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Re: PC Project
« Reply #250 on: April 30, 2014, 11:25:49 PM »




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Re: PC Project
« Reply #251 on: May 01, 2014, 10:27:35 AM »
If I had only those two choices (for whatever reason), the 250D would be the one.

Rosewill makes a decent case and we both know Corsair's quality but three features of the 250D catch my eye - front USB location, drive access and bottom clearance. Of course, with the PSU on top in the Rosewill, the 1/2" bottom clearance is enough but I like that 1.5" of the 250D. I don't care for the bottom USB location on the U3 but if on a desk or shelf, it could work for me. Depends on the usage of them, I guess.

If I was to put the box on the desk, I would probably think of the windowed Rosewill with the thinner, taller dimensions but if on the floor (or low), the 250D with that cool top window. The 250D also gives the option of an optical drive which I still use.

The Rosewill has a smooth look to it. They're both 'pretty' but the filtering of the Corsair always wins me over and, for me, it looks better constructed as far as placement of things. All thumbscrewed, full access and tool-less is another plus for me with the 250D. In fact, I just put it in a Wish List for future reference. I like it!

The reviews on both are telling for me but I find the 250D has more appeal for my needs and expectations. Good luck with your choice - they both look to be pretty good options.

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Re: PC Project
« Reply #252 on: May 01, 2014, 07:45:07 PM »
I'm leaning towards the Corsair cause you know me when it comes to Corsair. I like the window of the other but I think Corsair sells me every time. Thanks for the expertise Pat.
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Re: PC Project
« Reply #253 on: May 01, 2014, 07:48:37 PM »
I'm leaning towards the Corsair cause you know me when it comes to Corsair. I like the window of the other but I think Corsair sells me every time.

This Cooler Master I bought for this last build I did I would buy 10 more.  Great ITX case and easy to put together.  Very smartly designed.

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Re: PC Project
« Reply #254 on: May 02, 2014, 03:34:14 AM »
That's a nice compact case and good looking! Price is right as well but... it has no window!

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Re: PC Project
« Reply #255 on: May 02, 2014, 03:55:13 AM »
I'm leaning towards the Corsair cause you know me when it comes to Corsair. I like the window of the other but I think Corsair sells me every time. Thanks for the expertise Pat.

Just an opinion, Ryan.

I like the Corsair window better myself but I would have it on the floor for the unique view. The drive cage on the window side of the Rosewill doesn't really make it for me but I could live with it. And, in the end, it's like you said - Corsair is what Corsair is.

BigOkie's case is catching my eye for replacing an old garage box that still isn't in service since I moved. That would work well on the shelf over the bench.  I don't think that old Pentium III-933 mobo would fit in it tho'...  :lol:

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Re: PC Project
« Reply #256 on: May 02, 2014, 08:18:47 AM »
You would have to get another 600t for the ole Pentium MB.  :lol:




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Re: PC Project
« Reply #257 on: May 07, 2014, 02:16:40 AM »
I still have my P-IIIs in cases. The one I had in the garage, I put a car cig lighter in at one point. I was thinking of the P-II setups that I have in boxes. I have most of my old cases. The only ones I got rid of were those that I would rebuild and sell to work (full price  :twisted: ).

I still have this steel beast somewhere. It held my first Gigabyte mobo 10 or so years ago: http://youtu.be/KwqC6f953CQ. I was thinking of going water cool with all the fancy water colors but abandoned the idea.




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Re: PC Project
« Reply #258 on: July 23, 2014, 10:15:37 PM »
Finally got time to build my WX PC. Here it is. If you want specs let me know.  :grin:
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Re: PC Project
« Reply #259 on: July 23, 2014, 10:43:49 PM »
Looks good.  UU
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Re: PC Project
« Reply #260 on: July 23, 2014, 10:44:26 PM »




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Re: PC Project
« Reply #261 on: July 25, 2014, 01:44:58 AM »
Finally got time to build my WX PC. Here it is. If you want specs let me know.  :grin:

Nice clean look! Still have 'Whitey' sitting around too?

BTW - I always thought specs went with picS. (Note the plural...)  :lol:

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Re: PC Project
« Reply #262 on: September 05, 2014, 11:58:54 AM »
Did you see any information on the new Haswell-e chips? Looks pretty good maybe ill think about upgrading when the prices drop.

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Re: PC Project
« Reply #263 on: February 26, 2015, 11:51:40 PM »
How is your PC treating you Andy?




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Re: PC Project
« Reply #264 on: February 27, 2015, 12:48:36 AM »
Great! Thanks for asking. Not one thing to complain about It gets a workout when I render my timelapses some times hours on end with the CPU pegged. Ill never buy a desktop again. How is everything with you? I like your webcam got to get mine streaming one of these days.

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Re: PC Project
« Reply #265 on: February 27, 2015, 01:53:41 PM »
Great! Thanks for asking. Not one thing to complain about It gets a workout when I render my timelapses some times hours on end with the CPU pegged. Ill never buy a desktop again. How is everything with you? I like your webcam got to get mine streaming one of these days.

Andy

Everything is fine here. My PC (the white one) is running flawlessly. Thanks for the compliment on my webcam. Get  a Hikvision they are great!

PS.. Pat how you been?
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Re: PC Project
« Reply #266 on: February 27, 2015, 03:00:12 PM »
Just ordered some Corsair  Vengeance ram. Going to put the G Skill in the wx pc.  :grin:


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Re: PC Project
« Reply #267 on: March 03, 2015, 11:58:29 PM »
Threw a 180mm blue led fan on the wx pc. Good sale on Newegg. :grin:





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Re: PC Project
« Reply #268 on: January 23, 2017, 01:37:12 AM »
Old thread but how have you been Pat.




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Re: PC Project
« Reply #269 on: November 05, 2018, 04:54:21 PM »
My speed test results and updated setup. The WX PC is on the top shelf and I connect to it with Team Viewer.

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