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Victor M.

Victor M.

Joined on 02/18/06

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Most Favorable Review

Great motherboard!.

ASRock Z690 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 LGA 1700 Intel Z690 SATA 6Gb/s DDR5 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
ASRock Z690 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 LGA 1700 Intel Z690 SATA 6Gb/s DDR5 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

Pros: It is a very good motherboard. It has a good cpu cooler compatibility. I am using the asestek 645 liquid cooler with it. I put on this system 16 GB Ram Ddr 5 recycled from my work laptop Razer blade 15 2022.. My build is an I5-12600 non k, Samsung DDR5, 1tb nvme and other of 512gb. The GPU is an AMD Radeon 6750 XT FE. The system runs pretty good. The only issue I found is that you need ventilation in order to avoid get high Temps on your nvme. I was trying to use only the liquid cooler fan only but the system was very hot on the motherboard area. So I drop another little fan on my case louqe ghost s1 to cool down the motherboard area. It did the trick.

Cons: Only has two nvme. They could put another on the back. Only has three fan headers.

Overall Review: I recommend this product for sure. It is very good for the price.

Most Critical Review

Good product.

Intel Core i5-12600 - Core i5 12th Gen Alder Lake 6-Core 3.3 GHz LGA 1700 65W Intel UHD Graphics 770 Desktop Processor - BX8071512600
Intel Core i5-12600 - Core i5 12th Gen Alder Lake 6-Core 3.3 GHz LGA 1700 65W Intel UHD Graphics 770 Desktop Processor - BX8071512600

Pros: Higher clocks than the i5 12400

Cons: No e cores.

Overall Review: I was expecting e-cores on this bad boy but it doesn't have any. Better choice the 12400f, you save some money for pretty much the same.

Update the BIOS first

GIGABYTE Z690I AORUS ULTRA DDR4 LGA 1700 Intel Z690 Mini-ITX Motherboard with DDR4, Dual M.2, PCIe 5.0, USB 3.2 Gen2X2 Type-C, WiFi 6, Intel 2.5 GbE LAN
GIGABYTE Z690I AORUS ULTRA DDR4 LGA 1700 Intel Z690 Mini-ITX Motherboard with DDR4, Dual M.2, PCIe 5.0, USB 3.2 Gen2X2 Type-C, WiFi 6, Intel 2.5 GbE LAN

Pros: Good price, it has good cooling solution and good general specs and it also looks very nice.

Cons: No thunderbolt port, BIOS is very bad layout. It didn't detect my two nvme first boot. After I updated the bios it recognize then I was able to boot windows normally. For some reason I have some issues related with intel 2.5 Gbps ethernet. Windows update the drivers for me.

Overall Review: Good motherboard but you need to update the bios first and read how to layout their menus on the bios.

11/25/2021

Great Price

ASRock Z590M-ITX/AX LGA 1200 Intel Z590 SATA 6Gb/s Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
ASRock Z590M-ITX/AX LGA 1200 Intel Z590 SATA 6Gb/s Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

Pros: -It can run my Intel Rocket Lake CPU. -Two NVME are on the front side of the motherboard which is great if you need to replacement (no need of remove the motherboard). -Enough hardwire accessories like usb-c on the motherboard included. It offer in my opinion more features that my previous ROG motherboard. -Price, it was only 180 US, 100 of dollar cheaper than the next near price motherboard with Z590 chipset. -Support SAM for AMD GPU.

Cons: - The BIOS menu is a little confusing, not very clear in my opinion.

Overall Review: - Yes, the price is Amazing. - I am not a serius overclocker guy. So I put it on stock settings, if you want more power out from your cpu this motherboard maybe be unable to handle it but it is like 200 dollar cheaper of the one that can get that 5.1 ghz.

Amazing memory kit!

G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-32GTZR
G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-32GTZR

Pros: It works great on my Intel Rocket Lake 11700K. I needed at least 32GB on Ram in order to use Virtual Machines on Windows. The kit operated at standard intel 11 gent speed which make it perfect for my setup.

Cons: The kit is a little bit chunky and tall, it touch my Ghost S1 Cooler.

Overall Review: I think G.Skill TridentZ RGB is a great kit for anybody.