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Good case for a 65 watt CPU.
on July 6, 2012
This case is fine for a 65 watt CPU. I initially bought this for an AMD A8-3870K APU (100w). The CPU cooler that came with the A8 was too high to fit under the PSU of this case. I was able to modify the cooler by removing the fan spacers. It fit but was too snug to allow any airflow from the fan. The CPU fan ran at max and couldn't keep the heat down. I bought a SilverStone NT07-AM2 low profile cooler that fit perfectly, it just was not beefy enough to keep the APU cool under any sort of load. Playing games started to shoot the CPU temps into the 70's, too high for me. I then purchased a much more expensive Ever Cool low profile cooler, unfortunately the heat pipes of the cooler bumped up against the cap's of the the mini-itx motherboard I am using. If I buy this case again for future builds, I will plan on installing a 65 Watt or less CPU. In the meantime, I have ordered a slightly larger case for my hot little APU to reside.
Allows for a full size single slot video card.
Can be oriented either horizontally or vertically.
Full size DVD-RW drive support.
Space for a card reader + Hardrive.
Price.(Ended up being much higher in the end for me, considering the after market CPU coolers I had to purchase.)
No Airflow. You can mount a 80mm fan on the side panel. This makes the expansion slot unusable though.
PSU Placement is not good.
Flimsy plastic front panel. I didn't expect much else at this price point.