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Pros: Bought this motherboard to build a new WHS server. It fits the bill just right. The only change that I made to the board was that I changed out the WiFi MSata card for a 240GB hard drive.
CPU: AMD A4-6300 Richland 3.7GHz Newegg: N82E16819113349
Hard Drive: Mushkin Enhanced MKNSSDAT240GB 240GB Mini-SATA (mSATA) Newegg: 9SIA2W00ZD1379
OS: Windows Home Server 2011
6 - 500GB WD Blue hard drives.
I will report any hiccups.
Cons: No Cons as of yet. I replace a WHS v. 1 system.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: LIAN LI PC-Q25B Black Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case
Pros: One of the biggest pros is that you can now use right angle sata cables. Sorry newegg but you won't let me upload a picture to show the big change. Please change some of the pictures for the case. Sata cables more than 12" are not needed except in extreme cases. The sides pop off and the fans are easy to get to for cleaning.
Cons: I wish it had Dual LED Power Switch like the Lian Li PC-Q28. That would have made this case complete. Lian Li if you are listening - Please make available the above mentioned power switch.
Other Thoughts: I love the fact that the fans are easy to get to, and that it will be easier to clean out the case as needed for dust (I have a lot of it.) I will be buying another one of these cases to house a small server in. I figure 4TB X 6 will be enough storage. Now to order the 10 and 12" sata cables. The 18" cables are way to long.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: LIAN LI PC-Q08A Silver Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case
Pros: This is an update to the post below. First I had to buy a second one as a friend wanted me to build him a server also. I did contact Lian Li support and explained the situation and for for $10.00 and a little wait I was able to get a new switch.
Big thanks to Lian Li and now will give them 5 stars also. The description on the invoice was Power switch and wire for PC-Q08 ($7.00) Post Office Shipping Freight ($3.00)
Thanks Lian Li if you are reading this.
Cons: No Cons but as the reviewer below states careful planning in assembly is required and saves a lot of headaches later.
Other Thoughts: Both Builds include 4 WD Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX drives and an ZOTAC GF6100-E-E motherboard with 2 gigs of ram and Windows Home Server (version 1). Both have been running 24/7 since the builds and the front fan is the only thing that needs to be cleaned out on a monthly basis. I did also put a filter on the top fan to help keep the inside case clean. I would also recommend using 12 inch right angle sata cables. I would also recommend using a modular power supply if possible.READ FULL REVIEW
Display Name: Robert E.
Date Joined: 01/02/07
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