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Asad R.

Asad R.

Joined on 07/20/13

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Most Favorable Review

Been around the world, and still runs fine.

ASUS ROG - 17.3" - Intel Core i7 4th Gen 4710HQ (2.50GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M - 16 GB DDR3L - 1TB HDD 256 GB SSD - Windows 8.1 64-Bit - Gaming Laptop (G751JT-DH72 )
ASUS ROG - 17.3" - Intel Core i7 4th Gen 4710HQ (2.50GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M - 16 GB DDR3L - 1TB HDD 256 GB SSD - Windows 8.1 64-Bit - Gaming Laptop (G751JT-DH72 )

Pros: The biggest pro is the stability and longevity of the hardware. Everything worked, never gives me any issues.

Cons: So this was a bit more environmentally based, but when in a slightly dustier region (Djibouti Africa, Southern California) the fans have a touch of a grinding noise. Nothing outlandish, but can be distracting.

Overall Review: Even though she's very dated, this computer is one hell of a trooper. The QC and end product are excellent.

This is a great case, but not exactly what Corsair says

Corsair Crystal Series 680X RGB CC-9011169-WW White Steel / Plastic High Airflow Tempered Glass ATX Smart Case
Corsair Crystal Series 680X RGB CC-9011169-WW White Steel / Plastic High Airflow Tempered Glass ATX Smart Case

Pros: - Big (easier building, cable mgmt) - Aesthetically pleasing - Comes with great fans setup, with plenty of expansion room

Cons: - The case is not achieving maximum airflow, because of the large pane of glass in the front. It's not terrible in any sense, just not what merits a "high air flow" designation. I could've forgiven this if it was some cheapo company - but, it's Corsair. - It would've been nice to offer a fan mount on the power/cable section. - Offering a white glass door to match the rest of the case (like the smaller version)

Overall Review: This is a great case, but buyers should be aware of the physical dimensions before really buying it. I would recommend, however personally moving forward, I'd buy a thinner case.

Excellent

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support ATX Video Card GV-N207SGAMINGOC WHITE-8GD
GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support ATX Video Card GV-N207SGAMINGOC WHITE-8GD

Pros: - Ferociously powerful, hasn't broken a digital sweat yet - Aesthetically very pleasing - Quieter than I expected

Cons: - It is a large, beefy card, you will most likely experience slight sag - Fan start up clicks a bit, not a huge deal.

Overall Review: - RGB is very limited, just the logo - So far, so good - highly recommended

Powerful

AMD Ryzen 7 3rd Gen - RYZEN 7 3700X Matisse (Zen 2) 8-Core 3.6 GHz (4.4 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 65W 100-100000071BOX Desktop Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 3rd Gen - RYZEN 7 3700X Matisse (Zen 2) 8-Core 3.6 GHz (4.4 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 65W 100-100000071BOX Desktop Processor

Pros: - Works great, 4.3ghz right away - Stock cooler is very effective

Cons: - Not a con per say, but you can install the cooler "backwards." It works identically the same, but just the AMD logo is the wrong direction.

Overall Review: - The performance value here is superb.

Great

G.SKILL Trident Z Neo (For AMD Ryzen) Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin RGB DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C16D-16GTZNC
G.SKILL Trident Z Neo (For AMD Ryzen) Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin RGB DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C16D-16GTZNC

Pros: - Well built - High performance - Good Aesthetics

Cons: - Requires manual voltage adjustment to achieve advertised frequency - Edges on RAM are pretty sharp, be careful

Overall Review: - Recommend for all DIY Ryzen users.

Good Value

Asus VZ229HE 22" (Actual size 21.5") Full HD 1920 x 1080 HDMI VGA Blue Light Filter Frameless Bezel Eye Care Monitor
Asus VZ229HE 22" (Actual size 21.5") Full HD 1920 x 1080 HDMI VGA Blue Light Filter Frameless Bezel Eye Care Monitor

Pros: - Good display picture out of the box

Cons: - A touch flimsy, nothing outrageous, but if you constantly move your equipment, be gentle with this one.

Overall Review: Excellent secondary or home office monitor. Works great for tight places too - dorms, barracks, etc. Remember, you're getting what you pay for in terms of performance and durability. Asus makes good products.