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This review is from: Thermaltake Versa C21 RGB CA-1G8-00M1WN-00 Black SPCC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: I love lights, and this case has beautiful colored lights, with different modes. Plenty of space for just about any video card length. Comes with one fan on the back. Top of unit can be used for installation of liquid cooling unit.
Cons: Instructions are terrible, and wrong. The 2- 3.5" drive brackets are on the hidden backside of case, and the 2- 2.5" drives are mounted on the front, and it was confusing for me at first. I have 4 -3.5" drives and had to used regular screws to mount my other 2- 3.5" drives, to the front side. There are no quick way to remove these drives as with some newer cases, and you have to use screws to mount any of them. If you use front panel fans, you may have a problem the 2- 2.5" mounting brackets? My 2.5" brackets were removed so I could use my front panel LED fans. Also, for those that need it, there is no reset button and only the USB 3.0 socket on the top right of the case that works, the other USB 3.0 is a blocked dummy space, with no connector under it. The 2 top USB 2.0 connectors both work.
Other Thoughts: I love this case it has a lot of space, but it's only designed for 2- 2.5 and 2- 3.5 internal drives, with 8 holes at the bottom to side mount two other 3.5" drives. It's too big a case to only mount 4 drives, and maybe side mount 2 more. The instructions do not say anything about those screw holes. Yes I would recommend this to a person with computer building experience with 4- 3.5 inch drives or less, 4- 2,5 drives.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Coming from a AMD 8150 CPU, it wasn't worth getting a better AMD CPU for just a few MHz more, and another Motherboard just to handle the higher wattage.
Cons: No cons with this CPU but the next best Intel CPU is $200 and to $600 more. Too much of a jump to get to the top Intel CPU and the reason I stuck with AMD until now. For decades the top Intel processor at any moment was + $1000.
Other Thoughts: I reached the end of the line with AMD CPU's and motherboards. With only 4 memory sockets for a AM3+ MB you can go up to 64 GB of memory, that's if you can find a 16 GB memory card, and a MB to handle 64 GB. I don't play games on this computer, but with my DAW and 32 output channels, I never had a audio interrruption with this CPU and each 16 threads of the CPU seem to be worked less than 1/4 percent, compared to my eight 8150 threads, where the first one seemed to be at 3/4 of it's max. Working with my graphics program and animation, I haven't had a crash or witness any slowdowns no matter how many things I added to the scenes so far. I have 64 GB of memory in the MB so far, and the way it is working, the other 64 GB of memory I was going to buy, just may be a waste of money. I might still get it before 2017, because I don't need a video card, or interested in getting a SSD hard drive until they all last 7 years or more without failure.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: IPS screen, 3D glasses included. Very bright screen, and colors. I bought it to replace a 3D LG 2343P monitor that I found out had a faulty HDMI input that I didn't use until I moved it to another computer 2 years after I bought it.
Cons: Shipped from Korea, but time here to the East coast was fast. Would have gotten here earlier if plane didn't break down in Alaska. Great tracking though. Too bad New Egg doesn't keep these in a US factory, they would probably sell more. One step changing the menu from Korean to English is a slight pain.
Other Thoughts: When I have the money in my pocket I will by another.READ FULL REVIEW