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Cons: -may be incompatible with your MoBo
Other Thoughts: I used this in a Zotac lga 1155 itx wi-fi and it worked flawlessly. Moved it to my Gigabyte 990-FXA-UD3 and it wouldn't post in the slots I had my Gskill ram in. moved it to slots 2 and 4 and it worked just fine. Put the gskill back in to make sure I didn't mess up the slots and everything worked as it should. Really odd. Overall this is a great value and it has worked in every situation I put it in so I'm happy with it. Especially at the price.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Integrated wifi - n, with good range
generally good layout for everything
booted up first time with no problems.
Runs 16GB Mushkin 1600MHz ram with no issues besides lowering the freq to 1333. It also ran with 8GB 1600MHZ Gskill Ripjaws.
Windows 8 compatible
Cons: Not dual channel wireless or a super fast standard for 2.4.
cpu socket location is close to the PCI slot.
1300MHz Ram instead of up to 1600MHz.
Other Thoughts: I used an Acrtic Freezer 7 cpu cooler and the fan bracket rubs the screws that hold the heatsink to the PCB of my GPU. I Just put some electrical tape across all contact points and continued on my merry way. It's working great so far. I did have to orient it in such a way that it doesn't blow the heat out the back to keep from covering/hitting my RAM.
the wifi is very good for integrated. I had it connected to my tv for a few weeks and the router is 2 rooms away, approx. 40-50' and got full signal from my Asus n66u. It would drop a bar occasionally, but speeds never suffered. Even streaming 1080p from my network connected hdd had no problems.
Great board overall. I just wish it supported 1600MHz RAM, so I could take advantage of my 16GB set to it's fullest potential.
Decent Bios settings. Nothing too extravagant, but it's decent.
I used this to upgrade my old GT5408 Gateway case with an i5 2400 I had collecting dust. Using the original PSU, this setup is working great with a HD6750, samsung 840, 500 gb WD hdd, BD-R ODD, 16 GB RAM. I do have a new PSU on the way because I'm upgrading it to a R9 390. Can't wait to see how it does.
This review is from: Vantec Stealth 120mm Double Ball Bearing Silent Case Fan - Model SF12025L
Pros: Lifetime warranty
extra connectors come with fan in case you don't have a fan header available on the motherboard
Cons: max of 1500 RPM I guess.
Other Thoughts: I've been using this as a top fan in my tower for nearly 3 years now and it has performed wonderfully. Never a rattle or excessive noise from this fan. I paid $23 + Tax locally for ONE. I'd happily buy more at the price on newegg. Can't beat a lifetime warranty on a part that will eventually need to be replaced.READ FULL REVIEW
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