i love it!8/4/2020 5:29:33 PM

Pros: small case side window relatively quiet fans only white LEDs, no RGB unicorn puke quality and easy to build in good price

Cons: barely a con, but there is not nearly as much room for cable management behind the motherboard tray as larger cases. but with a little work everything from a non-modular power supply fit back there with no issues.

Overall Review: i decided to build a new mini-itx gaming rig and put it in a mini-itx case. unfortunately the air flow was horrible and i needed a better flowing case. this one keeps my Ryzen 3600 about 20 degrees cooler.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
wonderful8/31/2012 8:41:21 AM

Pros: is just what the doctor ordered for a custom case that has no power button or hard drive mounts. the dual fan controllers are great since the mobo doesn't have two fan headers.

Cons: i haven't found any

Overall Review: thi s has been running for about 8 months or so in a modded case and it houses the only hdd in the pc. the power and reset buttons are the frosting on the cake! system specs: biostar g41 mobo dual core celeron 2.6ghz processor radeon hd 4650 video card 4g ocz ram 2.5" 250g hdd (soon to be replaced with ssd) windows 8 developer's preview ipazzport wireless remote keyboard and touchpad diablotech 380w micro atx power supply

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right size8/3/2012 11:15:40 AM

Pros: its clear, fits on my heatsink and has a pwm control. what more could you ask except for maybe some leds.

Cons: no leds. i knew that up front though.

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works for me8/3/2012 11:13:25 AM

Pros: what can i say, they were cheap and have blue leds. they are almost completely silent when my mobo throttles them down to about 1200 rpm. they rarely throttle up over 1350 rpm.

Cons: none

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pretty good7/24/2012 7:59:12 AM

Pros: this thing is freakin' fast! boots from a cold startup to windows 7 64x in 25 seconds (depending on how fast i can type in my password). oh yeah, i got it on sale with a $40 rebate too. it's been running flawlessly for about 4 months now.

Cons: haven't found any yet.

Overall Review: i've read a lot of reviews of ssds failing prematurely and it makes me wonder if those drives were subjected to defragmenting? or if bios settings were set to recognize them?

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
just fine7/2/2012 8:02:52 AM

Pros: sata2 pci card. it was just what i needed. installed in a whs2011 box. whs2011 recognized it and installed drivers without a hiccup.

Cons: none

Overall Review: i ran out of sata connections on my mini-itx board in my server and ran out of disk space. so i needed to add another 1tb drive and this allowed me to expand the capacity of the mobo. it was cheap and works perfectly for what i needed.

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not long lasting12/12/2011 11:29:35 AM

Pros: fit quite nicely in my lian-li slimdrive adapter in my htpc. cool slot load dvd drive.

Cons: even though i've had this drive well over a year, it didn't get used much. maybe 4 or 5 dvd burns and maybe a dozen movies played on it (if that much). soddenly it started making noises when the pc was powered on. then it quit loading disks. i always expect the smaller, tighter tolerance hardware to fail faster than the beefier desktop stuff, but this was ridiculous.

Overall Review: no more sony slot load drives for me. they cost too much to only last long enough to watch a few movies.

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works well for htpc11/17/2011 5:37:57 AM

Pros: was inexpensive even though i waited too long to send in the rebate form, but that was my mistake. fit perfectly in my modified ibm 5150 case. doesn't require additional power connections. has s-video out.

Cons: none for my purposes

Overall Review: i got this because i was really happy with other xfx products i've used and this was the only card that fit my needs with a s-video out port. since i still have a great work crt tv, i couldn't use an hdmi or dvi port.

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not too bad11/16/2011 1:05:55 PM

Pros: feels like heavy gauge metal. cables are sleeved. powers my system just fine.

Cons: a little louder than i hoped

Overall Review: i was pleasantly surprised at this when i opened the box. it feels well built and had some decent weight to it indicating nice size heat sinks. i was expecting that being it was a cheap power supply. it is a bit louder than i was hoping for, but we'll see once i get the cover back on the case and tuck it away in my tv stand. i may have to pull it back out and void the warranty by rewiring the fan to a lower voltage.

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no problems11/14/2011 8:12:42 AM

Pros: i've had this power supply in my server for over a year and it has performed flawlessly. only replaced becasue it wouldn't fit in the new server case.

Cons: none

Overall Review: system: intel mini-itx with atom 510 processor 2g ram dvd-rw aerocool multi-panel card reader w/ hdd 160g hdd 2t hdd

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loudest 120mm fan ever11/11/2011 7:35:27 AM

Pros: cheap, has plenty of connectors, works fine.

Cons: this has got to be the loudest power supply i have ever heard and it's not due to a broken fan blade like the other dude.

Overall Review: once i voided the warranty and opened her up, i rewired the fan to the 5v line and it is now extremely quiet. i suspect it still moves plenty of air to keep it cool because i can feel the air being sucked in from the front vents on the case. also, since i had it open anyway, i removed all the un-used power connections to clean up the install a bit.

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it's ok10/19/2011 5:36:01 AM

Pros: it's cheap, works with my cheapo celeron cpu. it's the only intel based mother board i could find that was the width as a mini-itx formfactor board, which i need to be able to fit in my old ibm 5150 case.

Cons: for some reason the quiet fan control in the bios doesn't want to work. i'm reading 100% pwm rate for the cpu fan and the system fan is running at 100% as well. temps are down in the low 30s. making adjustments in the bios doesn't seem to help. i apparently have the latest bios as well. so no updated bios to possibly fix it.

Overall Review: overall does what i need it to do, but i would prefer to not have to install a manual fan controller to slow the fans to quiet them down.

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win7 rocks the casbah10/3/2011 11:10:45 AM

Pros: win 7 blows away anything M$ has put out ever. it's prettier than xp and more stable than anything else except maybe dos 6.2.

Cons: none

Overall Review: i love newegg's NJ warehouse, i get parts overnight, woo hoo!

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update on my last review5/15/2011 4:06:28 PM

Pros: see below

Cons: see below

Overall Review: after installing a huge northbridge cooler for the ecu, the bios still says it's running over 50c. i found HWMonitor and installed that and it reads 32c. i believe the bios reads the temperature wrong and reports it being about 20c higher than it is.

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excellent board4/15/2011 7:50:20 AM

Pros: this board works great in my htpc. the video playback is great, the performance is great for what it is designed for, the hdmi audio works great.

Cons: h0ly cow the fan is loud! i changed the settings in the bios to slow it down, but even giving the bios a target cpu temp of 60c causes the fan to run at almost full bore. i changed out the fan for a more powerful fan and unfortunately, it's noisy too. next step is to go with a nice northbridge cooler with heatpipes in place of the stock cpu cooler. luckily i have room for that.

Overall Review: system: msi e350 mobo g.skill value 4g ram sony slot load dvd burner 320g 2.5" drive dc-dc 80w atx psu the fan noise is not enough for me to take an egg. i was expecting it from a 40mm fan.

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excellent board11/16/2010 12:07:29 PM

Pros: works flawlessly for the past 3 or 4 months. the on board video is more than enough for the types of computing and games i play.

Cons: could have a big neaon sign that flashes "update your bios" for those of us that don't read instructions.

Overall Review: i bought this as an open box and it was acting funky and having dificulties with my optical drives. once i found the bios update utility and updated the bios, everything fell into place and it hasn't acted up since. i may just be a new die hard asus fan now, but we'll see.

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