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This review is from: LIAN LI PC-P80NB Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Pros: - Very light compare to other clunky, steel, plastic cases.
- Lots of room to work with, after all, it is a HTPX case.
- All fans are included with the case (5 'quiet' 140mm fans + 1 120mm in the rear)
- Aluminum structure
- Both USB 3.0 (4) front ports are motherboard internal headers, not standard USB 3.0 cables you see with other cases.
- Dust filters included in both PSU and front panel
- Removable motherboard tray
- Mostly tool-less to install hardware.
- I/O ports have a cover, so dust won't get in there. Good thinking Lian Li.
Cons: Maybe I'm just picky with cases but there are some pretty noticeable flaws with this case:
- Front panel does not close properly; someone else mentioned this in another review, my case has the same problem. Front panel does not close properly, and because of that, there is some vibration that you can hear.
- Power Supply air ducts are too far apart. I have a standard sized Power Supply (SeaSonic X750), the fan, if flipped upside down, does not even reach the air ducts from the case. I'm thinking this was designed for very long power supplies. Also the tool-less clamp on that is marketed for the PSU, as "anti-vibration", is not true; you will hear some small amount of vibrating.
- Dust magnet/fingerprint magnet - I've also noticed that this case picks up a lot of dust. Within 2-3 days, the dust filter is already clogged with dust. Also since the case is aluminum, expect a huge trail of fingerprints. I recommend you getting an over-the-counter metal polish to clear the prints of
Other Thoughts: Not really a negatives just pointing some more stuff out:
- Bottom hard drive cage unusable? I'm not too sure of this, but I don't think you are able to use the bottom hard drive cage, unless you have a 2.5 SSD. You can't even open the door, unlike the other 2 HD cages. I tried to install a 3.5 drive but I don't think you are able, unless I'm missing something.
- Reset button is way too small.
- Documentation could be better - If you want to change the front panel to open the opposite way, you have to go to Lian Li's main site and download the manual.
Overall, I give this case a solid 4 eggs, mainly because of the fact it is comes with all 6 fans, somewhat quiet, and its solid aluminum structure is what makes it perfect for me. I was tired of those cheap, steel gimmick cases marketed by other manufacturers, and really wanted something different. The PC-P80N is a unique case like its predecessor, and well worth it.
This review is from: SteelSeries 61050 7H Headset
Pros: Good sound quality
Frame build is decent
Ear cups can be changed
Cons: This headset would have been great if the speakers didn't have problems. I've had this headset for a year, after almost 6 months, the left speaker blew out. It started to act up when it would cut from time to time when listening to something. I RMA'd it and received a brand new headset, a lot of good that did -- after 3 months, the same problem came up. The left speaker is cutting out and hasn't blown out yet as of writing this review, but it's just a matter of time.
I'm pretty sure this problem has something to do with the headsets removable headphone wire that connects to the headset. I don't know, but all I can say is to avoid SteelSeries headsets, I'm pretty sure if I got a 3rd pair, the same problem would occur.
Other Thoughts: A note about SteelSeries's warranty -- the warranty is only for 1 year, which is nowhere on the product box (you can find it on their website), you need to sign up to request an RMA ticket; once you receive your ticket, YOU have to pay to ship the product to them.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Cheap, 12 outlets, 1800w protection, slim & sleek.
Cons: I am currently on my 3rd -- yes, THIRD, Belkin surge protector. 2 have already fried because of a power surge.
It seems this is a great surge protector for the value, since none of my electronics were damaged when a black out occurred, which was good -- however, I can't say the same about this surge protector, it seems once it goes out, it done for.
I wouldn't recommend this for expensive equipment such as home theater or PCs.