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Pros: *Built-in wireless and bluetooth
*MSI bios allows you to easily flash the bios, overclock, etc.
*All the basics that you'd want in a motherboard--M.2, SLI ready, etc.
*After flashing the BIOS, XMP worked perfectly.

Cons: *The product should have a big warning when you open the box to set up the wifi card first. Why would you have the built-in wifi card holder and bracket screw in from the back?
*Be aware that if you use an M.2, your SATA 5 and 6 are disabled. So, if you, like me, just plugged it into one of those slots because they are out of the way and not covered by your massive graphics card, you'll be scratching your head as to why the drive isn't booting.

Other Thoughts: Firestrike Score 10222:

Intel Core i7-6700 8M Skylake Quad-Core 3.4 GHz LGA 1151 65W
G.SKILL TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200
MSI GeForce GTX 970 GAMING 4G
Crucial MX200 M.2 Type 2280SS (Single Sided) 250GB SATA 6Gbps
WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s
EVGA 220-G2-0750-XR 80 PLUS GOLD 750W
NZXT S340 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Case

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NZXT S340 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Case
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5 out of 5 eggs Another Great NZXT Case 03/24/2016

This review is from: NZXT S340 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: There isn't too much not to like about this case. It has thoughtful layouts, accommodating extra fans, water cooler, an out of the way spot for your PSU and hard drives, dust filters, cable management, etc.

Cons: *The screws were a pain to unscrew. Make certain you have a screw driver.
*The air filter on the bottom of the case for the PSU could have been implemented better (wrapped in plastic and locked into place with small magnets like the front one, as an example). The thing came out so many times while re-positioning the system and working on my new system.

Other Thoughts: Would buy again. Sleek, and thoughtful design. Easy to work in, nice options.

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MSI Cubi-017BUS Intel Broadwell U PCH-LP 2 x 204Pin SO-DIMM Intel HD Graphics Black Mini / Booksize Barebone System
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Pros: Other than form factor, there is no value.

Cons: Ok. I'd update my original review, but it doesn't seem possible.

I had a case opened with MSI, single one stick of RAM works, and two sticks do not.

MSI closed my ticket, and commented I needed to pay attention to the specific, exact models of RAM that are compatible with this device in order to make it work.

NONE of those models of RAM are available on newegg. Good luck hunting for them.

Other Thoughts: Don't bother. It is a joke. It's a nice idea, but if they can't support a wide range of memory and m.2 device, then they shouldn't make this a barebones system. Include the RAM that makes this thing work instead of forcing people to hunt for specific RAM models that are compatible.

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Display Name: Mark D.

Date Joined: 02/16/10

  • Reviews: 8
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  • First Review: 08/19/10
  • Last Review: 03/24/16
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