Joined on 10/05/06
Spacious to work in, tiny once complete!
Pros: Excellent case, feels sturdy and didn't have any sharp edges or burrs that I found. Screws were well machined, no stripping during use, even when I had to back them out once or twice due to poor judgment or placement. Vents amazingly well. Far better than the Fractal Design Node 202 I was using previously. (10°C cooler in this, same components) Versatile placement options for hard drives & takes SFX or SFX-L power supplies like a champ. Fits a (to my eyes) monstrously large 323mm long GPU without needing a riser, which is good because PCIE 4.0 riser cables are dicey in terms of quality as of late 2021 & expensive to boot.
Cons: This case ONLY includes a PCIE 3.0 riser cable, but for the price, you're saving enough over other cases to snag one if you really need it. If you had to twist my arm for cons, I'd probably say I'm most disappointed that it won't do my dishes or fold my laundry.
Overall Review: Wish I'd bought this before I tried to make a Fractal Design Node 202 work for my itx building purposes. It's not quite as compact but man does it vent well and give you a lot more options for components and fans. Looks great to boot, and the top facing USB/power is a welcome convenience given where I'm using it.
Price is right, keys are clicky, software is passable
Pros: Can't be the price for a name brand mechanical keyboard with decent software & high quality switches Software is decent & intuitive. Definitely better than Logitech's G-Hub, but a bit less snazzy than Razer's. They're close enough in functionality that in a pinch, I'd probably chalk any differences up to personal preference.
Cons: None so far
Overall Review: Would definitely snag another, though maybe not blue switches next time. Definitely prefer a more solid click with less of a secondary click.
Good Grow Lights, Not Overpriced
Grow lights are a bit of a misnomer, you don't need a grow specific light for most plant growing. But for general purpose use and grow use, the Sansi ones are a good fit and usually pretty reasonably priced. They dissipate heat well, aren't so heavy you can't just use a standard cord hanger, and they're bright. I haven't noticed the slight dimming, brightening, dimming, brightening effect you get on some LED grow lights that (I'd imagine) would drive some people a bit batty. I don't mind those, but I've used ~12 or so of the Sansi bulbs in various wattages and haven't seen it in that 12. Small sample size, the ones I have seen them in are a different style of Sansi grow light, so it may be the layout/controller more than any particular company. Would absolutely use more if I need them, haven't had a single LED die on me yet in 4 years of sporadic use with these bulbs.