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MSI H97I AC LGA 1150 Intel H97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Excellent AND bad surprise 12/02/2014

This review is from: MSI H97I AC LGA 1150 Intel H97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

Pros: 3rd Update. I used a small nut wrench to secure the Wi-Fi antenna mount that got flimsy after the slightest force to secure the antenna : if this happens as it did for many reviewers, actually nothing broke really (at least in my case) : use a small nut wrench to tighten it again, it looks that it's the tooth washer which got the nut to "slip" over 1-2 screw threads, that's all.

For the rest, it's a great little gem of a motherboard, read my 1st post and other reviewers.

Cons: As what happened for an MSI H97 Gaming 3, and an MSI Z97 Gaming 5 that I also bought from Newegg, updating the BIOS from 5.0 to 5.4 while following MSI's step-by-step procedure to the letter (Using the flash BIOS utility), bricked my Motherboard (it seems to post but I get a black/blank screen). I filed an MSI Technical Support ticket which was confirmed by e-mail 5 days ago, but I haven't received any news form them yet (they say that they'd reply at most 24 hrs after such ticket is confirmed).

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SILVERSTONE ST45SF-G 450W SFX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Delivers power as advertised. I checked with a multimeter before hand and all voltages are slightly above specifications. Very good! .......... Délivre une puissance telle qu'annoncée. J'ai utilisé un multimètre avant l'installation, et toutes les tensions/voltages des lignes sont légèrement au-dessus des spécifications. Très bien, très bon!

The fan is in pull mode, unlike usual PSU fans which are in push mode. Which is perfect for my case (Lian Li PC-Q30) since doesn't have any vent holes for a PSU fan (the PSU is mounted with the fan facing the mobo) ......... Le ventilateur est en mode extraction aul lieu de l'habituel mode en prise d'air, ce qui est parfait pour mon chassis LIan Li PC-Q30 n'offrant pas de fentes d'aération pour le PSU (ce dernier est monté avec le ventilateur faisant face à la carte mère)

Pas d'interrupteur, ce qui est bien pour un HTPC totalement contrôlé via télécommande, et devant répondre aux demandes de mise en service réseau ............... No power button, which is ok for an HTPC. I was baffled at first when nothing happened after pluging the PSU on the electrical outlet (since during the multimeter test while shorting the green pin, plugging to the outlet would power it up automatically), but then I plugged the case's power button, used it and voilà, it works.

La surprise : silencieux ! J'ai pris le risque de l'acheter malgré les évaluations disant qu'il est très bruyant, mais ce n'est pas le cas, c'est relativement silencieux, aucun problème de ce côté .............. The surprise: quiet! I took the risk in buying this although many evaluations state that it's noisy, but actually it's relatively quiet. Before receiving / installing this PSU, I began looking up the Web for a fan replacement solution, and this surprise has put an end to such loss of time.

Cons: None / Aucun

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G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: C'est le deuxième ensemble que j'achète, et je dois dire que c'est rapide, XMP est détecté sans souci par le BIOS (MSI mobo) ainsi que sa fréquence nominale à 1600MHz, et bas voltage = moins de dissipation de chaleur. Ce dernier point pourrait faire en sorte que les capuches de refroidissement puissent être enlevées s'il manque de l'espace pour un ventirad de CPU (bien que cela soit risqué alors attention). Je suis franchement impressionné par G.SKILL, bravo!

Cons: Ma mémoire n'est pas aussi efficace que ces barettes... Je suis jaloux XD

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FREDERIC J.'s Profile

Display Name: FREDERIC J.

Date Joined: 06/09/09

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  • First Review: 03/08/11
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