Joined on 05/10/17
Great Mini Tower
Pros: - small and lightweight - enough room for a big GPU around 8'3 inches in length for the graphics card. about half an inch of space before it touches the back panel - USB 3.0, Audio,Mic, - If cable management is done correctly great airflow - Can fit a 12mm fan into the side with a bit of modification. - Can fit a regular Power supply and still have room for CPU water cooling and good GPU
Cons: - Not enough place to hide cables behind, really need to be good at cable management for it to have great airflow - Blue Power light ( I wanted red xD )
Overall Review: To improve cable management purchase those power supplies with the removable cable so you only use the cables you need and save yourself a headache and time on cable management. There is enough space between the cover and the case to put a 12mm fan in between the cover and the front case, With a few mods a 12mm water radiator can be fit and have room between the MOBO and the actual fan. There is some hex holes that let airflow move smoothly and still have space for the larger GPU's
AMD what else to say
Pros: - Great speed - great cache memory - OC (Get water cooling) - quad-core
Cons: - No integrated graphics
Overall Review: I've owned Athlon before never had issues for mid range gaming. Pair with a juicy GPU and will run games smoothly, However if your looking to pair this up with a integrated graphics MOBO(MSI A68HI AC FM2+) get an A series as the Athlon doesn't come equipped with it. Did this mistake and now will be spending a few extra bucks on a dedicated graphics card.
Awesome little board
Pros: - small fitted into my Cooler Master Elite 110 RC - built in wifi, bluetooth -integrated graphics -7.1 Audio
Cons: - none so far, just wish they listed more info and specific cpus to unlock the integrated GPU.
Overall Review: For anyone, who might not know or found out until later like I did, the Athlon CPUS won't unlock the integrated graphics, I purchase the AMD Athlon X4 860K thinking it would work for the GPU since reading the MOBOS description it said it needed a FM2+ CPU. Little did I know it would only be available with the A series. Use this official MSI page for compatible parts and GPUS. Since I cant return my Athlon going to wait until next week to purchase an integrated graphics, its not really the end of the world if you got the wrong chipset, you're just going to need to spend around $100-$150 for a good GPU. I'll be pairing this MOBO with my Athlon x4 and a MSI GeForce GTX 950. Will mainly be playing older titles from ps3 era and some lightweight newer games.