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Pros: Perfect USB powered 120mm fan. I like the variable speed control. I used this in a cabinet where my desktop computer was located. Recently I actually attached it to the exterior rear grill on a valve power amp to provide air circulation without having to hard wire a fan. Works perfectly in both cases.
Fan is quiet and doesn't vibrate or whistle.
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Pros: Fast and lightweight
Cons: Doesn't make coffee
Other Thoughts: I have an 840 EVO and with two firmware updates I finally have a reliable drive .. as long as I access the data all the time. With the 850 EVO Samsung has figured out their reliability problems and made a fast, power efficient drive that I don't expect to have problems with.
The 850 EVO was a great price for 256GB. It installed in my T420 without problems. The T420 had a 360GB spinner and the SSD was a major improvement.
Pros: Great inexpensive board. Has the features I wanted (SATA 3, Socket 1150, PCIe3) without a lot of extra expensive features (no RAID or overclocking). Works with Intel i5-4690S CPU out of the box (BIOS version FB) although I did update it to the latest BIOS (FE). I had revision 2.0 of the board.
Worked with my existing RAM (Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1333) and Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti with no issues.
Cons: Doesn't overclock even with a K CPU (not a legit con since I knew it didn't overclock).
Only has 4 USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0 on back panel (with 4 USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0 front panel headers)
Only supports Crossfire, not SLI.
Doesn't allow me to manually set the core multiplier even though I have the option in the BIOS. What I mean is that under load, the CPU I used turbo's to 3.5 GHz. Single core turbo is 3.9 GHz. I set the four cores to 3.9 GHz in the BIOS regardless of load but the CPU still "only" turbo's to 3.5 with four core load. This is because I have the Enhanced Intel Speed Step enabled. If I disable that option, I get 3.9 GHz speed regardless of CPU loading. Thus, I can have "auto" turbo control or forced high freq turbo - not both. This is not a real "con" just something I noticed.
Other Thoughts: Great board. Does exactly what I needed it to do - run my i5-4690S CPU at low power draw, high freq 3.5-3.9 GHz and remains stable. No motherboard related crashes.
Note that I am dual booting Windows 7 for my games and Mac OS X for my DAW / Logic Pro X workstation. No problems with Mac OS X install, no stability problems at all.