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Other Thoughts: To get the PoE to work, You need a power source from a switch or an injector that is IEEE 802.3at or as known as PoE+ (or PoE Plus). To connect it, you will need a splitter to separate the data and the power to plug into the back of the server. The CPU 4 power connector is all that is needed to power this board if you do not plan on using the PoE route.
Thought some people are new at this might get confused about the PoE capabilities. I plan on buying this in the future for a pfSense server and wanted to know about this board and how to properly use PoE.
Pros: Some of the best OC'ed speeds.
Some of the best DRAM speeds OC'ed.
Just overall a great CPU but not buying it for $399!
Cons: Don't know don't have it because of people are foaming out of the mouth to get this CPU and explains why the price is so high on it. Thinking about getting a X99 board with Broadwell E if the price stays or keeps going up on this CPU!
Other Thoughts: People stop foaming out of the mouth for this CPU!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0
Pros: Decent air flow with minimal HDD/SSD in the bays.
Side fan that can sit next to the GPU.
Lots of fans came with it.
USB 2.0 slots, on/off switch and reset button still work.
Bought it in 2008 and still use the fans but in a different case.
That's about it.
Cons: Fire Wire port stopped working.
Both headphone and microphone ports stopped working.
Hard to clean because it has so many screws and its worse if you have more than 2 HDD's.
Wire management is pretty much non-existent.
Collects dust like a vacuum cleaner.
If you have three 3.5" drives in one or both bays you might as well disable the fan/s because its not going to do anything.
To get to the 200mm fan is much harder than it should of been.
Almost impossible to put the top left screw in for the motherboards with the 200mm fan installed.
The 200mm fan beaks easy if you are not carful. (Didn't have this problem but many people did)
Wish the fans where PWM type so I can control the speed easier instead of opening the case up and change the speed of the fans.
Can't use high profile coolers with side fan installed.
Can't use really high profile coolers (Noctua NH-D15 size) unless you remove the side window.
Very little room for a 120mm radiator for AIO liquid coolers .
Can't install a 200mm radiator unless you do a lot of modifying then it may fit.
Might not be able to fit a tri-fan GPU unless you move the 3.5" rack forward then front of the system looks silly because you will have that rack sticking out like a sore thumb.
Other Thoughts: I'm surprised how long I put up with this case. I own a 540 Air with 3 of the fans in that case and couldn't be happier.
There are so much better PC towers out there for the same price and reading some of the reviews, the control panel isn't much better. Still have the same problems I have. If this case was $40 then maybe but not over that price. Not anymore.