Date Joined: 05/08/12
Pros: -Big-Quality-Easy to manage windows
Cons: -I wish it had a larger built in usb hub, but that's nit picking
Overall Review: I recommend this to anyone looking for a dual monitor setup or in the market for an ultrawide. It's great for gaming and productivity.
Pros: -Great Price
-Functional at base settings
Cons: -Couldn't handle XMP profile on my nephew's build
Overall Review: This is a fine PSU for light loads, unfortunately for me, I miscalculated my required power for my desired use case. I was hoping to do some light overclocking on my nephews computer to push it a little further. Unfortunately, the PSU was not up to the task. When I dialed back to factory defaults on CPU(Ryzen 3600xt) and GPU(MSI Radeon 5500xt Mech OC) with 16GB of RAM(2x 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3600MHz) The system was stable. So the PSU can clearly handle base settings and clocks, but doesn't provide enough power for even the XMP profile. Mind you, the reader, this is likely more a shortcoming of my own planning over a short comping of the PSU itself, but it is noteworthy.
If I could do it all again, I would likely buy a slightly better PSU, and for simplicity in the small form factor case, I'd probably go with a modular PSU at that.
Pros: -Great Price
Cons: -None so far
Overall Review: This is part of a small form factor PC that I built with and for my 9-year-old nephew. It runs perfectly, though I did have to turn off the XMP profile as the PSU was not up to the task. This, however, is not the CPU's fault. It runs perfectly and with the noctua cooler, quietly. No issues with thermals. Admittedly it's not being to heavily stressed as it's main jobs are Minecraft, Roblox, and Fortnite with the occasional League of Legends match. That being said, my nephew is happy with the results, and that is the win that I am looking for.
I can honestly say that for anyone that doesn't need a higher core count, that this CPU will more than handle any average loads a gamer or student will need to process.
Pros: -Good Price
-Easy to install
Cons: -Sometimes too quiet
Overall Review: If you're looking for something to get audio out of your computer on a budget, these are fine, but I do find that sometimes they are too quiet and I have to switch to my headset to hear the audio out of them.
Fine product for the price, but don't expect a home theater experience.
Pros: -Easy setup
Cons: -None yet
Overall Review: We have a barn on our property that serves as a shop. We also have a family member living in a trailer out that direction we wanted internet in the shop and the trailer which have been technological dead zones. That's unacceptable on the home network of a network engineer and tech enthusiast. So I decided to remedy the situation with these. I learned about this product while working for a WISP, and figured that 1000ft ish radio shot would be no problem for them. Turns out I was right. I never bothered to readjust their aim after install as(even shooting through a tree and only vaguely pointing at each other), they are more than capable of passing more bandwidth than my ISP provides. For reference their current capacity is 300Mbps. From my professional experience, Ubiquiti's expected throughput can sometimes be a little on the optimistic side, but it's not normally far off. As the network is only able to utilize 100Mbps because of the constraints of my switch in the barn, this is far more than enough for my use case. I am sure that if I took the time to properly align them, and maybe clear some obstructions from the path, that this could be greatly increased. If I ever decide to do so, I will update my review.
This is a great produce and I have no complaints as of yet. I've had this running for several months during rain and shine. No complaints from family in the trailer(I'd hear all about it if there were issues). Also, please disregard the rat's nest of cables as I have since cleaned up the install to make it all much more aesthetically pleasing.
Pros: -Great Prices
Cons: -Required some fine tuning to work with the ancient TV I had for use as a monitor
-Settings UI is not always clear
Overall Review: I put this piece in a small form factor build for my nephew. If runs everything he wants and he's super happy about it. Admittedly that means mostly Roblox, Fortnite, and Minecraft. But it runs them all "perfectly" as he says. It's quiet, as the computer hardly makes a noise. I did have some issues getting the old TV I had to work as a monitor(it was meant as a budget PC so peripherals were cheaped out on in favor of better hardware). While trying to figure out how to make it work, I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what all the settings in the UI meant. I'm sure if I had been more determined, I could have used google, but I feel that they should be clear without a need to research.
All that being said. This seems a solid product and my nephew is very happy with its performance. Even his mom's boyfriend has been using it, when the nephew isn't lol. Good product, and I'm sure if I using a more modern TV or even a proper monitor, this would have been much easier. I would definitely recommend this for light gaming. I have not really had the opportunity to stress test on anything particularly demanding.
Pros: -Small Form Factor
-Fits full-sized tower coolers
-Fits ATX Power Supplies
-Though simple, it looks good
-Easy to dismantle and reassemble
Cons: -Due to space limitations, challenging to fit large fingers into tight spaces to connect wires
-Though not a bad look, it is still pretty basic aesthetically
Overall Review: I think that this is a great product. My nephew and I thoroughly enjoyed building his first PC in this case. He had space limitations that this case allowed us to overcome, and because of it's great price factor, left plenty of budget room for better internals, with no sacrifice to build quality. This may not be my preferred aesthetic, but it is exactly what he wants, and he is very happy with it. It provides great airflow for the size, and if I wasn't limited by the PSU there would be some thermal space for light over clocking. That being said, I did find it difficult to fit my big old sausage fingers into the tight spaces to connect wires, but that might be a personal limitation more than a hardware limitation.
All-in-all, this is a great case and a great value. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to build a high performance, small form factor machine.