Date Joined: 01/14/05
Pros: I purchased my first board to build a PC inside a small nintendo case. While it is not completely fanless(the processor heatsync has a fan once added) it is extremely quiet and runs very cool. The DC-In jack saves a ton of space without the requirement for an internal power supply. making it perfect for custom builds in a non computer case.
Video playback is smooth using the onboard HDMI.
The BIOS has some excellent features, such as "fast boot" which boots to windows 8 in under 3 seconds with ssd installed and my favorite, a boot from keyboard/usb feature where you can power on the device by pressing '98' on an attached usb keyboard
Cons: None, although id love to see a similar board from ASROCK that supports beefer AMD processors
Pros: Installed quick and easy and has run perfectly. Included software is nice to determine what you system may be lacking to run blu ray discs.
Pros: Excellent card for the price. not the choice if you're a big gamer but definitely a solid card. Good fit for a media center type PC as its silent/fanless and plays blu ray spectacularly at 1080.
Pros: This is an excellent burner, i user it with Nero and have also made perfect copies with dvd x copy and pinacle. have backed up my entire dvd collection of about 200 discs with maybe 1 or 2 coasters. also burned tons of data discs without fail. Great price and arrived in 1 day.
Cons: none. the price is right and it burns at 8X and 16x as advertized depending on the media you buy. just 1 or 2 coasters out of 200+
Overall Review: check this drive out even if your not on a budget, it outperformed my old plextor drives and my friends sony.