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VANESSA H.

VANESSA H.

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Great UPDATED budget case

Rosewill FBM-X1 Black Steel / Plastic Mini Tower Case with Side Panel Window
Rosewill FBM-X1 Black Steel / Plastic Mini Tower Case with Side Panel Window

Pros: 4 USB ports (2x 3.0 and 2x 2.0). Both 3.5 and 2.5 (SSD) Drive Bays. Great value for such a low price. Rubber footing which helps reduce noise due to vibration. Quiet, but not silent fans.

Cons: None as long as you know what you're buying.

Overall Review: This is not a cheap case due to being outdated, at the moment of writing this I feel very confident in saying you will be hard pressed to find another case in this price point with SSD bays and 2x 3.0 USB ports. Anybody that considers buying this case should know this is a small case for Micro-ATX / Mini-ITX, so don't expect it yo have lots of space for gigantic GPUs. If you plan of getting a gaming rig, consider a mid or full tower case. Having said this, this is a great case for an HTPC or a basic PC. you are perfectly able to fit 2x 3.5 HDD and 1 SSD, plus a DVD/BluRay Drive as long as you take this into account: The higher part will accommodate 1x Optical Drive and 1x 3.5 Hard drive. In order to accomplish this I would suggest using a short PSU since the cables will get in the way. I won't suggest a modular PSU sinceit defeats the cheap/budget build purpose of this case. The lower part will accommodate 1x 2.5 SSD and 1x 3.5 HDD. If you have a big size GPU, you will have trouble with cable management since everything will get very tight. I consider this case a perfect option when you want a small office PC, budget PC (with small GPU) or a HTPC when you also want a standard ATX PSU . I use it for HTPC combined with a 430w PSU and a cheap small graphics card with great results. If you get this case in sale, you'll be getting an amazing deal.

Very nice considering the price

Acer K2 Series K242HQL cbid 23.6" TN 1ms (GTG) Black Widescreen LED/LCD Monitor 1920 x 1080 FHD at 60 Hz Refresh Rate, Eco Friendly Design, Visual Comfortable W/D-sub HDMI, and DVI Connectivity
Acer K2 Series K242HQL cbid 23.6" TN 1ms (GTG) Black Widescreen LED/LCD Monitor 1920 x 1080 FHD at 60 Hz Refresh Rate, Eco Friendly Design, Visual Comfortable W/D-sub HDMI, and DVI Connectivity

Pros: Best response times on the market (great for gamers) Big screen Cheapest one around from a respected brand when on sale No dead pixels Nice brightness

Cons: Not the best color reproduction, which is usual on TN panels Not the best viewing angle which is also usual in these panels. Still you will have no problem when in front of it (not sure if using a multi-display setup). The stand is a little flimsy so the screen does wobble a lot when typing.

Overall Review: This is a TN panel, this technology gives you better brightness and better response times, but gets a hit on color reproduction and viewing angles. Since its a cheap one, it's to be expected for it to have a refresh rate of 60Hz To be honest I can't tell you much about response times... difficult for me to compare 1 to 4 ms screens if I cant have them side by side. Overall you could give it 4 stars, but given the price, I believe it's worth at least 4.5