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This review is from: Cooler Master HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 - High Air Flow Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: Easy to install parts and good cable management.
Cons: No USB 3.0. Don't know if there is an upgrade kit for it. So I bought an external USB 3.0 card reader and put it on top of the case.
Other Thoughts: I didn't buy this case off of Newegg but wanted to point how great looking case when using 200mm fans. I have one installed in the front with red LEDs and thanks to the mesh grille it looks like it's on fire. Love it!! I also have 200mm fan non LED installed on top of the case so with that in mind pay close attention to the CPU cooler clearance for the Intel i7 quad processors. Mine barely clears it. Then again I was using a fairly massive cooler.
Overall love the case!
Pros: Easy to setup and configure. Small footprint and the LED lights can be turned off via a button. Lots of dedicated buttons for LEDs, reset, WDS and etc.
All networking ports are gigabit.
Cons: The only con I can say about is the odd white ASUS logo light on the back. It can be turned off but the LED button also turns off the lights on the front. It's not a a big deal as it's not super bright. Nothing electrical black tape can't fix.
Not sure why it still supports PPTP VPN as it's no longer secure. OpenVPN would have been better.
Other Thoughts: I am using this as an access point to replace my aging Belkin AC AP. The WebGUI makes it real easy to select what mode you want it to operate as. So no messing around with disabling DHCP server, turning off firewall functions just to use as an Access Point. Very nice.
Love how speedy the WebGUI is thanks to the dual core processors. I got this on sale along with extra $$$ off coupon from Newegg which makes it an incredible value. I think this is better than Netgear's NightHawk as it has tons of features and smaller footprint.
This review is from: BIOSTAR A68N-5000 AMD A4-5000 Quad-Core APU Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU/VGA Combo
Pros: Runs cool and fits in ITX cases without an issue. Completely silent.
Cons: Would be nice if it would sports external power supply connector but not a real con.
Other Thoughts: I bought this motherboard to run MythTV master backend only connected to HD Homerun Prime. It was able to handle three streams (recording) and playbacks at the same time without an issue. It does have enough horsepower to tag commercials without hiccups of the streams. I do suggest after it's been configured and running is disable the xserver so it won't load up the desktop to save on resources if this is only going to be the backend not backend / frontend.
HD playback works in 1080p without an issue.
Love the fact I can populate this motherboard up to 16 gigs of DDR3 RAM. Even tho it's only single channel but for MythTV it works fine.
I went ahead and added the CPU fan which doesn't really need it but was able to set it in BIOS to only spin it if CPU needs it. My room gets pretty hot in the summer so it helps.
I got this when it was on sale. Even at $69 it's still a bargain.
Display Name: Noah D.
Date Joined: 08/10/04
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