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Mark R.

Mark R.

Joined on 01/27/17

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Super easy to install, dead silent, great cooler!

Noctua NH-L9x65, Premium Low-Profile CPU Cooler (65mm, Brown)
Noctua NH-L9x65, Premium Low-Profile CPU Cooler (65mm, Brown)

Pros: Top quality packaging, install guide, and build quality. MUCH quieter and better cooling than intel stock.

Cons: Expensive, but quality products usually are.

Overall Review: Great choice for HTPC and other applications that require low profile cooling

My go to heatsink prep kit

Arctic Silver Arcticlean Thermal material Remover & Surface Purifier ACN-60ML (2-PC-SET)
Arctic Silver Arcticlean Thermal material Remover & Surface Purifier ACN-60ML (2-PC-SET)

Pros: Easy to use, does a great job.

Cons: Not as cheap as rubbing alcohol

Stable and FAST!

ASUS USB-AC68 AC1900 Dual-band USB 3.0 WiFi Adapter, Cradle included
ASUS USB-AC68 AC1900 Dual-band USB 3.0 WiFi Adapter, Cradle included

Pros: Easy windows 10 install (with driver's from Asus Website). Fast connection to my router with over 500 Mbps throughput.

Cons: Not as fast as the similarly priced pci-ac88, but much easier install on doesn't use up any precious PCIe slots. Cable for desktop cradle could be a little longer. Does not support DFS frequencies, but i'm nitpicking.

Overall Review: If you have room for the PCIe version and have a router with 4x4 AC go for it, but if not this one is a great choice.

Good value, great build quality

ASRock Z170M Extreme4 LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock Z170M Extreme4 LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Packaging, Manual is clearly written, Quality control appears to be top notch. Zero issues.

Cons: Be aware this is a "full size" micro-atx board, larger than many. Fit my micro-atx case, but I had to remove a drive cage to get it in.

Genuine Intel I350-T2 V2 accept no alternatives

Intel Ethernet Server Adapter I350-T2
Intel Ethernet Server Adapter I350-T2

Pros: Superfast, well packaged, comes with both standard and low-profile brackets.

Cons: None