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Pros: I guess it’s about time I gave this guy its due, having bought 24 since July 2013. This is first time I’ve reviewed it and will keep it simple.
It does its job, month in, month out, and I’ve never had one die.
The Power2Go 8 software that comes with even the OEM version is decent and it’s not a temporary version. Just uncheck the boxes after you install and don’t register unless you really want to. I remove it from startup too
Cons: noneREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: It’s been running flawlessly since I bought it in May 2013 before Firepower (formerly PC Power & Cooling) took over.
16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600
WD VelociRaptor 500GB
R7 250 1GB GDDR5
Other Thoughts: OCZ must have commanded some respect from its peers with Firepower taking over it's power supply unit and Toshiba buying its SSD unit.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASUS H81M-D PLUS LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: I’ve built 5 systems with this board between Feb–Nov 2014 and it has worked beautifully each time. See key component breakdown under “Other thoughts”
The features I need when I use this board are:
Front USB 3.0 plug – many budget boards don’t have this
SATA 6GBs to get max performance from SSD
VGA and DVI connectors
Asus Suite software is an added plus
Other Thoughts: CPU’s used:
G3240, i3-4130 (twice), i3-4150, i5-4440
120GB Kingston SSDNOW V300, 128GB Toshiba Q Series Pro, 128GB Transcend, and 240GB Crucial M500. One of systems has 2TB WD Black as primary—no SSD.
Memory, 8GB (2 x 4) 1600 MHz in each case:
G.Skill Sniper, G.Skill Ares, Apotop, Team Zeus Vulcan (twice)
You would assume that anyone buying a $60 board isn’t expecting to do any serious overclocking but you never know. Otherwise this thing works fine, even for a mid-range build.
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