Thermaltake also said that they have swapped to a higher gauge power cord in all new units not to mention his receiving an 18AWG was a mistake. An 8.5 overall isn't exactly a bad score on a scale to 10 that happens to just be 1.5 points off of 10. Not exactly a piss poor score. Also outscores the EVGA in the same class Remember there are not that many options in mini-itx. H55 and P55 are about it as far as higher end mini itx goes.