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Pros: Great PSU. Works to it's rated wattage value and can be pushed over a little bit. Great look, good cables. Delivers clean power, silently. Clearly marked cables and solid connectors.
Cons: Some may complain about the price when compared to others. Or the stiffness of the cables.
Other Thoughts: I bought this PSU to match my build, for it's modularity, power efficiency, operating volume, reliability. I custom sleeved the cables myself, and found that it actually has some redundancy cables on the 24-pin (actually has 28 cables). Just a bit interesting. These AX power supplies are great little things, I've used them for several builds and they're all going strong to this day!READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This motherboard is astounding. It has so many features on such a compact platform. There are just too many to list, but here is the simplest way to put it, as myself and almost every other serious review out there would sum this up. If you want the hands down, very best, Mini-ITX motherboard out there, this is the board you want.
Cons: Some CPU coolers may have compatibility issues with the riser card(s). And a newer version is available.
Other Thoughts: If you are looking at this board, go with the ASUS Impact VII Z97 instead. It takes everything this board has, and even improves on it slightly more so, for the same price.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Noctua NH-L9i 95mm SSO2 CPU Cooler
Pros: It's a very good heatsink. I replaced the stock fan, without trying it out (see other thoughts for details) but my temps remain low. It was probably the absolute easiest thing in the world to install. Just four screws! Better than stock, and looks a lot better too. The thermal paste is good quality.
Cons: Being a smaller cooler, and my own mistake on applying a bit too much compound at first (or not enough), upon first powering on my system it would shut off automatically. It did this for about six or seven tries, each time getting longer, before the thermal compound was able to spread out properly. It was my board automatically shutting off to prevent thermal damage. The paste just needed some burn in. And the regular complaint of Noctua's ugly default fan color. Neither of these were large enough problems to deduct an egg.
Other Thoughts: So, my set up. I've got an i5 4590S (3.0 GHz, 65W TDP), paired with a GTX 670 4GB, inside an In Win 901 (mini-ITX mid tower size case). I'm using three fans total for my system, a front 120mm SilenX Effizio 12-15 (120mm) intake fan. One SilenX Effizio 09-15 (92mm fan) as an exhaust for the case. I also used this same 92mm fan as a replacement fan for the included Notcua, as the on-paper specs were slightly better and it matched my component/color scheme. My idle temperature right now while typing this review is 34C, in a room about 24/25C. So idle is only around 10C above, while after testing my GPU in Furmark for 15 minutes, and letting the case interior get hot as well as the CPU, the CPU only heated up at most to 45C. So, I'm absolutely positive this cooler can handle regular wattage CPU's like an i5 4570 or i7 4770/4790K. I wouldn't recommend it for overclocking, definitely. But it is a great cooler for the money, in any scenario. Specifically in small form factor builds.READ FULL REVIEW