Date Joined: 02/24/17
Pros: - Beautiful B550 motherboard
- Excellent VRM and good quality power phases
- Plenty of fan connections
- Two M2 connectors with included heatsink
- Beautiful RGB
Cons: - RAM slots are tricky. DId not post with a 3600Mhz kit in slot A1+B1, it did on A2+B2.
- ASRock Polychrome Sync is bad. Almost as bad as RGBFusion.
Overall Review: Overall this is a pretty good motherboard. Amazing looks, with good quality power phases and excellent VRM heat dissipation. Running a 5600X with no issues at all.
- The RAM slots are tricky though. They did not post when using a 3600Mhz 2x16GB KIT in A1+B1, but it did post when I changed the slots. This did not happened with my old 2666Mhz kit. So, if you're planning to get 4x8 or more, try to use the QVL approved sticks, otherwise YMMV.
- ASRock Polychrome did not work when installing the latest stable build. They did work when installing Beta. Razer Chrome integration do not work at all. Not a dealbreaker though.
- Cheapest board with postcode and power/resset buttons on BIOS. No BIOS flashback though, although mine came with BIOS 1.20, minimum needed for Ryzen 5000.
It's performing as advertised. Let's hope it holds up to use.
Pros: - Good build construction
- Nice ARGB fans and cpu block
- Dropped temps by 10° at least.
- Quiet fans, no water sound at all.
Cons: - Bracket for AMD was too wide, was giving issue with some chips in the back of the mobo. Removed a piece of the backplate rubber and it worked right away.
Overall Review: I'm using this to cool a Ryzen 5 2600X within a SFF setup. My old Air Cooler was giving between 45°-47° on Idle, jumped to easily 75°-85° when gaming. This cooler is giving me no more than 35° on idle and 65° when gaming. Amazing performance and very good price. It did have an issue with the AMD backplate, is too wide and some of the rubber was pressing against a chip. Removed a bit of the rubber to not press this chip and worked again. Using it for a few months now and no issues at all.
Pros: - Amazing build quality
- Roomy. Fits radiators, fans, full size PSU
- Customer Service actually gets back to you
Cons: - Riser cable is low quality. Failed within three months.
- Cable management is a bit tricky if you're using stock PSU cables.
Overall Review: I purchased this case back in April, since I needed to downsize to give my wife the bigger desk (she started working from home). I choose this one since I didn't want to buy a SFX PSU (I own a Seasonic 80+ Platinum PSU). The case is amazing, worked perfectly for my build (Ryzen 5 2600X, Vega 56/RX 5700XT). I upgraded later to a AIO CPU cooler, radiator fitted perfectly on the top.
However, the riser cable failed a few days ago. GPU started giving BSOD and hanging every minute. Driver keeps restarting. At first I though it was the GPU. Tried with three different GPUs and all of them gave issue. Tried my GPUs on a friend's PC and they worked good. After more testing I pinpointed the issue to the Riser.
I'm actually processing a RMA with Raijintek. Will update according to the outcome.
Pros: - Cheap and well made
- Slot CD/DVD is a nice bonus for those who needs an optical drive
- Small footprint and intelligent design
Cons: - The VGA clearance is not 350mm when you take into consideration your PSU cables
- The top material has the possibility of scratching very easy
Overall Review: Bought this to transform my regulat ATX build onto a miniITX one. Chose the QBX because of their ability to support ATX PSUs and up to 350mm GPU. However, the size is misleading. I own a AREZ Vega56 which is 293mm long, and it doesn't fit when you take into consideration the PSU cables, even with a full-modular PSU (Seasonic 140mm). Maybe if you're using a SFX PSU it will have more clearance (but you will to purchase an adapter). However, as advertised, it does NOT work with a full size PSU and a high-end VGA card. Ended returning it and getting the Raijintek Ophion EVO, which is even smaller but fits without issue my whole build.
Pros: Look nice.
Cons: Loud. Hope you get a complete functioning kit. No USB adapter, so no way to make it work if your mobo doesn't have a RGB header. Instructions are awful.
Overall Review: Used to like Cooler Master a lot, but they quality control has been dropping heavily. I purchased this a few days ago. Delivered really fast. One of the fans doesn't work, makes terrible noise. Quality control is non existent to ship a broken fan. Sadly Cooler Master quality is decaying. They're cheap, and apparently you get what you pay now. In the process of returning it now.
Pros: - PSU is build on high quality materials. Doesn't feel cheap.
- Fully modular. They even give you drawstring bags for all the cables.
- Very quiet.
- Very good price for a 80+ Platinum-rated PSU.
Cons: - None so far.
Overall Review: I'm running a Ryzen 5 2600x with a Vega 56, the PSU handles everything quiet and smooth. Even at full load the PSU doesn't go over 40°.
Pros: - Unit is amazingly fast, Maximum reading speeds of 1842 MB/s
- Writing speeds of 982 MB/s. Incredible.
- NVMe is the standard of the future. From the old speeds of IDE drives of 50MB/s to SSDs at 500MB/s to this, almost 2GB/s!
- Cheap, you'll not find any other NVMe unit of this size for $100.
Cons: Nothing so far! We'll see how the unit performs in real world usage, and of course the reliability of the drive. However, so far so good!
Overall Review: If your mobo has a M.2 slot on PCIe 3.0 x4, do yourself a favor and get one of this SSDs NOW!
Pros: - Cheap laptop, very well made.
- Good storage and RAM for the price.
- Screen is excellent, although it could use a bit more resolution.
- Fingerprint sensor
- Detachable keyboard works like a charm.
- Charger is small and portable.
Cons: - Keyboard is kind of small.
- Borders of the tablet are HUGE
- Fingerprint sensor position is very bad placed.
- Short of storage, you'll need a microSD on day one.
- Charging cable is SHORT, no more than a feet.
- SSD is NOT AN SSD. It's a eMMC, which works but it's way slower.
Overall Review: So I took the risk and bought this laptop, knowing the issues. I like to mess with stuff, so I was prepared to lookup for answers in case this laptop came broken. However this wasn't the case. Laptop turn on right away, perform the first steps and it was ready to go! Laptop looks like new, it came with everything pictured, it came with enough battery, so I didn't need to charge it right away.
It's a bang for the price, but it comes with risks, you can have a working or DoA unit. I don't know why, but it is what it is. Keep that in mind.