Date Joined: 07/28/01
Pros: I'm running Fedora Linux and everything is working out of the box. Intel GPU, audio, ethernet, extra Renesas USB3 ports, extra Marvell SATA ports.
Comes with USB3 front bracket w/ 2 ports.
Clear CMOS button on board, no need for jumpers.
Cons: DVI is single link only. Only 6 USB ports on back, should have come with adapter brackets for something this high end.
Still getting used to "strange" UEFI BIOS.
Pros: Bought it for a Galaxy S3 and it works great. I only tried it with a USB thumb drive. Haven't tried a keyboard or hub or anything else but it should work. No jailbreaking required.
Cons: These guys should make the MHL/USB combo adapter for $5 and undercut Samsung's expensive cable.
Pros: It works and it's cheaper than the official Apple cable.
Pros: It worked for an IDE
Cons: It powers off a few seconds after I turn it on.
Pros: Works fine, no issues.
Pros: Works fine on my Macbook Air connecting to Dell 30" LCD at 2560x1600. I've tried it on the MB Air running both OS X Lion and Ubuntu 11.10 and both work great.
Pros: This is the best streaming media player I've used. I have a Roku 2 XS and was disappointed.
It plays every video format I've tried including DVD VIDEO_TS dirs with menus. The best part is there is no need for any DLNA junk. Just browse your SMB or NFS server and use the remote like a file manager.
Pros: I programmed it to control my Samsung HDTV, LG Blu-Ray, DirecTV HD DVR, and Denon receiver. On average it didn't program about 2-3 extra buttons used for minor but important features. I used the learning feature for that and it works great. Buttons feel good and they have different shapes and good spacing to make it easy to use in the dark.
Cons: Backlight goes off 10 seconds after the last button push and it doesn't come back on when you hit a normal key. You have to hit the big light button at the bottom.
It didn't have discrete power on/off codes for my TV or Blu-Ray even though the remote has separate power on and power off buttons. I don't know if the discrete codes exist though.
Pros: Using as my OS drive, machine boots super fast and apps start almost instantly.
Cons: SSDs are still expensive.
Pros: Works great, faster than my old CF reader.
Pros: Worked great for about 3 months then it had thousands of bad blocks.
Cons: Useful now since it gives read/write I/O errors copying even 1 byte files.
Pros: The case looks great and has quite a bit of room, the bottom mount power supply seems to make it feel more open. Neither the 5.25" or 3.5" bays require any tools. The 3.5" drive frames are great and make it much nicer to work with inside. The best feature is the built in SATA dock on top. I use this every week for backups.
Cons: Could use a little more room on the "back" side of the motherboard to run all the SATA data/power cables to the back side of the drives. Would be nicer if it had a SATA backplane or port multiplier so that you can just slide the drives and click into place like the dock on top.
Pros: Using a Core i3, ethernet, audio, and graphics work fine in Linux. I connected 2 1600x1200 monitors to the DVI and HDMI ports (using HDMI->DVI cable) and everything worked in Linux (Fedora 14) using the default settings. Both monitors came up and I can move windows from one to another with no tweaking.
Pros: I had to update to the latest kernel in Linux (Fedora 14) but after that everything worked.
Cons: Not cheap, Had to use a Windows computer to upload the firmware the first time.
Pros: Works fine, the case is sturdy enough but not the greatest. Make sure you set your IDE device to master. My DVD-ROM drive was set to slave and nothing worked until I switched it to master.
Pros: Works in Linux (Fedora 14) So far I have only connected 2 DVD burners but they work fine.
Cons: The manual says that you can only have 4 of the total six SATA ports active.
Pros: I'm running this under Linux, so far it's working fine. The machine boots about 3X faster and apps just start almost instantly.
Cons: SSDs are expensive but this isn't too bad.
Pros: I installed Fedora Linux 10 and everything (networking, sound) works fine. I using 2x2GB of Corsair DDR 1066 memory and it runs fine at 1066.
Cons: Only 1 parallel ATA port.
Pros: Great netbook. I installed Ubuntu Linux 8.10 and the Wifi, ethernet, sound are all working fine. It's great having 3 USB ports and a built in SD card reader.
Cons: Display is only 1024x600
Pros: Some of the previous reviewers say it only has 1 SATA power connector. My PS has 2 SATA power connectors and 2 molex power connectors.
It's cheap and it seems to work fine, you can access the screw holes from the other side as well.
Pros: This monitor is great for the photo editing I do and everything else. I'm using it in Linux and everything works fine with my nvidia card.
Cons: Only controls on monitor are for brightness.
Comments: I bought this board along with an Athlon XP 1600 (1.4GHz) and haven't had a single problem.
The best part about the board is that the newegg website listed it as "version 1.3" and I heard that revision had trouble and that board version 2.0 had the much better "N+" BIOS revision. I called up newegg on the phone and the guy sent someone into the warehouse, opened a box, checked the version number inscribed on the motherboard and told me that it was in fact version 2.0 and then updated the web site within 5 minutes.
Comments: I just bought this case since it was a combo special with a Celeron 900. It says "Pentium 4 only" but that just means it has the extra 4-pin 12V connector for P4 motherboards. I put an Abit BX6r2 and Celeron 300A in it and it works fine.
I love how the top and sides slide off, very slick. The only very minor issue is that the power connector to the motherboard could be 3-4 inches longer. Currently I have to drape it over the CPU heatsink/fan.