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Jaron P.

Jaron P.

Joined on 01/05/09

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Most Favorable Review

Great Laptop

Lenovo Laptop Y50 Touch 15.6" UHD 4K Touchscreen Gaming Laptop with Quad Core Intel Core i7-4700HQ 2.40 GHz (3.40Ghz), 16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2 GB, Windows 8.1 64-Bit
Lenovo Laptop Y50 Touch 15.6" UHD 4K Touchscreen Gaming Laptop with Quad Core Intel Core i7-4700HQ 2.40 GHz (3.40Ghz), 16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2 GB, Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: Screen is crisp and clear. No problem with 4k right out of the box. Fast! Cheap for what you get. Keys light-up and look cool too. Runs surprisingly cool. I reloaded windows and installed all the programs while it was on my lap, and it didn't get hot. (Didn't get a chance to play any games, so it may get hot while gaming.) 4k movie looked great though, and didn't get hot.

Cons: Exterior looks great, but every fingerprint is visible. Lenovo doesn't put a lot of their own software on the laptop, but what they do install isn't very good. Recommend clean windows installation. None of the cons are worth an egg though. Laptop, power cord and supply is all that are in the box.

Overall Review: At a sub 1k price tag this is tough to beat. I recommend it. This isn't my laptop, I purchased it for someone else. I almost didn't want to hand it over to them.

Better than they say

GIGABYTE Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB HBM2 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card GV-RXVEGA64GAMING OC-8GD
GIGABYTE Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB HBM2 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card GV-RXVEGA64GAMING OC-8GD

Pros: -Well Built, and the cooling is better than people say, especially at stock settings. (Stock, under full load, runs under 60c) - Undervolting dream for me, got a solid 1667MHz (State 6 1000mV, and State 7 1050mV, HBM2 at 1120 MHz 1065Mv, base fan 1950rpm (While gaming, and testing). -Price; at the time of writing this, I’m not sure you can get an aftermarket Vega card for less. -Faster than a 1080 if you are willing to do some undervolting. -This is a great card!

Cons: -The card is a little boring to look at. (Not that I care.) -Not faster than a 1080ti. -People have reported issues with cooling I have not experienced, but some could have this issue. -Under stock settings, a Vega card is not that great. I tried several tests before the undervolting, and I never saw above 1467MHZ with this card, and even then it dropped below that often. (Again, temps never went above 60c.)

Overall Review: The card would crash under stock settings, after about 3 hours under full load, but the temps looked great all the time. After the undervolting I haven’t had an issue, but no two cards are the same. HBM2 is stacked, so the temps can be hard to tell, but whatever stack is reporting seems to be fine with my card. Vega, and HBM2 is awesome! But… you’ll have to take the time to get it there.

12/26/2018

9590 is better than a 8350

AMD FX-9590 - FX-9000 Series Vishera 8-Core 4.7 GHz Socket AM3+ 220W Desktop Processor - Black Edition - FD9590FHHKWOF
AMD FX-9590 - FX-9000 Series Vishera 8-Core 4.7 GHz Socket AM3+ 220W Desktop Processor - Black Edition - FD9590FHHKWOF

Pros: Fast!!! Overclocked out of the box, but still has a little overclocking headroom. Under-volting the 9590 is also a good option

Cons: It does run hot, but most closed-loop water cooling kits will do the job just fine. When I tried to overclock above 5.1 GHz the stability wasn't there or I couldn't find it. 220W isn't energy efficient compared to, well any other CPU out there, but the difference in operating costs is almost nothing.

Overall Review: The 9590 is almost the same cost as an 8350 at the time of writing this, and if you want a faster computer, but don't know how to overclock or don't want to overclock, this CPU is for you. The chip was designed to go into OEM's. (Dell, HP, and others). Most store bought computers don't have overclocking as an option. So you have to compare this chip to other offerings at stock clocks only. I have an 8350, but my chip wouldn't go past 4.8GHz stable. Also, bench marks in my system are higher on the 9590 at the same 4.7GHz on both chips.

10/12/2015

Works Great!

AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0 GHz (4.2 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W FD8350FRHKBOX Desktop Processor
AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0 GHz (4.2 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W FD8350FRHKBOX Desktop Processor

Pros: 8 Cores, good price, AM3+. Processor runs cool, although others have said it would not. (Using an H50, so not the greatest cooler. 26C/59c)

Cons: Could have been faster, but then again it would cost more.

Overall Review: Installed this on my (now old) 890FXA-GD70. Updated the bios first and had no issues. I purchased 1866 memory, but the motherboard doesn't support it natively. Took some tweaking to get it to work. Replaced my 1090T @4.3ghz and the 8350 is clearly faster at stock speeds. Time to test the overclocking...

One of the Best out there

MSI 870A FUZION AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
MSI 870A FUZION AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Sata 6 and usb 3.0. Build quality is outstanding! Overclocking is so easy on this board. 1090t stable at 4.5 gigz with a H70 took no time at all. It's almost like the motherboard is the best device in my system.

Cons: Board is narrow, so must be careful when plugging in the 24 pin. Other than that i can't think of anything.

Overall Review: Not sure why people have had problems with this board. I have purchased 20 to 30 MSI motherboards and this is the best I've seen. (I have not received any DOA MSI boards) If you got a 1090T or 1100T; This board was made for you.

Good solid case

APEVIA X-QBOII X-QBOII-NW-AL/500 Black / Silver SECC Steel Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply
APEVIA X-QBOII X-QBOII-NW-AL/500 Black / Silver SECC Steel Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply

Pros: Simple, and good looking case. Power supply was better than i was expecting.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Bought this for friends new computer build. I'm so happy i chose this case.