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This review is from: ASUS H97I-PLUS LGA 1150 Intel H97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
Pros: -Looks great, layout of everything is mostly perfect for most ITX cases. Fan headers are in acceptable position.
-Functional and sleek bios. Works great.
-A huge number of USB ports on the back
-Great packaging, came with a lot of useful little items
Cons: -Questionable placement of sata ports to the left of the RAM slots. Makes it pretty tough to get sata cables in there cleanly. When trying to get it snug, the port actually ripped right off the motherboard. Oh well.
-Questionable color scheme.. my build is mostly black, and it looks great, but if you're trying to make a color themed build it might be a problem.
Other Thoughts: Quality motherboard for a great price. Simple as that.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: -Great look and color. Bright red - not orange or dark red like some others
-Quality sleeving. have had no problems with the heatshrink riding up the cables
Cons: -A bit stiff. give it a flex or two before installing and loosen it up. made it a lot easier to install.
Other Thoughts: Overall, you get what you pay for. It looks great in my case, and functions correctly.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: -Very snappy and quick. I came from an FX-8320 and this chip is a huge improvement, even in general desktop usage.
-Slams games when paired with my 290. Doesn't stumble under games like arma 3 and ate up all the benchmarks i threw at it.
-Stock cooler is actually quite adequate as this CPU runs very cool.
-Doesnt overclock but you'd forget about that small shortcoming as soon as you see what this thing can do.
Cons: -The stock cooler is quite loud and I'd recommend grabbing a cheap aftermarket solution.
-Doesn't pay my taxes or wash the car
Other Thoughts: For the price this thing is unbeatable. Forget about the FX series processors. Save another paycheck or two and get this instead. Absolute beast for a fantastic price.READ FULL REVIEW