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Carl T.

Carl T.

Joined on 02/27/10

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Most Favorable Review

Works well on asus x570

CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model CMK16GX4M2D3600C16
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model CMK16GX4M2D3600C16

Pros: It's low profile and runs at full speed on my 3900x / x570 in the default docp mode. No tinkering necessary.

Cons: Not the best cas latency but still an upgrade at 3600!

Overall Review: Looks cool and seems to run stable and cool, so the price was right especially considering it was on sale!

Most Critical Review

Same thing as the other ones.

M.2 Key M Extender Cable Adapter support NVMe SSD, R44SF
M.2 Key M Extender Cable Adapter support NVMe SSD, R44SF

Pros: It has the capacitor which is not what the product photo shows.

Cons: Not sure if the capacitor is the reason that the voltage drops to unusable levels... but don't pay more for this one, it is the same as the other near useless extenders when it comes to power delivery.

I like it

ASUS PN50 Mini PC with AMD Ryzen R7-4700U 8 Cores Mobile Processors, Support up to 4 Displays in 4K Resolution, up to 64GB DDR4 RAM, M.2 SSD, 802.11AX WiFi 6 with Dual USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (PN50-BBR066MD)
ASUS PN50 Mini PC with AMD Ryzen R7-4700U 8 Cores Mobile Processors, Support up to 4 Displays in 4K Resolution, up to 64GB DDR4 RAM, M.2 SSD, 802.11AX WiFi 6 with Dual USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (PN50-BBR066MD)

Pros: No heat issues, stability or performance issues. Quite fast with the right hard drive and plays games respectably (with settings adjusted). Pretty good considering the power draw! Might need to avoid adjust some of the wires a tad but easy to assemble and no problems booting up win10.

Cons: Some of the drivers seem a bit finicky but nothing that couldn't be resolved. The m.2 gets to 75c under heavy load (samsung 970 evo plus). Had to bend the sata tabs to make the ek-m2 cooler fit. It still gets to upper 60s which seems ok in my book. Still a recommend in my book! Regular sata ssds probably would run plenty cool. Windows 11 migration has problems with the front panel usb not migrating. Hopefully setting the usb host controller drivers to the same as the working ones will restore the functionality.

Overall Review: Get the fast ram if you plan on doing some gaming since the gpu / apu whatever will use system ram for most newer games given it only has 512 mb built-in video ram. I got some ram with 22 cas latency and it still runs games decently... I plan on upgrading that to the 18 cas / 3200 ram tho lol. Now, if you don't mind I'm getting back to some big fun playing Forza 4 and Doom Eternal on a mini pc!

Good performance and efficiency for a card of its size.

AMD Radeon Pro W6600 100-506208 8GB 128-bit GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 x16 Workstation Video Card
AMD Radeon Pro W6600 100-506208 8GB 128-bit GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 x16 Workstation Video Card

Pros: Easy to setup, fast and efficient. Single slot is nice too. High clock speeds seem to make it responsive. Many good features are present other than the overclocking ones.

Cons: Overclocking would've been a nice option for a card at this price range. Not sure why the pro cards have all of the clocks/voltages locked down (maybe a bios flash to plain 6600 would alleviate this). Only having some fan controls isn't great but better than no options in the performance control panel. On full load it tends to run a bit warm but seems acceptable. The fan is capable enough but audible when it spins up past 5000 rpm.

Overall Review: Good quality card, not too loud. Also, it is a pcie4 X8 not an X16 card, as new egg has it listed. It will work in an x16 slot but only uses 8 lanes which in turn might not be good for motherboards that only have pcie 3.0 slots.

Works quite well with push pull

Enermax ETS-T50 Axe ARGB White CPU Air Cooler, 230W+ TDP for Intel/ AMD Universal Socket, AM4 & AM5 / LGA 1700/1200/1151, 5 Direct Contact Heat Pipes, 120mm PWM Fan - AM5 & LGA1700 Compatible
Enermax ETS-T50 Axe ARGB White CPU Air Cooler, 230W+ TDP for Intel/ AMD Universal Socket, AM4 & AM5 / LGA 1700/1200/1151, 5 Direct Contact Heat Pipes, 120mm PWM Fan - AM5 & LGA1700 Compatible

Pros: Steers clear of the memory and supports push pull. Installation was pretty simple. Lots of cooling / oc'ing potential for an air cooler.

Cons: 230w+ seems a bit of an exaggeration.

Overall Review: Better than the included 3900x cooler. You'll definitely want it (or similar) if you're using the current breed of overvolted x570 mobos (with 12+ cores) and don't want to mess around with bios or overclocking. I added some other fans in push pull config and it is comparable to a 120mm aio that it replaced (using 140mm case fans). Overall high quality (for plastic fan mounts/brackets). I would buy it again and recommend to people I like. It is sort of tall so just ensure your case is wide enough.

10/31/2020

Works great!

Logitech G PRO Hero Gaming Mouse with Up to 16,000 dpi - 910-005439
Logitech G PRO Hero Gaming Mouse with Up to 16,000 dpi - 910-005439

Pros: Very responsive and comfortable. The rolly wheel is quite accurate as well. Doesn't feel cheap either if that's a thing lol

Cons: The leds are a bit bright but can be turned off after finding and downloading the software.

Overall Review: For programming and games I've yet to have a complaint! Feels and work great. Thinkin about grabbin another one if it gets back in stock.