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This review is from: LOGISYS Computer PS480D2 480W ATX12V Energy Star ATX 12V Power Supply
Pros: it functions fine as a replacement for oem boxes, wouldn't do a custom build with one though.
Cons: Loud, like, crazy loud, you're better off with any of the other cheap logisys 480w supplies, they're all way quieter.
Other Thoughts: if noise is no factor for you, this'll work fine in an oem box, but again, there are quieter options at the same price point.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: It's cheap, kinda the only game in town for what it is. If you have a 4-wire HSF, and a fan controller for your case fans, this board may be adequate.
Cons: ALL the fans run at 100% ALL the time. I understand that a 4-wire fan will make the fan control work on the cpu fan (which is adding a week to this upgrade waiting for it to ship), but why do the chasis and power fan plugs run 3-wire fans at 100% all the time? Come on Asrock, I know you're the inexpensive alternative, but even foxconn motherboards don't induce suicide by running all fans at full speed, get it together. nearly every other motherboard i've worked with will throttle down a 3-wire fan if you tell it to in the bios, but this one will not.
Other Thoughts: If you're looking at this board for an existing hsf, make sure it's 4 wires, otherwise there's nothing you can do to slow it down, other than unplug it. Also, you have to have a fan controller to run case fans, otherwise they'll be at full speed all the time as well.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: LIAN LI PC-Z60B Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: as always, very well made, you never get the sense when building in a lian-li that any corners have been cut, every part is as good as it can be. this is the first screwless expansion card system i've ever used that actually works. the hard drive mounting system is pretty excellent, and if you work in your case a lot, you're not disconnecting and reconnecting right on the drive, which is good for connector longevity. considerably quieter than my old A10 case. looks excellent
Cons: i'm not a huge fan of the wire management channel, it ended up being an encouragement to be lazy and do a worse wiring job than i normally would, but i suppose for people who would've done no wire management it's probably a good thing.
Other Thoughts: as other case makers have nearly all moved production to china and allowed quality to disappear completely, lian-li remains a high quality product made in taiwan by free people who actually get paid a living wage. never change lian-li, just keep getting better, and i'll keep buying your cases exclusively.READ FULL REVIEW