Great beginner/mid range small board12/28/2016 11:23:59 AM

Pros: - Good Gigabyte BIOS - Good I/O & well marked - Seems stable & reliable once up & running (see Cons) - Good for learning basic OC

Cons: - Had to reseat the CPU (i3) 4 times before it would work. I've done many CPU installs and am not sure what happened. It kept getting 5 beep POST code (CPU) & restarting w/no video. I kept trying as I didn't have spares to test with. Pulled CPU, checked pins (all looked good) and reseated. On 4th try and by biasing the chip as far as I could to the front right corner, it worked and has been working ever since through many power cycles and a couple of physical machine moves. - Wish the mem slot was the dual latch type. Tucking one end in then pressing it in to latch is a bit tough.

Overall Review: Good economical entry gaming board

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Good solid mid range case12/28/2016 8:13:29 AM

Pros: - Lots of interior room - Great price - Many drive bays with tool-less drive caddies - Clear lighted fans (blue) look good - Fans are relatively quiet - Has space/mtg for 4 or 5 more fans - Top/front panel USB/Audio convenient when set on floor/under desk - All front panel cables well marked

Cons: Not so much 'cons' as nitpicks! - PCI covers are knockouts - Wish plexi side plate didn't have fan/vent holes slots - Detracts from view and fans in those locations would rarely be needed. - My rear fan is clicking occasionally - Blade seems to be hitting LED mount. - Hopefully will eventually 'self 'clearance' !

Overall Review: Overall a very good beginner/mid level case. Good tolerances, lots of extra screws supplied, and good usable documentation.

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