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Peter P.

Peter P.

Joined on 08/23/17

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Most Favorable Review

Great motherboard, support not so great!

ASUS Prime X299-Deluxe LGA 2066 Intel X299 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS Prime X299-Deluxe LGA 2066 Intel X299 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Has everything you could possibly want, although you have to be careful because using one feature may disable another.

Cons: Everything was going great until I installed the latest BIOS update. The computer rebooted and never posted. A brick. I tried the BIOS flashback to return to the previous BIOS but nothing. After wrestling with this for a full day this morning I tried something. Even though ASUS says it only applies to overclock failures. I pressed the CLR CMOS button. The system rebooted into setup (of course all my settings were gone) and I saw that I was running on the previous BIOS. Flashback had worked but not cleared the BIOS. So just to see if it was ASUS or me I upgraded the BIOS again. The computer froze up again, but of course this time I hit CLR CMOS and rebooted successfully. I re-entered all my settings from the crib sheet I made when I built the system and rebooted. The boot failed because it could not find the RAID array I originally created using 2 M.2 memory sticks. But then I remember that when you create a RAID you have to restart to activate it, so I just booted again and the system came up great. All the data on the RAID was good, no restore necessary.

Overall Review: The BIOS I was upgrading to was PRIME-X299-DELUXE-ASUS-1503.CAP. I am astounded that ASUS support has left that out there, but then again I should not be surprised since they have deleted their VIP Support Web Site. So even reporting a problem is a problem. I hope the paragraph above helps at least one person.

Great Performance

WD Black 2TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD2003FZEX
WD Black 2TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD2003FZEX

Pros: Always great performance from Western Digital Black drives, and a great warranty too.

Cons: No cons.

Overall Review: I don't use anything but WD black.

Great case

Thermaltake Core V71 Tempered Glass Black E-ATX Full Tower Tt LCS Certified Gaming Computer Case CA-1B6-00F1WN-04
Thermaltake Core V71 Tempered Glass Black E-ATX Full Tower Tt LCS Certified Gaming Computer Case CA-1B6-00F1WN-04

Pros: Hard to find a problem with this case, but do a thorough inspection when you get it delivered. I have noticed some people complain that the top or the front panel comes loose. When I inspected my case I found that UPS had dropped it off a conveyor belt or something because the styrofoam padding at the end of the box was broken. On further inspection I found a lot of plastic mounting studs were sheared off and the case was a little deformed. Thermaltake sent me new top and front panels and I was able to fix the rest myself. But as soon as you get the case remove the top and front panels and check everything.

Cons: As others have mentioned I wish the USB 2.0 ports were removable so I could replace them with 3.0 ports.

Overall Review: This is the second one I have purchased. I use water cooling and the unit is quiet as a (small) mouse.

10/16/2019

Great case

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B ABS Case Plastic Box Cover Shell  + CPU Cooling Fan for Raspberry Pi 3 / 2 / B+ - Transparent
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B ABS Case Plastic Box Cover Shell + CPU Cooling Fan for Raspberry Pi 3 / 2 / B+ - Transparent

Pros: Even has little feet that stick on the bottom.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Fits perfectly. Just make sure you get the model that is for your specific PI.

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Fast delivery

These were just plain ol Micro SD cards so they went US Mail. When I ordered them the estimate I received for delivery was something like 10 days. This was not a life or death deal so I just put them out of my mind. So I was really surprised when they showed up 3 days later. So I guess it's better to under-promise and over-deliver than the other way around.

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