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Nicholas A.

Nicholas A.

Joined on 11/18/11

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Most Favorable Review

Great Case! ***Read other if your having trouble keeping the CPU cool***

Fractal Design Node 202 Black Slim Profile Mini-ITX Computer Case
Fractal Design Node 202 Black Slim Profile Mini-ITX Computer Case

Pros: -Fits everything I needed for a console sized gaming PC. (see other) -USB 3.0 Front -For being so small with everything I put into it, it actually stays pretty cool. (CPU on everyday functions sits around 39c) -Allows for two 120mm fans to be pointed at my RTX 2070. -Case fit my 58mm CPU cooler

Cons: -Looks like a DVR box. -To clean the filters you have to take the back side of the case off which is held on by plastic tabs.

Overall Review: *** My CPU under a heavy load was running hot. To fix this all I did was remove the dust filter on the case that covers the vent for the CPU. This bought me temps that were lowered by 10-20c ! *** System Specs: -GIGABYTE Z390 I AORUS PRO WIFI LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard -CORSAIR SF750 CP-9020186-NA 750W SFX 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Power Supply -x2 Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 2TB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDPEKNW020T8X1 -Silverstone Tek Low-Profile Heatsink CPU Cooler with 92mm PWM Fan -CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) -Fractal Design Node 202 Black Slim Profile Mini-ITX Computer Case -EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC GAMING, 08G-P4-2172-KR, 8GB GDDR6, Dual HDB Fans & RGB LED -Intel - Core i9-9900K Octa-Core 3.6 GHz Desktop Processor

Most Critical Review

Worked great!... For a day.

Fractal Design Prisma AL-12 PWM 120mm Addressable RGB LED Long Life Sleeve Bearing Computer Case Fan 3-Pack
Fractal Design Prisma AL-12 PWM 120mm Addressable RGB LED Long Life Sleeve Bearing Computer Case Fan 3-Pack

Pros: -These are some good looking fans -PWM -Lighting was able to sync with my system

Cons: -Worked for a day. Now they have a very load whining noise and are ticking. I bought the fractal design fans because my new build is a Node 202 and for the price I figured they would be better. I returned them and used my Thermaltake fans from my last build.

Overall Review: -Could be that I was just unlucky and got a bad batch. How ever im not alone with this problem.

Bought this on 11/9/2012 still running great!

Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100 Black
Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100 Black

Pros: -At the time it was a lot of storage. -Reliable. Almost 7 years and still going strong!

Cons: -Now my system alone has 5TB so its not as useful to me for backups. Not a con for people that don't have that first world problem.

Fits my Node 202 Perfectly

GIGABYTE Z390 I AORUS PRO WIFI LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 SATA 6Gb/s Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE Z390 I AORUS PRO WIFI LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 SATA 6Gb/s Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

Pros: -Small -Everything seems like its in a good spot for wire management. -Two M.2 slots -Wifi built in. ( attachable antenna is magnetic so thats nice)

Cons: -I have the whining noise that some other reviews mentioned. Started about a week after I installed the board. Its not always present. I have had this problem with other GIGABYTE boards in the past and just ignored it. Doesn't seem to have a performance effect on the system. Just like my tinnitus ill probably just ignore it too. Ill update after a while.

Runs all my games on ultra with excellent FPS.

EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC GAMING, 08G-P4-2172-KR, 8GB GDDR6, Dual HDB Fans & RGB LED
EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC GAMING, 08G-P4-2172-KR, 8GB GDDR6, Dual HDB Fans & RGB LED

Pros: -Runs quiet -AAA games on ultra settings -EVGA customer support is great (Ive dealt with them on previous cards)

Cons: -None so far

Overall Review: - Ive heard these (RTX series in general) can crash after a few months so I will follow up with this review. EVGA is very easy to work with if you do have an issue. I had to RMA my GTX970 and it was relatively painless.