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This review is from: MSI H81M-P33 LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Super cheap price.
Some basic overclocking options
Cons: There were some memory module compatibility issues.
Clunky uefi controls when overclocking (example: some parts are keyboard controls while others are mice)
Incorrect voltage readouts
Other Thoughts: This was paired with the Intel pentium 20 year anniversary edition which had an unlocked multiplier. I wouldn't buy this board for the price it's currently showing (fourty plus dollars) but at under twenty five dollars, it is a great deal. It doesn't contain any of the premium mobo features but we knew that going into it. For now, it is quite stable running as a tv recorder/downloader/file server machine.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ECS A960M-M4 (1.0) AM3+ AMD 760G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Overclocking options (wouldn't recommend though)
Integrated video is fine.
Cons: No voltage controls (uses default higher voltages)
Picky memory selection even though it was on the QVL list
Fan control is absolute
Temp sensors don't show correctly
Other Thoughts: This was a cheap replacement board for an older system. However, basic stability issues with memory was a concern.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Amazing access speeds compared to 7200 and 5400 RPM drives. The sustained speeds are on par with any modern mechanical drives.
Cons: A bit thicker than a normal 2.5 Drive so it won't fit in most laptops.
Noisier than normal 2.5 drive (same as 3.5 types)
Other Thoughts: These drives were designed for enterprise use in racks where reliability and capacity is important. Gone are the days where raptors are the king of speed-SSDs are where it's at. But these are perfect for certain tasks where I/O is not maximized (large file reads, etc)READ FULL REVIEW