Joined on 03/22/01
Great Little Case
Pros: Small and reliable, I've built up to i5-4960 systems in them and the power supply does just fine
Cons: a bit tight with some motherboards
Overall Review: I've purchased over a hundred of these and have only had one bad power supply in the last three years. It's a toss up between this and the 310-150, they are nearly identical, my only issue with them is availability. It may be that Antec is phasing them out as they are both hard to find. Wiring can be a bit tight, but take your time and keep it neat and you won't have any issues. Stock coolers up to i5-4960 fit just fine, some taller ram (the really crazy big heat sink stuff) may hit the hard drive cage.
WARNING: don't buy for uptime!
Pros: Does what it should till you have a problem, performance is acceptable
Cons: warranty is now somewhat worthless, forget redundancy during warranty period
Overall Review: I have several Linkstations (10+) in use for my customers, they work great and I set them up so if a drive goes out, you can pop in a new one with little down time, until now. Buffalo will no longer send you a drive, you have to send the whole unit in which takes two weeks, so much for reduced downtime. When asked why the change to past policy I was told that it was to save money and end users can't figure out how to slide the drives in. They will make no exceptions even though my unit has a total of 100mb of usage and less than 2 hours power on time. To save face with my customer I ate a $70 new drive and replaced it myself, thank you very much Buffalo, I'll still send you the old drive, however, with instructions on what you can do with it... This goes for all their non terrastation NAS's so keep that in mind.
Problematic board, BAD SUPPORT
Pros: nicely built with good features
Cons: doesn't support HDMI audio, nor 11th Gen CPU
Overall Review: purchased 5 of these for some builds, first 2 would not output HDMI audio no matter what I tried. I contacted support they said I was doing it wrong first and that I should reinstall windows, then said I should return all the boards because they all must be bad. Then got in some i5-11400 CPU and this boards will not boot at all, just give 5 beeps on the speaker and nothing. I'm sure support from Asrock will say I did it wrong, it's not like I've built a PC before (3500+ and counting). I probably just don't know what I'm doing...
Great board except one thing
Pros: works well, had 10+ of them with no failures
Cons: Will NOT work with a PCIE 1x WiFi adapter, even an Asus one, I spent over an hour on hold with Asus support only to be hung up on with no help at all. With a WiFi installed the system will not POST. I've verified the problem on several different systems and configurations.
Overall Review: It would be nice if Asus would address the issue...