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Beautiful

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Pros: Beautiful Exterior. Quiet, decent cooling layout, awesome hard drive bay design, room in case

Cons: No behind-tray cable management (older revision), some hard to reach areas

This is an absolutely beautiful case.   I have two, though both are older revisions.   The cooling layout is not very complicated but it works and I like it.  The front fans do suck in air through side vents behind the front panel; it actually seems to work well since I receive the same temps that I had on a Lancool K58W with a front fan in front of the CPU, whereas this config has no such front fan.   These older revisions do not have behind-the-tray cable management.  You won't be able to hide cables, but you will be able to at least manage them so that they don't impede with airflow. The hard drive bay design is absolutely awesome, though it...
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Great for price, great overclocking capability

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Pros: Low voltage, great overclocking capability (good binning), value (at the time)

Cons: None really

At the time of purchase you could grab a kit of ECOs for only a few bucks more than a 2x2GB generic DDR3-1333 CL9 kit.   Needless to say, it was a great buy for the price (at the time).  These kits are great overclockers, and while rated for 1.35V can run between 1.35-1.65V safely.  They can run with lower timings (6-8-6 or 6-7-6 depending on your kit, these come with either Elpida BBSE or high-binned PSC ICs) or much higher speed (as much as DDR3-2133 with higher latencies) stable.  They run great when two sets (4x2GB) are installed.   Although RAM prices have changed, the kit hasn't.  It may not necessarily be a good buy anymore, but it's...
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Great low-power HTPC chip

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Pros: Performance for low power consumption

Cons: Not that much performance

This is a great little HTPC chip.  Low power consumption and compatible with just about any Socket AM2 board, in case you're not willing to blow $100 on a new Atom/ION(2) setup or AMD E-Series APU setup.   It provides much better CPU performance than the Intel Atom, though not enough to be anything worthy.  Windows 7 does not run particularly fast when I attempt to multitask.   The CPU will CPU-accelerate decoding if needed, otherwise all decoding can be done with the GPU (Radeon HD 4200/785G in my machine).   I also happened to get mine free, though there are various places you can get this for low cost.

Great overclocking ability

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Pros: Overclocks as well as most other x6s

Cons: Locked multi means ideally you want to use DDR3-1600 and a mobo good for ref clock OC

The 1055T, in my experience, oevrclocks as well as most of the other Phenom II x6 processors, provided you have the proper hardware.   Remember, this is a locked multiplier processor, so ensure you have the proper equipment.  That is: a motherboard with good ref clock overclocking ability, and at least DDR3-1600 for your memory (to reach 4GHz, one ideally uses a 286-300Mhz bus clock at which you can use the x5.33 multiplier to set DDR3-1600 optimally). My 1055T has reached 4GHz with 1.4V under a Noctua NH-D14 (better cooling can equal lower volts).  Results may vary; some are better, some are worse.  There is really no way to tell.   As always, make...
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