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Anthony H.

Anthony H.

Joined on 06/26/08

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Great board

ASRock H370M Pro4 LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel H370 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock H370M Pro4 LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel H370 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Price is fantastic. Has all the ports I needed. I don't game so onboard video was a plus, especially the HDMI port. I also chose this board specifically for the chipset as I don't need to overclock. Using an i5 8600 with 16GB RAM. No issues on the installation either. Everything worked first time around. All case wires were easy to install as well. I set mine up for RAID 0, but using an SSD for boot drive, which was super easy as long as directions are followed exactly.

Cons: I purchased a Noctua cooler. The edges are very close to the capacitors and installing was not as easy as the stock would have been.

Overall Review: I would buy this again. I upgraded from an Intel Core Duo2 and was able to run Skyrim so even without overclocking most games within the past few years should still run fine. I only upgrade about every 8-10 years and I feel this one will last a good while. I was skeptical about the Asrock brand as they used to be "cheap" when we used them in system builds many years ago. The quality is on par with any other top brand board now days.

Very nice

Logitech Z200 PC Speakers, Stereo Sound, 10 Watts Peak Power, 2 x 3.5mm Inputs, Headphone Jack, Adjustable Bass, Volume Controls, PC/TV/Smartphone/Tablet - Black
Logitech Z200 PC Speakers, Stereo Sound, 10 Watts Peak Power, 2 x 3.5mm Inputs, Headphone Jack, Adjustable Bass, Volume Controls, PC/TV/Smartphone/Tablet - Black

Pros: Excellent sound quality. My previous $10 speakers were starting to get static and one would work about half the time. These were a great upgrade for use in my bedroom. They can get loud! I also like that the volume control is a much larger than on cheaper sets. It is smooth to turn. The tone control on the side is another nice option.

Overall Review: Would definitely get these again!

Better than stock

Noctua NH-L9i-17xx, Premium Low-Profile CPU Cooler for Intel LGA1700 (Brown)
Noctua NH-L9i-17xx, Premium Low-Profile CPU Cooler for Intel LGA1700 (Brown)

Pros: Works better than stock. I am using with i5-12400 and my temps stay under 30. I don't game so the processor doesn't get as hot as if I did. Fan is quiet. With SSD and three case fans my system still makes zero noise.

Overall Review: I would use it again. If you're a gamer then you want to go with something a bit better. For anyone else this will do just fine.

Good mini-ATX case

SilverStone Sugo Series SG12 SST-SG12B-V2 Black Refinement of Classic Small Form Factor Case
SilverStone Sugo Series SG12 SST-SG12B-V2 Black Refinement of Classic Small Form Factor Case

Pros: I like the box shape. Simple front design with standard power/reset. Surprisingly lots of space for 3.5" and two 2.5" drives.

Cons: Only one USB in the front. Not a big issue since there are several on the MB. Somewhat pricey for basics HDD install could be a bit friendlier

Overall Review: Nice case overall. I started using fully integrated MB's a few years ago since I don't game and don't need a overpriced video card. Space started becoming an issue with a mid-tower so I decided to start the de-cluttering process. I like the shape of this case. Does not take up much space. If using a low profile heat sink there is absolutely no issues with P/S and space.

Can't beat free

PlayStation Plus - 3 Month Membership (Email Delivery)
PlayStation Plus - 3 Month Membership (Email Delivery)

Pros: Free, let's me try out a few games I would otherwise buy.

Overall Review: I would buy something else just to get this free again.