Joined on 07/07/12
Pros: As far as air cooling goes, the Frio is a great choice for managing CPU temps. Installation is easy, and it comes is a very wide variety of mounting hardware, making it a available to a wide spectrum of buyers. Before installation I was getting CPU temps around 35 IDLE, and after installing the Frio, it IDLE is at around 28-30.
Overall Review: With both fans attached to the Frio it makes it rather large. Make sure to check the amount of space you have available before purchasing, mainly the distance between your CPU and RAM!
Great Quality Case
Pros: This is the perfect case for a new computer build. I built my first computer in this case, and I must stay, it made life so much easier. There is plenty of room inside for easy hardware installation, and the hard drive / optical drive bays are simple to take in and out. Unless you have a very bizarre piece of hardware, this case can handle it all. I installed an after-market air cooled CPU fan, which is a large bulky thing. I was afraid I wouldn't have room, however the case is designed perfectly for this type of thing. I plan on water-cooling soon, which the 500r is well prepared for, with a mount on the top for a dual rad. The overall design and look is stunning, and the white LED fans are a nice touch.
Cons: All airflow points are filtered, except for the side panel. What tends to happen is you gather dust in the filtered sections, and easily clean those off, but the side panel lets dust in. I am planning on adding a home-made filter to the side. Because of this, your GPU's are at risk of collecting a lot of dust. Make sure to clean often, and if possible, keep away dust areas! (Like around your feet!)
Overall Review: Great case and I would highly recommend!
Pros: I bought one nearly a year ago, and loved the size, colors, and various cable options. I use it (along with a second) as my main monitors for my desktop (DVI), second screen for my laptop (VGA), and main screen for my Xbox (HDMI). All of this only through one monitor.
Cons: The only con is the speakers are not that great, but you shouldn't be buying a monitor just for the speakers.
Overall Review: I own two, and am considering getting a third. This is a great choice of monitor, and is totally worth the price.