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Low power usage
Small formfactor being mini-ITX
The CPU runs relatively cool 36.5C with a new Noctua 40 mm fan
A quad core
Runs Ubuntu server 14.04.2 LTS with no problems
Has msata mini for wifi
Cons: The UEFI is a little odd, it could be simplified with less visual appeal
More fan headers
The CPU fan was a little noisy but what 40mm fan isnt (the Noctua one isnt though)
wish it had full sized msata for an ssd
-reliable (for my network load at least)
-working Realtek drivers for PfSense
I kinda took a gamble with this card to save some money when i was building my router about 6 or 7 months ago and it has worked great so far. This card is running 24/7 with up to 30 simultaneous connections to other computers, phones, laptops and what ever other things i can hook up to it.
Cons: It could have more ports i guess. An intel chipset and wake on lan would be nice too.
Other Thoughts: If you are thinking of building a PfSense box, dont go with the SYBA SY-PEX24028 or the Rosewill RNG-407. They are the same card and they seem to have some issues that this card does not have.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: It looks cool. The twin frozer cooler works really well with my overclock. Scores higher than the gtx 590 stock when OCed to 1005 MHz and ram at 2450 MHz on benchmarking and shows it in games like World of Tanks and Sword of the Stars and Portal 2. The fan is really quiet at its idle speed which is about 30 to 32% and on full load it gets a bit noisy but i am sure it is better than the reference cooler that would come with the 560 ti.
Cons: The black metal reinforcement bar that runs along the top was in the way of the tool-less clips on my HAF 932 Advance case. I had to fix the clips so that they could snap down. I don't blame the card so much because i installed to Radeon 5850 cards in the same case for a friend and had the same problem. Kombuster gives you errors when you download it and wont run. What you have to do to fix it is download DirectX 11 from Microsoft and it will work. Same problem with Windows 8 Developer Preview but DirectX 11 is built into it so i have not figured out how to fix it yet.
Other Thoughts: OC settings:
1005 MHz core
2010 MHz shader
2450 MHz memory
1075 mV core voltage
tested with 3DMark 11
intel i7 2600k @ 4.5
8 GB dominator ram
Asus P8P67 Deluxe
WD Caviar Black 2TB
Display Name: Michael T.
Date Joined: 06/02/11
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