Date Joined: 12/02/17
Pros: They're quiet and move a decent amount of air. They're cheap. They have molex and the 3 pin connectors.
Cons: 1 out of 2 that I purchased about 9 months ago seized up and failed! If you are looking for a really bright LED fan, this isn't for you, this casts a subtle blue light which lights up the top & front grills of my Inwin GT1 case but don't really light up the Mobo much at all.
Overall Review: I cannot recommend them.
Pros: Just wanted a simple entry level card that could drive multiple monitors in Ubuntu. BAM. This is the ticket. Linux default drivers fire right up, and multiple monitors work out of the box with no config.
Cons: Nvidia drivers cause an issue with not being able to switch back and forth between the new Wayland display manager and X11...but that will get worked out sooner or later I'm sure. Just be aware of that if you are planning on running Ubuntu 17.10
Pros: Paired perfectly with my Ryzen 5 1600 and MSI Tomahawk. BIOS that was installed on mainboard saw it right away. I still flashed a newer BIOS but not because of the RAM.
Cons: The logo is a sticker, not a silkscreen process on a shell. Who cares?
Pros: BLAZINGLY FAST. Ubuntu 17.10 installed in 4 minutes with a Ryzen 5 1600 processor and 32g RAM. Boot time from BIOS logo to desktop (including password entry) is about 12 seconds.
Pros: This thing is SMOKING FAST. Ubuntu 17.10 running like 15 programs, youtube vids, newsfeeds, twitter clients, slack...it's almost impossible to make this thing go above like a 15% load on any core.
Overall Review: If you haven't read up on it yet, here's the key to this processor. Buy memory that is on the QVL and update your BIOS. BAM! You'll be amazed at how great this processor runs.
Pros: I'm running a simple rig with a vid card that doesn't need external power, a couple of hard disks, an NVME drive and an external sound card. It's all run by a Ryzen 5 1600. System seems stable and the fact that it's semi-modular means I only needed to plug in 2 of the 4 available cords. Works for me. Super quiet.
Cons: This sits on the bottom of my case, so the fan points upwards. I forgot to check if is sucking hot air out of the case or blowing into it. Either way, system temps are low, so I'm not too worried about it.
Pros: It's MOSTLY steel. Has 3 5.25" external bays.
Drive trays inside are pretty slick, although they are plastic. Plenty of them included! (they also have rubber bumpers "anti-shock" grommets. Cool idea but make sure you have some decent fingernail length to get them inserted.
Haven't used it yet, but the SATA port on top is a great idea.
Cons: The top and front are plastic and begging to be damaged if you open them often enough.
I would have preferred to screw my case fans in rather than have these "toolless" fan clips that feeel as if they may break.
The window is polycarb, not glass.
There's no hole cutout for your CPU power cord so you can't route it behind the motherboard tray.
The fron panel LEDs are BLUE and the rear fan is red - so if you are trying for a specific color palette this may interfere with that. The lights on the front are really bright at night too!
Overall Review: I'd buy it again for my use where it will sit under a desk. I wouldn't want to haul it around to LAN parties or anything though even though it being partially plastic makes it much lighter than an all-steel case.
Pros: Works as advertised. Before I installed Ubuntu 17.10 I flashed the BIOS which was easy enough using the MFlash method and a USB 3 stick. I got it because of the legacy PCI slots so that I can eventually put my old Soundblaster Audigy Platinum in it but I haven't gotten that far. The NVME slot didn't show the drive in it upon first boot but did once I flashed the BIOS. Layout is pretty good. LEDs are very subtle. Recognized my G-skill 2400 RAM right off the bat.
Cons: None, really that I found so far. Haven't tried any overclocking though.
Overall Review: If you want/need a legacy PCI slot check this out!