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Fractal Design Define S Black Window Silent ATX Midtower Computer Case
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Best case for custom open loops for under $100 11/01/2016

This review is from: Fractal Design Define S Black Window Silent ATX Midtower Computer Case

Pros: -Holes in the bottom to mount a pump
-Reservoir mount points on the back side
-Plenty of room
Amazing build quality
-Looks amazing
-Fits my 140mm Res with room for the pump under it. I did have to mount it as far back as possible for it to line up with my pump though, so my reservoir is actually touching my MSI GTX 1070 GAMING X.

Cons: Barely fits my Black Ice Nemesis Radiator. I had to remove the heat sinks off my RAM.
Window is cheap plastic. Would gave liked to see acrylic or glass.
I have my radiator on top, so I'm using it as an intake and the front is the exhaust. So, it would be nice to have a filter for the top, but it's not hard to make one yourself.

Other Thoughts: If you're buying this case, you're buying it for water cooling. If you're not water cooling, you should buy the R5 instead. It comes with all the stuff you need.

This case is meant for modders. It doesn't have a fan controller, it can't have a fan shroud(would get in the way of some pumps/reservoirs), and it has more support for water cooling than any other case under $150(maybe even more). And probably the most water cooling support for its size in any price range.

If you're spending close to $1000 just to cool your PC, you're not going to be bothered with w/e cheap fan controller they use. Most people with custom loops have motherboards that have 5-8 fan headers. Mine has 5 and they're all PWM. Once I get around to it, I'll build something for a fan controller under the side panel window.

MSI GeForce GTX 1070 DirectX 12 GTX 1070 GAMING X 8G 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ATX Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Stays extremely cool even when overclocked to the max(which is really a con).
Looks nice
quiet even. Even when fans are all the way up, it's not that loud.
Great for 1080p 144 Hz monitors.
8 pin and 6 pin power connector(not that the card will even let you use the extra power because it's limited to 1.093v

Cons: Voltage is locked at 1.093 even though the cards don't go above 65-70C at that voltage. This means you're stuck at around 2130 Mhz when overclocking due to insufficient power instead of too much heat. My CPU and motherboard can handle the extra power... I have my i5 4690k running at 4.7 GHz no problem.

Can't change the color on the red stripes(could just be mine is bugged out or something though, but mine is stuck on red either way) I can only change the MSI logo color. Doesn't really matter though, because I have a red/black theme anyway and it's coming off in a couple of weeks when I put an EK GPU block on it.

Other Thoughts: I hate the way these new GPU's automatically adjust their clock. I want to just be able to set it at a specific spot and leave it there. I don't need it to throttle from 2126 down to 2113 or w/e when my temps are in the 60's.

It's probably the best or tied for the best GTX 1070.

Logitech G302 Daedalus Prime Moba 910-004205 Black 6 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Delta Zero sensor 4000 dpi Gaming Mouse
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: price
best sensor on the market
extremely responsive buttons
feels pretty good
braided cables are a PITA, so I was happy when I found out this one wasn't braided.

Cons: Going from the G500 to this felt weird at first, but I finally got used to it, and I'm happy with it now.
The shape may not be comfortably for some(smaller hands), even I find it kind of awkward feeling.

Other Thoughts: I got tired of the giant G500 after 3 years and wanted something that I could claw grip, and after having to cancel mt order for a CM Storm Spawn(the store couldn't get their hands on one), I decided to go with this mouse, and I'm pretty pleased so far.


Ronald B.'s Profile

Display Name: Ronald B.

Date Joined: 09/16/12

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 07/19/13
  • Last Review: 11/01/16
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 3 out of 5 eggs
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