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Nick L.

Nick L.

Joined on 02/09/10

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Most Favorable Review

Good Board

ZOTAC IONITX-F-E Intel Atom 330 (1.6GHz, dual-core) MCP7A-ION Mini ITX Motherboard / CPU Combo
ZOTAC IONITX-F-E Intel Atom 330 (1.6GHz, dual-core) MCP7A-ION Mini ITX Motherboard / CPU Combo

Pros: Love the board has every option a person could want. Plenty of power for my set up anyways, using it for a htpc. Running ubuntu 9.04 with xbmc. Works better than my 3500 athlon 64 it replaced.

Cons: Runs pretty warm, touched the top of the case after it ran for a day or so and was hot, I've been turning it off at night and when not in use. Need to attach the fan it came with to see if it fixes the problem, was hoping to go fanless but alas not everything works as planned.

Overall Review: Would recommend to anyone wanting a powerful htpc. My HTPC: Zotac ION dual core board of course. 2 GB Kingston DDR2 800 80GB Western Digital Laptop hard drive. nMedia PC rf wireless keyboard and mouse combo Lite on slot load DVD rw IN WIN IW-BQ656 case holding it all together The whole system is connected to a 3TB freenas server and is awesome for watching movies/tv

Great Case

IN WIN BQ656.AD80TBL Black Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case 80W Power Supply
IN WIN BQ656.AD80TBL Black Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case 80W Power Supply

Pros: Good solid heavy duty case, the layout is a bit weird with the second compartment for hd and cd good value for the price.

Cons: If you want to set it flat like pictured your cd drive will be upside down which is kind of annoying at least I bought a slot load drive so it's not that big of a pain, also don't know if it's the board or the layout of the case but it runs pretty hot.

Overall Review: Wish I could flip the cd drive may look at rigging a way to do it where it will look nice, IDK depends on how annoyed I get with it. Don't know if I'd buy the same case again for what I purchased it for but it's a nice case runs fairly quiet.