Date Joined: 01/26/05
Pros: For a BT + WiFi adapter, it's cheap
Install and setup was a breeze
BT has good range and WiFi seems to have good speed
Cons: None that I have found
Overall Review: Downloaded latest AX200 drivers from Intel, and they both installed in seconds with no issues. The only issue I had with install (and not an issue with the Fenvi card) was that my M.2 WiFi socket was under the video card. Fortunately, this thing is so thin that the two can coexist just fine. I needed the M.2 card so I could free up a USB port that was occupied by a BT adapter. It has way better range than the USB adapter.
I don't use WiFi normally, as I have an Ethernet connection available. I did check it out, though, and the signal strength is good and a speed test easily maxed out the 200M connection from my ISP. I haven't tried a LAN speed test.
I would definitely recommend it.
Pros: They successfully move bits back and forth
Cons: None so far
Overall Review: I go back and forth on the retention clips. Sometimes I curse them and sometimes they give me a warm, fuzzy feeling. I'm on warm, fuzzy right now. I got a great deal on these, as they were on sale.
Pros: Super fast
Runs pretty cool in my limited tests
Overall Review: I shopped around quite a bit for an NVME drive. I settled on the ADATA after reading about the extreme temperatures that a competitor's drive exhibits. I ran CrystalDiskMark (4 GB) on this thing, and the temperature never budged off of 35C, and that's without the heat spreader.
Pros: The price
Comes with 3.5" HD caddies
OK cable management for a cheap case
Good assortment of fan install points.
Cons: I found a number of metal burs from the machining process. Some of them were sharp, so watch out for those. Also, if they happened to fall onto your MB or something, that could cause issues, although that's not likely.
The front panel is NOT "easily removable" as the documentation says. I had an Antec case before this, and it's front was dead easy to remove. I always feel like I'm about to break one of the tabs trying to remove it.
The documentation is not very good. It tells you nothing about the front panel cabling. I figured it out in the end, but I'm still confused as to why there are TWO USB 2.0 header connectors for ONE USB 2.0 port. I connected them both, and the port works. *shrug*
Overall Review: I was on the fence between 3 and 4 eggs. The price and the fact that my "cons" are relatively minor pushed me up to 4. I'm not 100 percent sure I would buy this case again, but I would consider it.
Also, I'm perplexed about the empty USB holes on the front panel. I wish there was some easy way to add ports to those holes, but I see no easy way to do that.
Pros: Great that Intel finally enabled HT on their mid-range products
Overall Review: Hey...I was coming from a Core i5-750, so this thing is like a supercomputer to me. Stock Intel cooler is fine for my purposes, but I'm not a gamer, so YMMV.
Pros: Good price
Ummm...it moves air.
Overall Review: I would buy it again.
Pros: The price was good.
It has two M.2 storage slots, plus plenty of SATA3 ports.
Cons: I wish it had more USB ports, but that wasn't significant enough to knock an egg.
It didn't come with a side of nachos.
Overall Review: Overall, I'm please with the board. It's paired with an i5-10400 and everything is working fine. Also using an ADATA M.2 NVME drive, which is nice. I like it having the M.2 WiFi/BT slot. I may pick up one of those soon.
The BIOS is fairly easy to navigate. I got a couple of 2TB HDDs setup in RAID1 smoothly enough.
I would buy this board again, and definitely recommend it.
Pros: Super easy to setup. Hasn't dropped connection yet.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: Picked this up for my sister for Christmas. She needed a basic, 11G router for her work laptop. I set it up for her in about 10 minutes. She's loving it, and has reported no problems.
Pros: It burns disks successfully, every time.
Cons: None, so far.
Overall Review: I have 4 of these things between work and home. Not a problem with any of them in Windows or Linux.
Pros: Fast and cool, like the subject says. This thing idles barely above room temperature.
Overall Review: IMO, this is still the best price/performance in the Intel line.
Pros: Solidly built. Good fans that are quiet (but see cons below!). I like the cable-management area...convenient place to stuff unused cables. Lots of drive bays. NO LEDs!
Cons: I hate the fans cables! 4-pin Molex-type connectors with only two-wire connections. Two wires = no monitoring! This dropped the rating from 5 to 4.
Overall Review: This is a good case, overall, if you can live without the fan monitoring. I can live without it, but I'd prefer to have it.
Pros: Fast and quiet. Granted, I haven't had it for very long.
Pros: It has plugs on both ends and wires in between.
Overall Review: It's a cable. What else can you say?
Pros: Small. Decent build quality.
Cons: Awkward menu navigation. Very limited browsing options.
Overall Review: I bought the Zen Stone Plus based on good reviews on NewEgg. We've ended up being disappointed with the product, mainly due to its extremely limited options for browsing music. Spend the extra $20-30 and get the Zen V.
Pros: It just works.
Cons: I don't like how loosely the cap on the USB connector fits. It's only a matter of time before I lose it. Not a huge deal, but keeps it from getting 5 eggs, IMO.