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MSI Cubi-003BUS Intel Broadwell U PCH-LP 2 x 204Pin SO-DIMM Intel HD Graphics Black Mini / Booksize Barebone System
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: The size of this computer is insanely small. It can be hidden extremely easily behind a monitor, TV or any desk or shelf. Easy to install with only 4 screws to take apart.

Cons: Can think of any at the moment. Is working well for me.

Other Thoughts: Currently using this to make my TV smart. I was always turned off by the so call smart TV as they are slow and take forever to switch to an app, but that for another review. So my primary purpose of this machine is to surf the web, stream movies and light office work. It is fast enough for anything that I throw at it. I was originally going to get the NUC N3700, but saw this was 1/3 cheaper and had the same speed as the NUC counterpart with the N3700 CPU.

So here is my build. Not much to get as I had all parts as spares.

Patriot mSata 64GB SSD
750GB HDD 2.5"
4GB Ram 1.35v

MSI H81I LGA 1150 Intel H81 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs 2nd Review From My Previous DOA 04/15/2014

This review is from: MSI H81I LGA 1150 Intel H81 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Great low price and it packs good features for an itx board. 4 sata ports and is good for a low budget build.

Cons: The first board I received was DOA, but after receiving the 2nd one it has worked great for 2 months now. The only thing that I would improve on this board is the internal USB 3.0 connector. It falls off easily as other has mentionn.

Other Thoughts: I had rate it again as I only gave 1 star the first time and now the 2nd one is working perfect.

Athena Power AP-MP4ATX30 300W SFX-12V ATX-12V eMachines, HP Upgrades/Replacement Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Price and form factor was the only pro I can say as it fit the bill at them time of my small itx build. That is where the positive quickly end.

Cons: When I first installed the unit I noticed a wining noise and I thought it was either my video card or cpu fan, but after switching out parts of my build I diagnosed it to the power supply. The noise is really bothersome, it makes me want to throw the computer against a wall.

The worst part about is that I contact the manufacturer since I was out of the 30 day return policy, they offered no help and stopped responding to my E-mails. The worst customer service ever I have experienced in a long time.

Other Thoughts: Do not buy this brand, they will not take care of you if the power supply is having issues.


Ken H.'s Profile

Display Name: Ken H.

Date Joined: 09/01/05

  • Reviews: 15
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 02/20/08
  • Last Review: 11/24/15
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