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DIYPC MA08-BK Black USB 3.0 Micro-ATX Mini Tower Gaming Computer Case with Dual Fans
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: It is small with plenty of room to work with. The design is nice. Made for the 2.5 drives. The installation of the drives are far away from the motherboard. Great to save space on desk. Since I use a SSD and Laptop HDD, perfect for my build. Air circulation is wonderful.

Cons: Only wish it had two (2) 5.25 bays.

Other Thoughts: Happy is the day.

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Pros: Low TDP that performs better with little OC ability. Runs quiet and packed with features. I spent a week plus researching Intel CPU's and motherboards prior to building a Desktop PC. This i7-4790s rocks. I didn't think the HTT would make much of a difference; however, out performed just as good as the other i7-4790 in it's class. Works well with Linux and Windows using DDR3-1600 RAM. The bench marks are pretty close being in the top tier. Overall performance is wonderful. Can't beat high end performance at low TDP for gaming or office. Matched with Intel H87 Express Chipset.

Cons: I've always purchased after market heatsink for any Intel CPU.

Other Thoughts: Getting a CPU heatsink that can handle 100w CPU or more. I use a 92mm dual fan CPU Cooler rated at 130w TDP which idle at 30 degrees and run up to 42 degrees. An incompatible heatsink would cause the system to cut off and on. Make sure the Heatsink is compatible with LGA-1150 socket.

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Mushkin Enhanced ECO3 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: It's a SSD, SM2256. Works fine if boots up in Laptop. Designed for Laptop only.

Cons: SM2256 technology which just came out. BIOS and/or OS having trouble reading/loading to file or disk management using Desktop PC. I had to play with because I sold to a third party. I'm glad I did. Installed on a Dell Laptop with no problem. In the Desktop PC build the SSD took me for a loop. Not designed for a Desktop as main drive.

Other Thoughts: Company need to test SSD before marketing. This was my fist time purchasing a Mushkin product; well, require a lot of improvement. No way possible with today's technology a OS shouldn't read a SSD. My advice is to test SSD via USB, BIOS and OS to ensure compatibility. The SM2256 is a high-performance SATA 6Gb/s SSD controller ideally suited for client SSDs targeting HDD replacement, ultrabooks and tablets. The SM2256 is a complete merchant ASIC/firmware solution supporting 1x/1y/1z nm triple-level cell (TLC) NAND and extensible to 3D NAND from all major NAND suppliers. Leveraging Silicon Motion’s proprietary NANDXtend™ error-correcting code (ECC) technology, the SM2256 provides a comprehensive data protection and enhances the endurance and retention of TLC NAND, delivering more than three times better durability for TLC SSD.

Mushkin should label "not for desktop use" so people would know.

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Madison S.'s Profile

Display Name: Madison S.

Date Joined: 01/23/10

  • Reviews: 14
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 03/26/14
  • Last Review: 04/20/16
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