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Rosewill Legacy V6-B Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case - Retail
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs itx case 08/09/2014

This review is from: Rosewill Legacy V6-B Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case - Retail

Pros: form factor, size, layout, build quality, overall a good case for the price.

great case for a passive heatsink and passive gpu (fanless hardware) in combination with the nice & quiet stock rosewill case fan.

the ssd/sshd/hdd mounting plates are removable & great. nice power button.

Cons: cable management, psu position, cpu hsf height limitations. the power supply is too low for many after market cooling solutions. get a low profile aftermarket cpu cooler. this case does not fit large gpu's, but thats ok. i knew that when i bought it.

Other Thoughts: it is a great budget itx form factor case. i used an integrated zotac fanless atom d2700 series usb 3.0 motherboard, r7 250 passive gpu, 8gb ddr3, 240gb ssd. 2tb 3.5 sshd. win 8.1 pro. nice system. no problems.
the case was easy enough to work in.

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MSI B85M GAMING LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: all form factors/sockets of this motherboard are great.
performance is awesome. looks amazing. plenty of room for expansion.

Cons: some design flaws, or not depending on what you add for internal hardware expansion. the a88x micro atx board 2nd gpu slot covers all the headers after installing a gpu, even with a single slot expansion card ita a no go.

Other Thoughts: on the a88x uatx boards, the 2nd gpu slot buries headers, making them inaccessible, so no crossfire unless you use the kaveri/r9 270 processor in combination with an r9 270 pci graphics card. the pushbutton oc genie utility is something worth mentioning too. it oc'd an a4 6300 apu to 4.4 ghz without hesitation using an arctic cooling cpu cooler.

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ECS LIVA 2GB DDR3L RAM installed Mini / Booksize Barebone System
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: awesome embedded system. just what i needed for a power point/office productivity box, lightweight desktop solution, thin client, windows 8.1 & debian linux builds. runs openelec with some tweaking & config. it streams nicely in xbmc, even hd content over the wan . runs flash based games in hd w/o issue. doesnt get hot when running 1080p video. and it makes a good jukebox.

Cons: storage capacity. in windows 8.1 i disabled updates and also had to disable the hibernation file in order to save disk space. it also has an m.2 slot. i have not tried this because it is occupied by the bluetooth/wifi combo card, but i think it may support a m.2 ssd. (i will follow up with this after testing). downside to that, you lose wifi & bt.

Other Thoughts: it needs a bigger onboard ssd to make up for the lack of a second m.2 slot for drive expansion.
the video drivers are fine. contrary to what others are saying. perhaps because im not running anything on the vga adapter is why i have not encountered any issues. i ran it in dual screen mode w/o problems on 2 vizio 19" 1080p razor hdtvs. no issues.

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Date Joined: 11/28/10

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  • First Review: 10/25/12
  • Last Review: 08/09/14
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