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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Compact, yet rock-solid5/24/2016 10:29:19 PM

Pros: This is one of the few dual-socket LGA 2011 boards in existence that will fit into an ATX case. I'm using it with dual Xeon E5 processors and 128 GB of memory. This system has been a rock-solid Linux workstation.

Cons: Integrated graphics barely acceptable for a KVM, but unusable for a workstation. Needs an add-on video card unless it's in a rack. Built-in audio requires expansion card (ASUS MIO).

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Very neat cabling3/22/2016 8:55:51 PM

Pros: The cabling channels hide cable bundles, so it's really easy to get a very clean build. Fans are completely silent. Sound-deadening material on the sides. No optical bays.

Cons: Steel, not aluminum, so it's heavy. Fingerprint magnet.

Overall Review: The inside of my PC looks so nice and neat that my only regret is not buying the window version of this case.

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Verified Owner
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Cheap and compatible with high-efficiency PSUs3/22/2016 8:52:12 PM

Pros: Works with my high-efficiency power supply. The cheaper square-wave units sometimes have trouble with this. This one on the other hand has a stepped sine-wave approximation, so works well. Supported by NUT on Linux.

Cons: USB connection is flaky and periodically drops and reconnects. This is common with other manufacturers' UPS too though.

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Good basic video for a Linux workstation3/22/2016 8:47:49 PM

Pros: Works with nouveau out of the box. I'm not using any of the 3D capabilities, so can't speak to those, but it's a great way to drive dual monitors under Linux with completely open-source drivers.

Cons: Not fanless, so the fan might start squeaking with age. So far it has been silent though.

Overall Review: My video card included the adapters that the other reviewers were missing.

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