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Nicholas C.

Nicholas C.

Joined on 02/17/10

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Most Favorable Review

Great case for a storage server build.

SilverStone Case Storage Series SST-CS380 Black Plastic front door, steel body ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Standard PS2(ATX) Power Supply
SilverStone Case Storage Series SST-CS380 Black Plastic front door, steel body ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Standard PS2(ATX) Power Supply

Pros: Simple but effective front hotswap bays. Lockable front door to prevent tampering. Enough room inside to fit a micro-atx motherboard, LSI HBA card, Intel nic, ssd, and a 500 watt PSU. I did have to mount an ssd to the top of the internal drive cage with 3M tape since there is no ssd mount.

Cons: Cooling could be better but with efficient hdds it's adequate. No internal ssd mount. Hotswap tray activity light pipes could be better. Power rail caps on the backplane board need to be secured better as they are prone to getting bent and bumped while doing cable management.

Overall Review: Despite the cons this case is really good for specific needs. I would recommend it again.

Most Critical Review

Died within 8 months.

Cooler Master V550 - Compact 550W 80 PLUS Gold Modular PSU (6th Generation Skylake Compatible)
Cooler Master V550 - Compact 550W 80 PLUS Gold Modular PSU (6th Generation Skylake Compatible)

Pros: Worked well before it died.

Cons: Woke up to a pc with no power. PSU tested fine with no load but as soon as a load was applied it shut down. Cooler Master took several weeks to ship a replacement and the replacement was scratched all over and dented up when it arrived. Replacement works but acts a little sketchy. Not what I would have expected when they brag about their 5 year warranty on these supplies.

Overall Review: Replaced with an EVGA 500B and its been chugging along perfectly even running a high load 24/7.

Reliable fast memory.

HyperX Savage 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model HX324C11SRK2/16
HyperX Savage 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model HX324C11SRK2/16

Pros: Great looks and performance. Reliable trusted brand. Great compatibility.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Would recommend.

Great graphics card.

MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support ATX Video Card GTX 960 GAMING 100ME
MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support ATX Video Card GTX 960 GAMING 100ME

Pros: Bought this as a budget card awhile back but it's been passed through many builds and works great. Love the looks.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Would recommend.

Looks great but flimsy build.

Rosewill - Black ATX Full Tower Gaming Computer Case - Supports E-ATX / XL-ATX Motherboards, Supports Up to 8 Fans - Throne-Window
Rosewill - Black ATX Full Tower Gaming Computer Case - Supports E-ATX / XL-ATX Motherboards, Supports Up to 8 Fans - Throne-Window

Pros: Looks and expandability sold me on this but after owning for a few months I no longer like it.

Cons: Case is mostly plastic and is flimsy.

Overall Review: Not recommended.

Stylish but cramped.

RAIDMAX Atomic ITX-107WB Black Aluminum / Plastic / Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case
RAIDMAX Atomic ITX-107WB Black Aluminum / Plastic / Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

Pros: Great looks and fits a htpc build perfect.

Cons: Little space. Less than optimal cooling. Dedicated graphics will be hard to implement.

Overall Review: Would only recommend to experienced builders as this case is cramped.