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Sama Maxcool-BK-15LEDLight Black USB 3.0 Micro-ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case with 3 x Red 15LED Light Fans (Pre-installed), Fan Controller and Card Reader
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: PSU basement, PLENTY of room for cable management behind mobo tray, lots of cable routing holes, fans are decent at best but if you're buying a case specifically for the included fans then you're not doing it right lol

Cons: One of the rubber pads on the feet was torn in half (nothing a little super glue couldn't fix), a couple nicks in the paint where the panels join together but you can't see it unless the panels are off, the front panel is hard to take off & feels like it's going to break at some point if you remove it often.
UPDATE 12/31/16: I've spent the last couple evenings building in this case and having to make some modifications so I definitely needed to update my review....
installing even a thin 240 or 280mm radiator in the front blocks the 2.5" drive mounting holes enough to make them virtually unusable, the mounting holes for a 280 rad DO NOT line up and I had to extend them with my dremel, the PCI slot covers rattled a lot so I put some tiny pieces of rubber behind the ones I was leaving in there, the 5.25" bay is too big and if you put LEDs in the case then it leaks A LOT of light all around whatever drive you would put in there & just looks tacky but I also fixed this with small strips of rubber glued into place, the fan controller is OK but the "low" setting is too low

Other Thoughts: A case with a PSU basement and this many water cooling options for less than 50 bucks is still a good deal but be aware that if you don't have a dremel, a little creativity, and a fair amount of patience then spending the extra money for a proper case would definitely be worth it.

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ECS B85H3-M3 (V1.0) LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: none

Cons: Well to make a long story short, I'm about to RMA this board for the second time in 5 weeks. First off the onboard graphics didn't work, this time around it's the PCIe slot. Tried my new GPU in my old PC and it works fine. The older GPU that I'm running on my PC right now doesn't work in that ECS board either. In testing both cards, the Nvidia installer didn't even recognize that there is a device plugged into the PCIe slot. Soooooo here I go with another RMA! By the time all this is said and done I will have spent nearly as much in return shipping costs as I spent on this piece of junk motherboard!

Other Thoughts: Moral of the story kids: buy from brands you know and trust. Even if it means waiting another week for that next paycheck.

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StarTech.com 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: The attached USB 3.0 is a nice touch, more companies should consider using them

Cons: The drive would disconnect constantly! At first the file transfers would move VERY quickly thanks to USB 3.0 and then after only a few minutes the speed would abruptly drop down to 0, the drive would disappear from the explorer window, and a warning message would pop up. I switched the drive over to another 3.0 enclosure (an Arctic I use for my personal backups) and it worked flawlessly for a couple hours!

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Joshua D.'s Profile

Display Name: Joshua D.

Date Joined: 10/18/09

  • Reviews: 6
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 03/05/10
  • Last Review: 01/01/17
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