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ASUS DVD-Writer 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24F1ST
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DIYPC MA01-G Black/Green USB 3.0 Micro-ATX Mini Tower Gaming Computer Case with Dual Fans
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Pros: Compact size.~14 x 14 x 7 inch. Nice wire bundles. At $19, cheap. Can't get much better than this.Thumb screws for side panel removals. The two fans 12 cm front and 8 cm in back are quiet.

Cons: Really tight. Some of the screws are just too small. Front bezel has not enough open area to take advantage of 12 cm fan through flow. There is only 1 5.25" external slot and NO 3.5" external slot. The space above the external 5.25 is only good for powersupply cabling storage. NO extra 3.5" internal slot. No vertical support on right side of case. Picture wrong.

Other Thoughts: This thing is tight, but can pack very nicely. You need to do things in sequence: 1. Take both side panels off. 2. punch out the 5.25" bezel. 3. put in the powersupply 4. put in the DVD burner 5. put in the 3.5" hard disk. Make sure it's pushed all the way to the front; otherwise, power connector will interfere with motherboard memory. 6. install the mATX motherboard. 7. wire it up 8 restore the panels.

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ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 USB 3.0 HDMI uATX AMD Motherboard
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Pros: USB3, onboard video

Cons: Bought this with an 3.9 GHz 125W FX-6350 and G.Skill 2x2G memory. Board loads XP fine but reboots near end of installation. Rebooted bios screen said power fluctuation. Reset to 3.0 GHz. Boots fine. Able to load drivers. All components working. _However_, running DIVX 10 bombs. Will not take the load. It's got the newest 1503 BIOS already. chipset heatsink very hot to the touch. Southbridge heatsink hot also. No heatsink on VMR. Speculation: this might work okay for lower power CPUs..

Other Thoughts: If this thing is rated for 125 Vishera cores, it really should have heatsinks on the voltage regulators. Oh, the southbridge heatsink is pretty puny. I thought about replacing it and the chipset heatsinks with larger units before I decided to return the board and go with a 990 type board with 8+1 VMR

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Display Name: Clarence C.

Date Joined: 05/30/01

  • Reviews: 25
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  • First Review: 03/07/06
  • Last Review: 11/14/15
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