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Pros: - Look really good. Everyone that's seen it reacts the same way, "Wow, that look really good".
- Four fans included, Three front intakes and one rear exhaust. This was great because I didn't have to spend any extra cash on fans. If I had to buy additional fans I'd probably have to buy four so they all matched as the case is all glass. Most of the other cases I was considering only came with two or maybe three fans.
- Mostly easy to work in.
-came with three SSD brackets, the other cases I was looking at only came with two.
-Glass panels on three sides make for a striking looking case, there is a flip side listed in the cons.
- Did I mention it looks FANTASTIC.
- The plastic shroud serves a double purpose. A. it helps cover you cables for a nice clean look and B. it has built in support for ling graphics cards. It hold my Asus GTX 1080 STRIX very nicely and prevents GPU sag. I wish more cases offered this.
Cons: - Weight, because it was three glass panels it's going to be heavier than most cases. not a problem if you just going to set it on your desk. If you plan to move you computer around often, you may want to consider something lighter.
- If you motherboard as connections at the bottom that point down the PSU basement will be in the way requiring you to mod the case or get another motherboard. My Asus Z170 Deluxe had no issues, but some boards might, for example the EVGA X99 Classified. Check compatibility first.
- The rear bracket used to lock the rear expansion slot into place made installing my Asus GTX 1080 STRIX a bit difficult. I was able to get it to work though. Would be easier if the back plate of the bracket was a bit shorter, it I didn't get it to work I was going to cut it down a little.
- The back side of the case doesn't offer a lot of room for cable management. Just a little more space would of been nice. I got it to work with my EVGA 750 G2 PSU cables, but it took some extra effort and some force so I could close the back glass panel. A power supply with flat cables is recommended.
Other Thoughts: - The included fan hub is a nice option, but I didn't use them as my mother board can control the fans based in CPU temps.
-Once the PSU is installed there is not a lot a room between the PSU and Hard drive cage area for cables. Connect all the necessary cables to you PSU prior to installing it into the case.
- I'm glad I got this case. It looks really good.
Case - Anidees Crystal
CPU - i& 6700K
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15
MotherBoard: Asus Z170 Deluxe
RAM: G.Skills Ripjaw V series DDR4-3200
GPU: Asus GTX 1080 STRIX
PSU: EVGA G2 750w
OS: Windows 10 Pro
Storage: Samsung 840 Evo 512GB boot SSD, 840 Evo 1TB SSD & WD 2TB green HDD
Pros: - 802.11AC speeds
- Integrated Bluetooth 4.0
- Easy install (Yoga 2 Pro)
Cons: Just the fact that Lenovo didn't offer an AC card ad default or as an option.
Other Thoughts: Works fine with my Linksys E3000 though that's an older N Widi router. I tested it with a D-Link DIR-510L travel router (AC750 router) and I did get improved throughput and signal strength. I look forward to the arrival of my new Netgear R7000 Nighthawk WiFi router.
This is a relatively easy upgrade for most modern laptops. My Lenovo Yoga two Pro was very easy. On the other hand My Asus G750JH was upgraded at purchase by a custom builder, as doing it myself would of required a lot of major disassembly.
Make sure you get the correct version for you device, this is the new M.2 (NGFF) form factor WiFi card. Check which card your device requires.
I did see a bump in mt internet throughput with the AC750 travel router but the real benefit will be with you Local Network speeds especially for those streaming from their computers.
Pros: - Works well and give a nice speed bump in RAID 0.
- Relatively inexpensive
- The only Dual 2.5 in drive I could find. There are some 4 bay 2.5" drive enclosures by Drobo and Pegasus but they cost between $300 - $400 (but they do offer greater capacity and possibly redundancy/protection).
- Small enough to take with you on the go.
Cons: - The cheap plastic latch that locks the enclosure closed broke with in a month of ownership. Still it manages to stay closed, I will eventually add some duck tape to make sure it doesn't open during transport.
- Documentation is not the best, but get the job done.
- I'm confused as to the exact specs. The documentation and what's listed on newegg differ a bit. Not Sure if it's SATS II (3GB/s) or SATA III (6GB/s).
Documentation says up to 6TB of total Storage (3TB x 2) online description says 2TB (1TB x 2). Probably because there aren't any 3TB 2.5" laptop HDD available.
Other Thoughts: So far happy with the CinaRAID CR-H212. I'm planing to get another down the road.
Would be nice to pait this enclosure with two Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSDs, But that would be an expensive proposition at the moment at nearly 1K for the SSDs.
CyrstalDiskMark showed that in raid 0 it is more than twice as fast as my fingle drive 1TB USB 3.0 drive from WD. I can't complain as it make transfering files much much faster.
Running raid 0 I have no protection so I back up this drive with my WD single 1TB USB 3.0 drive for added protection.