as many others here. lasted 1 year (to the day actually)4/26/2017 5:30:01 AM

Pros: - while it was working it did so quite well

Cons: - the layout could use a little more room between ram cpu and VGA slot. everything gets very cramped quickly. - as the title said. it lasted 1 year. to the day which was is quite ironic as i have seen many other people say it lasted one year. in my case it would not post showing 00 code. in my case it appears that somehow with no interaction with the board the switch that chooses BIOS A and BIOS B developed a fault and while in the A position was powering both sets of BIOS. and even when i switched to the B side the board rebooted 3 times before it successfully fully booted. it appeared that the BIOS A was still getting a small amount of power as the LED was faintly flickering until it successfully booted. - if you want to use the on board M.2 ports. be prepared to lose 2 sata ports per M.2 port that you use. as the board is an either or design.

Overall Review: - i cant recommend this board. for 3 reasons. 1. its quite expensive for what your getting. 2. the issue with the mobo failure after a year. (which seems to be quite common) 3. the issue with the m.2 slots and if you use them you lose 2 sata ports per m.2 slot you use.

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DOA or just never worked on my MOBO (msi Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION)11/26/2016 4:40:43 AM

Pros: - unfortunately i can only list its physical pros, that it is small and light compared to a 2.5 inch solid state drive.

Cons: - either it was DOA or just never worked in this mother board i can not be certain.

Overall Review: my mother board states that it only supports PCIe M.2 SSD with UEFI ROM, and does not support Legacy ROM. though i can not be sure what this card has since i can not find anywhere what this uses. i assumed it was not Legacy due to its capacity using TLC i didn't write a review for this product for a long time due to my own procrastination in regards to installing the product. only having just now testing it in both of my systems slots for said hard drive and having neither one work.

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10/10/2012 8:30:22 AM

Pros: Bright clear slim light

Cons: As with most to all monitor speakers there cheep i personally don't use them but it is a monitor first and foremost so no eggs off for that.

Overall Review: I would buy it again if i had to

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first empty case i have bought1/11/2012 12:32:57 PM

Pros: large and very spacious inside so easy to move around at least until you fill up all your drive bays. then it is going to be as crowded as well any other tower. large 250mm fan on the door panel. option for a 5th fan on the top of the case for exhaust or intake. metal break away tabs are strong enough to hold yet easy enough to break out when needed and with little physical effort. plastic feet came not broken.

Cons: the tape used to label "cool air in" and "hot air out" fell off the wires well before i received the case and was only able to even find one of them when i opened the front panel to the external drive bays. so no idea which wire is which. one of the front knobs for the air flow control grinds when you turn it while the other knob turns smoothly. the tool box that comes with it had a broken tab where one of the two screws hold it in the case which i did not notice till i went to take the box out. two of the rail guides had there metal rivets fall out due to an over stressing of the poor quality plastic that they sit in. one of the guides passed QA even though it was clearly cracked all the way threw the plastic where the rivet sits and threw half the height of the guide. aluminum stamping for stand off holes for the mother board are so light that some did not stamp and others cant be read.

Overall Review: very light and thin aluminum in comparison to my store bought HP that was a prefab not sure if one could consider this a pro or a con so much as a showing of craftsmanship. i have not put anything into the case yet. and as such have not yet tested the fans or electronics. while i have listed more cons than pros i still expect the installation process to not be to difficult. and most obstacles can be overcome with patience and a gentle hand. but again unfortunately the quality of the plastic used for the rails and tool box is to low for the force used in the factory assembly process to prevent breakage. or at least it was on my example.

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