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Matthew A.

Matthew A.

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Great Value

GMC R-2 Toast AZT-GMCR2-BL Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
GMC R-2 Toast AZT-GMCR2-BL Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: The best thing about this case is how nice it looks. You would be hard pressed to find a better looking case for the price. The vertically mounted optical drive, along with the nice paint job gives this case a very streamlined/minimalistic look. The lighting on the front makes this case look really nice in a dark room. The installation of both the optical drive and the hard drive was much easier than I expected it to be considering the unique design of this case. The USB and mic/headphone jack is in a pretty good spot, though I am not sure why they don't have the mic/headphone ports right next to each other instead of having two USB port in between them.

Cons: The old optical drive from my Gateway tower was too long to install in the R-2 Toast, but I knew that before I bought it so I just swapped in a newer/shorter one. I had some trouble with the optical drive eject button. The problem was that every time I would close the tray, it would eject it again. I think the problem was that the eject button on my optical drive stuck out a little more than normal. I was able to fix it by pushing the drive downward a bit. The paint is easy to scratch and the metal siding is a little flimsy, but overall the case feels pretty solid. Make sure you get quiet fans because this case doesn't muffle sound much at all.

Overall Review: I threw and old Micro ATX P4 system into this tower from an old gateway box. The installation was pretty hassle free, but I did end up having to remove the finger guard from the PSU fan because it was hitting my CPU heatsink. This wouldn't have been a problem if the PSU in the Gateway case wasn't of such a strange design. Overall this is a great case for the price. If I had paid more for it I probably would have only gave it 4 stars, but for the price makes up for the few flaws this thing has.

12/22/2008