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This review is from: ASUS P8H77-V LE LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: -Intel H77 Chipset and all the features that come with it (4x USB 3, 2x SATA 3, builtin RAID, etc)
Cons: -Board depth only allows 6 ATX mounting screws to be installed. The board hangs about 1.5" over the front of the mounting screws so you need to support it from the back with your hands when installing RAM, the main power connector, and to a lesser extent, SATA cables.
-Only one case fan connector.
-Only 4x USB 2 and 2x USB 3 connectors on main I/O panel. I would have liked to see at least 6x USB 2.
-If you want a coaxial S/PDIF digital audio output you need to buy a separate connector bracket that fits in an expansion slot (there is a pin header included on the board but no connector).
Other Thoughts: There are a few drawbacks to this board, which is to be expected since it is not a "deluxe" model, but it is at a great price point and has performed nicely for me so far. If you are thinking of buying this board, just make sure none of the trade-offs listed above will be a problem for your particular project.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Steel / Plastic compact ATX Mid Tower Case
Pros: -The case is covered on all surfaces inside and out with a nice flat black color. I think the finish is powder coated but not sure about the exact method. It seems like it will be resistant to scratches.
-Included hardware is also colored black to match, includes zip ties, is organized nicely into little baggies, and put in a convenient size box you can save for later.
-The design is very spacious with plenty of room for large graphics cards, extra drives, large heatsinks, etc.
-There are ventilation holes and fan mounting positions on 5 out of 6 sides of the case, so you have many options for fan or open air cooling.
-Tool-less and bracket-less drive mounting for 5.25", 3.5" and 2.5" drives is well designed and easy to use.
-Removable side under system board tray makes it easy to route cables and/or install CPU cooler backer plates under the system board tray.
Cons: -Front bezel and drive bay covers are made of somewhat cheap looking plastic with a faux brushed metal finish and a squarish design that is a little too basic in my opinion.
Other Thoughts: For those that claimed no "power supply screws" were included, you are incorrect. You can use the same type of screw as you use to secure the motherboard. They are the pan head screws with the coarser threading. There are no traditional hex head screws included so I think that may be where the confusion comes from.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: U.S. Robotics USR5670 Fax modem 56Kbps PCI Bus (Plug & Play) V.92 56K ITU standard V.90 56K ITU standard V.34 33.6K ITU standard Compatible with most ITU and Bell standards down to 300 bps V.80 video conferencing support V.42, MNP2-4 e
Pros: Solid and affordable equipment for older PCs with only PCI slots (no PCIe).
Cons: Feel sorry for your Grandma or Brother-in-law that is still on dial-up. :)READ FULL REVIEW
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