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GIGABYTE GA-X150M-PLUS WS (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel C232 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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Pros: - Supports Xeon E3 CPUs
- Handles up to 32GB, a reasonable quantity for most workstation needs.
- Relatively inexpensive for Xeon + Micro ATX form factor
- Continues the Gigabyte tradition of being a solid motherboard with good features and reliability
- Hardware monitoring works well
- Performed very well with UNIX OS

Cons: - Lacks ECC support (Xeon, but no ECC????)
- As another reviewer points out, difficult to determine what type of consumer this board "targets". Suspect those looking for a small gaming rig with Xeon CPU, but given small step to "Pro" version - difficult to determine. Especially with the additions in the Pro.

Other Thoughts: - PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports seem 'wasteful' vs. additional USB3 ports.
- Layout seems 'tight', granted it's Micro ATX, but...
- The addition of ECC memory and one could see using this board for a myriad of purposes (expectation is Xeon CPU)
- Stepping up to the "Pro" version of this board makes absolute sense.
- Based on the look of assembly and how it operates, would expect this motherboard to perform very well over a long period of time.

Corsair Hydro Series H115i Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler. 280mm CW-9060027-WW
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5 out of 5 eggs Relative ease of setup and exceptional cooling 03/16/2016

This review is from: Corsair Hydro Series H115i Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler. 280mm CW-9060027-WW

Pros: - lots of cooling capacity
- compared to standard fan, this is unit seems quieter (overall, especially under load)
- build quality of the components feels (and appears) to well made
- ability to monitor status of various facets via software
- Corsair has a couple options for cases to 'mate' liquid coolers (or vice-versa)
- instructions are clear and depict specifics to ensure proper installation
- nicely packaged

Cons: - Size. If you're moving into the 'performance liquid cooling' arena - expect to have a significant amount of additional real estate inside the case and possibly run into instances of having to do some case customization.
- Selection of 'liquid cooling optimized' cases is still somewhat limited, but growing.

Other Thoughts: - will be looking to move all future builds from standard fan to liquid cooling, particularly Corsair's solutions.
- unless you want your CPU to double as a 'cooktop' under load, this is absolutely the way to go.
- installation was easy and straight forward. Even the most meticulous system builders (or consumers) should find this easy to install.
- while the fans are reasonably quiet, would like to try to find a suitable replacement that would be quieter and/or capable of moving more air (at the same RPM range) to further reduce generation of sound.

OCZ Vector 180 2.5
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Pros: - Considerable performance. (Was absolutely surprised at the performance of this drive)
- Rivals (often exceeds) "better" products on the market.
- Spent some time testing this drive against a couple other 'same' class and 'better' class SSDs while using applications that ranged from graphics to video, etc. In almost every case, the performance paralleled or exceeded alternatives.
- Far exceeded the performance of another <unnamed> brand of 'high performance' enterprise grade SSD drive.

Cons: - Minimal inclusion of "extras" - although not necessarily a "con" as the price becomes "the drive" and not the extras.
- Only potential 'con' would be that the drive does need/want TRIM enabled (vs. having a built-in garbage collection function)

Other Thoughts: - Based on performance, only concern would be around longevity - a remains to be seen aspect.
- Seriously raises the bar for consumer expectations of what 'performance' should be for an SSD drive at a price point.
- Based on every to date, would strongly recommend this drive to anyone that is looking for a ~1TB SSD for a standard workstation.
- Given experience and price point, would consider an array of these drives for anyone who needs massive storage, very high I/O, for such things as video editing and the like.

- *huge* kudos to OCZ on this drive's performance to capacity.


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