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Victor P.

Victor P.

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ROG Beast_Mode activated

ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Extreme AMD AM4 X570S EATX Gaming Motherboard (PCIe 4.0, Passive PCH Heatsink, 18+2 Power Stages, 5 x M.2 Slots, Wi-Fi 6E, 2" LiveDash OLED, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Front-panel Connector with PD 3.0 60W, 10Gb & 2.5Gb LAN)
ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Extreme AMD AM4 X570S EATX Gaming Motherboard (PCIe 4.0, Passive PCH Heatsink, 18+2 Power Stages, 5 x M.2 Slots, Wi-Fi 6E, 2" LiveDash OLED, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Front-panel Connector with PD 3.0 60W, 10Gb & 2.5Gb LAN)

Pros: 5 NVMe support, 18+2 power phases, passive cooling through a massive heatsink, No screw required NVMe installation. Bigger 2 Oled display centralized for better view.

Cons: Nothing absolutely nothing.

Overall Review: This thing is massive, is packed with every single feature available by ASUS, blazing fast LAN ports (required driver installation) superb audio driver and software. I utilized absolutely everything that was included, even the screw driver is of superb premium fabrication. It keeps my 5900x at 4.8 all cores very stable. The RGB lights although beautiful, are barely noticeable in my specific build due to loads of corsair QL fans. Please do not use the bios flashback option, it tends to misfire and will brick your board. For cooler cpu operarions you should activate Precision Boost Overdrive.

11/11/2021

Awesome case, easy to build on.

LIAN LI O11 Dynamic EVO O11DEW White Aluminum / Steel / Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
LIAN LI O11 Dynamic EVO O11DEW White Aluminum / Steel / Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Modular build makes it easier to mount radiators and fans. Tool-less design makes it simpler to install drives and move things around. Dual chamber design, space for beauty and space for wires to hide lol

Cons: Its a mid tower case, so watercooling and populating every fan space can be challenging.

Overall Review: Amazing re-design, now this case offers full compatibility with lowe mounted fans and usb 3 headers that are lower positioned. Removable fan brackets for easy access and mount. Cable routing grommets are more flexible and less prone to go out of the frame. Dual psu options, included rgb and the flexibility to install your system to the left or right of the case makes overall the best option out there.

Awesome little case.

Fractal Design Node 202 Black with Integra SFX 450w PSU Slim Profile Mini-ITX Computer Case
Fractal Design Node 202 Black with Integra SFX 450w PSU Slim Profile Mini-ITX Computer Case

Pros: Spacious for a mini itx case build, included psu is enough to run a discreet video card thats not demanding, dual 120mm fan support is nice if your vga is thing enough.

Cons: Price, for such a tiny thing you sure pay its weight.

Overall Review: Great compact design, the space its well design. Included psu is definitely a plus if you plan to keep the specs discreet.

The best affordable iTx option out there.

ASRock B550M-ITX/AC AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s Mini ITX AMD Motherboard
ASRock B550M-ITX/AC AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s Mini ITX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Compact design and well layered, supports Ryzen 5000 and Ryzen 5000G APUs out the box. Two pwm chasis fans and included usb 3.0 and A-rgb headers. Nvme support which uses the included heatsink.

Cons: Only supports 1 nvme ssd.

Overall Review: Really nice to find a good product, thats affordable and available. Well packed and design. Paired with the right hardware it will not disappoint.

Performance monster

ASUS ROG Strix NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti OC Edition Gaming Graphics Card (PCIe 4.0, 12GB GDDR6X, HDMI 2.1, Axial-tech Fan Design, 2.9-Slot, Super Alloy Power II, ASUS Auto-Extreme Technology)
ASUS ROG Strix NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti OC Edition Gaming Graphics Card (PCIe 4.0, 12GB GDDR6X, HDMI 2.1, Axial-tech Fan Design, 2.9-Slot, Super Alloy Power II, ASUS Auto-Extreme Technology)

Pros: Plays game at ultra settings at 4k DLSS GSync Smooth boost clocks No game crashes Highly optimized power delivery

Cons: The Strix cooler cannot keep it from reaching 75C and 80 at the junction. Price is absurd Disappointed with the lack of box presentation at such premium level component

Overall Review: The card is phenomenal, I can play every single game on ultra settings at 4k. The temperatures are well documented and trust me it is fine, but the card does reach 75 to 76C in any game with custom fan speeds. Ended up converting it to watercooling mainly due to existing build.

Buyer beware 30 days of ownership

XFX Speedster ZERO AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT EKWB RGB Waterblock Limited Edition RGB Gaming Graphics Card with 16GB GDDR6, AMD RDNA 2 - RX-69XTAWBD9
XFX Speedster ZERO AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT EKWB RGB Waterblock Limited Edition RGB Gaming Graphics Card with 16GB GDDR6, AMD RDNA 2 - RX-69XTAWBD9

Overall Review: Ok, so Im reporting after 30 days of ownership. This model has its final assembly done by hand at what it looks like EKWB. After a few weeks of playing the card started to get extremely hot 95C° junction and 75C° Gpu, which is unacceptable for a water cooled card, even the air cooled version stays under 60C° with fan curve profiles. I opened the card and found a horrible sight, new thermal paste applied on top of old thermal paste and there was a lot of it, the vrm pad were not making contact at all and the cooler was completely loosed. After re-applying thermal paste Kryonaut cleaning the card and tighten up the cooler the results are as followed: GPU temp under load 55C° at 2750 mhz and 71C° junction temperature. Memory clocked at 2110mhz. Temperature can vary depending on the resolution, the results where obtained playing Dirt 5, Resident Evil, Forza 5 and Warzone all in 4k 3840x2160 and all settings maxed out.

11/29/2021