Date Joined: 02/28/04
Pros: WOrks perfect i have 2 of them.
Cons: Setup is simple but if you don't read the instructions you might miss a step.
Pros: Price was good Got it for 209 with 30$ mail in and a free 64gb SSD
Size is good mounted it to the back of my TV so its hidden and runs cool and quite. System was not plastic like others have stated.
Cons: Flash playback is choppy because the ION is not taking the Offload for some sites Youtube is fine Hulu is no ABC is not so lucky for me I don't care so much about that Sliver light / Netflix seems ok at times I can see a stutter but its rare...
Overall Review: I am going to disable Hyper threading and see if that helps with any thing.
Pros: Worked right out of the box Comcast activation was a bit of a pain but once I got it activated all 3 of my HTPC now have Live TV ;-)
Cons: So far I have non other than I wish I had the 6 tuner one ;-)
Pros: It is verry small and looks fantastic Cooling fans that come with Case are a bit loud so i canged them out for Silent X fans with a SSD drive.
Cons: If you are planing on puting a DVD /BLueray drive in please be aware that you must use Ram that does not have a huge heat sink as it will not fit.. Also i had goten a quite CPU cooler but that would not fit as well 1mm to tall. Still looking for a SUB 20db cpu heat sink and fan for this system that will fit. Under load the Stock fan can get loud.
Overall Review: Over all the case works well have a 4350 Half hight Linksys Dual 2.4/5.0 N can stream blueray from my media Center in the lower room with out any problems.
3x Silent X 14db Fans A must if you care about sound. OZ 64gb SSD the cheep one speed was not important.