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Joel H.

Joel H.

Joined on 07/10/13

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Most Favorable Review

A Solid Case with Minor Flaws

NZXT H700 - ATX Mid-Tower PC Gaming Case - Tempered Glass Panel - Enhanced Cable Management System - Water-Cooling Ready - Black
NZXT H700 - ATX Mid-Tower PC Gaming Case - Tempered Glass Panel - Enhanced Cable Management System - Water-Cooling Ready - Black

Pros: Spacious interior which will fit any cooling/ GPU(s)/ ect. you want into it. It also looks great, very sleek and modern. My largest issue with mid-tower cases are that they have a really hard time mounting AIO water coolers. Most mid-towers that you try to install a AIO in will either hit the RAM or the CPU power cable, or, for rear mounted radiators, will bump into the top case fans. This case is a larger mid tower and has none of these problems. This is also a literally solid case, it feels like it could be throw off a building and not be damaged.

Cons: Cable management is surprisingly rough. Given its size you would think it would be a breeze. I got a fully modular PSU and still had issues with cable management. The main issue is that the back panel sits to close to the back of the motherboard panel where your cables are. I would have liked another .25-.50 inches of space back there. I had to remove the HDD cage (didn't need it anyways) to get all the cable nice and cleanly hidden. Another thing is how tight the SSD cables have to be routed. The one you can see on the side of the PSU shroud has to be routed through the HDD cage and you also have to remove the metal bar thing to get the cables through. The same issues go for the SSD mounts that sit on the top of the PSU shroud.

Overall Review: Overall this case is solid and if you have a few hours to perfectly rout your cables so they are clean it will fit your needs i just wish it was easier to build with. That being said you only need to build once and after that its a solid, quality case that looks great!

10/16/2019
Most Critical Review

Good for Vertical, Terrible for Horizontal

AeroCool EN55468 Shark 140mm Black Edition 140mm Case cooler
AeroCool EN55468 Shark 140mm Black Edition 140mm Case cooler

Pros: High Airflow Somewhat quite Amazing fan for vertical placment, side, front, ect

Cons: I bought two for the top of my case, in the horizontal position as exhausts and they have both, in less than a week, started making a horrible grinding noise They also wobble when they spin and this probably caused them to eventually break They are high end fans, fluid bearings, high price so i would expect a decent working fan regardless of placement...

Overall Review: I have 4 120 mm versions of this fan and they are all over 6 months old with no problems

Great RAM

CORSAIR Vengeance RGB RS 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model CMG32GX4M4E3200C16
CORSAIR Vengeance RGB RS 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model CMG32GX4M4E3200C16

Pros: - Great specs, pairs well with my Ryzen 3800x - Looks great, fits in with all the new style Corsair stuff (triangles) - RGB works well in ICue

Cons: - Had to reinstall ICue to get the RAM RGB to work

Overall Review: - If you like Corsair stuff you will like these, make sure the speed/timing/ect meets your needs and if they do these will not let you down.

Absolute Solid & Fast Ram

Team T-FORCE VULCAN TUF Gaming Alliance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model TLTYD416G3200HC16CDC01
Team T-FORCE VULCAN TUF Gaming Alliance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model TLTYD416G3200HC16CDC01

Pros: Fast speeds for low prices! Looks great with other TUF components.

Overall Review: Crazy how fast RAM has gotten since my last PC in 2011.

Great Value but Short Life

NZXT Kraken M22 120mm - All-In-One RGB CPU Liquid Cooler - CAM-Powered - Infinity Mirror Design - Reinforced Extended Tubing - Aer P120mm PWM Radiator Fan LGA 1700 Compatible
NZXT Kraken M22 120mm - All-In-One RGB CPU Liquid Cooler - CAM-Powered - Infinity Mirror Design - Reinforced Extended Tubing - Aer P120mm PWM Radiator Fan LGA 1700 Compatible

Pros: Cooling is only slightly worse than the Kraken X73 (i replaced this one with it) and the X73 is a 360mm radiator and over twice the price. Fairly thin which makes its easy to install with todays bulky MOBO IO covers and North-Bridges.

Cons: Mine lasted approx 9 months than just died and had to be RMA'd which takes about 1 week to get approval, 1 week to ship, 1 week to test and fix, and another 1 week to ship back.

Overall Review: If yours lasts longer than mine it is a solid cooler. It should be worth noting that the "M" series coolers are basically cheaper ("economical") versions of the "X" series so they are most likely more prone to failure.

Flawless Card

ASUS TUF Gaming X3 AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Overclocked 8G GDDR6 HDMI DisplayPort Gaming Graphics Card (TUF 3-RX5700XT-O8G-GAMING)
ASUS TUF Gaming X3 AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Overclocked 8G GDDR6 HDMI DisplayPort Gaming Graphics Card (TUF 3-RX5700XT-O8G-GAMING)

Pros: + Performance; the 5700xt bends the 2060 Super over a barrel and competes with the more expensive 2070 Super + Looks; Sleek, modern look, matches well with the Asus x570 MOBO that has the same TUF style + Noise; Silent at idle, very quiet while gaming, louder during stress testing, overall not an issue

Cons: - The small LED light bar on the left-front side is a rainbow color scheme and can't be changed or turned off (might be able to kill it by modifying the card ie. cutting the cables but i have never tried)

Overall Review: Requires 8-pin and 6-pin power cables.

10/21/2019