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Thermaltake Spedo Advance Package VI90001W2Z Black 0.8 mm SECC Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
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5 out of 5 eggs Nice Case: CPU Cooler fit warning 04/01/2011

This review is from: Thermaltake Spedo Advance Package VI90001W2Z Black 0.8 mm SECC Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: This is a giant case with plenty of room for all your toys. The stock cooling fans are gigantic, and everything stays cool. My number won't mean much since I'm running only a mild overclock. The top IO panel is handy if you floor-mount your case like I did. The panel is exactly at hip level when I'm sitting, which makes access to the ports easy. The case is aesthetically very cool if you like the postmodern styling, and looks ominous in the dark with its red glowing HDD fan.

Cons: Not as much con as warning:
The "V8" cooling fan did NOT fit right with the case as-is. The window cooling fan contacts the V8 cooler and causes the fan to clip the window. To resolve this, I place rubber rings as spacers on the window fan's mounting screws, which gives the fan enough clearance from the window that it doesn't hit. The only other solution is to remove the window fan.

Other Thoughts: If you're patient, the Cable Management is pretty neat. I'm not patient. Also, the movable bracket fan is theoretically useful but I'm not sure to what extent. All it's doing is moving air around inside the case, which should be accomplished efficiently by the case's ventilation configuration. I can't use it really because there's no where for it to go in my configuration.

Acer S231HLbid Black 23
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5 out of 5 eggs Good value, especially for 150 (20 off) 02/25/2011

This review is from: Acer S231HLbid Black 23" 5ms HDMI LED-Backlight LCD monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 ACM 12,000,000:1 (1000:1)

Pros: Slick hardware if you like shiny paint. I could take it or leave it. Cool blue light on the power button that coincidentally matches my speakers, my case power button, and my flightsticks.
I got about an inch or two of extra real estate with this format over another 23 inch monitor. It's VERY bright, and I had to dial it down to about 50% brightness to use it in standard IT lighting (dark).
It's a nice wide display so make sure you're not crowding it on a tiny desk like I am.
Comes with vga, dvi and hdmi cables. Don't know if this is standard or not but it seems like I have to buy an hdmi cable for everything anymore if I want one.

Cons: I *don't* like the power supply. It's not a reflection on its quality, and it's easy to see why they use it (the monitor is super thin and light). I prefer all desktop items to use a standard three-prong power cable. This unit has an external supply that hooks up with a round connector straight out the back.
The ports face directly back, which I think would be awkward if wall mounting. When it's sitting on a desk though that doesn't matter.

Other Thoughts: It's a monitor. It works. There were NO dead pixels on arrival (I checked). I intend to use this for design, programming and gaming, as its quality and form factor are well suited to all. I expected to pay closer to 200 for a monitor of this quality, and was pleasantly surprised at what I recieved.


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Display Name: Paul D.

Date Joined: 11/28/08

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 02/25/11
  • Last Review: 04/01/11
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