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Pros: -Completely silent
-Runs very cool
-Not overly big
-Astounding, consistent, quality power
-7 Year Warranty!
Other Thoughts: It's the rare perfect product. If you bought this power supply, at probably a premium, then you already know that SeaSonic are known for producing among the best - if not the best - power supplies in the world. Not much else to say. Every independent reviewer is amazed by the quality.
I debated adding this as a "Con", but you must be aware of the mounting restrictions imposed by SeaSonic: it must be mounted in only one orientation, effectively "face up".
There are a fair number of cases where the fan grill would be pointed downward, and thus these fanless models would not be good candidates.
Pros: -Completely silent (fans don't even turn on) below ~ 55C.
-Low power requirements
-Fairly small size
Cons: -One of the fans had a flaky bearing (see thoughts)
Other Thoughts: I've just put this into an M-ITX build, and it is the ideal card for a smaller case given the low power and temperature, quiet operation, and small footprint.
As advertised, the fans stayed off during normal "desktop" use, and the card idled at a nice 40C. Performance is as advertised - a good lightweight gaming card at the lower price range. The factory overclocking gives it a nice boost.
One problem with my particular card was an odd noise when the fans finally spun up during a gaming benchmark. It was an intermittent "crunching" sound - almost like some grit somewhere. Not loud, but certainly annoying.
I found that by spinning the fans lightly by hand that the rear fan (near the power connector) was the culprit, and didn't have to spin fast to exhibit the problem.
This should probably be a "4 egg" review given the performance, but I do have to knock an egg off for the issue. It will be RMA'ed shortly.
This review is from: Lian Li PC-Q33B Black Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Chassis
Pros: -Hinged case front makes it among the easiest M-ITX cases I've built into.
-Clean front panel design eschews a reset button that often isn't needed (especially if your mobo has one on the I/O)
-Great case feet that are solid, and elevate the box for venting
-Nice 120mm rear fan support
-Full ATX power supply support
-Bottom and side venting
-Easy pop-off side panels
-Typical beautiful Lian Li design and build quality
-Great small size (some M-ITX are actually rather big)
Cons: -Hard drive mounting is unnecessarily awkward/tight
-No fan filters
Other Thoughts: As per other reviews, there just isn't enough clearance with the provided long screws and rubber mounts if you want to place an SSD on the front panel. (Unless you have amazingly thin SATA connectors.) Even the side drive cage isn't a heck of a lot better for 2.5" SSDs. Longer screws solve the problem, but you may not have them on hand.
There are no fan filters, and while I like them myself, they can be a mixed blessing. I've seen many computers with poor airflow because the filters were clogged. In any event, I wanted to call the lack of filters out.
This is neither a Pro nor Con, but be aware of the specs around GPU length - in this case 220mm. It's not a "Pro", as some longer ITX cases can accommodate longer cards, however some ITX cases allow for even less room, so I can't give it a "Con" either. As reference, I've put an ASUS Strix GTX 960 in it with plenty of room to spare.
Oh, and as you'd expect, have a cloth around to remove the fingerprints once you finish your build.