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GIGABYTE GA-X150M-PRO ECC (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel C232 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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4 out of 5 eggs Work station class in a consumer board. 03/21/2016

This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-X150M-PRO ECC (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel C232 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Very solid workstation class motherboard. High quality components and solid build.

Up to 64 Gb's of DDR4 2133 RAM and EEC support with a Xeon chip.

With the CPU's this is designed for you will get low power consumption without stunted RAM and storage speeds.
Supports both Sata III and PCI-e m2 SSD's and sata express although I am pretty sure almost no one will utilize it as there are very few products that even use it now.

4 fan headers, for a mATX board that is nice to see although the build I did with this has a fan controller with the Define R5 and all of the case fans are plugged in there for manual control.

Decent 7.1 audio, not top of the line but decent with a trace path to separate the audio from the rest of the board to reduce interference.

An Intel GbE lan chip for speedy throughput.

I like the App center, I did not use it on this yet but for my Z170 gaming 7 it's very handy for fan control and overclocking along with a lot of other handy features.

Cloud support.

Dual EUFI bios which is very easy for me to use plus Q flash, smart switch and express install features.

Supports Crossfire although I don't recommend it because I don't think the CPU's that can be use with this motherboard have enough PCI-e lanes to deal with it, plus I am sure if you use the m2 slot the 4x PCI-e slot will be muted.

Finally the color scheme, I will say this, finally a motherboard that will match the Noctua tan and brown color scheme that goes with almost no other motherboard made.

Cons: It has an S/PDIF optical audio header instead of a connector on the rear I/O section which means to use optical audio you will have to get a connector for kind of a ghetto config IMHO. It couldn't have cost much more to add a rear I/O optical header.

Only a 3 phase power delivery. I guess because the CPU list contains all low power chips it shouldn't be an issue but the socket actually will take my 6600k or even a 6700k but there is no way I am plugging my 6600k into a board with only 3 phase VRM's. Just a little bit better and this could have supported non K I5 chip too or even a I5 K chip if you are not an overclocker and don't push your system too far.

Since it supports chips like the I3 G440 I put in here I would have liked to see on-board graphic support. I know the board is a bit costly for a super low budget system but for the cost I think it should be there.

Other Thoughts: All in all I like the board I am just not quite sure what the target buyer is. It has some great features and is very solid but just a few other additions like on board graphics and optical audio connectors would have made the worth every bit of $200. I give it 4 eggs but I can't go 5.

The system I built with this was for a co-worker who needed just a PC to work on and play light games and movies -

ga-x150m pro eec mobo
Intel I3 g4400 CPU
4x4 Gb's of G-skill ripjaws 4 DDR4 @ 2133
120 Gb SSD
1 TB HDD
Sapphire HD 7770 GPU
Corsair CX500M PSU
Fractal Design Define R5 silent case (I had it layng around doing nothing).

The system works perfect and is super quiet, I had no motherboard issues at all, it booted right up with the CPU and memory I installed and the system is very snappy and stays very cool.

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Coboc TX4SPL2-12 12
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Pros: Very solid
Nice sleeve job
still working great after moths of use

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Definitely recommend this to anyone needing more fan connectors for their build. I connected 3 radiator fans to a PWM header and the all run the same low speed and are very quite.

I would like to see a 1 to 3 way version of these.

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LOGISYS Computer ML12WT LED Super Bright Sunlight Stick
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4 out of 5 eggs Lights it up! 03/15/2016

This review is from: LOGISYS Computer ML12WT LED Super Bright Sunlight Stick

Pros: Easy to install
Nice even light and very bright
Connectors make it easy to get routed

Cons: The connectors come apart too easily, I would like to have seen something that snaps in.
3 LED's on one strip started flashing, and I am sure will soon fail, after about 6 months.

Other Thoughts: I would like to recommend this but failing LED's don't make it easy. I gave it 4 eggs because even with 3 going the lighting in my Corsair 750D case is extremely nice with just 2 of these although I removed the HDD and Optical cages so the case is wide open.

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Display Name: Bart H.

Date Joined: 06/23/11

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