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Michael L.

Michael L.

Joined on 11/12/07

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Most Favorable Review

nice little mobo

GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-WIFI LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-WIFI LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Small, well configured, has just enough features for me.

Cons: occasionally doesn't recognize USB at startup-- not sure if that's a motherboard fault but it seems to be

Overall Review: This works well for me, haven't had any big problems. Did have to reset bios once, but it worked well after that. Sometimes it has trouble recognizing USB keyboard and mouse on startup, but a restart or two seems to work to get USB working. I've docked one star for that. I'm using this for a Hackintosh, and it is extremely well suited for that, and I would highly recommend it if you're looking to put together a small Hackintosh build.

Most Critical Review

not well built

SANS DIGITAL TS21UT+B USB 3.0, eSATA 1 Bay 2.5" SATA to USB 3.0 / eSATA Server Storage
SANS DIGITAL TS21UT+B USB 3.0, eSATA 1 Bay 2.5" SATA to USB 3.0 / eSATA Server Storage

Pros: inexpensive, wonky but works

Cons: screw holding the unit in the case doesn't work; this is not a well built item

Overall Review: This was very inexpensive, so I shouldn't complain. Would have returned it, but the cost of returning wouldn't have been worth it.

nice power outlet

Rosewill RHSP-14001 - 6-Outlet Wall Tap Power Surge Protector with 2 USB Ports
Rosewill RHSP-14001 - 6-Outlet Wall Tap Power Surge Protector with 2 USB Ports

Pros: fits nicely, has two usb chargers, looks good

Cons: none

excellent fan

Noctua NF-R8 PWM 80mm Case Fan
Noctua NF-R8 PWM 80mm Case Fan

Pros: quiet, well built, comes with everything you need

Cons: none

Overall Review: Noctua make great quiet fans

great little cooler

Noctua NH-L9i, Premium Low-Profile CPU Cooler for Intel LGA115x (Brown)
Noctua NH-L9i, Premium Low-Profile CPU Cooler for Intel LGA115x (Brown)

Pros: Small, quiet, extremely well built, nice finish and packaging

Cons: none-- it does what it's supposed to do

Overall Review: I needed a cooler with a very small footprint for my small mini-itx build, and this was the best fit. Had an installation question and contacted Noctua customer support, and they responded immediately and were very helpful!