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Pros: Size (Only 8" long), relatively quiet, dual fan cooling, decent factory clocks
Cons: 2 year warranty vs Asus and EVGA's 3 year.
Other Thoughts: I installed this card in a SilverStone FT03-Mini ITX case which allows for a GPU up to 10". When purchasing I narrowed it down to 5 GTX 970 cards that'd fit and are in my price range. PNY and EVGA both have single fan blower type cards but they have complaints about fan noise while gaming. EVGA also has a dual fan ACX 2.0 card that'd fit but it turns out there's a LOT of problems/complaints about that design. That left me to choose between the smallest option which is the Gigabyte GTX 970 designed for ITX builds or this Zotac. The Gigabyte has the same factory clocks as this Zotac but its smaller heatsink and single fan design leaves less headroom for overclocking. While the Gigabyte is still a great option for most ITX builds, the FT03-Mini's design allows for a larger card than most so I was able to go with the much better option. If you're looking for a card with a smaller footprint or you can't justify spending the extra money on the Asus or an Nvidia reference card, this is a great option with similar performance. I personally would've gone with the Asus but it wasn't an option due to case limitations. I'm completely satisfied with the Zotac though and I highly recommend it.
I've always been an EVGA fan when it comes to customer service but because of their inferior product this time around I had to pass on their option. I have no experience with Zotac's service, it may be every bit as good but the 1 less year of coverage is a downside.
This review is from: StarTech SLSATAADAP Female Slimline SATA to SATA Adapter with Power
Pros: converts Slimline SATA for desktop use.
Other Thoughts: I purchased this so I could use my Sony slot load notebook drive in my SilverStone FT03-Mini ITX case. I've always used that drive in the case but it used an adapter cable which added to the clutter(not much room to spare inside the case). I recently upgraded the case with a z97 board, i7 4790k, gtx 970 and a water cooler. I put extra care into cable management with this system upgrade, this item did exactly what I needed by eliminating an unnecessary cable.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: 80211ac, dual band, compact size, simple setup, USB port
Cons: no gigabit LAN, no external antenna ports
Other Thoughts: I love the size of the unit, it fits nicely in my Telco box but its lack of external antenna ports limits the router's range for my particular application (enclosed). If you don't need the compact size for your setup I'd recommend upgrading to the Archer C2 (doesn't cost much more here @Newegg) which has both gigabit ports and external antennas.
Both my laptop and LAN box register @433 Mbps when connected to the 5GHz band. Due to no external antenna ports, there's 1 dead spot I'm unable to use my laptop in my single story 1450 sq ft home. This router serves its purpose but I'm on the hunt to replace it with something similar in size that has gigabit LAN and the ability to extend the antennas outside the Telco box.
**At the time of this review, Newegg lists this router as having 4xgigabit LAN ports which is not true. If you're mainly after speeding up your WiFi this router is fine but not if gigabit LAN is necessary.**