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    • Yeah, this thread is pretty old and the best cases article is pretty old as well. An update is definitely coming soon though. :)
    • Are you referring to this article?  https://www.custompcreview.com/articles/download-windows-iso-using-microsoft-windows-office-iso-download-tool/38202/ If so, I just tested it and it built me a link just fine. Which ISO you trying to download? Windows 10?  If it doesn't work, maybe try downloading the legacy version of the ISO downloader. Otherwise, you can always also go to the Microsoft website and go through their process to download the ISO and make a boot drive. 
    • Soon i will do a build and one of my choice was the NZXT Phantom...but i change my idea because there is a lot of plastic on NZXT product
      and i am scare to break the front panel when i will remove it :-(
    • Hi

      I just try the site to download the iso site...but i have a blank screen on the left ?
    • Ahhh OK. Well, 890Mbps isn't that bad actually. With overhead, Gigabit LAN will already drops to about 940Mbps. That said, your system doesn't cost all that much more than an Atom or Celeron based one and it does give you future capability for adding more functionality down the road. The only cost is higher electricity usage.  That did get me looking a bit though and I did find this HP ProLiant which is fairly cheap. Add in a Intel Dual NIC and maybe a SSD you're good to go for ~$300 total. I like the server boards since they usually have remote management. If not remote video, there usually is remote reboot, sensor monitoring, etc. As long as you've got clearance in the area where you're looking to place the server, it could be an easier solution. Just a thought. 
    • Thanks for the reply. This is for home. No, nothing else....no snort, servers, etc. I already looked at all the pre-built options like SG-2220, the Atom CPU stuff, and so on. All failed my main requirement....it has to be able to reliably reach gigabit speed. The firewall micro appliance in your link does as well: "WAN to LAN throughput has been tested up to 890Mbps (megabits per second) with iPerf." All the options claim about the same, that being it can reach gigabit speed or near to it, but when you dig deeper, it always turns out this is only under ideal conditions. Consistency and reliability are not included. My custom build is overkill, but I have found that too much always beats too little. If this build cannot reliably attain gigabit speed (or very near to it), then I will concede defeat.
    • Wow that's going to be quite the powerful router/firewall. Those options you presented are all actually good alternatives to each other. I'd just choose based on pricing.   Is this for a home or business? Are you doing anything else with this system? Reason I ask is because you can get a pre-built system like this for under $300. For home use it should be more than enough and be significantly more power efficient than the Intel Core i3. 
    • Here is my parts list so far: CPU: Intel core i3-4160 CPU COOLER: Noctua NH-L9x65  or  Noctua NH-L9i MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H-A LOW-PROFILE RAM: G.SKILL Ares F3-1600C9D-8GAB  or Ballistix Tactical BLT2K4G3D1608ET3LXO SSD: Intel series 530 or 535; 120GB SSD BRACKET: Sabrent BK-HDDF CASE: Apex DM-317-A CASE FAN: Noctua NF-R8-100 PSU: Seasonic SS-300TFX or Seasonic SS-300TGW DVD-ROM: Asus DVD-E818AAT/BLK/B/GE NIC: Intel EXPI9402PT NIC LOW-PROFILE BRACKET: Intel EIG42ET MISC: 2 port Compact USB VGA KVM #GCS42UW6 I could use some help choosing between the CPU coolers, RAMs, and PSUs. All have mostly good buyer reviews, so I am stuck!
    • Sweet. That's an excellent build. Whats up with the 1000w PSU? Was it that cheap or you have some big plans down the road? 
    • This isn't really a question about a build, I just figured I'd let you guys know what my purchase was. Case: Corsair Carbide Series Air 240 Micro ATX. (Black.)
      CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 7th Gen Quad Core 4.2 GHz. (Non-Overclocked.)
      RAM: 16GB (2x 8GB) HyperX Predator DDR4 3000MHz.
      MOBO: Asus PRIME Z270M PLUS Intel Socket 1151.
      Storage: 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM 64Mb HDD.
      500GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD.
      CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H60.
      GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 STRIX GAMING 6GB. (Stock Overclocked. Apparently.)
      PSU: 1000W - Cooler Master V Series V1000 80 Plus Gold.
      Sound Card: ASUS Xonar Pheobus Solo Audio.
      OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home Edition 64 Bit.
      Monitor: 2 x Acer K222HQLBID 21.5 Inch HDMI.
      Keyboard: Razer Deathstalker Chroma.
      Mouse: Razer Naga Epic Chroma.
      Mousemat: Razer Firefly.
      Headset: Razer BlackShark.
      Customisation: White Braided Styled Cables.
      NZXT Hue+ RGB Controller - Advanced PC Lighting System. £1,902.33 / $2378.29 I haven't got any pictures yet, but I'll update when possible.