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This review is from: MSI 970A-G43 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: I do not play games, just like to have the ability should I ever decide to. This MB is VERY nice. the UEFI BIOS is very easy to navigate. It has an auto overclocking feature which I have on, and have not had ANY issues at all. I am running a FX-6200 on it and have a no issues what so ever. I was running Windows 7 pro x64 on it, but recently replaced that with Windows 8.1 x64 and turned on the windows 8 features of the mb. It POSTs very quickly and without any issues at all. I am totally in love with this MB, Everything works as it should. Very stable, and no complaints from wither of the OS's. Oh, and I at one point had it dual booting to sever different distros of Linux namely Ubuntu, Fedora, and Kali. All worked flawlessly with it.
Cons: None what so ever. Very well laid out and very stable.
Other Thoughts: Great MB. Second MB from MSI for me, and both still work flawlessly. I am a huge fan of MSI now. I did have an Asus mb before my last MSI and it had issues from day one. I know ASUS is a great mb manufacturer, so it was just my board. I also realize that there are going to be some MSI boards that have problems, but not with mine. Incidentally, they both are on all the time. One is a an AD, DHCP, and DNS server.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Sorry, my previous review was for a different case...
THIS case however;
Case has good room in it, there are no sharp edges and it does feel remarkably sturdy, especially for the price. Especially with a power supply! I am running an MSI 760 mb with an AMD Phenom Quad core CPU, 4G of RAM, two internal HD's and an external hd and it works flawlessly. I am running Server 2012 on it and have not had any problems with the PS at all.
Cons: The light ring around the power button stopped working sometime, I don't know when, just noticed it was out recently. The power light and that light were very bright, they light up the room at night quite well.
Other Thoughts: Great case for the money. It is well built and really it is worth more than $15...READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Very spacious case. More than enough room for anything in this case. You can put a 120mm width water cooling system in it on the top of the case. This case is very well ventilated. It is very clean inside, there are no sharp edges and cable management is very easy.
Cons: The only thing, because everyone can find something to complain about, it the placement of the power, reset and external USB ports. Being on the top is real handy to access them form sitting down, but I have kids, and one spilled a drink on the buttons, so now, my reset button is stuck on, so I had to disconnect it. Also, one of the kids somehow got hung up in a USB cable which was attached, and destroyed one of the USB ports (which BTW, they seem to be a little flimsy anyhow, USB devices don't make great connection in them because they loosen up, because the metal they are made of is very flexible.) Anyhow, I know they shouldn't have had drinks, or should have paid closer attention to cables, but it these things were on the font panel instead of the top edge, they would have had a better chance at survival. The panel that access the cables (right side) is kind of a pain to get on when you have a lot of cables running through there. Also, the CPU power cables are usually not quite long enough to reach the connector on my MB (it does reach, but it is stretched to the limit.) Be aware that it is quite a distance from the PS to the CPU power on many MBs.
Other Thoughts: Definitely the best case I have owned. I don't spend a lot of money on cases, I usually get the ones that are around $20, but splurged for this one and I am very happy I did. Of course I do drool over the several hundred dollar cases that are out there, but this case is a real nice happy medium for affordability and features. I would have been nice if the side panels were on hinges, but that's ok.READ FULL REVIEW