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Pros Temp Display, Front USB ports light, 6 Fan spaces
Cons Weak 4 fans are behind the front display, dosen't allow great air flow The front part of the case collects a lot of dust, have to clean it regularly.
Summary Good cheap case, needs a new air flow design, i have 5 Fans and it doen't cool very well. Motherboard tray is removable which is handy, and Love the front temp display. It's a good starter case. I would however go with something with fans on top and on the window.
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Pros Large spacious case. Built in temp monitoring! Side window - good looking case overall Front USB, firewire, audio
Cons Bad airflow design
Summary Not sure of the power supply which comes with it. I upgraded to Enermax 350W just in case.
Very spacious case. I put in 2x 5 1/4" drives, floppy, 4x HD's, video card, and 3x PCI cards, and there is plenty of room still.
Airflow isn't the greatest. 4 intake fan locations provided, but not much ventilation in front of case for air intake. If you want to keep the temp monitor, there's not much room for modding the case to hold a front intake fan.
Overall a great case. Excellent deal for the price.
Pros It looks great if you get you floppy drive and CD drive in black too. Very attractive case
Cons Air flow is weak. Very weak
Summary I just took off the side window, it attracted alot of dust, smudged easily, and without it on the air flow in there is perfect, since I'd be seeing into the computer WITH the window panel, I figured, it'd look pretty much the same with the window off. So its all good... I like what I got for what I paid for... I also asked the generic power supply to be credited and bought an emermax or whatever the brand is... good quality power supply.
Pros Attractive silver design. Temperature sensor readout on front. Front connectors for USB, speaker, firewire.
Cons Cover plate for front connectors does not stay shut. No ventilation holes for front fans. No documentation.
Summary The case is pretty good for the price you pay. I have had some overheating issues with it but I only have 2 fans in it so that is likely the problem. My main problem with it was no documentation on how to hook up the front plate. Even the website: http://www.task.com.tw/tk6500.htm doesn't have any information on it. Also, NCIX didn't connect them (eventhough I was lazy an paid the $50 for them to do that). Overall the case is better than laying your motherboard on the floor.
Pros Nice Looking. Temp Sensor. Lots of room to expand.
Cons Intake fans cant draw much air in because of the very small opening on the bottom to let air in. Flimsy metal. -vibrates a little when all the fan screws are tightened. Black color is more of a dark grey.
Summary Not a bad case overall... Im fairly happy with it.. But the poor ventilation isnt allowing enough intake air to keep the temps down.
Pros Cheap. Black. Front Temp. Front USB Mic Headphones and Firewire Jack.
Cons no documentation. Somewhat poor airflow
Summary This case is great for a budget PC. some have had problems with the power supply but mine worked great. This case comes with absolutely no documentation. If you are willing to gamble with the PS then i would reccomend this case. PS. the front temp display is cool.
Pros alot of fan slots nice big window frontside 3-way temperature monitor frontside usb and firewire frontside audio and mic outlets frontside LCD for temperature 12 bays Comes with a fan Template for sticker on drive bay cover 1 Fan monitor Sleek
Cons Motherboard tray doesn't come out Hard to access behind the pront panel Plastic feet, Slides around easily have to take off both panels to properly install Rom's, Floppy and Harddrive Not alot of room for the frontside intake fans needs a better psu somewhat flimsy tower doors could go on easier
Summary this is a good tower no doubt about it, but there are some things id improve on it myself if i had the time. dissapointed when I almost pused it off of my desk because of the plastic feet underneath. 12 bays which was great, and the 6 fan mounts was great too. this tower is meant for on a desk setup since the usb ports are at the bottom as well as the reset and power button being low on the case as said before by other members this case looks great with black drives. the 4 fan setup is great for cooling my hard disks and other parts as well.
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