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SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Good PSU, works flawlessly. Voltages are all normal. MODULAR!

Cons: The 4+4 pin power connector is not quite long enough. I buy cases with bottom mounted power supplies, and this will reach the top 4+4 power on the motherboard, but I would have liked a good 3-4 more inches minimum so I could have tucked the cable away out of eyesight.

Fan was rattling when I first turned it on. Cable inside was hitting the fan, had to bend it out of the way)

Other Thoughts: So far so good, if it blows up I'll update my review, but I think this will be ticking away for a while.

SilverStone SST-RL01B-USB 3.0 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: It looks nice when completely assembled. Top fan grill could be covered in mesh but that's personal preference.

Cons: Where to begin? I knew this case wouldn't come with many standoffs, I read that and was prepared. What I was not prepared for was the cheap, flimsy materials that make up this case. I had to use a faint touch to prevent from permanently dinging this thing. This is absolutely the most frail case I have had the displeasure to work with, and I have bought cases WAY cheaper than this one.

The motherboard tray is just as problematic. I had to keep my had behind it while plugging in the power cables/ video card else bend the tray out of shape forever.

The HDD toolless design is either a sick joke or my worst nightmare. Once you get the chinsey plastic pieces off, getting them back on to hold your HDD is nearly impossible, especially since you are trying to hold the drive in place at the same time. I ended up getting frustrated and sticking a couple screws in the drive, throwing the plastic piece in the trash.

Rear IO covers are the kind where you pop out and throw in the trash. I prefer replaceable IO covers. What if you pop out the wrong one and don't have a replacement? You'll have a gaping hole in the back of your case.

Included fan was mounted in the front, making me have to work even harder whilst already frustrated at the case, to move it into the back to exhaust any heat generated.

Feet aren't rubber. Case slides far too easy.

USB 3.0 plug doesn't fit snugly in place, falls out fairly easy.

Other Thoughts: I was going to get a similarly priced case by a better brand, but it went out of stock. I'm kicking myself now for not waiting as just about ANY case would be better than this piece.

Take my word for it. I've been building systems for over 10 years, 6 of which I was at a computer shop specializing in builds/repairs. This case isn't worth the materials it's made out of. Pass over it, buy from a manufacturer that's known for their cases... I think you know who.

Seagate BarraCuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Great drive. Fast, installed W7 without hitch. Price was right.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I was upgrading from a 250GB Drive which booted sluggishly even after a fresh OS install. This drive is much quicker. A definite recommended buy.


Brian M.'s Profile

Display Name: Brian M.

Date Joined: 08/10/04

  • Reviews: 13
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 10/18/06
  • Last Review: 04/26/13
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