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Power Supply Unit: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500W
This power supply comes with Matte BLACK finishing.
Output Capacity: 500 Watts
Efficiency: >70% Typically
Cooling Fan: Sleeve bearing 120mm fan
Motherboard Connector 20+4 Pin x 1
CPU 4+4 Pin x 1
PCI-E 6 Pin x 1
4 Pin Peripheral x 5
SATA x 4
4 Pin Floppy x 1
This casing comes in 2 colors, silver and black. Needless to say, we choose BLACK.
Do take note that this Cooler Master mid tower casing is NOT leaning like Tower of Pisa. It’s just my poor photography technique. LOL..
How we all wish that the interior were also BLACK.
The best thing about Cooler Master casing is because of their tool-free design. You practically do not need any tools to install the harddisk, optical drive or any PCI card slot. I like the 90 degree rotated 3.5″ drive bay as it is much easy to remove or add harddisk without any blocking from other PC component such as graphic cards.
Dimension (W/H/D) : W202 x H435 x D480 mm
Material: Aluminum & Mesh bezel, SECC chassis
Motherboards: ATX , m-ATX
5.25″ Drive Bay: 5 (Exposed)
3.5″ Drive Bay: 1 (Exposed); 4 (Hidden)
I/O Panel: USB2.0 x 2; MIC x 1; SPK x 1; IEEE1394 x 1( Support Intel HD Audio)
Expansion Slots: 7
One 120×120x25mm Rear fan(exhaust),
One 120×120x25mm side fan (intake),
One 120×120x25mm front fant (intake)(Optional)
Harddisk are quite cheap nowadays, so it is more worth to get a bigger size to store your music, movie, and whatever stuff you can torrent off the net.
Capacity : 500 GB
Interface: SATA 3.0Gb/s
Cache: 32 MBytes
Spindle Speed: 7,200 rpm
Average latency: 4.16 msec
Random read seek time: <8.5 msec
Random write seek time: <9.5 msec
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-S223F 22x DVD-RW Drive
This baby can burn a DVD in less than 5 minutes. Unfortunately, this version F does not have LightScribe feature. Get Samsung SH-S223Q if you wanna use LightScribe to label your CD/DVD.
Yes, it’s BLACK.
DVD+R DL: 16X
DVD-R DL: 12X
Throw in all the components and it’s ALIVE!!!
Yeah, we love the Blue LED as well.
Messy cable will greatly hinder air flow in the casing and decreasing the efficiency of your active cooling system. Dust can also gather on the clusters of cables. Plus, you won’t want any loose end of the unused power connector to accidentally stuck on your CPU or VGA cooler fan, rendering it motionless and overheat your components.
Time to rearrange the cable.
*Poor photo taken by my Nokia 6630*
A bit of cable management. Not really very good at it. Though it’s not really very tidy looking but at least the cooling efficiency will improve. Could make it looks better if I got some cable management kit like cable tie or Velcro straps and cable tie mounting base or zip-tie base.