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Pros: I haven't built a PC in probably 13 years. This was incredibly simple. I just unboxed everything, and followed the quick start guide, and everything went together flawlessly. Having read a lot of the reviews for this product, I see where people are having problems - because they aren't following the instructions - such as installing the memory in the "first two sockets", rather then the two yellow sockets. Follow the directions and it just WORKS.
Also - all you "short cable nay-sayers", the two SATA 3 6 GB ports are in the MIDDLE of the motherboard. This makes connection really easy! I didn't even have to use the cable that comes pre-snaked through the frame.
This baby is QUIET!
Cons: I wish it had wireless - I've ordered a separate wireless card, should take care of that. Unfortunately, Newegg doesn't carry the standard Shuttle wireless adapter that doesn't need either of the PCIe slots. This isn't worth taking an egg off for.
Other Thoughts: This isn't an über-gaming machine. C'mon, it's a sandy bridge - 2 generations behind the latest. I built it as my HTPC.
I built it with an i3-2120T - only 35 watts!
Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 rpm
ASUS 24X DVD Burner
Running under Ubuntu 12.04.2 64 bit.