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Pros: Well made little box - nice and tidy inside - comes with a liquid cooler for the CPU, so I have yet another Intel-supplied CPU fan to decorate my office with. Plenty of USB ports front and back.
Cons: There is something fishy going on with the keyboard input. I've set this up as a dual-boot Linux/Win 8.1 box, and no matter which O/S is running, keyboard input frequently "buffers up", so to speak. It's almost like typing on an old mechanical TTY terminal (yes, I've done that) except it will sometimes sit there for 30 seconds after you've pressed the keys before anything shows up on the screen. I swapped my wireless keyboard for a hardwired mechanical one - same problem. The only thing left that could be causing this is the mobo.
Other Thoughts: I'd happily give this 5 eggs if it weren't for the keyboard input issues. While I can't be 100% sure it's the mobo, I've swapped out everything else and the problem persists. It's intermittent enough that the machine is still usable, but still happens several times an hour.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: NEC Display MultiSync EA244WMi-BK Black 24” Widescreen IPS Panel, LED Backlight LCD Monitor 6ms 350cd/m2, DisplayPort, USB hub, Height Adjust, Pivot, Tilt & Swivel, Speakers, 3 Year Warranty
Pros: Works well, looks good. I use this mainly for development work, and text is sharp.
Cons: None so far.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: When it works - very fast & lots of ports for everything.
Cons: First board RMA'd for RAID failures (disks & cables known good from another installation). Second board now has bluescreens. I've built a fair number of systems using ASUS components, and never had a problem until now. Of course, I went 2 days over the 30-day newegg time limit for returns, so had to deal directly with ASUS on this. What a PITA! "Slow" doesn't begin to describe their level of service. Definitely going to be trying out other vendors after this.READ FULL REVIEW