Date Joined: 06/06/06
Pros: I've been using it for 2 weeks and it works great, no issues. You can't go wrong with Intel NIC, plus having the USB ports is a great bonus.
Overall Review: Very satisfied. It comes from China so be prepared to wait about 10 days, that's how long it took to ship to California.
Overall Review: By far the easiest and best case I've worked with, plus it's a beauty. Very happy with how it looks and the airflow and cooling options. Recommend highly.
Pros: This is a nice case with no bells and whistles but it does do its job. I like the cable mgmt., I like the blackness, the hard drive cage doesn't seem too bad. I left the 1 fan this case comes with in the rear and added 2 slim 120 fans in the front and 2 normal size 120 fans for the top.
Cons: - Had a hard time re-applying the front bezel. The bezel opening needs to be a millimeter bigger so that it doesn't rub against any optical drives, it was a tight squeeze. Pro tip: Install the front bezel, then install any optical drives you may have by pushing them in.
- Didn't like the plastic brackets that secure the optical drives so I threw them away and replaced them with thumb screws.
Pros: Huge case, plenty of room to work with. Installed 7 hard drives in there with no problems. Plenty of ways to hide cables and wiring.
Cons: I've been building PCs for 12 years and never had a tougher time removing the front and side panels of a PC.
Pros: Very stable, 2 PCI slots, plenty of PCIx slots, great board for an HTPC. I'm using this board with Windows Home Server 2011.
Cons: The only issue I'm having is getting the correct drivers for USB 3.0 for use with Windows Home Server 2011, which is based on Windows Server 2008. I used Windows 7 64-bit drivers for everything else and they worked fine, but I can't get the system to see the USB 3.0 controller.
Pros: Great board, no install issues whatsoever. I never used the CD that came with it, I downloaded all the latest drivers beforehand. Using it as a Windows Home Server.
Cons: No firewire.
Pros: Bought 4 of these for my Windows Home Server, ran the Samsung hard drive diagnostic tool ESTOOL, all 4 drives passed. I don't hear any clicking noise that other users have reported, so far so good.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: Hoping these drives last me a long time, I've always bought WD or Seagate, but the price for these drives was too good to pass up.