AWESOME! With caveats. Read carefully.5/21/2021 11:19:47 AM

Pros: Nice and small - see cons Fits ATX Motherboard - see cons Holds a pair of SSDs in front of the MB facing the window - see cons Has three front panel 120mm fan slots. - see cons Front RGB light.- see cons Front power panel is on top to provide more room - 1-usb3 and 1-usb2.0 Has vent holes - see cons Has removable 3.5 drive bay mount behind motherboard tray. - see cons.

Cons: I knew beforehand this was going to be a big pain in the behind case. It was highly discounted and the reviews weren't positive on all of the web sites I checked. Nice and small: You need a standard power supply. The larger ones won't fit. The side panel lip it catches on is slightly cut out on the end where the power supply mounts. My standard sized power supply wouldn't fit directly into the case. I had to put it in at an angle and twist it around, while overcoming the PSU rails on the bottom of the case. It did finally fit tightly, but it fits. Fits ATX motherboard: Mine did not fit as it had a shroud over the rear panel, plus my rear panel plate in installed on the motherboard already. The shroud hung over the edge of my motherboard and the mounting screws wouldn't align as the shroud was bumping the case on both sides of the motherboard. Holds a pair of SSDs on a raised part on the motherboard tray: I mounted two SATA 3 LED SSDs for extra bling, but the one SSD was blocking the SATA ports for my SATA LED SSDs. So I can't use them. I am currently looking for sata cables with 90 degree connectors that point upside down, so I can get access to 2 of the 3 top sata ports of my motherboard. Make sure your motherboard has SATA ports that point straight up, so you can get access to the ports for SATA SSDs. Has three front panel 120mm fan slots: They are designed to mount behind the front bezel. The LED strip is in the way. You should be able to mount the fans on the inside, standard fan screws should be long enough. If you mount the fans behind the bezel, you may have interference from the LED mounting hardware, and low airflow from the front bezel blocking air flow. Airflow will likely be restricted as well, if fans are mounted inside the case, as they is only a small section of grill for air to flow. Vent holes: The metal is stamped in a pattern, and there is a small amount of airflow available. It would have been nice to stamp them deeper for more airflow. Has removable 3.5 drive bay mount behind motherboard tray: There is little room for wiring. I added several RGB lights, so there is little room for all of the wires. I bought a modular power supply, so I was able to remove 4 cables from system. I decided to not use the hard drive tray, so that freed up a little more room.

Overall Review: This is a decent case overall for the price I paid, and works very well. Just don't use it for a high end computer or you will likely have airflow issues. If I had to pay full price for this case, then I would have definitely purchased a different case. There are a great many other cases I would have chosen, with may more features and higher quality in its price range.

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Awesome3/7/2021 5:51:59 PM

Pros: I can't believe how well this works with me new Asus GT-AX11000 router. I get full 60MB/s downloads where I struggled to go past 12 on last router/wifi. The range is insane. I used to have to need a repeater to reach the full length of the house (70 feet). now I get 4-5 bars on the other end of the house. I'm sure a lot has to do with the router. But it works insanely well.

Cons: Price, but I still think it is worth it in the end. It's big and bulky. But it comes with and extension and a stand. so it helps a little on my laptop.

Overall Review: I definitely would buy this again, even if I have to pay full price. Now, if they an shrink this down to a stub, like my old slow usb wifi card, I'd be ecstatic.

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Does not work well with newer Ryzen 3000XT series CPU.3/7/2021 5:43:04 PM

Pros: Cheap.

Cons: Doesn't seem to support the 3800XT I purchased and my overlcoked RAM. I tried manually adjusting the RAM, but the motherboard won't let me go past 1.300 volts for DRAM voltage. I set it to XMP and it says 1.35v as it is rated, but it randomly crashes and it says 1.33 volts for RAM with various monitoring programs. Tech supports says I need a certain BIOS for it to work and it still doesn't work. I call support and they want a RMA replacement. I get replacement with same issues. I luckily come across some X99 intel RAM DDR-2400 @ stock 1.2v and it now works. but it lags a little.

Overall Review: Terrible tech support that just wanted to pass the buck. Didn't try to resolve anything other than return it, and replace. Zero diagnostic at all. The forums helped me diagnose and the consensus was XT wasn't supported properly. Or the memory controller can't keep up with the newer 3800XT CPU and they had to cripple the DRAM voltages to make it work. They have also made a newer V2 of this board and I assume these issues were addressed on V2 of the motherboard as there are no complaints for V2.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Ronald, We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. For the memory setting related issue, please try following. Install 2 x memory on A2 and B2 slots. Load UEFI BIOS setting default. Save and exit. Enter BIOS again. Load the XMP Profile (BIOS, OC Tweaker, DRAM Configuration, Load XMP Setting [Profile]). Set the DRAM Frequency manually to 2400 Save and exit to test. If it’s worked stably with 2933, then adjust 3200 to test. Please also visit link below memory QVL list for reference. Link : If you have any technical support inquiry, please contact us at We will assist you shortly. Thank you ASRock Support Tech Support Email:
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Been a headache since day 1.2/27/2020 11:20:27 AM

Pros: It only seems to work with basic settings of BIOS. It was the only white board I could find at the time.

Cons: Memory issues. Went through three sets before one worked without constant crashing. Low FPS, I reinstalled windows and even driver. I replaced MB finally after christmas with different brand and my FPS were almost doubled. I put old board back in, and lose FPS again. I now reuse this as server board, RAID won't work for data drives. I enable RIAD mode, then disable CSM as manual and online says, then I'm told to reboot and go back into the BIOS to RaidXpert2 and continue RAID setup. On reboot, I don't get any splash screen, no F2 prompt, nothing, but it at least boots to windows. I upgrade BIOS, reset BIOS defaults, enable RAID and disable CSM again, still no splash screen, no access to BIOS anymore, unless I clear CMOS to defaults again.

Overall Review: It has been getting a lot of BIOS updates and I think that is why memory issues were resolved. Sadly it is over a year old, so no RMA, and not sure of any more updates, especially on this lower end board.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Ronald J., I'm sorry to hear that you have had various RAID and memory issues with this motherboard. All ASUS products undergo intensive quality control, testing and inspections. What you've experienced was not intentional or representative of our brand. When setting up a RAID configuration, it is recommended to do so before an operating system is installed. Based on your description, it sounds like you tried to enable RAID after installing Windows. If you would like help with RAID setup, please reach out to me at and include case #N200283130 in your email for reference. I'd be happy to walk you through the process. Thank you for choosing ASUS! Best regards, Lane ASUS Customer Loyalty – US Support
Has no retail hardware kit.6/14/2019 11:43:42 PM

Pros: Works fine, no problems.

Cons: I purchased this retail kit for the screws and sata cable that I needed, and it was only an OEM drive in a box.

Overall Review: This isn't worth the extra money as you only get a box with it, that you just throw away. Really sad for such deceptive marketing.

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Awesome!6/14/2019 11:24:36 PM

Pros: Fast for price Works great in general.

Cons: None I can think of. It would be nice to have SSD software, but then price would be igher. I never use other's apps anyway, unless I have issues anyway. So far, no issues!

Overall Review: I've had it over a year, plus I purchased a 240GB and 120GB previously, so a good year and half of trouble free Silicon Power SSDs. All SATA III I highly recommend if on a budget.

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Still going strong after 8-years!3/31/2019 4:32:57 PM

Pros: Well, it's 8-years later and still going strong.

Cons: None whatsoever!

Overall Review: Purchased Feb 14, 2011, Renistalled windows in 2013 as SSD got full. Made it a boot drive for win10, and moved all data folders to SSD, 6-years later it chokes on current win10 1809 upgrade, and requests more memory. I uninstall a few apps to deww up room, tell windows 10 upgrade to use data HDD to help with extra memory during upgrade. Backed up windows 10, wiped SSD and reinstalled win10 fresh again, restored only essential apps. 80GB free and going strong for a hopeful 8 more years. (it's on a Gateway, i7-860, AMD 5770.) Also, upgraded to 16GB RAM (from 8GB(4x2gb) so I had to replace all RAM modules) and 1TB SSD data drive upgrade as well. After a good cleaning, it is running fantastic for an old rig I still can't believe this SSD is still going strong without a hiccup.

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Awesome!3/28/2019 6:27:35 PM

Pros: Lasted 2-days short of 7 full years of heavy usage.

Cons: None really. It lasted way longer than I expected.

Overall Review: I switched sata ports for a new drive upgrade and on reboot, it died. It wasn't recognized by diskpart. The bios/boot menu still sees the mac os, uefi OS, and windows boot manager partitions just fine. It was constantly full, and needed to delete files constantly. It was mostly office type stuff, web browsing, mail machine, video, photos, etc.

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Awesome~3/24/2019 1:44:27 PM

Pros: 6-core rig for under $400. M.2 port Wif-wi Bluetooth

Cons: For the price, none! 300-watts PSU with no PCIe power adapter. not really a con as low price.

Overall Review: Added an GTX 1060 6GB (had to get a SATA to PCIe power adapter.) I thought it would fail. But the 1060 6GB only draws 120 watts! And the MB provides 75 watts. (maybe 150 watts, I forget). Also, added PCIe NVMe 512GB SSD M.2 Works awesome. Runs cool, low heat from PSU. Seems very solid. Added an exhaust fan, for good measure, but CPU has under 70c, and video card at 60C on stress test over an hour long. Best bargain. Not sure why other have so many issues. I just bought a second one for my aunt for surfing, media, and web stuff in general. No issues whatsoever. Added a NVMe SSD as well, for better response time as HDDs are unacceptable these days, and SSD was included in budget. Well all budgets.

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Super fast3/17/2019 2:11:33 AM

Pros: Super fast, much faster than I expected for the price it cost. Activity LED light on the SSD so you can see it is working

Cons: None yet. It's only a month old. But had good reviews from others. Except poor support if something goes bad and needs RMA. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Overall Review: I took a chance on this thing. HP seems new to SSD and has mostly favorable reviews. I hope I don't have to come back for an unfavorable review. But I'll be back to review again after a year or so.

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Awesome! and the price is right.3/17/2019 1:58:19 AM

Pros: More than fast enough. M.2 NVME 500GB is the sweet spot of size. Large enough to not fill up over several years of basic computing.

Cons: None for the price!

Overall Review: I bought this for a friends computer. They had a 120GB SATA3 SSD and it was just too full, even with a 1TB HDD with the whole user folder moved to it, to free up the SSD for Windows only. Too bad a great many apps still primarily install to C: and filled it to capacity. Cloned the SSD to this drive with EaseUs ToDoBackup free edition, using the clone feature on an ACER OEM factory system. I couldn't believe it had an M.2 x4 slot on the motherboard. I also couldn't believe ToDoBackup worked on factory clone. Usually there are issues and sometimes you need to buy a backup version or just install generic Windows from Microsoft and have to setup everything yourself.

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AMD just pushes these things too far.7/9/2018 1:43:17 AM

Pros: Great muiltmonitor support. 3DP for my triple monitors

Cons: Unstable. Won't even run 1,200 base clock stable.

Overall Review: AMD just pushes these too hard o try and keep pace with nvidia. I tried to get this thing to undervolt and it still would overheat and throttle to 1,100 MHz at best. I didn't even try to overclock at all. Removed my case side panel and added a fan and same results. The only time it was trouble free was setting wattman to power save mode and lock fps to 30 and it would run between 800-1,100 Mhz. Even then it crashed a time or two. I only keep it for my triple monitor games. although most of my games are single monitor mode as this card can't handle the stress of triple monitors even on lowest graphics settings. With that said, it kept up with my GTX 1080 on my other system, most of the time. Although this card has lag here ant there where the GTX 1080 didn't miss a beat and no locked frame rates.

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Awesome7/5/2018 9:56:57 PM

Pros: Everything I need in a motherboard. Had display [ports for my 2200G APU. My M.2 SSD x4 PCIe 3.0 runs great. Overclocked my 3200 MHz RAM with XMP profile.

Cons: No LED codes for BIOS. Only the top tier board has it. I assumed the Strix board would have it as well. Not any more I guess.

Overall Review: Not much to say. It works great. Lots of overclock options.

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Great bang for your buck.6/15/2018 11:12:47 PM

Pros: Price. $100 and it plays newer games on decent settings. Overclockable, and makes a huge difference. especially on some games being laggy. Runs very cool. Great improvement of the last few generations of AMD chips. I skipped most of them.

Cons: Poor compatibility for 300 series board. Doesn't overclock well. Lots of RAM compatibility issues still even with new 400 series boards.

Overall Review: I highly recommend a 400 series board. I had to fo for x470 as B450 isn't suppose to launch for a month ot two and I can no longer wait. My B350 died and bought this while RMA takes 14-35 days. :( But the 300 series boards aren't fully compatible yet and it is a big ordeal to get this chip to work on any 300 series board. Requires motherboard BIOS update. So you'll need a second chip to update the motherboard on 300 series boards if the BIOS hasn't been updated yet. My 2200G had poor GPU. Had issues getting to 1,500Mhz on GPU. It found my Patriot Viper 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3200MHz RAM, and WOW! What a difference 3200MHz RAM makes on the graphics, plus going from 1,100MHz to 1,500MHz and my games ran smooth for most of the time with minor hiccups throughout the game on some titles. At 2,400MHz RAM and 1,100MHz GPU, the games did fairly well, but lagged on most titles. You'll need to upgrade to faster RAM, and overclock the GPU for best results. Maybe sure to get a decent budget heatsink so you can overclock it. It will be worth it for the extra 20-30 dollars for a good heatsink. But I have to replace this for my Cities: Skylines and a few other games that need the extra hypertheading cores for the simulation. But most basic games it will do well with 60ish FPS on medium setting and medium screen resolution. 720p or 1600 x 900.

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Works as intended.5/16/2018 6:58:13 AM

Pros: Sped up system considerably. Low power draw.

Cons: None, so far.

Overall Review: Used it to clone Dell OEM windows on my new Dell for an emergency boot OS, so I could reinstall Windows directly from MS on my main drive and bypass all of the Dell bloatware. Worked great. My friend's girlfriend had a new slow budget laptop that was very slow. It was just a slow 5400rpm hard drive. I replaced it with this drive and it is usable. I can't believe they sell new laptops with HDDs in them still. HDDs are only good for a secondary backup/data drive. Not the primary boot drive. It took over 1 full minute on fresh install when on HDD and aps took a few seconds to open at best. Now it boots in under 15 seconds and apps open instantly. /rant

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So far, so good.5/16/2018 6:45:48 AM

Pros: Quick easy install. Super fast compared to HDD it replaced. Worked on old Core 2 Duo system.

Cons: None, so far.

Overall Review: Installed on my new Dell Hackintosh to clone my OS X system while I upgraded to a newer version of MacOS and it worked without issue. A friend had an old slow system and had me look at it. After removing 3,000 malware I installed this drive and the system is usable again. She's happy, so I'm happy. We'll see how longevity goes. I'll review again later.

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It works.3/12/2018 6:31:40 PM

Pros: It a BOX to hold my parts

Cons: Very cramped for space. Horrible power button. Some weird flush rocker panel styled reset/power switch, with HDD-LED on the reset side and power-on on the power side. The first one failed on me. The second one seems fine. I've had 4 of these style.

Overall Review: I crammed a high end system in the case (X99, 5920k, 32GB RAM, and GTX 1080) that I added more fans. Two intake and one exhaust. It managed to keep everything cool. overall I gave it 5-stars as I knew what I was getting into and it served its purpose well, with the exception of 1 power switch breaking. I can't take away a star for one faulty switch.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Awesome2/17/2018 10:30:30 PM

Pros: Nice and thin. Spreads out nicely. Temps very low. CPU stays below 60C even stress testing i7-5820k. Used to hover close to 70C.

Cons: None really. It lived up to its reputation.

Overall Review: For people with clumping or drying out quickly. RMA immediately. It should never be thick or dried. I took off my old FX-8320 to sell that I used and it was still a little gooey after a little over a year.

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Doesn't support triple 4k monitors in Surrouund mode.12/17/2017 11:58:36 PM

Pros: VVery good and cool video card. Works great one one flaw. see cons

Cons: Asus decided to alter the video ports for this car. So it has 2 display port video ports instead of the standard 3 display ports. I thought no big deal, it also has 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, so I bought a HDMI 2.0 cable and used it, but it won't run at 4k mode with the display ports at the same time in surround. The best I could do was 3k (1440p) and that was unacceptable. Odd you can't mix HDMI and Display Port together. But HDMI port was the one stuck in 1440p, even when I switched to 2 HDMI cables and 1 Display Port. Newegg was understanding and let me refund for a different model. I am happy!

Overall Review: I only knocked off one egg for it as the card was awesome otherwise. I guess just be aware of mixing video ports on video cards.

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Superb!9/16/2017 3:52:07 PM

Pros: Worked great out of the box. Single sided RAM No heatsinks to get in the way of other things.

Cons: I didn't buy two the first time when they were on sale.

Overall Review: I had a different set of 16gb - 2x8gb - g.skill ddr4-2400 and had crashing/lockup issues. I Pulled this RAM from another rig and placed in this GigaByte GA-Q170M-D3H by itself and zero issues. This version was for Z170 boards. The other was for X99 board.

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Died after a few months.4/17/2017 4:39:45 PM

Pros: Fast while it lasted.

Cons: Died completely. One day nothing at all.

Overall Review: I installed in Aug. 2016 for friend, see friend after x-mass an says computer has error. I get there March and nothing. The thing was used only couple of times. BIOS didn't see it. Won't boot. Install it on my computer and nothing still. Even tried my SATA 3 to USB 3.0 and nothing. Diskpart, diskmanagement, and even crystalmarkinfo reports nothing at all. This is the second Kingson SSDs gone bad. First one was V100 64gb and it was immature firmware. I sent it back and they sent me a brand new one (not refurb) and it is still working great. I sent this V400 back and gain I got a brand new one. Kingston seems to have a good return policy, or they like me a lot. Sadly I have o give it one star as it died so quickly. I will leave another one after a year or so on how new the RMA one lasts.

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Awesome!!!!4/4/2017 4:53:05 PM

Pros: 32GB ram is awesome, 8 core is a plus, 2gb system ram is fine. ips screen is great, no frills OS, android OS7

Cons: Too big. I wanted a 5-inch, but 5.2 isn't a big deal, it just won't fit in my car's compartment with the door closed. Not really a con, but the only thing I was unhappy with. (I knew it before I ordered it)

Overall Review: My last phone was a Samsung Galaxy S4, so I just got a phone similar to it. This far exceeded my expectations. I like that it is just bare Android and not a bunch of bloatware. Carmera is great and looks as good as my S4, maybe better.

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Awesome!10/25/2016 6:49:47 PM

Pros: Worked with my Asus X99-A/USB3.1 motherboard last year (09/16/2015) without a hitch.

Cons: None so far

Overall Review: These were a little expensive at the time last year ($229.99), but I found another user with the same board and CPU, and had these RAM and it was working great for him. So I purchased them and they have been fine so far.

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Front USB only supports USB Flash Drives (UFD)9/30/2016 4:43:19 PM

Pros: Everything is awesome, especially the price. Overclocks my 8320 just fine.

Cons: Only con is front USB only works with USB Flash Drives (UFD)

Overall Review: This is my secondary computer and it shares a monitor with my HTPC rig. Everytime I mplus in any of my keyboards or mice it keeps saying decive not recognized. I have at least 5-6 different brands. Also, my external USB sound card fails the same, as well as, my USB wi-fi adapter. I even pulled a front USB header from my other case and get the same result. Maybe a poor implementation of the from USB 3.0 header and pin assignments or something. Very annoying, but not worth taking off an egg. I chovck it up to new technology and Asus has been making their own motherboard chips lately. i.e. asmedia, and think it needs to mature. The recent Asus drivers nor the windows update drivers are working with it.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Amazingly fast.6/24/2016 9:12:23 AM

Pros: Super fast

Cons: Not black like my old Surfboard modem.

Overall Review: This replaced my old SB2161 Surfboard modem. I was having issues and Comcast said it was my end. I figure this modem was like 6 years old and may have bit the dust. I seen this modem and loved the higher speeds for future proof when we get GigaBit speeds. The next day I retry my modem before throwing it away and it starts working fine. This one was already in the mail. When it arrived I installed it and was amazed how much faster it was. I went from 12MBps downloads to 15.5MBps downloads. I was amazed how much better this is. Maybe my other did have issues? Now I'm ready for Gigabit speed whenever our small city ever gets it.

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