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ASRock B75M-GL LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Aesthetically pleasing, great build quality, compact, plenty of expansion for my purpose, no-nonsense layout. Updating the firmware directly from the EFI menu is a nice touch.

Cons: None thus far. The UEFI menu is a little ugly, but it is functional.

Other Thoughts: I have this board in a microATX bookshelf case with cheap power supply, a celeron G530, 8GB crucial ballistix, 2x low-profile PCI-e intel server NICs, and a 10krpm WD velociraptor 150GB 3G. This rig runs a handrolled gentoo Linux variant, and acts as my firewall, router, vpn gateway, DNS, DHCP, nginx and SQL server, 24/7. Never had a single hiccup, builds fast, runs cool and quiet. No complaints whatsoever, especially for a box with a total of ~$200 invested.

Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1339DS1S00
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Low cost, good speed, non-obtrusive heat spreaders, Crucial quality control.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Excellent RAM for what it's doing. Using this in a B75 mATX ASRock board with a Sandy Bridge Celeron 530, as a NAT router/VPN gateway/percona server.

The SQL database is frontloaded heavily into RAM, and this stuff doesn't complain a bit.

LIAN LI PC-T60B Black Aluminum ATX / Micro-ATX TEST BENCH Computer Case
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Fairly sturdy for daily use. Nice clean edges, excellent crafstmanship from Lian Li (as always). Plenty of configuration options, some often overlooked... for example, it includes enough motherboard standoffs to double stack for increased motherboard height - expansion card brace can be moved up by moving 4 screws - leaving a ton of room under the motherboard to route power/sata/accessory cables for a clean appearance. Thumbscrews used for most quick access items, so it's fast and easy to swap most parts out.

Cons: Slightly wobbly, used threadlocker on some structure screws to alleviate some of this. Rear floor support brace could use a rework - it is wobbly and ineffective most of the time. Lian Li nickel and diming for accessories like the 2x120/140mm fan mount, the front USB/audio ports, and whatever else... kind of silly, these accessories should be included. But, at this price I guess it's fair enough. NO EXTRA SCREWS, so if you lose any, you're out of luck. I lost two for the 2x120/140mm fan mount, so I resorted to mounting it with only two screws and some industrial strength black foam tape. Could be a LITTLE longer up front to accomodate more intricate cooling systems, such as a 2x120mm radiator with 4x sanyo denki san ace 38mm depth fans in push pull. My rig fits as is (eVGA x58 FTW3), but there is little room between the fans and the motherboard.

Other Thoughts: The fan mount accessories are poorly designed. Sure, the 2x120mm/140mm fan mount will accept EITHER size fan, but don't expect to use 2x 120mm fans ON a radiator and have the holes line up. I fabricated a fan grille out of some honeycomb metal mesh and use it as an adapter to mount the 120mm fans to the mount and then the radiator. Slightly annoying, but can't dock an egg for it, as it's still fairly good design... as intended. Overall, this is a great case with tons of potential, but don't purchase it if you're a perfectionist and not willing to do a little work/fabrication to make everything perfect.


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Display Name: Anonymous

Date Joined: 09/25/10

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  • Last Review: 07/01/13
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