Joined on 11/08/10
Excellent professional looking case.
Pros: -Designed well -Looks good -Relatively compact -Has separate compartment for drives and PSU -Has room for 6 intake/exhaust fans. -Has removable dust filters on top, bottom and front of case. -Feels surprisingly sturdy for the price -Doesn't look childish or gaudy -Has two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports on the top front of the case -Has a headphone port and mic port on the front top of the case
Cons: -It could've used a few more motherboard mounting hole options.
Overall Review: I'm very happy with this purchase. Excellent deal, and perfect for what I wanted. It's doesn't draw unwanted attention to it's self in a room. I've never dealt with a case in this price range that was so well designed. It also looks mature, and not cheap or toy-like, while still being modern. EDIT: The reviewer named Kyle obviously didn't realize that the PSU goes in from the side of the opposite side of the case as the motherboard. smh Gave 1 star to a perfectly good case over his own inexperience.
I got unlucky.
Pros: The board looks nice. The board has a good feature set.
Cons: I received a defective board.
Overall Review: Unfortunately my board had problems from the start. Two of the Ram slots didn't recognize my Corsair ram,so I couldn't run the ram in DDR mode. Then he next day the board died completely for no reason. I tried troubleshooting every which way, I have been building and repairing PCs for 20 years. I wanted to like Biostar because the price is right, I hoped their quality had improved, but ultimately I just got a refund and spent a bit more money to get a more reliable brand. I am not so angry, I would rather receive a defective board than have a board die on me 31 days in. If the board goes on sale for a very good discount, try it. But I wouldn't pay full price.
Excellent quality card.
Pros: -Overclocks well (slightly over 2000, but unfortunately throttles down to about 1985) -Only takes up two slots -Looks good -Less expensive than other RTX cards that will perform the same -Uses reference style PCB so you can add an aftermarket waterblock -Has a back-plate
Cons: -Doesn't come with a supporting brace
Overall Review: I would definitely recommend this. I bought it afte another famous website delayed shipping of an MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio and I cancelled the order. Sure this doesn't have as many fancy LEDs, but It saved me about half the price of a waterblock, which will cool better than the MSI 3-slot cooler.
The best case you can get for $40
Pros: -Looks Great -Actual tempered glass rather than plastic -Metal is thicker than other cases in this price range -Paint coat seems tougher than other cases in this price range -Fits various radiator sizes -Plenty of space to hide wires behind motherboard. -Front RGB looks nice without being gaudy -Sleek modern design
Cons: - Only two 3.5in drives fit in the bay, however the drive bay should have been designed to fit 3 as there is too much wasted space between the hard drives. -No 5.25" drive bay or mounting area.
Overall Review: I am currently 3D printing a few mods for this case, so it can fit my 5.25" drive bay reservoir and add an extra 3.5" drive. I'll upload them to thingiverse in a few days if they work out.
Excellent power supply
Pros: Looks great, and appears to be high quality. Is more than enough to power my coming RTX 2080, many fans, water pump, CPU & hard drives. 80plus gold efficiency, should pay for it's self over the years compared to less efficient power supplies. Has only the essential power cables hard wired, like ATX, CPU & GPU. Comes with an extra pair of GPU power connectors just in case I ever want to give SLI a try. Quiet fan.
Cons: Had EU AC power cord in box which really confused me as I had missed the seller's message notifying me that they had shipped a US cord separately. After reading the email I opened up a separate mystery package that I received, and behold it was the US power cord.
Overall Review: For the price, it's pretty unbeatable. Nvidia broke the bank with their ridiculous RTX prices, so I'm glad I found this. I didn't want to go with the 650w minimum recommendation as I'd rather have a bit too much than too little.
Great for VR & 4K
Pros: -Good stock cooling -Overclocks well -Good framerates in VR games even usually with high settings -Cost effective and gives the same performance or better than most GTX 1070 models -MSI 3-year Warranty
Cons: -Doesn't have a metal back-plate like the MSi Gaming models(but is otherwise basically the same hardware)