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Pros: Easiest build I've ever done, all went without any problems. Windows 8.1 Pro x64 found all the correct drivers, except one (chipset INF, I believe). Works great for a basic Desktop system.
Cons: The only con I can think of is, maybe Asrock could have added a couple more SATA3 ports, like they do on their mini-ITX version of this board. There's certainly enough room. But I knew that when I bought this version. This particular build only needed a 240GB SSD and an optical drive, so I saved a whole $7 by using this mATX board.
Other Thoughts: With an SSD for the boot drive, this feels almost as fast as my main gaming system, for basic everyday tasks. The RAM I used worked perfectly (G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2). Complete tower build cost me less than $300, add an OS, monitor, keyboard, and mouse for a complete system (I already had all those). Very nice, has no problems with 1080p video and 24-96 audio. It will connect to any monitor or modern TV (up to 3 monitors).READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Fractal Design Core 1100 Black MATX Mini Tower Computer Case
Pros: For this price range, the fit and finish is superior to most others; although it uses fairly thin steel, it doesn't feel flimsy like so many cheap cases do. I like the way it looks, classy and subdued.
Other Thoughts: Cooling is good, as the drives don't impede airflow from the front fan (they're vertically mounted). A 92mm fan for rear exhaust and a 120mm side fan can be added if needed.READ FULL REVIEW
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