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DIYPC Skyline-07-B Black SECC ATX Full Tower USB3.0 Gaming Computer Case w/ 7 x 120mm Blue Fans
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: -Full Tower (There is lots of room on the inside)
-8 Fan mount locations for exceptional airflow
-6 Internal Drive Bays
-3 Channel fan controller
-Hot Swap dock at the top

Cons: -The amount of cables coming from the top panel is absurd
-The front and top panels feel cheap
-Only comes with 3 HDD/SSD installation trays
-Motherboard mount is way too close to the top of the case
-Cable management is terrible

Other Thoughts: With all hardware installed, the amount of cables in the back make putting the side panel back on quite a rigorous task. Even taking it off requires a good amount of force. The motherboard mounts are so close to the top it was almost impossible to fit my Cooler Master Seidon 240m Liquid CPU Cooler; even after I took off the fins on the G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2x8) 1866MHz RAM the clearance was almost non-existent. If the board were mounted lower this wouldn't be a problem. Be careful when getting a liquid cpu cooler if you choose this case because it might not fit. The second layer of mesh at the top is redundant as it only makes it more difficult to exhaust air from the case. Even though this case has 6 internal bays they only give you 3 HDD/SSD trays. Some of the teeth that keep the top and front panels on broke off the first time I removed the panels. There are so many cables in the back that the side panel has a slight bulge to it. Some of the LED's in the fans ended up burning out a couple months after purchase.

SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 290X DirectX 12 100361-8GL 8GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Tri-X OC(UEFI) Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: - 8GB GDDR5
- DX 12 ready
- Multi-monitor support
Compared to my case fans, it is quiet(er). I haven't had any problems with it so far in the few months that I've had it. Most games will average 45-50 FPS on my Samsung UD590 4K monitor (max resolution).

Cons: - Doesn't make me breakfest

Other Thoughts: - AMD FX-8350 cpu (Cooler Master Seidon 240M)
- Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 motherboard
- G.SKILL Trident X 16GB 1866MHz (2x8GB)
- Samsung UD590 4K monitor
- Rosewill Hive series 750W
- Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB SSD
- Toshiba PH3300U 3TB HDD
- Western Digital 10EZEX 1TB HDD
- DIYPC Skyline -07-B Black/Blue SECC ATX Full Tower

GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7970 DirectX 11 GV-R797OC-3GD 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: I have been using this card for a while now and it needs a new, satisfying review. I didn't order this card off of Newegg, I went and purchased this from a man (who originally had CrossFired four of them) 211 some miles away from me for only $220 (plus a card to redeem 3 games of my choice, best deal ever), despite it being pre-owned, it has never let me down. In fact, it has always proven to overkill some games for me, surpassing 60 frames (my monitor only can go as fast as 60 fps, always have to VSync) consistently. I can play any (all of my games including BF4) game on ultra and still surpass 60fps. People say it is loud and "whiny", but I beg to differ, it runs pretty quiet. The fans on this GPU are outstanding at keeping it cool. I have run benchmarks on the highest settings I could find and it managed to never proceed past 55 Celsius. If you want an amazing GPU, consider this one greatly (if you can find it anywhere). If I could, I would have got a second one.

Cons: I don't have a second one to completely overkill every game and benchmark.

Other Thoughts: Please bring this back in stock, this was a great GPU. The other reviewers have no idea how powerful this card is.


Travis W.'s Profile

Display Name: Travis W.

Date Joined: 11/24/12

  • Reviews: 8
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 11/29/12
  • Last Review: 08/22/15
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