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Benjamin W.

Benjamin W.

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Most Favorable Review

Great case, some issues.

LIAN LI TU150 Aluminum Tempered Glass ITX Case - Black Color - TU150WX
LIAN LI TU150 Aluminum Tempered Glass ITX Case - Black Color - TU150WX

Pros: Handle, decent airflow, feels like quality ccomponents.

Cons: Some sharp edges, especially in the top compartment, bottom fan placement is impossible with a dual slot graphics card, mind you im using lian lis own brand fans. Cable management tie downs are few. Really disappointed about the fan issue. The gigabyte axial design 5700XT I used isnt even particularly thick.

10/14/2019
Most Critical Review

Unfortunately, I have to RMA as well :(

ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card ROG-STRIX-RTX2070-O8G-GAMING
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card ROG-STRIX-RTX2070-O8G-GAMING

Pros: Great card, while it functioned, beefy heatsink.

Cons: Got the memory artifact skull and crossbones like many others on here. I read many mainstream reviews that generally said the problem was unlikely with the 2070, unfortunately this card is afflicted. I've owned it for about 3 months and suddenly started happening.

Overall Review: Really hoping the replacement is artifact free, and quick to arrive as this is my only card currently availible. The rma form said wait 48 hours for a reply which is somewhat aggravating. 2 eggs because of the problem, if the rma goes well and I dont encounter the problem again I will adjust the score accordingly.

Pretty much doa

MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK-210 - 15.6" 144 Hz - Intel Core i7-1185G7 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q - 16 GB Memory - 512 GB SSD - Windows 10 Home - Gaming Laptop
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK-210 - 15.6" 144 Hz - Intel Core i7-1185G7 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q - 16 GB Memory - 512 GB SSD - Windows 10 Home - Gaming Laptop

Pros: It looks good, is slim and attractive.

Cons: This was a 2nd choice to the 3060 version we originally preordered. The one we recieved has a faulty screen or graphics card, it has graphical glitches and screen cutouts, and runs a 4 year old game (The Crew) poorly at low settings. (Even after driver reinstallation and removal of all excess software)

Overall Review: After waiting since February 2nd, this is a huge let down. To get a faulty unit after so long then need a replacement is sad. If the replacement is up to par I will reevaluate.

Decent, but not as fast as advertised

XPG SPECTRIX S40G RGB M.2 2280 512GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 3D TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) AS40G-512GT-C
XPG SPECTRIX S40G RGB M.2 2280 512GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 3D TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) AS40G-512GT-C

Pros: Fastish for the price, RGB is vibrant.

Cons: Slower than advertised random read max is around 3000, write is around 2k. Testing done on a z390 Aorus Master with a 9900k. RGB is flaky and doesn't change colors properly.

Overall Review: It is ok for the price I got it, but I wouldn't buy direct from ADATA again, it took forever to get here and I had to pick it up from the post office. There are similar drive out there at the advertised speed for similar pricing. If you don't care about the RGB get one of those instead.

Great display for the money, and Gsync compatible.

LG 24MP59G-P 24" (Actual size 23.8") Full HD 1920 x 1080 75Hz VGA HDMI AMD FreeSync Flicker Safe Anti-Glare Backlit LED IPS Gaming Monitor
LG 24MP59G-P 24" (Actual size 23.8") Full HD 1920 x 1080 75Hz VGA HDMI AMD FreeSync Flicker Safe Anti-Glare Backlit LED IPS Gaming Monitor

Pros: -Good contrast and response, decent color reproduction.

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: For those who are wondering, yes this is gsync compatible. Got it hooked up to my 2070 and it works great, no stuttering whatsoever.

Was hopeful, fell short. APU Buyers beware with the new updates.

ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac AM4 AMD Promontory B350 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI Mini ITX AMD Motherboard
ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac AM4 AMD Promontory B350 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI Mini ITX AMD Motherboard

Pros: 3 fan headers, USB C, M.2 support.

Cons: Initially booted out of the box with a 2200g at stock settings, but was running very unstable. Thought it may have been my ram I yanked out of another box because someone stole the ones I ordered off my porch... but 2 kits later still hard crashing sporadically after re-seating and socketing everything. Last hope was to update the bios that just got dropped today, and now it locks up in a green screen with no text at launch. The new bios is conflicting with the current ryzen apu driver.

Overall Review: I'll be swapping this for a 450 board in hopes that these problems don't continue. The board seems well built, it just doesnt seem a good fit for the new apus. Also Asrock sent me some generic email telling me to contact my vendor for support, which was not helpful. This PC was supposed to be a Christmas present for my fiance, doesn't look like it will be ready at this point till next year.

12/24/2018