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Pros: I received a Dud, failed after a few months. Corsair replaced it with a new unit(1 wk turnaround). Works fine otherwise. nice assortment of bundled cables.
This power supply replaced an older unit that had problems with my Haswell board.
Cons: the fumes when opening the package are quite strong. you may want to air it out a few days.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: With minor modification, this can fit 10x 3.5" drives plus a few more SSDs. I'm using an ATX motherboard, with SAS RAID controller, video tuner/capture board and full length dual-slot graphics card, and 240mm radiator(mounted externally). I also added extra slot fans for the SAS controller and video tuner. It's all a bit noisy under load, so I run this in a closet.
Cons: Steel sheetmetal is thin and the case flexes even when not fully loaded. For hometheater application, thicker gauge metal can cut down on vibration and resonance, especially important when multiple hard drives are used.
The 5.25" half-height bays are obsolete and would be better used for additional 3.5" bays(which I modified as), or slimline 5.25"(Silverstone sells an adapter).
Other Thoughts: a bit expensive for a traditional horizontal "desktop" layout, with black cosmetics for "home theater" use.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASUS P9D-M Micro ATX Server Motherboard LGA 1150 DDR3 1600/1333
Pros: plenty of PCI-E expansion slots
Cons: not enough PCI-E lanes in this CPU family
Other Thoughts: to the previous post: the plastic socket is X16 length, but the electrical interface is X8. An X16 card will only run at X8.READ FULL REVIEW