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Phillip A.

Phillip A.

Joined on 03/08/20

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I had low expectations if any, I am pleasantly surprised

PowerColor Red Devil AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Gaming Graphics Card with 12GB GDDR6 Memory, Powered by AMD RDNA 2, HDMI 2.1 (AXRX 6700XT 12GBD6-3DHE/OC)
PowerColor Red Devil AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Gaming Graphics Card with 12GB GDDR6 Memory, Powered by AMD RDNA 2, HDMI 2.1 (AXRX 6700XT 12GBD6-3DHE/OC)

Pros: -A significant improvement in performance -It stays quiet and cool even with games on Ultra and high at 1440p -Thinner than my old MSI 5700xt, if SLI was still a thing I could fit 2 cards -Looks good my wife liked it despite me wanting the Saphire Nitro she told me to get this one the RGB effects are also in good taste

Cons: -I really wish it had decent ray tracing -the RGB connection seemed awkward and flimsy, I almost bent the pins by touching them -It is a long card if I had 3 120mm fans instead of 2 140mm fans it would not have fit

Overall Review: My 5700xt started failing as soon as I installed it a few years ago. After about a month of use it started having random crashes and blue screens of death. After less than a year the fan would make random noises and stop working. Then there was the driver issues... My wife told me to replace the card with an NVIDIA card so I said we should wait for the new GPU release of the AMD 6000 cards and NVIDIA 3000 series. We planned on buying the NVIDIA 3080 and consider a 6800xt. Then the release mess occured and we got neither. We waited and waited and dealt with the headache of our 5700xt ( I should have just gotten the 2070 Super). Then I was on New egg and prices dropped so the wife bought me the 6700xt. Me and the family had low expectations and this card supprised us all. A noticeable improvement and so far no whining noises and no more crashes. A 3070 might be better same with a 6800 yet we got tired of the noise. Then we got a new 1440p monitor and I absolutely love 1440p gaming. Get what you can afford yet if you are stuck with a 5700xt or lower and need to upgrade this card made a noticeable difference for me.

Dropped my CPU temps by 5C

Noctua NT-H2 3.5g, Pro-Grade Thermal Compound Paste incl. 3 Cleaning Wipes (3.5g)
Noctua NT-H2 3.5g, Pro-Grade Thermal Compound Paste incl. 3 Cleaning Wipes (3.5g)

Pros: -Kept my temps lower than stock Thermal paste included in four different coolers, and ran cooler than another popular brands thermal paste, verified multiple times. -Will only use this Thermal paste on all my other builds in the future. -Comes with cleaning wipes that makes it easier than other traditional methods of removing Thermal paste on CPUs

Cons: -None

Overall Review: -I just got this to test out and use the best Thermal Paste for my new build. -Dropped 5C temp on my Ryzen 3900x and my other Ryzen 3600. Performance improved using 4 different CPU coolers including an AIO 240mm Liquid cooler and three different size air coolers. 4 different Thermal pastes where used to compare. I will use this paste from now on. Highly recommend.

IT fits in my Case

Seasonic FOCUS GX-750, 750W 80+ Gold, Full-Modular, Fan Control in Fanless, Silent, and Cooling Mode, 10 Year Warranty, Perfect Power Supply for Gaming and Various Application, SSR-750FX.
Seasonic FOCUS GX-750, 750W 80+ Gold, Full-Modular, Fan Control in Fanless, Silent, and Cooling Mode, 10 Year Warranty, Perfect Power Supply for Gaming and Various Application, SSR-750FX.

Pros: -Size fits in my case -Looks great -cables where long enough for me to setup my new PC -Packaging

Cons: -It costs quite a bit more than other PSU's (worth the cost though) -I kind of wish I had gotten the 850W Version (my own fault)

Overall Review: A great PSU that works for those who have less room to setup their PSU's. I kept reading negative reviews about other psu's and was worried this one would be bad as well. Fortunately this thing is amazing. No problems and looks great. I will be buying from Seasonic again.

G Skill RAM are amazing and inexpensive

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-16GVRB
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-16GVRB

Pros: you cannot beat the price for performance. The RGB is cool and tempting but realistically this RAM is amazing. Its compatible with my Ryzen 3600 and Asrock x570 Taichi. It also fits underneath my Scythe Ninja 5 Air cooler. It looks good in my case.

Cons: -No RGB for those who enjoy that sort of thing, but its RAM

Overall Review: -Low cost -Affordable -Low cost -Affordable -what more do you want -cheap -This RAM is great and G. Skill produces great products, their Trident series are tempting but just like other RGB RAM sticks they are almost double and sometimes tripple the cost. This series is reliable and works with my AMD Ryzen despite them advertising it being for intel chips. This is perfect for a budget PC or someone who does not like RGB. I have RGB because the parts I wanted happend to have RGB. If you like RGB go with the Tridents or another series RAM is RAM, all i can say is that I trust G. Skill so that is why I recommend it.