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Harrison W.

Harrison W.

Joined on 07/20/14

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ASRock Z97M OC Formula LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock Z97M OC Formula LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: got this board for my new build. first time building my own PC and this mobo was easy to work with. the UEFI is really nice too. everything was easy to figure out and it works like a charm!

Cons: would prefer a full size ATX board but this came as a combo discount with the i7 i bought. but this is still a great board!

fast!!! and quiet of course

ASRock N3150B-ITX Intel Quad-Core Processor N3150 (up to 2.08 GHz) BGA1170 Mini ITX Motherboard / CPU / VGA Combo
ASRock N3150B-ITX Intel Quad-Core Processor N3150 (up to 2.08 GHz) BGA1170 Mini ITX Motherboard / CPU / VGA Combo

Pros: no fan legacy connections (which i dont use but are nice to have)

Cons: only 2 sata slots uses sodimm which might be negative for some but not for me

Overall Review: i never built a mini-itx pc or used an embedded mobo before so i ran into a lot of firsts on this build. i was skeptical because of it only having a heatsink but also found that as an attraction because no noise. im using this board in the Cooler Master Elite 110 which has a big case fan and plenty of airflow so overheating has been of no concern. with the PSU and HDD and wiring the CPU never really peaks over 41c and thats when its chugging along. idle it runs 35-36c. I am really impressed here. Also, its really fast. Am using it with 8GB of RAM: CT2KIT51264BF160B this kit if you are wondering about compatible RAM. Im using it for a web server and file server so it is constantly running. Has been running basically nonstop minus a few restarts here and there for non performance related reasons and has been a dream so far.

works fine with the mobo

Crucial 8GB Kit (2 x 4GB) DDR3L 1600 MT/s (PC3L-12800) SODIMM 204-Pin 1.35V Laptop Memory - CT2KIT51264BF160B
Crucial 8GB Kit (2 x 4GB) DDR3L 1600 MT/s (PC3L-12800) SODIMM 204-Pin 1.35V Laptop Memory - CT2KIT51264BF160B

Pros: works with ASRock N3150B-ITX

Cons: doesnt make sandwiches for you

Overall Review: bought this for ASRock N3150B-ITX mini-itx mobo. could not find this ram as explicitly supported anywhere but it works out the box

first time installing heatsink

Noctua NH-U12S, Premium CPU Cooler with NF-F12 120mm Fan (Brown)
Noctua NH-U12S, Premium CPU Cooler with NF-F12 120mm Fan (Brown)

Pros: easy install for first timer

Cons: none

Overall Review: ive only worked with stock coolers. installing this was really no different. it was too easy!

works great

TP-Link TG-3269 Gigabit Network Adapter 10/100/1000Mbps PCI 1 x RJ45
TP-Link TG-3269 Gigabit Network Adapter 10/100/1000Mbps PCI 1 x RJ45

Pros: easy install

Cons: cheap

Overall Review: bought this for my moms computer that had the onboard lan die. works great

works fine

StarTech.com PLATE9MHD 9 Pin Serial Male to 10 Pin IDC Motherboard Header Slot Plate Adapter Cable
StarTech.com PLATE9MHD 9 Pin Serial Male to 10 Pin IDC Motherboard Header Slot Plate Adapter Cable

Pros: works, easy install, cheap

Cons: none

Overall Review: bought this out of want vs need. my mobo has a com port somi figured id take advantage of it. tested by using an old ti83 i still have that connects to pc via serial instead of USB like newer calculators