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This review is from: DIYPC DIY-F2-W White SPCC Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case
Pros: Case is decently small for confined spaces
Comes with two 120 MM fans, and access for another on top
Super light weight
Lots of places for cable management (surprising in such a cost effective case)
Cons: Lots of plastic, so not quite as tough as some cases
No 5.25 inch (if you need that kind of thing)
Other Thoughts: When looking for a budget case for a micro ATX board, I was pleased to find this one! Install was a snap, and it has a surprisingly large amount of places to run cables for the cable management in us all. Space is a bit tight between the bottom mount PSU and the disk drive tray, but nothing that can't be handled. If you have a modular PSU it wouldn't be much of a problem at all really.
All in all, I got a little more than I was expecting out of this case. However, it's still not as nice as the more pricey options.
Pros: - Performance close to the Samsung EVO's (not pros) for a much better price point.
- Comes with Acronis key for cloning your existing system drive if you don't want to do a clean install.
- If you're into presentation, this drive doesn't look half bad.
- U.S. based tech support, and 3 year warranty!
Cons: - No mounting bracket converter. If you're like me and have a nice case that was really designed before SSD's were hitting it big time, you'll probably need to buy a 3.5'' to 2.5'' converter to mount the SSD.
Other Thoughts: If PNY is going to continue to put out great products at a great price point, I'll continue to buy them. I used to look down on PNY products, but their quality has gone significantly up while their prices have remained relatively cheap. This drive has done exactly what I needed from it. In the end, time will tell, but right now it was a great purchase!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: BIOSTAR A68N-5000 AMD A4-5000 Quad-Core APU Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU/VGA Combo
Pros: - I got this while it was one sale, so the price point for it was basically unbeatable for my fathers basic computing needs.
- Mini ITX goes a long way in decreasing power consumption, and of course space!
- Super quiet as there is no need for a CPU fan. You can buy one separate though as the board does have a plug for the CPU fan.
All in all this was bought for nothing but general computing (web browsing, some word processing) and was the perfect little board for that action, especially at the sale price that I was fortune enough to get it for.
Cons: - No front USB 3.0 support.
- No case fan support directly on the motherboard.
- When not on sale, a tad bit pricey.
In the end these are me being picky and hopefully helping someone else out who's looking at this board.