Date Joined: 04/29/11
Cons: no audio output nor usb 3.0, the onboard wifi is a joke, downloaded the driver from asrock as stated but I'm still getting droppage, and it doesn't have more pcix to connect anything else than the gpu, I just ordered a card to use on a different montherboard, very inconvenient, I mean that's the purpose of getting a mini itx to use in smaller confine spaces, not the worth trouble, was not too expensive but it's just frustrating when you are in the middle of something and you get droppage.
Overall Review: good for price, not much more to say other then it has no usb 3.0/3.1, nor audio outputs.
Cons: can't overclock
Overall Review: you get your moneys worth
Overall Review: I wish I would've gotten it on sale but it is still a good value
Overall Review: Never worked
Cons: Expensive, but it is in top 3 AIO's on the market
Overall Review: Second one purchased, just cause I didn't want to have to have a better looking AIO on GPU but not on my CPU, the cooler master is not bad but it just doesn't look as good as the NZXT
Pros: Gotta get when it's on sale, unlike cooler master, these ones have a more premium look and feel them, so have to pay the premium price!
Overall Review: Have not installed yet, this is going on my GPU, but I keep dreadding to do it because it's a much better looking AIO than my cooler master AIO on my CPU, guess I have to get another one for my CPU
Pros: first time buying a 360mm it is so much better than the captain 240ex.
Cons: this one came damaged fins, but I guess it doesn't affect it, but still looks bad.
Pros: works real well for inexpensive air cooler.
Cons: I wish it came with the am4 bracket and cooler master's website is out of stock of their am4 bracket.
Overall Review: Cooler Master should've charged a couple of bucks for the am4 brackets that way they can keep making more and have them available for everyone.
Pros: Love it already, had an i7 6700k for a while and an fx 8320 for even longer, this thing runs so cool and so fast.
Overall Review: I could've waited 1 more day and would've gotten the 1700x for $10 cheaper but this is good enough for now, until next year when Zen 2 comes out, have to upgrade my i7 with that.
Pros: Glad I could catch this combo with the Ryzen 2600, not the best value but still good, best looking board I've ever had, I kept thinking about the B350-F, that one looks really good I thought, but this is even better looking, I was able to get 3.95Ghz on the cpu and 3066 on the ram, can not get 3000 for some reason.
Overall Review: I could've looked a little harder, I would've found the gigabyte for a little less than this one and with AC wife and bluetooth included, but although it looks good, they will never be able to make their motherboards look as good as Asus.
Pros: lots of wind flow cool look
Cons: not like the other enermax I have, the fan can stop moving but the led stays bright, this is just on one cable coming out of the fan, it does have a short one with on and off switch to the led, but no second one to motherboard.
Pros: my kid loves it that's a pro
Cons: I don't think it's bright enough
Pros: although I got it for mainly the bluetooth, wife speed is mediocre, bluetooth is very convenient.
Cons: don't like the antenna, I mean if it's going to hang out like that at least they could've added magnets, but prefer them to be short just coming out of the card like most other cards in the market.
Cons: breaks easily
Pros: as storage but not main drive it works alright, I'm spoiled with SSDs.
Pros: heat sink is good looking and not tall, still working great as new
Cons: no led
Overall Review: I bought this quite some time ago when led's were just starting to emerge!
Pros: Everything was good about this board even the bios was very stable unlike the MSI z270 M7 I have now.
Cons: only thing was that I couldn't maintain a stable 4.5ghz with a 240mm aio, which I am able to do on my MSI M7 with an evo 212 (air cooled)
Overall Review: Perhaps it's the power phases, I don't know how to read that.
Pros: Since I first took it out of the box I thought wow so small so pretty but is it actually 750 watts being so small, but it was, probably more than I ever needed.
Cons: I wish I had this good experience with their FTW3.
Overall Review: I'd buy this again, worth every penny!
Pros: When it made contact with the CPU it worked well, better than my 120 mm Silver Stone AIO.
Cons: every time I remove this to put it on 2 different lga 1151 motherboards, I had the same problem, didn't matter which direction I put them, if I put the brackets top and bottom of socket the top one would sit on the capacitors, if I put the brackets to the sides of the socket, the left bracket would sit on the capacitors, it is too awkward to the cpu block/motor, I would have to leave the bracket that was not sitting on the capacitors loose so I could raise it to meet the cpu block/motor, and than I would hand tight that bracket slightly because the cpu block/motor would prevent it from being flush with the motherboard, after all that hassle than the cpu block/motor did not get full contact with the cpu, so I would have to put my 180 lbs of weight on the cpu block/motor with the screw driver to tighten it, I did this on the gigabyte z170 gaming 6, than I got the msi m7 z270 and it was worse on this one, because the capacitors are taller, now the motor quit working and it must be creating short that will not let the motherboard boot, I took it off and put CM EVO 212 and it booted normally.
Overall Review: I purchased this on 2/15/17, I don't think I want a replacement, because I'm going to keep having the same problem because of the design of this product IMHO simply BAD!!!
Also the position where the hoses come out of the block/motor depending on which direction you put them on will limit the location of radiator placement, not to mention the length of the hoses, if you have a case like my Thermal Take View 31 DG, you can not put it in the front unless the hoses are coming out of the right side of the CPU and than it would still be just enough length.
Pros: Quiet and keeps my Graphics card cooler, while gaming stays under 60 degrees.
With stock cooler it reached 90+ and smaller fan would spin at almost 5k RPM's.
Cons: Manual needs lots of work, so many extra parts, the few that I needed seem flimsy and don't seem to fit properly, max RPM readout showed 50k plus lol.
Overall Review: But all in all I'm happy, made it work, keeps it cool and quiet, this is just so I can keep using my old XFX 7850 ATI card for 1 to 2 more years on second desktop, eventually everything is going to need more then 1gb of vram and I'm gonna have to give my kids my GTX 970 and I will buy a GTX 1070 or an AMD equivalent.
Pros: My H440 case has never been so cool and so quiet, my mobo reports lower temps now then when I had the 3 stock 120mm fans, I had 3 CM Jetflo's that would keep everything cool as well but no where near as quiet, they would run between 1200 - 2000 RPMs, these be quiet fans run at about 340 - 580 RPMs keeping my components just as cool.
Cons: none that I can think of
Overall Review: I can't imagine how much quieter the silent wings can be when I can't hear these at all, or why I would even spend that much more on the silent wings unless they actually do move more air in which I don't need.
Pros: I've have not seen this fan reach it's max RPM speed even with my CPU overclocked and under heavy load, the most I've seen it run has been about 1800 RPM's, CPU running 4.2ghz OC'd fan runs under 1200 RPM's and it is so quiet.
Cons: Only with the newegg specs of this fan, they usually mutilate some product's specs and this is one of them.
Overall Review: I've had this fan for 11 months still running good, I had a JetFlo on my Silverstone TD03-LITE, that ran almost as good as this fan does on the same rad, just ran about 300 to 500 RPM's faster because of the lower static pressure, the original fan this rad came with started at 1500 rpm's, never seen it do less then 2k rpm's.
Pros: Fast connections, faster downloads, lots of features half which I will probably never use, but good to know that they are there.
Cons: Only 1 way to stand it, can't lay it down nor hang it on the wall, I have it on an older full sized speaker (15"woofer3way) and that's on a small table, the router sits about 7 1/2 - 8 feet high, it's closer to the ceiling then the floor in the basement, everything in the living room is fine, but my master bedroom is on the opposite side of the house on the main floor, I only get the 2.4ghz network, the 5ghz network can't reach either of the 2 rooms on that side of the house.
Overall Review: if it would've been wall mountable I would've placed it under the staircase landing wall and perhaps there it would reach those rooms.
Pros: looks good, runs quiet playing World of Tanks cuase that's a more CPU heavy game, don't overclock gpu much no need
Cons: this review is mainly about the second one because the first one I got from newegg was flawed in some way, it was stuttering at first, then it would not take new driver updates for months, went back to Windows 7 because for some reason it ran worst in Windows 10, after about 5 months I decided to go to Windows 10 again it still didn't take the driver updates either in 7 nor 10, I did a clean Windows 10 reinstall then the card took the new driver update but every time I opened Assassin's Creed or World of Tanks the computer crashed and restart, so I took it out and put my hd radeon 7850 and even though that can't run Assassin's Creed for the lack of Vram, but the computer did not crash with either game having the older amd card, so I did an RMA with ASUS and I had to pay for the shipping to ASUS, so for these issues I'm taking 2 eggs away, if I didn't like the card so much I would take away 3 eggs
Overall Review: I should've realized there was something very wrong with the card from the beginning and I could have tried and replaced it with an MSI which is what I thought I was buying but I made a mistake between shopping cart and wish list, but all in all the replacement card is running fine I like it a lot but I still have to give it only 3 eggs because all the hassle it gave me even though I made the initial mistake of buying the wrong brand.
Pros: it's bright!
Cons: it's too short for the money!