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GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD4H LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: An adequate board for overclocking. Gigabyte has always been a solid company for Mobo's for me.

Cons: Was researching this board when I saw it on sale. I noticed they claim it has a HardOCP Silver award. Its actually the GA-787X-UP4TH and the GA-787X-UP5H boards that have the silver rating, not this board. There are enough significant differences on these boards to warrant the difference in ratings. Hopefully Newegg will change the description because there are better Gigabyte boards that cost just a little more.

NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: So I have had this case nearly a year now. I have had lots of other brands, and I have 3 Lian Li cases right now but my main system is in this very inexpensive Source 210. The reason is it looks good, cable management is sufficient, its build quality is sufficient, and it has AWESOME airflow.

I am running an overclocked 2500k with a XIGMATEK Dark Knight II SD1283, two gtx 670 in SLI, two hard drives, one SSD, a x750 seasonic PSU, and a total of 5 case fans. Everything fits well, the fans dont have to run at full speed an no problems with cooling. I have the front, rear, and side panel fans as intakes and the top two fans as exhausts. The XIGMATEK Dark Knight II SD1283 has the fan blowing from the back toward the front so air flows through it then straight up to the top. So far the gtx 670's haven't hit over 70c and my 2500k hasn't passed 60c overclocked at 4.4 so cooling is VERY nice.

Once the case is all together it looks classy and professional.

Cons: Make no mistake about it, this doesn't have the same build quality as higher end cases. There are some sharp edges. It is NOT a tool-less design. The front is plastic, the rest is steel. The front face plate can't be easily removed completely, its hangs by a few wires when you try and take it off. Dust control doesn't exist at all. The top is built to take 140mm fans but water cooling All-in-one solutions like the h110 or h100(i) will not fit up there because of where the motherboard sits and how the screw slots are aligned.

Other Thoughts: HOWEVER... even with the cons I pointed out, this case is flat out the best value I have ever bought. If your spending the meager amount they charge for this case your most likely not going to be putting an AIO water system in it. Once you get your computer put together the non-tool-less design (is that even a word?) wont matter. Dust control is easily overcome with a metro datavac (google it, fantastic product for dusting computers) So once you get your fans set up, your cabling run and your computer buttoned up and running, its all good times.

And as cheap as this thing is I am considering doing a bunch of modding on it, like a SSD mount on the side of the drive cage and some acoustic panels, etc. If I mess the thing up I can buy a new one and start over at the low price it is often on sale for.

EVGA P67 SLI Micro 120-SB-E672-KR LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Liking this mobo, great for the price 11/03/2012

This review is from: EVGA P67 SLI Micro 120-SB-E672-KR LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Mounting holes for both 1155 and 775 coolers. Plenty of overclocking features. Booted up first try and has worked flawlessly so far. Sound is very good on mine, have it paired with some Bose speakers and the sound is very clear, bass very good- keep in mind I am not an audiophile though. Very well packaged with plenty of good quality cables and a nice manual which explains the codes that will flash on the mobo LED-another nice feature for troubleshooting. Fantastic value when its on sale.

Cons: You need to know this only works with Sandy bridge CPUs, and it only delivers 8x to the video PCI-E16 slots. Most 1155 boards will deliver 16x to the first slot if only one video card is installed, then drop both slots to 8x if you install two. This one is fixed at 8x, which is still more band-width than nearly anyone who uses this board will need.... for now. Future video cards may saturate this 8x bandwidth though. Make sure you install your CPU and RAM before you install you video card because its pretty tight in there.

The one other issue is dwindling support from EVGA for older mobo's. I love EVGA and they have great customer support one-on-one, but their MOBO lines have not been as good as some other brands in the last few years. Limited bios updates and odd glitches are not uncommon, but once you get them on the phone they do everything they can to help you.

Other Thoughts: I read the bad reviews, but when this came on sale for half a Benjamin I had to get one. I pared it up with a G850 and some inexpensive samsung ram, and a refurbished hard drive. I was looking to go as cheap as possible and took a chance on this mobo so I could keep the budget in line. Very happy with this build, and if I want to speed things up all I need is a better video card (using an old gtx 260) and a Sandy Bridge 2500k. Bang for the buck with this board is awesome if you get it on one of the (frequent) sales we have been seeing. Just dont stick the fastest new video card and Ivy Bridge CPU in it.


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Display Name: Daniel H.

Date Joined: 08/20/04

  • Reviews: 4
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  • First Review: 06/24/12
  • Last Review: 10/18/13
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