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Pros: Packaged well with documentation
Fits in most any mATX case
Works with a wide variety of CPU's, including Athlon (AM2 also) & FX series
Cons: SATA ports are horrible, in under a year, and have only switched ports once, they're flimsy, no solid feeling at all. This should be a warning to a potential purchaser.
When did a major OEM such as ASRock run short on glue, solder, epoxy, whatever holds the SATA ports in place?
Other Thoughts: Because of the quality of the SATA ports, my thoughts are 'What's Next?'. No wonder ASRock only provided a single year of warranty service for this MB, some may need it.
When did a major OEM such as ASRock run short on glue, solder, epoxy, whatever holds the SATA ports in place, as noted on Cons? Since it was for a cheap AMD build, no big deal, though if I purchase another, will get a full ATX & any other brand than ASRock. While they manufacture decent Intel MB's, their support for AMD is sloppy & it shows.
Move on & look at another brand.
This review is from: Fractal Design Define R5 Black Silent ATX Midtower Computer Case
Pros: Packed excellent!
Plenty of screws for everything & then some!
Fractal Design Quality all over the case, it is indeed one they can stamp their sig on!
Perfect Case for 1st time builders & seasoned pros alike.
Very Quiet due to anti-noise padding throughout the case.
Rubber Grommets all within the case to prevent wires from being damaged & lots of room on the back side to perform an excellent wiring job (or hide a sloppy one.;-)
A surprise when opening the back cover, places for a pair of 2.5" SSD's!
In the interior, room for enough drives for three computers, plus my EVGA GTX 1070 FTW.
The two installed fans are quiet & should be all one needs, further cooling can be done with a CPU cooler (air or liquid).
Cons: Something is wrong with Front USB ports, they don't even look like regular ones, if plugging a device in, it requires a set of pliers to pull out, and hope there's no damage to the case or what's plugged in. Cheap quality Flash drives will break.
Normally, the USB 3.0 sockets has a blue tab inside, all these has are some type of pins sticking up, maybe the job wasn't finished. Same with the two USB 2.0 ports. It's a design flaw for sure.
Other Thoughts: Like stated on Pros, this has the potential to be a World Class case for the price. Yet the defective USB ports on top prevents me from recommending the case.
The Core 3300 that I later purchased for half the price, while not having all of the goodies, does have proper front USB ports working as intended.
Pros: Arrived packaged nicely, has every cable you'll need & then some (maybe can use on your next real modular PSU).
A bag to store all of those cables in, as well as a power cord to save one $10.
Cons: PSU had a smoky order that lingered in my home for three days. Since I was saving & purchasing components as funds were available, my 30 day timeframe had passed, and no I wasn't going to pay half of it's worth for shipping.
Other Thoughts: If it didn't have the burning smell, I'd recommend it, was a compromise purchase, normally I purchase EVGA Supernova G2 650W (Gold rated) series. Yet I cannot afford $84-99-99.99 three times in the last three months.
Seasonic, you had the chance, I guess the recyclers now has theirs. Chances are that someone used it, maybe I 'burned it in' for them. Yes, I expect to get a puff of smoke from a new PSU, but to smoke up the home, no.
I heards it over & over again from my wife, tho told me that next time, she'd pay the difference for a EVGA G2 series. Next time, I'll listen.;_0