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This review is from: ASRock H87M LGA 1150 Intel H87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Other than the audio (see cons) this board has been working well since I started using it. It has a good balance of price and features for a budget build. I paired this with a Pentium G3220 and 8 GB RAM and it makes for a very snappy machine running Windows 7 64 bit.
Cons: I CANNOT get the audio to work on this board and am nearly at the point of RMA'ing it. I have tried everything I know, spending multiple days working on this updating drivers, etc. I cannot get any signal from the onboard Realtek audio - the rear panel connections are ghosted out. After browsing multiple support forums, I have found that there are a LOT of people who have problems with the Realtek onboard audio and a RMA usually fixes this. However, I want to make sure I exhaust my options before going that route. I have tried the audio in Win7 and Linux Mint. No success in either OS. Wish there was a way to test it in BIOS.
Other Thoughts: It would be a decent board if it worked properly... For an extra $20 I could just buy an external sound card, but that kind of defeats the purpose for a cheap boardREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: Bought this chip, an ASROCK H87M, and 8GB of RAM for a budget office PC that has a long upgrade path. This dual core processor runs Win7 well for all of the current office, internet, and image editing tasks, and does just fine for occasional video editing. The OEM heatsink and fan that come with it are also quiet and sufficient, given the low power of this chip.
Other Thoughts: Socket 1150 means that I can drop in an i7 Haswell in a few years when they're nice and cheap.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Rosewill RTC-TN350 Black Toner Replaces Brother TN-350 TN350
Pros: I bought this with a new Rosewill drum kit and the print quality was great.
Cons: Printed less than 500 pages before running out of toner. Not what I expect from a laser printer cartridge. I may as well have an inkjet if that's all I'm going to get from it.
Other Thoughts: Buy a Brother brandREAD FULL REVIEW