This is my first build, built it back in October 2015 and just getting around to publishing it now that I've put in some LED fans and done some cable management. I built it as a budget gaming computer, mainly for League of Legends and Skyrim. I realize the PSU is a little bit overkill but at least I'm set if I decide to upgrade. I'm really happy with how it turned out overall! Any comments are welcome =D
Powerful-looking case good for a first-time build.
-Had this over 10 months and no scratches or dents, it's sturdy--metal on the sides and plastic on the front. -The angled pattern front is pretty cool, it's a powerful looking case to house your powerful rig. -A large amount of space to hide cables behind the back panel. -The sides are a nice matte aluminum. -The case is very quiet, it's so quiet that it'shard to tell when your computer. On that note, the green LED that indicates when your computer is on is pretty hidden and non visible unless it's on your desk at eye level. -Has a lot of space for extra fans, 2 120mm intake ones in the front, and another 120mm inside on top.
Cons: -My biggest issue with this case is the fact that the plastic side panel is tinted. Why the hell would you make a see-through side panel to see your kick-az build if you're going to tint it and diminish the visibility of your rig?? That's the reason I'm taking off an star.
-I noticed when installing extra fans that you have to install the front one with very thin zip ties, there's no where to screw them in. The fan for the top you can screw in though.
Other Thoughts: I used this case for my first build, and am really happy with it over all. Bought it for $5 during a shell-shocker deal sale but messed up the rebate and ended up paying $30 for it. Still don't regret it. It's a pretty big case so just be aware that it will take up a large amount of space on your desk. I do wish the side panel wasn't tinted, but that's my only complaint.
Great first monitor!
-Had this for over 10 months and haven't had any issues. Really like it, especially at this price point.
-Comes with speakers, which obviously aren't the best but work as a stopgap if you don't have any (like me)
-2ms response time, good for gaming
-Tilts forward and back, has a the adapter for a wall-mount on the back
Cons: -It's a TN panel and not an IPS panel, but still has almost 180 degree viewing angle from the top and side. Works better in a room without a lot of direct sunlight though.
-A lot of people complain about how hard the buttons are to press, but definitely not a dealbreaker. How often do you need to play with the buttons? You just have to be firm is all.
-Bezel and stand are made of cheap plastic, but it's not a dealbreaker at all and you get what you pay for.
Other Thoughts: Would definitely recommend this monitor, especially if you can get one on sale like I did for $115 (after rebate).
Would recommend playing around with the brightness and color settings to optimize it after you get it. It's factory settings are SUPER bright, especially in a dark room or at night.