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Rosewill Legacy U2-B - Black, Aluminum Alloy Mini ITX Tower Computer Case
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Overall very nice and attractive 10/13/2014

This review is from: Rosewill Legacy U2-B - Black, Aluminum Alloy Mini ITX Tower Computer Case

Pros: Very attractive brushed finish, very solid feeling. Inside is also all black and decently ventilated. Options to add other fans is also a plus.

Cons: Mounting hard drives, using the bottom mounts can be semi problematic depending on the sata cable connector and sata power cable. The drive sits almost flush to the bottom, they only give you basic rubber isolators. When first mounting the drive, the sata cable and power connector would not allow the drive to sit flush and would put undo stress on the drive, although not much, it was not worth the risk. I ended up using some longer screws and a couple of washers at each corner.

Other Thoughts: I lucked out had 4 extra long hard drive screws, from another build with thicker isolators, but since I do not have those anymore and knowing about this issue, I would not purchase again, unless I was planning on building a system with one drive and in that situation I would use the upper hard drive mount.

Room could also get tight with a full size atx power supply. I got a full modular unit and just used the cables I needed.

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BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A85S3 FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) 6 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Board was well laid out and BIOS was was easy to navigate, plenty of SATA ports

Cons: Board only has one connector for a fan and for most that will be used for the CPU fan. Really? no other connector not even for a 1 case fan? That is a big miss for me. Upon first boot it had a CMOS failure error, I powered off, then powered on, still CMOS error. Went into BIOS and had to set board to default settings and everything works fine now.

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ASRock H81M-ITX LGA 1150 Intel H81 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Solid board, but only 1 USB header 04/10/2014

This review is from: ASRock H81M-ITX LGA 1150 Intel H81 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

Pros: The board is solid and fast, everything is laid out as well as I needed it to be with the Antec ISK 110 case.

Cons: The board only has 1 usb header, but even the small case that I purchased, the Antec ISK 110, had 2 usb connections to it, so basically 2 of the front USB ports were unusable. I built 12 of these for a business and having to tell them that 2 of the front USB ports do not work, was a bit embarrassing, but once they saw the performance of it, all was forgotten.

Other Thoughts: Built 12 system with:
Antec ISK 110
Intel Core i3 and stock cooler/fan
4GB G.Skill DDR3 1600
PNY XLR8 Pro SSD

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Display Name: Henry I.

Date Joined: 07/16/12

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  • First Review: 10/17/13
  • Last Review: 10/13/14
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