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CORSAIR AX Series AX760 760W 80 PLUS PLATINUM Haswell Ready Full Modular ATX12V & EPS12V SLI and Crossfire Ready Power Supply
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Pros: Easy to install, quality connectors that don't have to be forced in too hard but that sit solidly when connected.

Seems to run very quietly too.

Cons: The cage that covers the fan is built with a top-mount case in mind. I put this in the NZXT Phantom 410 case which has a bottom mount for the PSU. The fan guard cage is just a little bit too convex to fit comfortably against the bottom of the case. I had to hold it down with one hand while screwing it in so that it wouldn't spring up and misalign the holes.

NZXT Phantom 410 Series CA-PH410-G1 Gunmetal Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Black Trim Computer Case
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Super roomy -- get a blue one and call it the TARDIS because it's bigger on the inside.

Good-looking design that is not covered in crazy lights and does not look like random parts of giant robots, but still has a clear side and interesting lines.

The toolless modular bays are a great idea that make building much faster and less fiddly, and give an extra option for where exactly to tie over-long cables.

The top placement of the USB and audio jacks is great, and makes this more of a desktop machine rather than an under-the-desk machine.

Cons: The front door lock is awkward to close unless you press it in exactly the right place, and seems to rely on the flexibility of the plastic -- not a good sign.

The rubber gaskets inside where the cables feed through are as useless as everyone says. They're so soft that tightly-tied cables pull them right out of their sockets. I managed to fit them back in, but you could take them out completely since the holes they go in have smooth edges and won't wear the cables away anyways.

Small hardware seems poorly machined and there's barely enough of it. One corner of my motherboard is not solidly fixed to the case because of a standoff that won't take the screw all the way into it. Have lots of extra standoffs and case screws on hand.

Other Thoughts: Overall very happy with this case. The cons are minor compared to the great leaps forward in design and ease of use. I'll recommend this to new and experienced builders.


Brenda S.'s Profile

Display Name: Brenda S.

Date Joined: 01/12/13

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 12/30/13
  • Last Review: 12/30/13
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