A pretty good laptop for the money7/31/2021 1:43:51 PM

Pros: Decent amount of RAM (12GB) Good drive space (2TB) Fairly new tech CPU Ryzen 3xxx series mobile

Cons: Drive is slower than I like Resolution is mediochre Touchpad is quirky Oh Lord the bloatware from HP and MS

Overall Review: For the money, this laptop is pretty good. If you need a laptop to surf and do email and maybe watch Twitch streams or YouTube, this laptop is pretty good. It had its laggy moments. But the price of this model (if you have a budget with some money left over) can be improved significantly by adding 8GB chip in place of the 4GB that comes standard, and putting an M.2 SSD in to do system side loading and performance tasks. Then use the standard 2TB drive for data storage. All in all the laptop is a good product so far. Screen is clear, had no dead pixels. It's not as high a resolution as I'd like, but you can't expect golden dreams on copper budgets. The feel of the keyboard is good. The touchpad is a bit sensitive. Find the touchpad manager often resizing my text size in Chrome because it detects the ball of my hand as a finger because it has to sit right next to the touchpad for me to type. I'm a big guy, and have big hands. So with the off-centering almost all laptops have now, the touchpad has become more bothersome. I can't give it a perfect score because of a few little issues, aka- the touchpad some, but mostly because a) HP's bloat ware, and b) MS's apps that I disable but still load processes that take up processor time on a 2C CPU. This is unnecessary and adversely affects the PC's' performance. But, I give it a 4 out of 5.. If you're looking for a starter laptop that you an put a little money into upgrading as time and money allows, this could be a real good option to have something that with another extra $200 of upgrades can be a great laptop for the on-the-move person wanting a larger laptop for doing everyday tasks.

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GeIL EVO POTENZA AMD 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 Ram12/9/2019 5:59:55 AM

Pros: Great price. Worked at advertised speeds with no fuss.

Cons: Heatsinks taller than expected.

Overall Review: This memory worked perfect out of the box. I got 2 sets to put 64GB in my Ryzen 9 3900X build. Popped up running as 2666. Went into the BIOS and set the DDR4-3000 memory profile, rebooted, and zip away it was running 3000. I went in later, and used a looser DDR4-3200 profile and it successfully runs on that now. Only down part was it was taller than I expected, and I had to reorganize part of my liquid cooler to accommodate the height. No biggie. Took all of 10 minutes. The memory looks nice. Fits with my mobo which is basically almost all black surfaced. And, it was a great deal for the price. First time ever buying GeIL memory. I am quite satisfied with the results. I will consider them again in the future.

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Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite 240 AIO CPU Liquid Cooler12/5/2019 10:38:22 AM

Pros: Good price Decent cooling

Cons: Poor fans

Overall Review: Just FYI, I have been building PCs for myself and others for over 20 years, so I'm not some inexperienced person at building a gaming rig. I got this in late May 2019 for a new Ryzen build. I had noticed the fans making a bit of noise every once in a great while, but just dismissed it as possibly a cable maybe having popped out and being tapped by the fan (my system sits between my desk and a printer stand, so I can't actively look in it on a whim). Over time, it was becoming more and more frequent. I later upgraded the system a couple of times, and had to move the fans to accomodate some memory. A few days after having repositioning them, I started noticing the noise again (but this time louder as the fans were now outside of the case). I manipulated the case a bit and it alleviated the sound for a while, but it got worse over the course of a few more days. Finally, I got fed up with the noise frequency and was concerned with it not cooling my CPU properly. So, I took the worse of the two off while running, and the fan had a noticeable wobble and I could feel like the bearings were not good as something was rubbing/scraping as it spun slowing it down as it did. Feeling these fans in hand after I'd removed them, they felt cheap. I never noticed when installing them. I went to a local electronics chain, and bought a 3-pack of fans from another manufacturer whose LCS units I'd used many times before and never had issues of any kind. Things are all running well now that I replaced the stock fans with the other manufacturers' fans. I give it 3 eggs out of 5, due to the pump still working well (seemingly), the cooling capability being okay (43-45 idle, which is cooling a Ryzen 9 3900X), and the fans being on the cusp of failure after only about 6 months (I have other brands of LCS that their fans have lasted 10 years, and I've used them a LOT more). I don't know if this was a freak thing with this cooler, but basing it to just this experience I can not recommend this liquid cooler. I have several from other manfacturers which have been much more reliable and in the same price point.

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Excellent value5/24/2019 5:58:20 AM

Pros: Price (on sale + 10% off with online coupon = looooow price) Speed (standard = 2666, spec says capable of 2400-3000) Reliability (zero issues at higher than rated speed for 2 weeks solid with at least 2 hours use daily and left on overnight a couple times)

Cons: None so far

Overall Review: I've bought RAM from Newegg for more than 10 years. I bought G-Skill and A-Data when they were newer brands I'd not seen online before (or in magazine ads...that dates me lol). I wanted to upgrade from 32 to 64GB of RAM in my current box. So, I figured I'd give OLOy a shot. Not disappointed one bit. It is rated DDR4-2666, but I put it in my system and has so far worked at 2800 and 2933 without any voltage modifications. Kinda of a Popeil thing...went in the BIOS, I set it and forget it. Have played Ark and CSGO on 2560x1440 for hours and never once had a memory fault. And, I'm running an AMD Ryzen 2700X on an Asrock X370 Taichi. I'm not running anything overclocked or overvolted, so I haven't checked temps at all. But, I have a case with great ventilation and great AC in the house so I don't worry about heat. So, I can't speak to any of that. DISCLAIMER: I don't guarantee your memory will do as good as mine. I've seen folks buy 4 individual sticks and they won't work together. So, caveat emptor. YMMV. QED. System Configuration: AMD Ryzen 2700X @ stock 64GB (4x16GB) OLOy DDR4-2666 @2933 Samsung 970 EVO 250GB - NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD Micron 1100 2TB 2.5" SSD Seagate BarraCuda ST3000DM008 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive SCEPTRE U275W-4000R 27" 3840x2160 4K UHD IPS LED Widescreen LCD Monitor MSI GTX 980Ti GPU @ Stock Cooler Master CM 590 III Black - Mid Tower Computer Case Cooler Master V750 - 750W Compact Fully Modular 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 120mm Liquid CPU Cooler Onvian 1750Mbps USB 3.0 Wireless Network WiFi Dongle with Dual 5dBi Antenna, 802.11ac Dual Band 2.4GHz/5.8GHz TP-Link AC1750 Smart WiFi Router - 5GHz Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Internet Router SteelSeries iMerc keyboard SteelSeries Ikari mouse

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I definitely got a good one7/20/2018 6:22:02 AM

Pros: Fast Stable (at standard clocks) Very reasonably priced for the performance vs other brand CPUs

Cons: No cheaper option to buy it without the air cooler

Overall Review: Already had a Ryzen 7 1700. This dipped price-wise below my "I'll buy it when it hits this price" cost threshold. Was not disappointed. Updated the mobo UEFI BIOS as required, uninstalled the 1700 and installed the 2700X. Ran it for a couple days to let thermal paste set. When I ran the benchmarks, the CPU scored about 2.5% higher than the world average at standard clocks on my ASRock X370 Taichi and with a Samsung 970 EVO 250GB NVMe 2280 M.2 SSD as the OS/boot disk. This CPU line is why I stick with AMD for custom builds. Best bang for the buck.

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Excellent motherboard7/20/2018 6:14:01 AM

Pros: Good design Lots of features Nice software tools for doing updates Looks nice

Cons: I bought it when it first came out, so I paid a premium for it.

Overall Review: Bought this motherboard because it had the most features for the $ in 2017 right as Ryzen was released. Plus, I've had excellent experiences with the top-of-the-line ASRock mobos I've bought over the past several years. I was leery to buy the new tech, but I wanted a good build that I could use for multiple uses (software programming, gaming, etc..). I was not disappointed. I built this with a Ryzen 7 1700 and 32 GB Crucial Ballistix LT DDR4 2400 RAM. I have had zero issues with hardware. And, I've done 3 BIOS updates, 2 SSD upgrades, and a CPU upgrade so far including the latest BIOS from the ASRock website to allow me to upgrade to the Ryzen 7 2700X. And I have had zero issues with the performance. In fact, my 2700X along with a boot/OS Samsung 970 EVO 256GB NVMe SSD put into the first PCIe x4 slot makes the system get a passmark score higher than the world average for the same CPU. Has worked flawlessly for over 1 year. So in my estimation, this motherboard is a total winner. Current system configuration: ASRock X370 Taichi mobo (with latest BIOS update) AMD Ryzen 7 2700X CPU CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CW-9060007-WW) High Performance Water / Liquid CPU Cooler 2 2x8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 RAM Samsung 970 EVO 250GB NVMe M.2 2280 SSD Micron 1100 2TB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" SSD Seagate BarraCuda ST3000DM008 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive SCEPTRE U275W-4000R 27" 3840x2160 4K UHD IPS LED Widescreen LCD Monitor Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 TI GPU Cooler Master CM 590 III Black - Mid Tower Computer Case Cooler Master V750 - 750W Compact Fully Modular 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply LG Electronics 14x SATA Blu-ray Internal Rewriter Steelseries iMerc keyboard Mionix Naos 3200 mouse

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I got a winner1/19/2012 6:41:41 AM

Pros: Possibility to unlock cores Black edition - easier overclocking

Cons: None so far

Overall Review: Got this chip hoping for it to unlock. Put it in my M4A785TD-V EVO with an H50 LCS cooler on it. Set ACC and Unleashed Mode as prescribed, and it unlocked successfully. Ran 25 passes of LinX with 3072MB memory allocated to 20k+ size units. Hit about 58GFlops. Then, did a Fold@home -oneunit as a stress test. Took about 9.5 hours. Finished successfully. I got lucky. Not all will, but mine did and is stable. System specs: Asus M4A785TD-V Evo AM3 mobo AMD Phenom II x4 960T unlocked to x6 @ stock clocks 2x4GB AData DDR3-1600 Gaming RAM HAF 922 Case Tuniq 1000W PSU Corsair H50 LCS WD Caviar Black 500GB HD 2x XFX 9800GTX+ 512MB GPUs Samsung DVD drive

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works awesome12/27/2011 1:09:03 PM

Pros: cable for putting from behind the PC

Cons: none so far

Overall Review: Nice little setup for the price. Worked like a charm.

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