Nice case with plenty of cooling12/2/2020 9:00:36 AM

Pros: Plenty of airflow Good quality Cable management is very good Tolerances seem nice and tight

Cons: Thin metal typical of cost-conscious case

Overall Review: Nice case, would buy again. The combination of a huge clear panel, plus excellent cable management abilities made for a VERY clean build for a customer who commented on how "awesome" (his word!) it looks.

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Slight variance between two of these12/2/2020 8:54:54 AM

Pros: Good feel, weight, and build quality

Cons: Two identical units showed noticeable differences in brightness and contrast.

Overall Review: I bought two of these for a build in which the customer wanted dual monitors. When setting up, I noticed one monitor had richer colors and darker darks and lighter lights. I reset both monitors to default settings in case they weren't already and it made no difference. One appeared a little washed out, and unless I wanted to start fiddling with settings (I didn't!) then I had to deliver them that way. I had hoped that by buying two identical monitors at the same time, I could avoid that. Otherwise, they worked perfectly and trouble-free.

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Quality product12/2/2020 8:49:02 AM

Pros: Solid quality feel Quiet Trouble-free

Cons: None

Overall Review: Boxed well, installed without a hint of misalignment or poor tolerances, turned on and just worked from the first time and every time thereafter.

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You need a "G" series CPU OR a discreet graphics card.11/19/2019 6:37:45 PM

Pros: No problems whatsoever once I installed a video card. Worked perfectly out of the box with default UEFI settings and a Ryzen 5 1600 CPU. Plenty of ports. Everything you'd expect out of a competent, quality motherboard.

Cons: You need a graphics capable CPU or a video card. Any mention of on board video means it is optional with a graphics capable CPU ONLY.

Overall Review: Having never built a Ryzen system yet (I've built hundreds of Intel and AMD Athlon PCs in the past), I was fooled by the fact it has onboard video connectors and wasn't clear about needing a graphics-capable CPU. The Ryzen 5 1600 does not have graphics capability, only CPUs that end in "G" has it. When I tried to boot, I got no video (no kidding, right?) and beep codes. I looked them up, (one long, 2 short beeps) and it means video card problem. Fortunately, I did have a basic PCIe video card on hand to try and everything worked. My bad for not researching properly, but even PCPartPicker did not alert me that I needed a video card.

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It's a case. It works. It looks pretty good. It's competent, but not stellar.11/19/2019 6:06:31 PM

Pros: Cable management, 3 fans, large feet pre-installed, once built, works well, but nothing special.

Cons: Sharp edges, cut my hand while building, no sound dampening, toolless 5-1/4" bays only, minimal accessories (no zip ties, very few extra screws), thin metal so be careful when picking it up when the side cover is off.

Overall Review: I've built in quality cases and this is nowhere near that level. I wouldn't recommend this case. There are much better cases out there for not much more, although I can't complain too much about this because it works well and generally does what it's supposed to do. It's just not much fun to build a PC in this case.

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Can't go wrong with Klipsch11/13/2016 1:25:50 AM

Pros: - Excellent sound for such a small speaker - Nice looking speakers with a nice finish - Very efficient - Surprising bass extension

Cons: - Made in China. I'll go back and read the description, but I don't recall reading these are Chinese speakers.

Overall Review: I powered these with a cheap Kentiger HY-502 Am-Fm-USB-SD amplifier. These only put out 4 or 5 watts per channel, but they made these speakers sing. They filled a large living room so much so that it was hard to hold a conversation. They really do sound like much bigger speakers. I have Klipsch Lascalas, Heresys, Fortes, and KG4s. These fill in the small end nicely.

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Doesn't get any better than this.10/26/2016 2:34:30 AM

Pros: Good price Very fast 16GB of RAM speaks for itself. Looks cool and easy to handle.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Part of an i5-6500 / Asus H170 Gaming rig I built for my wife for her home business. She does serious multitasking and her PC is her moneymaker. Any flaws or lags or glitches cost her money. This RAM helps this machine rock, she is extremely impressed. She went from an FX-6300 AMD rig with 8GB I built for her several years ago to this and it's like night and day.

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Strong, solid performer.10/26/2016 2:13:01 AM

Pros: Very fast, strong, and powerful CPU. Quiet fan. Ridiculously east to install on motherboard.

Cons: None whatsoever.

Overall Review: I've built dozens, if not hundreds, of PCs over the years, since 1989. Intel, AMD, and Cyrix CPUs. I built this to replace my wife's FX-6300 machine that seemed to be having ethernet port issues. This is the fastest machine I've built, using an Asus H170 gaming motherboard and 16 GB of DDR4 ram. I ran the Windows 7 "Experience Index" on it and it beat the score of my i7-4770 machine, probably due to superior graphics. I use onboard graphics on most of my builds, including these two. I am impressed.

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Nice quality motherboard.10/26/2016 1:59:32 AM

Pros: Quality, substantial feel, not flimsy at all. Nice looking 'board. Works flawlessly, once I got OS installed. Runs 3 monitors, plenty of expandability, excellent workmanship, good solid unit.

Cons: SATA ports face front - I prefer them facing up for ease of access. If you have several HDDs and the HDD cage is right in front of the board like mine is, you have to plug the SATA cables in before you put it in the case. Windows 7 wouldn't install from USB drive. Try as I might, and I googled the daylights out of it, I couldn't get the OS to install. I kept getting a message that it needed CD/DVD drivers to continue. I tried about 10 different suggestions I found, but none worked. I finally relented and installed via DVD. I pretty sure it's something to do with the UEFI settings, but I couldn't find it. Asus should know that most techs and enthusiasts install the OS with a USB flash drive, and they shouldn't make it so difficult to do.

Overall Review: I subtracted one egg for the inability to easily install Win7 via USB. Otherwise, I'd recommend this board all day long.

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Ownership: less than 1 day
Need more SATA connectors2/27/2013 9:07:24 AM

Pros: Cheap, quiet, it just works.

Cons: Only two SATA connectors - on the same cable only 5 or 6 inches apart. If your HDD and your optical drive are further apart, as in a Dell case or other non-standard case, you'll be splicing in longer wires. If you need Molex connectors, you're in good shape, 6 of them on two separate cables.

Overall Review: As with any Rosewill component, I expect this power supply to outlast the rest of the PC.

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Great drive for the price2/27/2013 7:44:51 AM

Pros: Large capacity, inexpensive, quiet, good performance.

Cons: Relatively slow if you are worried about bleeding edge performance. In that case, you're buying the wrong drive. Won't come close to saturating a 6Gb/sec bus.

Overall Review: Great storage drive, and excellent replacement drive for a PC with dual-core or less. Used it to replace a failing Seagate 750GB drive in a friend's Dell PC with Core 2 Duo / 8GB RAM. When she got it back, she said it was faster than new. So much for those who claim it's a "slow" drive.

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Works as designed2/7/2013 9:19:45 AM

Pros: Low cost, simple to use, worked perfectly first time.

Cons: None whatsoever.

Overall Review: I needed to use a Canon BJC-80 printer (parallel port only) with my Dell Inspiron 1750 laptop (no parallel port) running Linux Mint 12. Plugged the printer into power, a parallel cable in the female end of the adapter, and plugged the adapter into an open USB port. The printer was instantly recognized, literally before I realized it, and I was printing a document less than one minute after I plugged it in, and most of that time was me trying to verify the printer was on the list of available printers and opening the PDF to print. If you have trouble with this adapter, you aren't smart enough to own a computer anyways. Go back to paper and pencil.

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Nice case, BUT...2/4/2011 7:48:08 PM

Pros: Good looking, conveniently located front USB ports, lightweight, large quiet rear fan that moves a lot of air. Inexpensive.

Cons: Thin metal, allowing the case to flex, case arrived with only one thumbscrew for side cover, no screw at all in the bottom location. This is an inexpensive case and it shows. You get what you pay for, but this case is perfectly usable.

Overall Review: After I had fully assembled the PC, I plugged it in, and the unit immediately started to power up, then shut off after 5 seconds. After some troubleshooting, I had unplugged all of the front panel buttons/lights, and was able to start PC normally by shorting out the "power on" pins with a screwdriver. I checked the power switch plug and got open circuit, then pushed the button and got closed circuit. I plugged in the power switch plug again and PC immediately tried to start. It turned out that somehow the plug was shorted but only when plugged into board. I popped the ends of the wires out of the plug, plugged them onto the motherboard individually, and bingo, all was well. I put heat shrink on the ends and that's how I ended up finishing the build. Even after closely examining everything with a powerful magnifying glass, I still couldn't figure out what was wrong, but I got it to work and the PC is fine. So, this is an FYI if your PC won't boot after assembly.

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