Didn't arrive DOA, but it is kinda loud and a little concerning3/24/2017 12:19:43 PM

Pros: Well it didn’t arrive dead. And because of Fedex’s screw ups Newegg made things right with a Newegg gift card which I used and $15 off during St. Pattys day. And then after the rebate I was paid 5 dollars and some change to buy this Item. Works for me. I love the slick white look of it, doesn’t take up a whole lot of space. I reads very fast. Burns just as well. What else is there really to say about a CD-Rom drive as long as it does its job.

Cons: I really hope this isn’t going to defect out but the laser make a horrible noise when reading it’s almost like a quiet high pitched screech. I’m thinking about putting it through an extensive cd-rom testing. If it tests bad i’ll just exchange it. I kinda wish the cord was a tad longer.

Overall Review: Well I really wish it was black but the black on wasn’t on sale, beggars can’t be choosers I suppose. Maybe I overlooked this or don’t remember reading this but It has 2 usb ports Why? I haven’t read into the manual to find out why yet. But someone else’s review said you can run it on just one. Do you lose performance out of it then? Questions I will have to find out eventually. After selling my old rig for 600 bucks I wanted to build a Mini-ITX system this time around, and that is exactly what I did. I failed to realize I needed a CD-rom drive to install a lot of my games I have a CD for. And didn’t realize my case didn’t have a spot for one. If any one want to know this is my system build CPU: Intel Core I5 7600 Kaby Lake Board: Asus Z170I Pro Gaming LGA 1151 Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX (16 GB) DDR4 3000 CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9500 PSU: Thermaltake SMART Series SP-750M 750W Case: Thermaltake Core V1Extreme Mini ITX Cube Chassis Graphics Card: Geforce GTX 1060 (Coming Soon!!!)

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3/24/2017 11:43:46 AM

Pros: It’s a perfect cube, so that means you can change all the side panels to where ever you want. The bottom panel has a filter on it so dust won’t clog my power supply fan. My biggest Pro was the price was almost a steal for this type of study design. I thought for the price it would be a flimsy piece of ****. Opened it up and was pleasantly surprised. Even though it’s small I was still able to find components out there that would fit. I was worried about that when I bought it. I personally bought the ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink. Fits perfect with loads of room to spare. USB 3.0 slots in the front are perfect I like the window top panel I would have preferred all the panels to be like that. The stock 200MM fan moves air and is so quiet!! Cable management is pretty good If you have a modular power supply its even better

Cons: it arrived 5 days before all my other components, so I was like thanks Newegg for sending me my case with nothing to put in it!!! In all fairness it’s not their fault. Only 2 hard drive chassis, I plan on buying a SSD to add and have to figure out where I’m putting it. I might need to fabricate one, and mod the case slightly. No slot for a CD-Rom but if they did it would be a lot bigger of the case and I wouldn’t like it at all. So I bought an external not a big deal I guess. I really do hate the side buttons; I thought they would be a button that would push in further to engage the power. But it’s a click button that you can easily bump and BOOM computer restarted all work lost. Also I would have liked them better if they faced forward instead of on the side. I guess personal preference.

Overall Review: I bought a Wally World desk a long time ago I would say 7-8 years ago and right below the drawer there is a cubby hole type of area. It fit in it so perfectly with no problems with heat. I’m of course blocking the side air vents so I’m relying on the front fan moving enough air through the case to reach all my fan to keep it cool. I really with Newegg would make it so you can contact other members and ask them questions. I want to know what GTX 1060 Marquela N. used because I’m looking at getting one but can’t make up my mind. Anyways I put 2 X 80 MM exhaust fans in the back, the side panels are blocked from the side of the desk I have, so air just moves front to back. I had to zip tie all the cables out of the way from my front fan so the maximum amount of air flow can reach the CPU cooler I had bought, then from there the fan blows though the fins and right in to the exhaust fans. So I think about 70-80% of the air that has been heated up goes right out the back. With that being said do your research hard before buying anything if you are getting this case. After selling my old rig for 600 bucks I wanted to build a Mini-ITX system this time around, and that is exactly what I did. My system build looks like this. CPU: Intel Core I5 7600 Kaby Lake Board: Asus Z170I Pro Gaming LGA 1151 Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX (16 GB) DDR4 3000 CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9500 PSU: Thermaltake SMART Series SP-750M 750W Case: Thermaltake Core V1Extreme Mini ITX Cube Chassis Graphics Card: Geforce GTX 1060 (Coming Soon!!!)

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Great Modular Design, Quiet, and Does What a Power Supply Does.3/21/2017 5:58:26 PM

Pros: It worked right out of the box that’s a plus. I love the modular design much like my odd Thermaltake Black Widow. Reasonably prices when I bought it. The PSU fan is SUPER Quiet exactly what I wanted unlike last build. I do like the flat wiring makes it easier to tuck it away. I put a heavy load on it and all the readings are on the spot. I haven’t been able to try out the PCI-Express power cables because I don’t have a graphics card quiet yet. I choose this particular on cause 1 i was on a tight 650 budget and 2 this power supply has been on the market for a very long time and it’s reliable as long as you don’t get a DOA.

Cons: Only 1 12 volt rail. I knew this before buying it I just really wish it had more than one. The cables are alittle on the stiff side to bending them around tight spaces can be a pain, hopefully they loosen up a bit after a few months. The way my Mini-ITX build is I need the cables to been around corners and stuff for cable management if i want it to look pretty.

Overall Review: Just like me and Asus I have had Thermaltake parts for a very long time I want to say about 10 years and during that 10 years I have had great customer service so I don’t know what up with everyone else complaining about them. They Warrantied my black widow twice with no issues and some other things without a hitch. After selling my old rig for 600 bucks I wanted to build a Mini-ITX system this time around, and that is exactly what I did. My system build looks like this. CPU: Intel Core I5 7600 Kaby Lake Board: Asus Z170I Pro Gaming LGA 1151 Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX (16 GB) DDR4 3000 CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9500 PSU: Thermaltake SMART Series SP-750M 750W Case: Thermaltake Core V1Extreme Mini ITX Cube Chassis Graphics Card: Geforce GTX 1060 (Coming Soon!!!)

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3/21/2017 12:13:21 PM

Pros: Well It worked that’s always a plus right? It’s pretty fast to big huge difference from my DDR2 I had in my old rig. Windows 10 experience rated it a 8.2 out of 9.9 so that’s pretty cool. That’s not the only test I did, I did the Performance test app and read top 93% of the world in memory. That’s got to mean something I’m pretty sure. Scores were really high and I don’t remember the numbers it was a trial version. But If I had the money I would have gotten the 2 sticks at 32GB that’s how much I love them.

Cons: I think it was a fluke that the one person had a hard drive went corrupt after installing it. Just to let you know Christine A. there are plenty of programs that could have gotten all your information off so no it wasn’t lost forever unless it was a head crash.. Testdisk is a great program to recover anything from a damaged corrupted hard drive. The only way you would not have been able to recover it is if it wrote 0’s to the drive or again if the head crashed. Anyways no cons for me other than mine get a little on the hot side but nothing to alarming like oh my gosh they’re on fire!! Also Just cause you have a problem with your sticks, that doesn't mean no one else should ever buy them. Computer parts are mass produces and there's bound to be a couple bad apples in the batch so to speak.

Overall Review: If you want fast cheap memory this is the one for you. You get great amount of speed for not a lot of money.I don't have a whole lot else to say. I'm happy with my purchase. I only had a problem with my board clocking these down for some odd reason. I eventually fixed it and all is fine now. After selling my old rig for 600 bucks I wanted to build a Mini-ITX system this time around, and that is exactly what I did. My system build looks like this. CPU: Intel Core I5 7600 Kaby Lake Board: Asus Z170I Pro Gaming LGA 1151 Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX (16 GB) DDR4 3000 CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9500 PSU: Thermaltake SMART Series SP-750M 750W Case: Thermaltake Core V1Extreme Mini ITX Cube Chassis Graphics Card: Geforce GTX 1060 (Coming Soon!!!)

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What a absolute Masterpiece with a (cow pattys) for a Cooler!! Since i can't say the word...3/21/2017 12:03:55 PM

Pros: The cost is reasonable. If I didn’t know any better I would think I had an I7 in it. The computing is lighting fast (This is coming from a guy that just upgraded from a socket 775 Q9505 quad core). I’m not big for overclocking processors I guess my thought is if you want it that fast buy it that fast or buy a better processor. I guess I'm weird like that. But with this one I don’t see a need to overclock at all. The power consumption is so low. I highly recommend this processor if you’re going for something in the middle of an I3 or an I7. If you don’t have the money for a graphics card at the moment don’t worry it plays a lot of AAA titles out there obviously not at high settings but not at low settings either well maybe some of them. It even gets an 8.2 in the windows experience score in Windows 10. The GPU get 9.9 in D3D and 6.6 in Graphics. I also ran a program called Performance Test and it even got a score of 8,902.

Cons: Yes let’s move on to the Con’s. Let’s start by criticizing everyone else’s reviews and talk about the stock heatsink. GARBAGE!!! I listen to all your guy’s review about how you shouldn’t have to get an aftermarket heatsink because it runs cool enough. But everyone failed to put up temps. Well to save everyone else the headache FIND A NEW COOLER!! Just browsing the web and installing some games I’m running 60 C!!! Yes I installed it correctly TWICE!! How is that cool? I even wiped off the stock thermal compound and put on some Arctic silver 5. Maybe I’m use to my old Thermaltake Frio CLP0564 cooler for my 775 running my CPU at 35C – 45C that’s my comfort range. Now this is nothing Newegg can help but I was suppose to get 2 day and got it much later but newegg took care of the problem though and made things right after fighting with them for 3 days. I went with an all copper CPU heatsink by Zalman and it put me back in my comfort zone.

Overall Review: So on a previous review someone had said they recommend windows 10 because something about windows 7 not having driver support… I don’t know what he is talking about I ran windows 7 just fine with all my games and everything else and got the same readings as windows 10. But I did notice after doing all the updates for windows 7 it severely bogged down and wasn’t as fast as it should be. So I made the decision to go with windows 10 instead. So yes I do recommend windows 10 but you can run windows 7 if you choose to without too much of an issue too. After selling my old rig for 600 bucks I wanted to build a Mini-ITX system this time around, and that is exactly what I did. My system build looks like this. CPU: Intel Core I5 7600 Kaby Lake Board: Asus Z170I Pro Gaming LGA 1151 Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX (16 GB) DDR4 3000 CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9500 PSU: Thermaltake SMART Series SP-750M 750W Case: Thermaltake Core V1Extreme Mini ITX Cube Chassis Graphics Card: Geforce GTX 1060 (Coming Soon!!!)

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Best Mini-ITX Motherboard for the Price. Very happy with my Purchase. But do your Research if your Getting a Kaby Lake Processor. I Failed to do so!3/21/2017 11:04:59 AM

Pros: I don’t know why some people are complaining about this high pitch noise coming from their motherboard under load, because I don’t hear anything of the sort. Maybe it’s their wives whining because how much they spent on their computer and they don’t spend nearly as much on her, I don’t know you knows. It’s beautiful right out of the box though, and then you plug it all in and turn it on then hang on to your seat cause it’s going to blow you away. Great things really do come in small packages. It’s fully loaded with all the bells and whistles. The bios is just beautifully laid out, I didn’t even know you could use the mouse in it (I came from a socket 775 generation). I think there are so many things I like about this board I can’t even list them all at the moment. Personally I like the lighting everyone else seems to be a big whiner and pansy when it comes to the lighting on their board. Or their like OH MY G*D I need to put on sunglasses cause it so bright AHHHH!!! First off it’s not that flippin’ bright okay. Oh well off to Con’s then.

Cons: BEWARE OF THIS UPDATE!!! For starters I didn’t read the review that says with a 7th gen I series processors you need to update to the latest bios. This board DOES NOT HAVE USB FLASHBACK!! This would allow you to do the update without a CPU. Thank g*d my buddy had a 6th gen I3 laying around that I could use otherwise I would have sent it back and got the Z270I. So If you plan on buying a 7th gen processor with this board you better have or know someone with a 6th gen processor that you can use. I have not found out if this is a driver issue or a hardware issue but the built in WIFI adapter is having problems staying connected with the most recent drivers. I’m playing a game and 2 hours (it all depends) in it says “Lost connection please re-log in”. It’s very irritating so I had to run a very long LAN cable to my computer until I can figure this out. Oh yeah and only 3 Fan slots on the board would have been nice to add at least one more. The way my case is set up I have 4 fans (maybe a little overkill for the case that I have but it runs cool so I don’t care).

Overall Review: As of this review I have only owned this 1 week so If anything changes I will most definitely come and Edit any of this. Well I chose this board over the Z270I because between the 2 of them this one still supported windows 7. Installing windows 7 became apparent to be a pain the rump. I did get it eventually after researching on google how anyone else did it you have to disable something in the bios and you better have a PS/2 port keyboard at least laying around because thing that you disable in your Bios doesn’t allow you to use any USB devices in the setup process. After finally installing Windows 7 and getting everything on it I wanted, the updates bogged my computer down so bad I chose to go with Windows 10 anyways. So I should have just bought the Z270I version anyways would have saved me one whole day of screwing around for basically nothing. With that being said I really love the setup I chose and I don’t think I’m going to bother with the return process to get the Z270I, And installing another board. I’ve owned Asus Products for over 10 years and I have been dealing with there Customer Support team for just as long. I have never had one single problem with there Customer support, So when I see all these people bashing the Asus Customer Support I find myself asking myself what exactly happened are they not telling us the whole story? Other than the fact that all of them speak very poor english when I call I have to ask WHAT?! 50+ times I have never had one single problem. But with that being said to each their own I suppose. Before this rig I came from a system that I had the ASUS Striker II Formula with a Q9505 processor I decided to sell my whole rig. So after selling my old rig for 600 bucks I wanted to build a Mini-ITX system this time around, and that is exactly what I did. My system build looks something like this. CPU: Intel Core I5 7600 Kaby Lake Board: Asus Z170I Pro Gaming LGA 1151 Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX (16 GB) DDR4 3000 CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9500 PSU: Thermaltake SMART Series SP-750M 750W Case: Thermaltake Core V1 Extreme Mini ITX Cube Chassis Graphics Card: Geforce GTX 1060 (Coming Soon!!!)

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We Have Lift OFF!!!4/26/2011 5:13:08 PM

Pros: Way better cooling then the CR@PPY one Intel gives you. my temps at idle are around 32-36 C on my q9505 and not to mention quiet on the low setting, full load i got around 55 C and the Intel cooler ran around 60 almost 70 so that's a significant difference

Cons: Really Loud!! only when you turn both fan up all the way. Also when i went to plug it in one of the fan blades shot across the room. Been Working with Thermaltakes Rma service For the Past Month and a half trying to figuer out why my fan is not replaced yet. not to mention every time i call there department the phone keeps hanging up on me or it will ring for 2 min and no one will answer (the key is you have to keep redailing about 30 times) someone will finally answer. sent then my invoice as instucted from there web site cause if i purchesed the item less then 30 days they send me a new one and i send mine back and they pay for it. Only to find out the tech that deals with the rma email was on vacation and no one else had acess to that e-mail. so by this time a whole month passed that i wasted my time. now they sent me a return label but still havent receved my new fan Purchuse date 3/13/11 day it broke 3/17/11 day i posted this message 4/26/11

Overall Review: If your going to have a company that makes product for the consumers HAVE A BETTER RMA SYSTEM!!!!!!!! or atleast give email accsess to someone else while the main person is on vacation You may have lost my services after this experience!!!!

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Quiet runner4/26/2011 4:50:08 PM

Pros: If i had more room in my case for more of these i would load them up cleaning them is easy cause its detachable fan blades, which is really sweet design. and its super quiet. i was searching all over the interent for quiet fans and i tell ya its a really good buy!!

Cons: gotta be very careful when detaching the fanblades they seem very cheap and flimsy if you follow the directions you would have a problem with anything though

Overall Review: if it wouldnt void my warrenty i stich these in my power supply that fan is the loudest

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Great board, S****y Suport2/18/2010 3:05:23 PM

Pros: Like I Wote in my old reveiw when i first got this board its great does everything i want it to do, games are awsome on 2 9800 gtx+ in sli mode

Cons: The s****y asus support. i had a problem when the usb ports just stop working, so i called up asus and sent it in and cause theres a small surface scrach on the board they wont repair it cause the scratch leads to the usb controller. Ummm ok you can look up the scamatics on that board and they have nothing to do with the usb ports where the scratch is. THATS WHY It WORKED For A YEAR WITH NO PROBLEMS, all i did was move from one house to the other. so they want me to pay 140 bucks to repair it when i cant get it cheaper off here MAKE TONS OF SENSE.

Overall Review: My other thoughts are look over your own board when you rma something to these guys if theres a small scratch dont waste your time and money. im runninging there S****Y p5gc-mx 1333 board till i get my old board back and ill just use usb 2.0 pci card

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Cant Go Wrong1/15/2010 7:14:01 PM

Pros: Cheap for a 1gb stick. Put this stick on my laptop instantly noticed a increase in speed and increase on Frames Per Second on older games i play. i only had 512mb running xpsp3 and it was soooooo slow!!!! and put this in and now imrunning vista no problems. I Will Deffenently Be Buying Another Stick Next Pay Check!!!!

Cons: Shipping took longer then 4-7 days on the egg saver shipping. i chased around the mail man for 4 days and he was getting annoyed lol...

Overall Review: laptop Averatec 6200 series Amd anthlon X64 3000+ 2.0Ghz Windows Vista X64 Business 1.25Gb Of Ram

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Love it could't ask for anything better3/18/2009 12:38:25 PM

Pros: well great speed dont even need to overclock it... work right out of the box...handles everything on my computer GREAT

Cons: the stupid fan heatsink design who ever made this design should be found and shot... it a pain to get the fanheatsink to sit just right for maximum cooling efficency.... just think when you think you got it right one corner pops out it get very aggervating

Overall Review: Running: ASUS P5N-D Microsoft Windows Vista Business SP1 64-bit RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 8GB DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 2 PNY 9800 GTX+

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Its Windows What Else Are You going to Expect3/18/2009 12:32:14 PM

Pros: Well it wasnt scratched thats a plus.... and my dvd drive read it just fine

Cons: well its windows so dont expect nothing to big. but it was a gamlbe cause people were complaining about the disc being scratched but mine was perfect condition!!!!

Overall Review: i only got this operation system cause im running 8 gb of memory so i needed the 64 bit edition and cause of the newer games coming out today Running: ASUS P5N-D Microsoft Windows Vista Business SP1 64-bit RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 8GB DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 2 PNY 9800 GTX+

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Great power supply for the money3/18/2009 12:27:22 PM

Pros: Runs both my 9800 gtx+ perfect no problems with No lack of power. alot of extra plugs for more accesories...

Cons: none that i can think of?????

Overall Review: if your looking for a cheap power supply for your money this is one of the few that will meet your needs. Running: ASUS P5N-D Microsoft Windows Vista Business SP1 64-bit RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 8GB DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 2 PNY 9800 GTX+

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Great SLI Board2/24/2009 4:33:33 PM

Pros: Well This Board is Great For SLI, handles all my games fluidly. works right out of the box. One major thing about ASUS motherboards do the bios up date, use the software utility that comes with the motherboard. You will not have any problems with this board when you do the update. I'm running 2 9800 gtx+ and yes the sata ports are covered a bit, but that why asus gives you a sata cord that is bent 90 degrees so you don't have a problem with the card squishing the cable, the guy that wrote a review and said that he had to go out and buy a PCI sata card wasted his money then cause he obviously didn't look in the box at that cord.

Cons: Battery is blocked by Both video cards, but when do you actually need to screw with the battery? When you have a portable device, or something of that matter plugged into your computer's USB port when you turn it on, it tends to hang at the post screen cause for some reason bios is trying to detect it. ASUS Needs to come out with a bios update to fix that.

Overall Review: Don't listen to everyone else that rates this board poorly. Its probably cause there running a hardware that's incompatible with this motherboard, ASUS does have a qualified vender's list of parts that were tested in this board that work just fine, so obviously people that are complaining about this board might just be complaining cause they bought incompatible hardware. Running: ASUS P5N-D Microsoft Windows Vista Business SP1 64-bit RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 8GB DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 2 PNY 9800 GTX+ Please Note If Running Vista and SLI, download that latest Nividia Forceware Drivers (That's the only way to read SLI) If your Going to play lots of games, download a third party fan speed control software, and turn up your fans cause they will not turn up all by there selfs!!!! one other thing if running vista and running the nivida forceware software, the computer crashes if you run the hardware monitoring progra

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