Joined on 02/26/06
My First SSD
Pros: EZ - If you got the right Mother Board it's nothing to install. Been building PCs for decades. If you got the M2 socket and want quality - I've dealt with Kingston products many times and was always pleased. Don't know how fast you want it but I doubt you can go much faster with anyone else. Next is quality and life, don't know about life but other Kingston products did well long term.
Cons: None since install 8/2020
Overall Review: Recommend
Pros: Just built my second one using a Rosewill case. The other was 8 yrs. ago and it serves me well. One thing I really like about these cases are the multiple fans they come with and room for another too. The old one I have is still going strong and the fans are fairly quiet. Another thing I like about their cases are the buttons and various ports are on top and easy to get to.
Cons: None that I've found.
Overall Review: I've built a number of PCs with various cases and the ones I've bought from Rosewill are among the best in my opinion. I'm big on fans to keep them (multiple) cool and they have them in the case and ready. Side panels are easy to remove. Location of the control panel makes it easy to turn off, reboot, plug in USBs, etc.
Great Motherboard with Excellent Tech Support
Pros: Made in the USA (CA) and great tech support. My HD OS went wako and crashed. Since the system was built in 2012 I figured it was a good time to update the MB, Etc. too. I researched all the motherboards (Intel) and decided on this one. Failed to realize the video card was shot too and called tech support thinking the MB slot was bad. Phone call was answered promptly and the guy was easy to understand and helpful but had to pass me to the next level via emails. Emails worked better since I could send pictures too. We went back and forth throughout the day with different trouble shooting steps per support direction. Tech support suggested I plug the video into the onboard HDMI and bingo I've got video. My video card was a quality card so I never suspected. It also has built-in WiFi that works great. I've built all my own PCs and a few for family members over 20 years. This is without a doubt the best motherboard (in it's price range) I've come across. It's got a lot of room for expansion. I'm running two HDs, a 1TB SSD, two DVD drives and soon adding a video card with plenty of room for more (up to 128GB memory). The capacity with a strong power supply is there. I'll never use all it can do. Very pleased!!
Cons: None - Couldn't be happier! May not be the best choice for a simple system. It's got great capacity.
Overall Review: Terrific motherboard built in the USA with terrific tech support by people who listen and talk in terms that are easy to understand. They actually work with you in a personal way. It's a serious board built for those who need quality and capacity for more. I would definitely recommend it to those who are looking for such a solution.
One Great Case!!
Pros: 5-Fans, Great cable management, plenty of room. Truly tool-less. The only tool I needed was for the screws for the motherboard. Very nice HD bays with roller trays and no screws needed. Easy access to power, reset buttons and four USB ports and more, all on top and easy to get to. Cool blues lights. I've built a number of computers and this has to be the best case I've every used. I'm extremely pleased with it.
Cons: If I could find one it would be petty
Pros: This is a quality mobo. Well packaged with very good documentation. A large fold out view with labeled sockets and such. Also show pictures with step by step instructions. The best documentation I've seen with a MOBO. It's designed for the latest technology.
Cons: Documentation is very good but required. The print on the ports is too small to make out. As I said in the pro, it's designed for the latest. SATA drives, plenty of ATA ports but only ONE HD IDE and it's in a hard location facing sideways making it hard to plug in to.
Overall Review: With the Intel Quad (2.4) processor and 4 Gb of ram I expected a lot better performance. My theory is that a new SATA drive with VISTA 64 would help a lot and the legacy HD with XP 32 is a bottleneck. I'm saving for a new drive and have Vista so I'll know soon.