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ASRock H170M Pro4 LGA 1151 Intel H170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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3 out of 5 eggs Not as good as its predecessor H97M Pro4 01/15/2016

This review is from: ASRock H170M Pro4 LGA 1151 Intel H170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: It's simple and it works.

Cons: I am taking two eggs off because this motherboard ONLY HAS ONE USABLE FAN HEADER, Seriously?

Yeah, Only one usable fan header on this entire motherboard in 2016. So if your CPU aftermarket cooler needs two connections (which is pretty common, since most all-in-one liquid cooling requires one for the pump and one or more for the fans) you are stuck until you find some adapters, Let's not forget about case fans either.

The second header conflicts with just about any two slot high end video card because it's in the way. Even with the lowest profile plug, It prevents the video card from sitting into its slot.

Other Thoughts: Put two extra fan headers on this board and I will consider giving it 5 eggs.


4 out of 5 eggs Decent case with room for improvements. 12/19/2015

This review is from: LIAN LI PC-7HA Silver Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: The aluminum case is lighter than steel, It looks premium, With quality LianLi craftsmanship as usual.
Front intake includes 2 removable dust filters behind front panel (which is easily removable), And another dust filter for the power supply. Those are actually good dust filters as well.
Two front fans are easily removable without a screw driver, They slides in place after you put the rubber padding on. Both fans come with 3 pin power connectors plus a 4 pin molex converter, You don't see this often nowadays.
No messy cables from the case, All you get is what you need: USB 3.0, Audio and front panel switches, Looks very clean.
Two quality removable top covers for another two fans.
The tool-less HDD / SSD / Optical drive locking mechanism all work flawlessly.

Cons: But it still has some flaws can not be overlooked:
There is only half an inch space behind motherboard tray for routing cables, It's very tight and can cause the side panel to bulge because aluminum is very soft. The hole for the CPU power cable is also too small.
The case I received, The top front intake fan makes a grinding noise, So I had it replaced, Didn't expect this from Lianli.
Only one SSD mount.
The top 5.25 drive bay can not be used by an optical drive because there are cables behind the panel blocking the drive.
No rubber grommet for cable routing holes for a $100 case.

Other Thoughts: Bought this from a different site when Newegg was out of stock.

Cooler Master Vortex Plus - CPU Cooler with Aluminum Fins and 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes
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1 out of 5 eggs Garbage, Plastic Pin broke 10/13/2015

This review is from: Cooler Master Vortex Plus - CPU Cooler with Aluminum Fins and 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes

Pros: Cheap, But you get what you pay for.

Cons: Like the others said, The plastic push pin breaks easily. I have read other reviews and I was extra careful to make sure I didn't overtighten. It didn't break when I installed so I thought the others were exaggerating.

Sadly that didn't last long: A couple months later when I moved the case two pins broke off. Fortunately I heard the sound in the case and checked before I turned it on.

Other Thoughts: I have used at least fifty different types of aftermarket coolers from LGA 775 days, And this is the worst I have seen. Usually the ones that's a nightmare to install are pretty secure afterwards (eg. NT06-Pro), With lots of screws and metal parts, Not the case here.

Not only this one is difficult to install, It's also using cheap plastic parts that breaks easily, Do yourself a favor and stay away.


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