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Thomas G.

Thomas G.

Joined on 08/23/06

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A Review: Lenovo K450e 57329391

Lenovo Desktop PC K450E 57327391 Intel Core i7 4790 (3.60GHz) 12GB DDR3 2TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 720 Windows 8.1 64-bit
Lenovo Desktop PC K450E 57327391 Intel Core i7 4790 (3.60GHz) 12GB DDR3 2TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 720 Windows 8.1 64-bit

Pros: RAM: 12.0-GB HDD: 2.0-TB Audio: Crystal Clear Video: Quite Good

Cons: To follow...

Overall Review: Pricing is competitive with a customer built computer. If you will use this for gaming genre like First Person Shooter, then you might want to upgrade the GT720 to a higher and better video card to increase the frames per second during the game. For Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, I can only get 60-80 fps during death match and casual matches. Comparing the GT720 with Quadro K1000M is like apples and oranges. But the K1000M in my Thinkpad W530 gives higher fps, around 100-120 fps, during death match, casual, and competitive matchmaking. Audio: I am only using a cheap Manhattan Classic Stereo headset. The sound production is quite nice from the on-board audio. Case/Chassis: Pretty nice. Good ventilation. Will update this review after some months ahead.

A budget Z590 motherboard

ASRock Z590M Phantom Gaming 4 LGA 1200 Intel Z590 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock Z590M Phantom Gaming 4 LGA 1200 Intel Z590 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: POST Status LED indicators Optional Gen4 NVMe SSD PCIe Gen3 NVMe SSD PCIe Generous number of CPU fan and Chassis fan connector pins USB 3 connectors on the motherboard

Cons: I wish the RAM module slots are color coded; like 2 black slots and 2 gray slots. Gen4 NVMe SSD PCIe requires an 11th Generation Intel Core CPU

Overall Review: POST Status LED indicators are very useful. The color scheme of the motherboard actually is pleasing to the eyes if you have an all black interior setup. This motherboard does not like my RX 560D. It triggers a 5 short beep codes during POST. The ASRock logo (POST Screen) as well as Windows splash screens are not displayed on my monitor. Once Windows gets past the Windows splash screen (the screen where you can select local users) on Windows 10, the RX560D will output a signal to the monitor. However, it is not a motherboard issue. Rather, it is a GPU issue. RX 560D needs to have a specific VBIOS that is compatible with the motherboard. Overall, I am quite satisfied with the motherboard.