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ASUS Z87I-DELUXE LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This is a sweet board, plenty of USB, well thought out features. Upgrading the BIOS is easy, the full-featured BIOS is easy to navigate and optimize.

Cons: None........ Flawless.

Other Thoughts: Motherboard is overkill for my HTPC application using 35W i3 CPU. It did meet my requirements for USB and on board wireless. A few people complained about the wireless, personally I've had no issues. The wireless is rock solid on the 2.4GHx band as well as the 5GHz band. Have it set to use the 5GHz band now as I dedicated %GHz to streaming video at my house with all other computers on my network using the 2.4GHz band. This works well.

Intel Core i3-4130T Haswell Dual-Core 2.9GHz LGA 1150 35W BX80646I34130T Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4400
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: The CPU is perfect for my application. HTPC playing and recording live on air broadcasts, Playing DVD and Blu Ray movies is flawless using the on chip Intel HD graphics engine. I do video editing and video file conversion without issues. No it's not as fast as my overclocked quad core i7 with an upper end video card but it's perfect for the living room. This PC is quiet..........

Cons: Nada, non at all.......

Other Thoughts: I could have purchased a faster processor for the same amount of money but I crossed my fingers and chose this, the result is no fan noise what-so-ever. This 35 watt processor rocks. Note that I tossed the OEM Intel fan then replaced with ZALMAN CNPS2X 80mm (it's small but it works or this application).

SiliconDust HDTC-2US HDHomeRun EXTEND 2-Tuner Over-The-Air ATSC HD Streaming Media Player for Cord Cutters
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs SiliconDust HDHomeRun PLUS HDTC-2US - Update after firmware update 02/12/2014

This review is from: SiliconDust HDTC-2US HDHomeRun EXTEND 2-Tuner Over-The-Air ATSC HD Streaming Media Player for Cord Cutters

Pros: I'm loving it even more since I updated firmware to 20140205beta3......... The fan is much quieter now, it runs most of the time if not always but at a much lower speed, the result is much less noise. Putting my hand on the unit, it feels much cooler to the touch now, it used to get quite hot to the touch. This should increase the reliability of the hardware.

Cons: None......

Other Thoughts: There is no real instructions to update the firmware that I could find, I downloaded 2 files, the Windows installer 5beta3.exe and the firmware file 5beta3.bin for HDTC-2US to a flashdrive then ran the executable. The firmware upgraded, all is good........


Anthony R.'s Profile

Display Name: Anthony R.

Date Joined: 10/21/09

  • Reviews: 9
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 11/16/09
  • Last Review: 03/01/14
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