mm fans. Cant believe how quiet it is. As for the amount of space and functional room, I have never seen anything like it in a mid-sized case. I am trying to find more components so I can fill it up! Rolled edges, quick clips where they are needed not where they break, and the added features make water cooling a breeze! A+++
Cons: When I installed the ABS Tegan PS, I though all the fans were broken, I just couldn't hear them. I was also hoping with all the fans the case might levitate but it does not, what a disappointment.
Overall Review: I would definitely recommend this case to anyone who is thinking about upgrading to a full-sized case either for room or cooling but doesn't want to take up all that space.
Excellent CPU for the cost
Pros: Chip runs a cool 32c idle oc'd to 3.225ghz and after running orthos for 24hrs max temp was only 47c with no errors using the Zalman 110mm cooler. If you don't plan on overclocking much or at all this is a great chip for the $. Super PI ran the 1m test in 27 seconds when I was done with the build. I have seen a stock Core2Duo at 3ghz run it in 26 seconds and they will OC to 3.5+.
Cons: Does not OC as well as comparable Intels and is a tad slower even at stock speeds but for the price being almost half thats not much of a con.
Overall Review: NZXT Tempest case, Zalman 110mm cooler w/fan, MSI 8800 GT OC, 4G OCZ SLI ram, MSI K9A2 Platinum board, ABS 700w PS, AMD 6000+ @3.225ghz / 47c under full load in 80f weather.
Whats all the fuss?
Pros: Not a single one so far. I installed vista, installed all my favorite games and programs, and I have not had a single hick-up with anything yet. I got all worried with everyone saying Vista was bad, then jumping to 64 was just a death wish...Not true. Everything runs smooth and flawless, excellent buy!
Cons: Uses ALOT of system resources. Not completely a bad thing if you know that and build your system for it. With everything booted up, just sitting in Vista with no other porgrams running its using almost 1g of ram. Plan on having at least 4g of ram for Vista.