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Intel BOXDH61DLB3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I have purchased 5 of these boards so far. The first one was DOA, but since, all of the other boards have been perfect. Dual graphics, parallel, very nice stuff for a motherboard which we anticipate using for about 20 systems. Support for Ivy Bridge with a BIOS update.

Cons: 1st one was DOA, but the rest have been fine since. Ivy Bridge is supported, but only with a BIOS update. As of 8/31/2012, boards are still being shipped with the 0038 BIOS (0041 or greater required for Ivy Bridge). If you buy one of these with an Ivy Bridge CPU, you will also need an older Intel 1155 CPU to install first to allow you to do the BIOS update.

Other Thoughts: Paired with Intel Ivy Bridge i5-3470's. Very good board so far.

SUPERMICRO CSE-731i-300B Black Pedestal Server Case 300W Power Supply w/ PFC 2 External 5.25
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Excellent build quality and design, power supply seems pretty good too. Looks and feels very well built

Cons: Quirky Hard Drive tray design, and uhh, hmmm... That's it really.

Other Thoughts: The fit and finish of this case is really fantastic. Its a bit pricy, but considering it comes with a server-grade power supply, it's nothing to sneeze at. This is the way all cases should be built (with the exception of the somewhat odd Hard Drive trays, I know they're handy for quick releases but I still prefer good ol' fashioned screws.)

AOC e2051Sn Black 20
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Very thin panel, attractive ergonomics, cheap.

Cons: Image is pretty poor out of the box, very washed out, and doesn't really look great unless you tune it quite a bit. Terrible viewing angles, literally looks like the viewing angles we saw back 10 years ago, surprising for today. Also, its clear in the center but fuzzy on the corners even when running in Native 1600x900 resolution. Not wall mountable, and no DVI (already knew that when I purchased them).

Other Thoughts: At $90, you can do much better with the Acer V193's. The Acer's are cheap monitors, but outstanding clarity and color, even over VGA. Still, not a terrible purchase after you tune it.


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Display Name: dave s.

Date Joined: 06/10/11

  • Reviews: 11
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  • First Review: 07/19/11
  • Last Review: 09/06/12
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