Date Joined: 01/14/05
Pros: Small, low power, fast. Wave of the future on the desktop if you can't use a laptop.
With i7-6700 CPU it's just about as fast as any desktop PC. Fully stressed it only goes to 75C temp. Great value with the WiFi card and cables included.
It works perfectly under Ubuntu Linux, 16.10 or 16.04 LTS. Oh wow!
Cons: It is what it is... about as good as it can get for its size.
Overall Review: Yes. Try it and see!
Pros: Not too much I can say about it's good points because I only used it under Linux.
Cons: It doesn't function under Ubuntu Linux, ver. 16.10 or 16.04 LTS. Wireless mouse and kyb are unstable. I know ASUS doesn't support other than Windows. So be it.
Pros: Works just fine at a short distance. Didn't come with wires for the antenna.
Cons: Picture shown here is not for the M.2 version. What was shipped was correct.
Overall Review: Get the right photo for the 8260 card.
Pros: Lots of fast space for virtual OSs. Good company!
Overall Review: Yes!
Pros: It is what it is!
Pros: Super laptop with lots of memory and speed. The SSD is outstanding.
Cons: Battery wouldn't hold a charge, and the telephone support seems hopeful because of the long delays to get through. Ordered a new battery online costing money.
Overall Review: The product is good and worth the money; support not good!
Pros: What an outstanding achievement, for read speed and access time, 2000MB/sec and .02msec. This drive is so fast, NVMe! It's 10,000 times faster than an HHD, five times faster than most SSDs. That is saying a lot.
And it boots under Ubuntu Linux 16.04 and the newest Intel chipset, SkyLake Z170 motherboard. Oh wow!
Cons: None, considering all factors.
Overall Review: Best results come from putting the M.2 in an adapter that has a big heat sink, if you use the drive to copy large files.
Pros: Has all the features of the big boards. Was not cheap as I paid $184 instead of $150, getting in too early. Ah well! <smile>
Running i3 6100 at 3.7GHz, a little faster than Pentium G3258 unlocked running at 3.7GHz. Will be buying a i7 6700 when the checking account says it's okay.
Cons: None as of now!
Overall Review: The i/o shield seems to be off by less than a millimeter (.03937") or so and very difficult to seat into the case. The WiFi connectors are placed on too-light an aluminium bracket and likely should be more in the center of the MB. Everything else seems to be just right, three fans, power and front panel connectors, CPU socket. Super placements.
Back plane M.2 socket seems easy to use, if your case has easy back-side opening. Six SATA 3 ports, super! Will see how many are left when I use the M.2: four I believe. <smile>
Updated UEFI BIOS to latest, 1.50. Beautiful screens, orange turning into lots of red, well laid out, easy to use.
And under Linux, lm-sensors 3.4 work to show fan speeds, cpu and other voltages, temperatures. Hurrah!
Pros: A clean SSD that has fast write and read speeds, with less than 50usec latency, which makes it so quick in loading lots of files like an OS. Like most SSDs it loses its speed if the action takes more than 20 seconds, heat internal.
Cons: None that I know of that isn't inherent to SSDs.
Pros: This ATX supply simply was an inch too long for my ITX case. Seems like it would have been a good PSU but really couldn't tell. RMAed for money return, no issues.
Pros: I ordered two of these and could install an OS on either after formatting.
Pros: These cables have the right length for many drive arrays. Easy to connect! Good quality.
Pros: Fun is a polished and mature, innovative design from the highest quality company. Amazing amount of air moved at such low RPM, and without noise, except at the highest speed. At middle and low speeds controlled by the BIOS there is no noice, below 20dbA.
Overall Review: Noctua is the price leader but the performance leader also.
Pros: The holder of two 2.5" drives in a 3.5" bay works so smoothly. The engineers and designers who thought of it are to honored.
Overall Review: We need more designs that are truly innovative and useful as this tool-less design.
Pros: It sure tells when you compare to less costly coolers. You get what you pay for here with Noctua.
I running it with an Intel i7-4790K Devil's Canyon CPU and using a stress program under Linux the hottest it will go is 74C. It's in a Lian Li PC-Q33WB case and only a 120mm exhaust fan.
I have used many other coolers but for the money nothing has done as well as this on, with only a 92mm CPU fan, Noctua brand of course.
Cons: None, none, none... did I say none?
Overall Review: You can talk about how big the fins are, the fans, etc., but when it comes down to it it is the quality of design and manufacturing that makes a cooler for what it is.
Pros: Here's a case set apart, for easy of build and beauty! Everything about it is one of quality of thought and design. Using a SFX PSU makes cable management a dream and there just the right amount of room for everything, including big coolers, with enough ventilation, and five drives! Bravo, Lian Li.
Cons: Nothing that I can see.
Pros: Wonderful in small cases like LIAN li PC-Q33 or Q30. Just the ticket for good cable management, and the fan runs always but makes no noise, period. Good for powerful CPUs, memory overclocked.
Cons: The just right length main 24Pin cable pins very tight into both the modular supply socket and motherboard socket.... bad, bad!
Pros: Small and well built. With the right fan, e.g., Noctua NF-P14r redux 14mm, it's as good at cooling as much more expensive ones. And it's quiet, again with the right fan. The six heat pipes along with the thick fins give it the power to compete with bigger coolers, oh so good for small cases.
Cons: For its size, none!
Overall Review: The way you can use a large fan, 14mm with 12mm mounts, that overlaps the edges to cool the whole MB is quite ingenious!
Pros: Perfect little heat sinks for placing onto things that are hot. Well made and smooth, flat bottom surface, easy to TIM into place.
Cons: None that I see.
Pros: A beautifully made fine case that gets the job done, especially if you use a SFX case instead of an ATX. Ventalation looks to be good enough for 150W CPU. I don't use video card but the Intel integrated GPU. Works good at 4.4GHz i5 CPU. Love the case.
Cons: Nothing at this tome.
Overall Review: Likely could use larger holes in the left side if a big graphics card is used but not other wise. Would like better rubber feet but what the heck.
Pros: So small. I put it in an Addonics adm2px4 pcie Gen3.0 to m.2 ssd_adapter then, formatted on a Ubuntu Linux box with Z87 MB. Tested the speed using Linux tools:
On flash and PCIe x4 128GB SM951 as sdd, 18 July 2015:
frank@flash:~$ sudo hdparm -tT /dev/sdd
Timing cached reads: 32244 MB in 2.00 seconds = 16139.30 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 4940 MB in 3.00 seconds = 1646.04 MB/sec
Really fast, did I say fast, oh yes!
I tried everything I knew to get it to boot but it wouldn't. Could be I need a Z97 or even a Z170 MB. We will see.
Cons: Not sure there is any except the requirement that the MB has to be of the kind that knows about such devices.
Overall Review: Can't wait until the Intel Z170 MBs come out later this year.
Pros: Very quick because of its low latency, random read and write ability. We wait for the next version, M7e to come out.
Cons: None for what it is.
Overall Review: These types of SSDs are the wave of the future, so be it.
Pros: As said at 1500 RPM this fan moves huge amounts of air. If mounted to the side of a case you need rubber screws to avoid noise due to vibration of the case panel. Other than that this is a fan value.
Overall Review: Noctua should provide rubber screws to mount these types of fans.
Pros: Low profile SDRAM makes it easy to select a CPU cooler. Super fast and doesn't get hot to the touch. You need a fast CPU to get advantage of such a fast chip, 2400. Always a good company to get product.
Pros: Well made low profile quality cooler. Nothing I know tells me there is anything better for the intended task. Handles an overclock 4GHz CPU at 72C in a Lian Li Q30 case.
Cons: Price is right, but the attachment screws could be better, more like the way Noctua does it. Other than that it's a bang for the buck.