Joined on 12/17/12
Pros: This PSU is so quiet. Although I am using this in the first computer that I ever built, the quality is amazing. I am stoked on the efficency of the unit as it saves power and it feels very well built. The black color is a plus too.
Cons: So far, none. I did regret for a moment not getting a fanless PSU before I ever powered up the computer. Now that it is up and running I can say that I really have no regrets. Combined with an S series Intel CPU, this works perfectly in my mini-itx build, connsidering I plan to buy a video card in the coming weeks and still will have more than enough power.
Overall Review: I should have done this a long time ago. Build a computer that is.
Pros: Looks good with blue and black color scheme although you can't see it inside my case. Wifi is included along with bluetooth. HDMI works out of the box with my setup. I'm using Ubuntu Studio to work on some projects of mine and this board works well and has no issues.
Cons: Again, I'm thinking I should maybe have gone with the Z97 so that at some point in the future I could overclock. It's not really a con, more like a regret. Although at this point I'm quite happy with the way the setup turned out.
Supporting a local business :)
Pros: Its faster than what was in my aginig laptop. The processor consumes less power than the non-S series siblings. Intel has a plant in Chandler and I feel that's good considering I live in Phoenix so it feels like I am supporting a local business.
Cons: I'm thinking that I should have maybe gone with a K series so that I could overclock at some point in the future.
Overall Review: I'm quite happy with the purchase and really didn't want to spend extra money for a Z series motherboard, as well as extra cooling to overclock. The case that I am using is rather small and it seems crowded already. On the other hand I am using this processor with the OEM fan and it is also very quiet which is something I'm not sure that I would want to give up for extra power.