Date Joined: 02/12/16
Pros: Low Profile
Not thick at all
Overall Review: What more do you want from RAM?
Pros: If you keep multiple tabs up and leave multiple apps open, this is the CPU for you!
Cons: Does require a bit more power than most, so make sure you have a power supply which can support it along with your other components
Pros: Slightly quieter than the standard case fan (which were from Cooler Master)
Comes with the adapter to connect them to a power supply
Cons: The fans were a bit dusty when I got them
Overall Review: Quieter than white noise from the home with AC running but louder than whispering
Cheaper than most
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: It has no heat sink, I will NOT recommend this for RAM intense applications.
However, it is great for day to day applications. Such as Office Suite, Adobe, Web Browsing, short or small gaming and watching videos
Pros: About $15 more than the 1TB and has the same great features.
Overall Review: The computer doesn't boot up instantly but it does boot up from Win 10 in under a minute.
If the HD were to fail within the next year or so I will update this review.
Pros: Had enough space for 4x120mm fans.
The side panel had space for cable management.
USB 3 and 2 headers
Comes with 2x120mm fans (front and back)
Cons: The side panel with extra space is about 1/2in deep.
Personal Preference: If you use the Optical drive slot the bar design may look a bit awkward or possibly effect if the eject button can be pressed.
Overall Review: Great if you have a modular PSU
I purchased 2 more 120mm fans and placed the fans that came with the case toward the back and top (facing out). The 2 purchased fans were placed in the front (pulling air in).
Reason why I did this was because the purchased fans were better at moving air and create a positive pressure inside the case.
Also I didn't want dust going in through the top where it was unfiltered.
Pros: Bronze Certified
Has a PCIe connector
Cables are enough to reach the connections but not overkill and cause a mess
Overall Review: This power supply is relatively stable and would be recommended for small project home computers that do not need multiple GPUs.
Great for student, home theatre, spare, work computers
Pros: 64GB RAM support
Supports 8 cores
BIOS is fairly simple
Cons: Only 1 connector for Chassis Fan
Overall Review: If you plan on having multiple fans, make sure to have a Molex adapter.
The power fan is for reading the speed of PSU fans (when applicable).
Pros: This is a lot like Win 7 but it does have elements from Win 8 and 8.1 (such as the tiles and modified start menu).
Very stable and reliable
Doesn't take as much RAM for background processes when compared to Win 8 and 8.1
About $10 more than Win 7
Support is relatively average for a busy company like Microsoft.
Cons: Personal issue: Some of the items move to certain places and if you search for certain things they may not come first (such as task manager).
Cortana is something that takes time to calibrate if being used. But it does get better over time as it recognizes your voice.
Overall Review: If you don't know where or how to download/install Win 10, then please use the following link: http://www.howtogeek.com/197559/how-to-install-windows-10-on-your-pc/
I recommend making a disc and/or usb copy of the windows install for a rainy day
Moves a good amount of air
You could even hook it up straight to the power supply and wouldn't hear a thing
Cons: It is a sleeve bearing fan, It MUST be mounted vertically for life longevity purposes.
HOWEVER, it DOES NOT mean that you have to mount it vertically. But it'll last longer if you do.
Overall Review: To get a relative idea as to how quiet the fan is try turning on speakers, and increase the volume until you hear the white noise. If you can whisper louder than the speakers, then that is roughly how much sound this fan produces.
Pros: It is able to handle Social Media, YouTube, video editing, video recording, gaming (I have a graphics card), and Win 10 simultaneously without any flaws.
Cons: Personal Preference: It cannot be overclocked
Overall Review: NOE: If you do try to overclock, you may lose the ability to read the temps from the CPU
Pros: It can run almost any game (with high/very high settings) at an average 60fps. In a very detailed game (World of Warships) with settings maxed out at very high, I was able to hover between 58-62fps during gameplay.
Cons: Personal preference: This is a long card
Overall Review: NOTE: This will take up 2 expansion slots and will blow air out of the card, so make sure you have proper airflow
Pros: Great price
It actually has a rating
2 PCI-E connectors
Comes with mesh braided cables
Cons: None at all so far
Overall Review: You get what you paid for, a non-modular 600W Bronze 80+ certified PSU
Pros: SATA 3
Cheap 1 TB
Cons: None so far
Overall Review: What you see in the pictures is exactly what you get.
A HDD, paper, and box
Dont expect anything more or less.
Although it says 'kit', it is a 'retail kit', meaning a kit for retailers.
Don't rate it poorly because it doesnt say 'kit' anywhere on the box.
Pros: Comes with a mount to attach a second fan onto the heat sink
Comes with thermal paste
Cons: It is a tall cooler
Overall Review: Worth buying again.
Make sure your case has enough clearance before buying.
Pros: All USB inputs are 3.0
USB 3.0 headers
Supports up to 64GB RAM
Cons: Personal Preferences:
DVI-D could've been a DVI- I
SATA 1 & 2 connections were upside-down in my literal case
Overall Review: Overall a great board for a great price. Would buy it again even with its "flaws"
Pros: Modular Design
Comes with 1 window panel
Tons of Space (I use 1 Graphics Card, CPU Cooler, 2 fans, non modular power supply, 1 HDD)
Front fan is a huge 200mm
USB 3.0 headers
Restart; On/Off button
3x 3.5 HDD bays
3x 2.5 SSD bays
Cons: PSU holder may be a bit hard to install
Unable to install a 200mm fan on the sides of the case (personal preference)
Overall Review: Place the power supply in before the mounting brackets are installed.