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SHILOH T.

SHILOH T.

Joined on 05/18/20

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Great With a Bundle

3DMark Advanced Edition 2022 NFR
3DMark Advanced Edition 2022 NFR

Pros: Works on Steam It's a Benchmarking Suite

Overall Review: 3DMark is standard benchmarking software that is used frequently in multiple places. I highly recommend getting it when it is on sale or free when bundled with other items!

Fantastic TV!

LG OLED55C1PUB 4K Smart OLED TV w/ AI ThinQ (2021)
LG OLED55C1PUB 4K Smart OLED TV w/ AI ThinQ (2021)

Pros: - OLED - 4K - Fast Refresh Rate - On Sale (at time of review)

Cons: - Software has some lag.

Overall Review: At the time of this review, this TV is technically "last-gen" tech. The C2 was released in 2022. HOWEVER, this TV is now on sale for about $1,000. At this price, the TV is very similar to the brand new C2, and it is OLED which means it still has practically pixel-perfect response times, fantastic HDR with Full Array Local Dimming, and awesome colors. The TV does come with AI upscaling features, but it also includes a Filmmaker mode that disables all of the AI stuff so you can see videos in the original, intended quality. The TV also has a Game mode, and reviewers like Hardware Unboxed praised the gaming performance. While I personally didn't run tests, the TV looks and feels amazing when I play my games. While it may be last-gen tech right now, this is one of the best deals I have acquired, and I thoroughly enjoy it! For the software, I am hoping switching from WiFi to a wired connection and software updates will correct the lag, but currently it isn't fixed. It only lags when viewing the "Available Apps," and it fixes itself after a couple seconds. It doesn't lag while watching movies, TV, or playing games. I will remove this section if I find a solution.

Great!

GIGABYTE M27Q 27" 170Hz 1440P KVM Gaming Monitor, 2560 x 1440 SS IPS, 0.5ms (MPRT), 92% DCI P3, HDR Ready, FreeSync Premium, 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB Type-C, Height Adjustable
GIGABYTE M27Q 27" 170Hz 1440P KVM Gaming Monitor, 2560 x 1440 SS IPS, 0.5ms (MPRT), 92% DCI P3, HDR Ready, FreeSync Premium, 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB Type-C, Height Adjustable

Pros: Good Resolution & Fast Refresh Rate Decent Height-Adjustable Monitor Stand G-Sync Compatible Great Colors Great Price Cables Come In The Box

Overall Review: Long story short, this monitor was recommended by Hardware Unboxed on Youtube when priced at MSRP. I saw the monitor on sale and decided to give it a shot. The resolution and refresh rate are great, and the IPS panel has decent response times. The colors and viewing angles are great, and the monitor stand has height adjustment if you don't have a VESA mount. The monitor arrived in great packaging with 0 dead pixels or issues. The monitor also comes with plenty of power cables, a USB cable, an HDMI cable, and a DisplayPort cable, so no extra cables are necessary at the time of purchase. I think this is a great monitor, even at MSRP. I was able to pick it up on sale well under MSRP, and I highly recommend buying a good product when it is heavily discounted. Fantastic deal!

Cheap and It Works!

HUANUO Dual Arm Monitor Stand - Adjustable Gas Spring Computer Desk Mount Bracket with C Clamp/Grommet Mounting Base for 13 to 27 Inch Computer Screens - Each Arm Holds up to 14.3lbs
HUANUO Dual Arm Monitor Stand - Adjustable Gas Spring Computer Desk Mount Bracket with C Clamp/Grommet Mounting Base for 13 to 27 Inch Computer Screens - Each Arm Holds up to 14.3lbs

Pros: Feels Sturdy! Works! Great Price!

Overall Review: Seems sturdy enough. It's cheap, but I had no problems attaching my monitors, and the arms are able to hold them up (a Pixio PX275h & a Gigabyte M27Q). This is an easy solution to give yourself a lot more desk space and improve posture. Highly recommended!

I Like It!

GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS ULTRA LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS ULTRA LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Looks Nice Plenty of Accessories Lots of Fan Ports, M.2 slots, etc.

Cons: Voltage is a bit too high when Multi-Core Enhancement is enabled (i9 9900k)

Overall Review: Bought this on sale for an i9 9900k. Works well, looks great, and the VRM is well designed (according to Gamer's Nexus). I highly recommend it. The only problem that I have had with this motherboard is high CPU core voltage when you let the motherboard decide the voltage automatically. My motherboard set my CPU voltage to 1.42V - 1.45V all the time when I was running Multi-Core Enhancement, which can make the CPU pretty toasty if you don't have adequate cooling. Even with a decent cooler, this is too hot in my opinion. This issue does not happen when Multi-Core Enhancement is disabled. You can manually overclock with this motherboard, so Multi-Core Enhancement isn't necessary and you can overclock the CPU with whatever voltage you want.

Decent For the Price - Single-rank DIMMs

OLOy Blade RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model ND4U1636181BRPDE
OLOy Blade RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model ND4U1636181BRPDE

Pros: -Good deal! -XMP works! -Looks great!

Cons: -Single-rank DIMMs

Overall Review: Honestly, I didn't have the highest hopes for this RAM kit because I have never heard of the company; however, I was pleasantly surprised. The RAM works great with 0 errors when XMP is enabled, and it runs at the advertised clock speeds and timings. The default light profile for the LEDs looks fantastic, but it is also compatible with many motherboards, so you can make the LEDs do whatever your motherboard allows them to do. The only problem with cheap memory like these is that they are single-rank DIMMs instead of dual-rank DIMMs. This doesn't affect current-gen Intel platforms (2021 or earlier) much if at all, but AMD Ryzen chips LOVE fast, dual-rank DIMMs. These still work on Ryzen systems, but they might be slower than a dual-rank 3600MHz kit. If you need capacity over speed and want a deal, I highly recommend these (especially when they go on sale). If you are looking for the fastest speeds, then I would go elsewhere.