Very Fast computer for the Money1/28/2020 6:06:48 PM

Pros: Very Fast Processor 16 GB RAM PRICE Can stand up or be set horizontal. Small form factor. Great Cooling and very quiet.

Cons: It's really heavy. Not a con but I had to say one.

Overall Review: I added a PCIe card to this. The case is really nice and commercial feeling. the computer is very fast and well built. The one we received was like brand new. Windows 10 installed

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Easy and Dependable1/28/2020 6:02:18 PM

Pros: Both half height and and full height PCIe Powerful and fast Windows 10 auto detects

Cons: None aware of.

Overall Review: Very good quality and great Price. For Windows computers that don't have WIFI.

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Blazing Fast @ a great price. Worked as Advertised1/16/2020 4:58:47 PM

Pros: Reliable internal controller Extremely Fast. Gen 3.0 x 4 Amazing storage @ 1000 Gigs

Cons: none that I am aware of.

Overall Review: I would recommend this Best Controller in the industry

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Very Fast at 3.1 @ 20Gps per second1/16/2020 4:23:03 PM

Pros: Newer version Faster than first gen @ 10Gps sleep mode to save power Easy to install USB 3.1

Cons: Not backward compatible (3.1 USB only)

Overall Review: These are a must have with an M.2 drive. I use M.2 for my main c drive but I also use this M.2 with my 3.1 USB connection to enjoy two very fast drives together without opening up the case. Just Plug and Play. New drives will need to be formatted through Disk Management System in the OS Win 10 Works great. i have had it for over a week and it doesn't get too hot or doesn't forget the drive if it wakes up after sleep. Very good device.

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Super FLY1/16/2020 4:13:41 PM

Pros: Lighted ram Colors are vibrant but not blinding Ram is amazingly tight and Fast The Look is nice with any color board Great Price Point per GB

Cons: Nothing that I am aware of

Overall Review: One of the Best Kept Secrets among builders that know. G-Skill is a great buy and great durability.

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Not the best sound but works like the real ones.1/16/2020 3:55:52 PM

Pros: They hook up incredibly similar as the originals. They work good at normal Distances Fit and finish is nice charging from the case small and discreet.

Cons: Musical sound not that great but not bad.

Overall Review: With all things, you get what you pay for. These work as tested and not the best sound quality but they are enough for the average listener but discerning ears may want to seek better sound quality, but you will have to pay for them.

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Mini ITX build Recommended.12/7/2019 8:31:13 PM

Pros: -Corsair Quality. Power supplies are not created the same. Corsair will not allow a PSU with Substandard Capacitors and they expect the best. -Small Form Factor- Approved. -Quality parts This is a HEC Build - Platinum is the Highest Quality for pure power delivery over it's 450Watt Range - SFX is specific PSU made for very small ITX cases. -Flat Ribbon Modular wiring for wire management in small areas.

Cons: None that I am aware of.

Overall Review: This is the perfect PSU for a small single video card PSU. Lighting and liquid cooling can be done with this. This is the GOTO PSU for a DIY M-ITX Build where your parts are important and only the cleanest power will do. These are small boxes but they are heavy duty inside.

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Corsair Quality at a Great Price.11/25/2017 6:21:14 PM

Pros: - Fit and finish is nice - lighting is subtle and not in your face. - Very comfortable to wear over long periods. - Noise cancellation is a great addition in a Zen kind of way. - Music quality is good but not for ultra bass rap music. - Mic comes with a cushion cover to control wind noise. - Mic boom is easy to flip out of the way comfortably. - CD Quality sound with an element of surround sound

Cons: - finish could easily scratch or be marked with fingerprints. - Not wireless

Overall Review: - I would definitely put this on my must have list for gamers and for private media listening. To get a better sound you would have to pay hundreds more for the quality. Overall Corsair has kept their reputation for excellence and price. While they might cost a little more than the average headset, the Corsair Gaming VOID Pro RGB/USB Headsets are truly remarkable.

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New and Improved. Really !9/20/2017 6:08:49 PM

Pros: - Upgraded Chemical Capacitors - Higher temp rating with +10 Higher than V.1. - Very heavy PSU. - Very Close Power output Voltage (readings tested.) - Well Packaged and Quick shipping - Best in Class quality

Cons: - Okay.. Did I say, "it is heavy, I think I did"?

Overall Review: So why did they change to the V.2? This is a case of customers response for the V 1. The Picky Enthusiast's of the "Corsair” Brand name won over the Corsair company to make the V.2. Now, don't get me wrong, The First version is a really good power supply, but the V.2 is better by 10 degrees Celsius making higher stability at higher Wattage Rating temperatures. Computer Geek Speak. The CX750M power supply will last longer @ higher loads over the life of the CX750m V2. This is because its higher operating (Load and Temp) thresh hold for the chemical components inside the power supply that have been upgraded slightly. The voltage stays more stable at higher temperatures than the first version one or V.1, so add that extra video card if you want. Please don't misunderstand me, the V.1 is still highly rated for its price, but the price jump of the V.2 is a bonified price increase due to the use of higher rated and more expensive internal parts. Okay, so, the very insistent and picky " Corsair Enthusiasts goaded the Corsair company into upgrading the CX750M temperature rating to a higher Temp. of 40C. This was to fit their finicky tastes and continue also to defend their "Corsair" Brand name and status at high quality trusted brand, but still keeping the CX750M in the Budget (Bronze) Price Range. The difference between the CX750m V1 with this CX750m V.2 is pretty simple, really. It's like turning the car radio to full volume. The cheaper the radio, the more the distortion as you turn it up louder, right? ANSWER: YES. The quality of the music heard goes down, as the volume goes up. This distortion at higher volume explanation, works perfectly for a PC power supplies. The load or wattage needed by your computer system causes heat inside the unit and Spikes or (Distortion) is injected into the almost pure, DC Voltages. This causes breakdown of the chemicals inside the Capacitor, and makes the converted DC Voltages dirtier or more distorted as the load is increased. After all, a power supply converts the AC voltage in your home or office to as cleaner DC Voltage and then steps it down to specified DC Voltages that your PC needs to run. The DC voltages that I read on my instruments were almost spot on. Tolerance: 1/10th of a Volt DC difference on the (3.3Volt @ 3.2VDC) and (12.0VDC @ 12.1VDC). This Version 2 or (2017 Edition) is an upgraded version of the first CX750M Version 1 power supply in the same Bronze Category. Back to the Car Radio analogy. The DC Voltage of this V.2 model has less distortion at a higher volume than the V.1. So, the version 2 last longer and plays louder, with less distortion at higher volume and temperature tolerance standards of 40C. Bronze Category allows for more distortion at higher volumes Final Thoughts: If you want a bargain Power Supply and a great product, go no further, the Corsair CX750M (2017 Edition) is one of the best in the market for the Bronze RATING. Overall, Highly Recommended.

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Lighted Keyboard works great.8/15/2017 1:16:00 PM

Pros: - Extra spring in the keys - RGB variable effects are great - Anti-ghosting for better online play. - It reminds me or other more expensive keyboard in looks only. - It is a good overall keyboard with lights.

Cons: - Membrane keys, not switches. But they added extra spring to all the keys - The feel of the keys remind me a lot of the old dxll black keyboards. - The Wrist Rest is very light and plastic feeling.

Overall Review: I would recommend to someone that wants inexpensive lighted RGB Keyboard. But remember you get what you pay for. This Keyboard operated fine during test, I just enjoy using my Cherry Key Keyboard more. The Key Press is light, but the bounce back is very fast and stable.

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Corsair Quiet Gold - It's worth the money4/10/2017 6:07:47 PM

Pros: - Semi- modular for less cables - The flat cables that come are great for small cases and tight builds. - The Fan spins at Idle but you can't hear it unless you put it up to you ear. - Very Heavy PSU. - Gold Standard Japanese capacitors. - Great Wall - Corsair - (Designer Series. ) collaboration - 7 Year Warranty

Cons: - All wires are black, even on the 24 pin so voltage colors are not known.

Overall Review: MAX LOAD: 516 Watts MAX POWER: 550Watts @ 50C PCIe POWER: 2 sets The Corsair TX-M is a brand new series and a brand new Power supply mill that does most of the work on manufacturing the unit. The Corsair low Noise Rifle bearing fan is almost a black hole of sound. This Power supply would be great for M-ITX builds since those flat black wires can be hidden pretty well.

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Good Budget Power Supply.2/17/2017 10:59:33 AM

Pros: - Nice Build Quality and looks. - Single Rail Voltage transmission - All Voltages showed within 1%+/- on all plugs. - Quiet Fan - Great Product Service from Corsair - Plugs are very well built

Cons: - Not Modular - No Flat Wires. Typical meshed bundle. So make sure you have room in your case to hide wires.

Overall Review: - IF Space is an issue all the wires are permanently soldered to the inner connection of the PSU. - IF you are doing a mid sized build and you have to save some money somewhere this is a safe Power Supply for you. - THE quality is good and made for the last 3 new generations of CPU changes. - The Voltages were all what I expected Very good. - The Fan is silent and good quality. - Packaging is great as usual for Corsair and Newegg. - The item was delivered fast and well. Builder's NOTES: - If you are building a mid-sized gaming case and using the new 270 or 170 and a medium wattage Video card you can be sure it would be a good buy keeping the wattage below 540 watts to keep the Power Supply in good condition for the life of the build. NOTE: 80 Plus (trademarked 80 PLUS) is a voluntary certification program intended to promote efficient energy use in computer power supply units (PSUs). ... Such PSUs waste 20% or less electric energy as heat at the specified load levels, reducing electricity use and bills compared to less efficient PSUs From Wikipedia Data Plain English: White Certification is the First in the line before Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Titanium. Thus how I came to a max Wattage of 540 Watts Max. I Recommend this Product under these conditions.

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Solid Device. Great for medium to light wattage devices11/28/2016 12:05:13 PM

Pros: - UPS Battery back up plugs are widely spread apart for transformer type plugs - 2 extra plugs that are only for surge suppression - Brand is solid in the UPS Power Protection field.

Cons: - Uses Lead Acid batteries. This is normal and safe, but I am looking for them to upgrade to newer type battery solution of storing power. This is only my opinion and the UPS is solid and works great.

Overall Review: - APC has been making UPS (uninterrupted power supplies) for over a decade or more. - Very nice unit for media or retail type Computers, laptops, and Cable Set top boxes with Big Screen TV's. This one can only sustain 255 watts for 30 min or less depending on your unit and current draw. If you have a larger gaming type PC with multiple monitors or water cooling you should consider much higher wattage unit. This is a great product and I would recommend it highly for light to medium power protection depending on the buyer's own needs.

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Charter Cable / Router Approved10/21/2016 10:50:17 AM

Pros: - Fast and Easy Setup - All in One design makes for less clutter - Nice look - Finely Ventilated - Works well Charter Spectrum Internet - Strong WiFi Signal - Gigabit Ethernet x 4

Cons: - 300 mbs. Wireless signal is slow and not recommended for high demand households. - It got warm but not hot during test.

Overall Review: - I would definitely recommend this for a office or low WiFi demand household. - I was able to call in to the Cable Company and give them my MAC address and they hooked it right in. - For low demand households this is a very simple solution or the faster WiFi version might be your next consideration. - All in all if you don't have High demands this is great for you, or if you have a wired home it works great.

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Plump and Fast10/1/2016 10:11:25 AM

Pros: - Nice Packaging with lots of information - Comes with a standard SD Card adapter - Great Price - Newest Class high volume/ high speed

Cons: - Could have issues with older equipment (Newer Class Card) - Thick card so extracting it could be a fight, but you can be sure it won't fall out.

Overall Review: I would definitely recommend you stock up on these at this price. The 4Gb to the Dollar is a great deal. The card is well made and solid. While it is thicker than some it also is harder for it to fall out on the floor or the grass and get lost. The packaging is very nice and the SD Card Adapter is a nice addition. Great deal.

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Great working Device9/28/2016 8:24:53 PM

Pros: - Nice looking - Slider locks well - Great buy - Good Read times

Cons: - You get what you pay for - Dark blue is almost black - Slow Write times

Overall Review: Plugged into a 3.0 USB connection- Crystal Disk Results are as followed. ---------------------Read [MB/s]--------------Write [MB/s]--------- Seq Q32T1..................134.0 .............................19.21 4K Q32T1....................11.17.............................0.122 Seq.......................133.2 .............................21.81 4K.........................9.641 ..............................0.134 I would recommend this for a very low cost device for Personal and Small Office Random Use.

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Beauty is only skin deep. Not Recommended.9/12/2016 7:45:17 AM

Pros: - Small design. - Magnet is strong. - Wide 130-degree lens. - Very nice looking. - Night Vision. - Highly Secure. - Motion Detection.

Cons: - Set up instructions are over simplified. - Set up was problematic at best. - Blue LED is very bright at night. - High security protocols can be tough.

Overall Review: I really do not recommend this item. This was an Item that I was really excited about reviewing until I started trying to set it up. The Security on this system is amazingly good but can also be really problematic for the first time due to connection difficulties and circus like ways of syncing the device to my mobile phone. Setup again caused most of my problems. I generally use my 5Ghz connection speed but after trying to set it up twice I realized it needed to use the Wireless 2.4Ghz on my router and it took me 5 times to get it right. Also holding the phone two inches from the device as it set up was not comfortable as I had already mounted the camera before set up. That was my mistake but I figured that since the instruction manual was so short and easy that it would be simple to set up. If you buy this product, make sure to place the camera next to the router and have your smart phone ready for setup. The QR on the label uses the app from the EZVIZ app so don't use your regular QR scanner. This is a security feature as well but you don’t know that until you try to figure out what you are doing wrong. Setting up to the Phone was the toughest part. According to the instructions you have to keep the smart phone 2 inches away from the camera to sync the device. This process took me several times and honestly I had to stop after the second time and go read some reviews before I got the right idea on what was causing the problem. This is not a bad camera. The 720 HD is not bad and the night vision with motion detection is good. I really didn't expect to get an SD card with the camera since the price is so low. This is definitely not a Plug and Play device. It's a difficult process to set up with the Highly Secure connection process, but I really cannot in good conscience recommend this device even with its almost Bank Security protocol. The look of the device is very Apple looking and can fit in any room as long as its close enough to the router to get the signal. The blue light in the front that shows that the camera is connected and on startled me as I walked into my kitchen to check the door-lock before bed. "Wow, that light is brighter than I thought it was." The blue LED can really get you at first but I guess that could be enough to scare off any intruder trying to access the home at night as they would probably think the Police was already on scene with that flashing light.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hi Derek, We’re sorry you experienced trouble setting up your Mini but are glad to hear you got it up and running. We do have some good news for you. You can turn off the blue light. Go to the “Home” screen and press the > for the camera you want. (The > is above the video on the right side of the screen.) Then, set the “Status Light” to off.We care about the experience our customers have with our products and our EZVIZ Experience Team would love to help you with any other questions you might have. Give us a call at 1.855.MYEZVIZ (693.9849). We love to help! Best Regards, EZVIZ Technical Experience Team
Great board for so many different reasons.8/29/2016 12:06:14 PM

Pros: -Board has been upgraded to latest technology -Amazing power from 3.1 for super charging -Good looking -Layout is good with M.2 above the Graphics PCIeX Slot -Fan header for water pump -Blue LED lit in places to enhance builds' looks -Newest U.2 slot for Intel 750 Raid controls

Cons: -The Color is blue and white only -LEDs are only one color where the Designier has RGB lighting -Accessories can be limiting due to Processors limited lanes available.

Overall Review: I would definitely Recommend this board if you think it's for you. It has so many accessories that you are only limited by the amount of parts you want to plug into it. This is from the processors lack of lanes and not the boards fault. This board has gone through some changes and upgrades and they have been trying very hard to make this the best Z170X that you can buy for this price. The changes have been additions of the U.2 and a few other upgrades from the older version. This latest edition has lighting that is very nice but not too much. There are too many things to cover in one small review but I think that anyone that likes the looks of this new board will find that they have gotten a really nice piece of Technology.

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Buy something else unless you just need a cheap solution to a quick problem.8/9/2016 11:39:45 AM

Pros: - Thin 7mm fit for slim installations - Price is really good - Fast for TLC unit - Rugged metal frame

Cons: - The ssd looks are not the best. (Logo Sticker) - Not the greatest quality.

Overall Review: First Report: (I would recommend this drive to people that need a thin sized SSD on a limited budget. While this is not the best SSD's on the market, they are not bad drives. There have been people that have gotten a bad one, but I have not. (Hence my first rating 4 egg rating) Followup: The next day after tried to use this drive again the computer could not find the drive. I opened "Disk Management" and the DM system found the drive and I reformatted it again. After several times reformatting the drive the computer cannot find the drive on either of my computers that I use normally. I tried to just use it as a removable drive for data only but the format seems to work with the Disk Management Software but the disk will not register in the File Finder on Windows 10. The first SSD i reviewed worked fine and still does and I installed in a laptop that is still running Linux. That was the 240GB version. This 480 died.

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Great for a Laptops and Small systems that needs slim 7mm wide SSDs7/5/2016 5:45:42 PM

Pros: -Awesome Pricepoint -Ultra Slim Footprint (7mm.) -Fast Access -Great for replacing that slow Laptop SATA Drive. -Lightweight SSD

Cons: -The look of the SSD decal is not nice -Not great for archiving -It's a 55.00 Drive

Overall Review: You get what you pay for in the Electronics market. This is a very Slim Hard Drive or SSD made to fit very tight spaces inside a closed system like a Laptop or all in one unit that uses very thin, very slow Mechanical Drives. Silicon Power has been around for a long time and this product has not shown any signs of problems and the speed it really great if you are upgrading from a Mechanical drive. Usually those are 5200 RPM drives and not fast at all. This replacement can add a real Turbocharged effect to the way your laptop performs but always remember. You get what you pay for and you can't expect the very best for this price point.

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Does what it says it will do and does it without having a degree in Networking6/5/2016 8:32:36 PM

Pros: - Newest Smart Technology - Small and compact - Strong and smart - Super EASY installation and setup - Wired or Wireless, (you Choose)

Cons: - Instructions could be better. - The Link on the bottom can be confusing as to whether it is an input or an output.

Overall Review: I would definitely recommend this Repeater. I get a bad wireless signal in the back of my house because of the steel mesh that is under my bathroom tile walls. This is almost Radiation proof which would be good in case of a nuclear blast but it stops my WiFi from getting though. This new RE7000 Max-Stream was so easy to set up and now I have full strength WiFi where I once had less than a bar. The Set-up and Mu-Mimo Technology is brand new and makes your set up easier than setting up your router. I love this product and I am keeping it for myself. Great Product. Get one.

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I Love my new AXON-ZTE Smartphone4/19/2016 9:36:46 AM

Pros: -Ease of use -Button are well placed -Screen is very bright and is great even in daylight -Sound Quality is Superb with High Fidelity JBL earbuds included -Picture quality is great and crisp -Battery is good for the whole day -Wifi is fast and the processor is not lagging in any way -Unlocked for different carriers -Nice look and build quality+

Cons: -Slippery in hand with the metal case. Case cover Recommended or Skins like I got for mine -The size can take getting used too. -No Micro USB storage like the Chinese Version of the same phone. -The two outer button on the bottom of the screen is impossible to see unless in low light.

Overall Review: -I recommend this phone highly if it suits your tastes. I discover every day how much I like this device. It is well worth the money if you are looking for a quality Smartphone in this price point you won't be disappointed by the Axon. It can be a bit slippery so I got the Skinomi Faux wood vinyl wrap for it and it enhanced the look and gave me a little better grip on it. The phone is faster than my Samsung tablet and the ease of use makes is something I don't mind carrying everywhere I go. The Screen is positively brilliant in low light or even midday sun. The camera is top notch and the sound of the music is incredible for such a small device. This is a very powerful phone with a lot of style, features, and power. Very Good Product.

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Walkn’Tall for a Windows 10 Tablet Computer3/15/2016 8:34:56 PM

Pros: - Setup is fast and effortless. (But updates are the same as any computer w/ Windows 10.) - Fast loading Full Windows OS 10 HOME installed and Pre-activated - Office 365 loaded one month free - Heavy Design - WIFI b/g/n and 3G Connect-ability - HDMI out - USB and Micro SD ports. (SD Max of 128GB card) - Touch Screen, Touch Pad, inputs. (USB Mouse would be nice but not included.) - Bluetooth compatible - Bright IPS 1280 x 800 Video Touch Screen - Keyboard included is Laptop quality w/ friction spring mount snaps and holds the tablet steady instead of the previous Origami folding cover. - Battery life is updated to 7000mAh Battery. About 4 hours per charge. - Extremely well packaged device with zero movement of parts during shipping and Newegg over packs the box with air bags.

Cons: - 2 MP cameras. Front and Back (Good for Skype and Video with Family, Friends and some Business Calls) Low LUX in medium light. - Heavy as a laptop of its size when Keyboard is attached - Keyboard keys are not for large fingers. Slim to medium sized fingers are fine. - No wired LAN unless you use a USB to LAN adapter that can be purchased. - Speakers can sound slightly hollow, as most all Tablets sound.

Overall Review: Some reviewers have stated that the on-board RAM on this device is too little for this device. But what they fail to mention is that the Maximum amount of RAM for the Z3735F BayTrail Processor is 2 GB maximum according to Intel-Ark Database, so iRULU did give the maximum amount of RAM for this unit to operate with this processor. Scores from Speccy and SiSandra: Processor: Z3735F running average at 1583.3 MHz / 22nm Lithography L1 Data Cache Size 4 x 24 KBytes L1 Instruction Cache 4 x 32 KBytes L2 Unified Cache Size 2 x 1024 KBytes Processor Average Temp during high workload is 54 C Motherboard Temp during high workload 43 C Memory 2GB @ DDr3 1333 (9-9-9-24-1T) Memory Usage 57% Total Physical 1.94 GB Available Physical 844 MB Total Virtual 3.06 GB Available Virtual 1.82 GB Graphics LT101B28BA121 (1280 X 800@60Hz) @ 6.31 MPix/s Intel HD Graphics / GPU Clock 620 Mhz. Current Resolution 1280 X 800 Working Resolution 1280 x 760 32 bits per pixel Media Transcode @ 1.865MB/s Audio/Video Storage 28GB Generic NCard (SD) 1615.6 IOPS @ 100 Mb/s Average Minimum memory needed 52% For MS OS-10 home ,Office, Skype, CCleaner, Speccy Available microSD Card (Not included) 128 GB Maximum Audio Intel SST Audio Device (WDM) Speakers and Microphone GP (GPU/CPU/APU) Scientific Analysis 3.45 GFLOPS

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Recommended: The G1 Gaming 5 Z170X is a great choice for Gamers and budding Enthusiasts.2/13/2016 5:45:31 PM

Pros: - Dynamic Colors that lend greatly to a very good performing Motherboard<br>- Steel Reinforced PCIe(X) Slots for better overall Lifespan with heavy Video Cards<br>- Interchangeable Op-Amps for Sound Quality the way you want it to be. ( Other optional Op-Amps Sold separately )<br>- Pre-amp GAIN dip switched output can be changed on the board to fit your needs.<br>- Dual M.3 x4 32gb/s sockets on-board for hyper blazing RAID configurations.<br>- 3 SATA Express connection or 6 x SATA 6 connections available<br>- Added BLK (Base Clock) Turbo boost circuit for unlocked (k) type Intel processors.<br>- Thick aluminum Alloy heat-sinks for the South Bridge Z170X Chipset is very well cooled.<br>- Japanese Black 10k VRM Capacitors and special Japanese Capacitors for the sound processing.<br>- LED (RED) lit lighting separates the sound processor circuit and the PCIe slots. These lights are bright enough to give a bottom ambiance under the board.<br>- High quality Gold connections for Sound input and output.<br>- 3.1 Mini USB on back I/O and Thunderbolt supported plug read<br>- New front panel clipping mechanism that makes finding the pins easier and more stable connections<br>- Plug in for USB 2, Front Audio, TPM, and other connected are walled to insure good connections.<br>- Dual 3.0 USB Hubs for 4 separate front end 3.0 USB ports on the front of the case.<br>- Intel GbE LAN that has amazing quality. Also A Quallcom Killer NIC E2201 Gb Gaming LAN

Cons: - Cons can be the board colors on a black background. This board looks better with White Red or Silver cases.<br>- The Top VRM Heat-Sinks use a spring loaded plastic mounting design that holds them over the circuits.<br>- 24 Pin connection is standing up Vertical instead of the more preferred Horizontal Connection.<br>- The gold connectors for the On-Board Audio are not color coded and completely dependent on the I/O Shield.<br>- XMP was not working properly until I updated the BIOS F3 to the latest BETA F5b. After that it worked perfectly.<br>- There is not a way to overclock a Locked Intel processor with this Board, not even BLK manipulations.<br>- The AMI BIOS is great for Enthusiast users but a better GUI would make things easier for Novice Gamers wanting to overclock.<br>- There is not a DVI Port on the back of the I/O board. You only have the DP and HDMI port so if you have an older motherboard get a DVI to HDMI Gender changer for your monitor to plug in your monitor. The newer monitors have HDMI Standard.

Overall Review: Overall I really was pleasantly surprised with this board. Gigabyte has stepped up their game on quality production and updating.<br>The Motherboard is really well made and the options are enough to deserve a much higher price tag. This is a great bang for the buck for the Gamer that doesn't have a huge piggy bank and can spend more money on a processor and Memory as well as a discrete Video card.<br><br>One of my biggest problems that I ran into building for this Test and Review was that I was using an older Monitor with the DVI connection and it took me an hour to find a DVI to HDMI Gender changer to test the On Board video. <br>The second problem that I had is quite common even with boards twice this price is the XMP issue. I could not get passed the 2133 Base Speed of the DDR4 Ram until I updated the Ram to the latest BETA BIOS F5b.<br>Lastly Microsoft Windows 7 was almost impossible to install. I finally gave up and used Windows 10 and it installed without a problem. There is a Hot fix for installing Windows 7 but in the interest of time and aggravation I went with the Win10.<br><br>Overall I really think this board is worth the money and it deserves respect for the increased Quality Control that went into the board that I received. It will be hard for me to sell this board, because I like it a lot.

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Great for the beginner Gamer, Great Bang for the Buck2/13/2016 5:31:54 PM

Pros: - Turbo Boost<br>- DDR4 Support and DDR3L with some special motherboards.<br>- Easy to install, Keyed processor makes dropping it in a breeze. Just be careful to drop gently<br>- HD 530 Graphics give a decent gaming experience for simple games and 4k.<br>- Highest cache for the lowest price i5<br>- Very good quality processor for the price<br>- Stock Cooler kept the processor below 30 C even stressed.

Cons: - No Hyper Threading Quad Core only.<br>- No overclocking available for this processor (Hence my 4 egg rating) Even BLK was disabled in the Bios of my board.

Overall Review: I was surprised at the size of the processor as a whole. It's the size of the older P4s. That said this processor ran my 16 Gb's of DDR4 2400 G-Skill Ram with no issues. I was very surprised at the performance of the on-board HD 530 Graphics on the chip. Great if you are an average user that doesn't game a lot but needs to do some Photoshop or Image related programs. A discrete Graphics card is advised if you want to game though. .................................................... Test Results... Further Testing of the i5-6400 has revealed that this Processor is just slightly more powerful as the (i7 3840QM). The 3840QM is a high quality Gaming Laptop processor used in some of the top quality Brand Name Laptop Gaming Machines costing in the neighborhood of $1200.00 USD depending on the build specifics. Cenibench R15 showed that the i7-3840 Scored a 505cb Cinebench15 Rating for CPU processing power. Similarity Scoring were the following: 1. i7-3770 662cb Score at 3400 MHz. 4C/8T..........662cb CPU Score 2. ( i5-6400 509cb Score at 2730 MHz. 4C/4T )......509cb CPU Score 3. i7-3840QM 505cb Score at 2790 MHz. 4C/8T.....505cb CPU Score Seeing these results does show that this processor can be a great gaming processor with the right Video Card purchase.

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