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Michael C.

Michael C.

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Most Favorable Review

Great card, requires tuning to perform its best

SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB HBM2 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card 21275-03-20G
SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB HBM2 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card 21275-03-20G

Pros: Out of the box it performs fairly well (GTX 1070-1070ti), Freesync is awesome (especially at 4k when all cards drop framerates below 60Hz). When tuned, the card will achieve GTX 1080+ level speeds.

Cons: Does require under-volting in order to achieve maximum frequencies. I can sustain maximum speeds without thermal throttling when the card is configured as follows: -Under-volted to 1000 on state 6 and 1050 on state 7 (also set memory voltage to 1000) -Power target of +50% -Blower RPM set to 1000min-3000max -Temp range set to 75C-85Cmax If left at stock, card will hit thermal limit within 2 minutes under stress test, then downclock to 1200MHz. With my settings the card hits 1592MHz and stays there the entire length of the stress test. There are plenty of youtube videos on how to under-volt the Vega.

Overall Review: They really needed to under-volt these things before launch. The default voltages are just ridiculous.

11/13/2018
Most Critical Review

You get what you pay for.

DIYPC Crystal-P3-RGB Black Dual USB3.0 Steel/ Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case w/Tempered Glass Panel (Front and Left Side) and Pre-Installed 4 x RGB Ring Fans (7 Different Color in 3 Mode Control)
DIYPC Crystal-P3-RGB Black Dual USB3.0 Steel/ Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case w/Tempered Glass Panel (Front and Left Side) and Pre-Installed 4 x RGB Ring Fans (7 Different Color in 3 Mode Control)

Pros: Looks really nice. Dust won't be much of an issue.

Cons: The three front fans are useless for airflow since they are almost directly behind the tempered glass. Your computer will be hot. The backside of the case has almost no space for cable management. There are fan cables everywhere, all the fan cables are way longer than they need to be. No way to control fan speed. No reset switch.

Overall Review: I would buy something else. I wish I could return this piece of junk.

Works great

CORSAIR Vengeance RGB DRAM 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model CMR16GX4M2C3200C16
CORSAIR Vengeance RGB DRAM 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model CMR16GX4M2C3200C16

Pros: Works perfectly at 3200 with Ryzen.

Cons: DDR4 prices are too darn high...

11/13/2018

Solid board, very easy to use.

ASRock B450M PRO4 AM4 AMD Promontory B450 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
ASRock B450M PRO4 AM4 AMD Promontory B450 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Easy to setup, and very affordable

Cons: Perhaps the VRM cooling could be a little beefier, but that's only an issue if you're going to OC. Wireless LAN/Bluetooth would have been a nice add-on.

11/13/2018

Best cheap case on Newegg

Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L Micro ATX Tower w/ Magnetic Design Dust Filter, Transparent Acrylic Side Panel, Adjustable I/O & Fully Ventilated for Airflow, MCB-Q300L-KANN-S00
Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L Micro ATX Tower w/ Magnetic Design Dust Filter, Transparent Acrylic Side Panel, Adjustable I/O & Fully Ventilated for Airflow, MCB-Q300L-KANN-S00

Pros: It's cheap, and it has airflow second only to a test bench. Has some built-in cable management. Dust filters are easy to remove and clean.

Cons: Not spill-proof Not the easiest case to build in (i.e. installing boards and drives). Almost no elevation on the feet, you may want to install power supply upside down (fan up) Built-in case fan doesn't really push much air.

Overall Review: Replace the exhaust fan with something better, put a couple 120-140mm fans in the front and use software to control the RPMs/noise.

11/13/2018

Wow! What a piece of junk!

Dual Band Wireless AC1200 USB Wi-Fi Adapter, With Realtek RTL8812AU Network Wifi Card, Up to 867Mbps(5Ghz) Data Rate, 2.4Ghz/5Ghz, IEEE 802.11ac, USB 3.0, 2 x Antennas, Support Windows 10 / Mac OS
Dual Band Wireless AC1200 USB Wi-Fi Adapter, With Realtek RTL8812AU Network Wifi Card, Up to 867Mbps(5Ghz) Data Rate, 2.4Ghz/5Ghz, IEEE 802.11ac, USB 3.0, 2 x Antennas, Support Windows 10 / Mac OS

Pros: -Didn't burn out my USB 3.0 ports. -Did not require drivers under Windows 10 64-bit

Cons: - Slower than an L.A. freeway during rush hour. (35mbps maximum) - Could not get full signal less than 15 ft. from access point.

Overall Review: Buy anything else, I ended up with an Asus pcie adapter which gets full signal and pushes 320mbps.

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Hope your not in a hurry.

Nice cooler, but they must have shipped it from Mars. The package took over 2 weeks to arrive. Also not a fan of the proprietary fan clip. When this fan eventually kicks the bucket you'll have to replace the whole unit. Better off with something else.

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12/11/2018