Date Joined: 09/16/17
Pros: Great value and still relevant in 2020
Included cooler works like a charm
Boots up in my ASUS TUF Gaming B550M-Plus natively
runs 3200 mhz ram no problem
Overall Review: I chose this CPU for a revival project of mine that involves an old HP xt963 that I bought as a non working unit for the case alone because it reminded me of a PC my brother gave to me in the early 2000s. That PC I have spent so many hours on it and I regretted selling it to friends a few years later who ultimately threw the entire thing away instead of asking if I'd like it back. This time I will not be giving up my little sleeper of a gaming machine. Big thanks to Newegg and AMD to thank for making this possible and helping keep this case off the scrap heap.
Am totally pleased with the results and I intend to take this to future LAN parties since its smaller and lighter than my tower as well as act as a back up gaming machine if in case my main rig goes down.
ASUS TUF GAMING B550M-Plus
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
16GB Team Group Vulcan 3200mhz (x2 8GB dimms)
512GB Team Group MS30 M.2 2280 NVME
EVGA 500 watt 80+ white PSU
EVGA GTX 960 SC 2gb graphics (It works well enough still for 1080p)
Pros: 512 GB
Overall Review: I used this in my sleeper PC project that I based off a PC my brother gave me in the early 2000s, I also used TeamGroup Vulcan 3200mhz ram and so far pleased with the results in reviving an old HP xt963 and keeping it out of a scrap heap. Big Thanks again to Newegg and Teamgroup for making my project possible.
Pros: 500 watt
Cons: Non Modular but knew this upon ordering no eggs removed.
Overall Review: I used this in the resurrection of an old HP Pavilion xt963 I bought used as parts only unit for the case alone feeling nostalgic for a PC my brother gave to me in the early 2000s. I won't bore you to tears as I told this story in my other reviews of products I used in the making of my little sleeper PC bringing it back from the dead. So instead I'll show pictures of the end product. Big Thanks to Newegg and EVGA for making this project of mine possible.
Pros: Works at the rated speed and without the use of bulky heat sinks
Ran on my ASUS TUF GAMING B550M-Plus and Ryzen R5 2600
I love the sleek look.
Overall Review: I've used Team Group RAM in my previous build and am once again a happy customer. I used these in a resurrection of an old HP Pavillion I bought used as a non working unit for parts only merely for this specific case as it reminded me of a PC my brother gave me in the early 2000s. I also wanted to make a sleeper gaming PC and this unassuming little HP was my pick and have modded the case to install two 120mm fans to increase airflow. In all am very pleased with the outcome. My thanks to Newegg and Teamgroup for their help in keeping this PC case out of the scrap heap.
Pros: As the title suggests I am not used to Intel having value oriented products but I can say I love the price of these NVME M.2 SSDs and I am not afraid to give credit to Intel making a decent product the masses can afford. Kudos to you Intel from an AMD user.
Works great on my ASUS Crosshair Hero VII so far no issues been rock solid the last few weeks of using it.
I dual boot both Windows10 and Ubuntu (linux) and find myself at the desktop sign in within a second after the bios posts. I just love the speed bump from switching to M.2 vs Sata.
Overall Review: I'd highly recommend these to anyone looking to get away from SATA 6gbs. Intel really has a value component that isn't robbing the bank. Sure its not as fast compared to Samsung's Evo family of M.2 NVME drives but seriously its fast enough and comes at a sweeter price.
Pros: 1TB SSD at a reasonable price.
2.5 drive mounts just about anywhere and cases makers accommodate them.
Its black branding sticker doesn't stand out unlike other drives that use a colorful sticker that may clash with certain aesthetics.
The PRICE is outstanding for solid state storage I bought 2 of these wished I had more funds I'd completely switch out all my mechanical drives.
Overall Review: Its storage not the most exciting thing to go into a PC but plays an important role. I really just plucked it into my system and was working within minutes after initializing and formating the SSD in disk management. I have no complaints and feel TeamGroup makes a competent product having bought some of their DDR4 Ryzen ready Dark Pro 16gb 3200mhz speed ram kit a few years ago.
Pros: Its a Hyper 212 but its now black with RGB!
Easy to remove fan mounting brackets (totally better than wires or screws)
Installed easier than the classic Hyper 212 Evo did on an older AM3 system.
Cools my 3900x with load temps capping out 73 -74 degrees Celsius which is way better than the stock Wraith Prism RGB cooler that came with the CPU. See Overall review.
Cons: Plastic back plate being my only critique but the cooler being so affordable I can't complain too much and its holding the unit well.
Overall Review: Even though I am not a fan of the plastic mounting plate it seems secure enough once installed so am not robbing an egg for that. Long story short I bought this to replace a defective Wraith Prism cooler that came stock with my 3900x I was hitting thermals around 92 degrees Celsius under load due to the stock coolers uneven surface. I pointed out the flaw in my review of the 3900x and hopes no one has to experience a fault like I did.
Once again Coolermaster's Hyper 212 came to the rescue being an affordable air cooler and performs admirably without breaking the bank. Also I like the black finish which compliments my build nicely when turned off and RGB colorful brilliance when powered on.
Pros: 12 cores
It is beastly for running multiple virtual machines and mega multitasking in productive tasks without breaking the bank account. Yes it GAMES too.
Cooler is pretty to look at and easy to install with the hook latch mounting mechanism but that is all I will say that is good about the Wraith Prisim see cons.
Cons: The Wraith Prism cooler is my problem! This CPU arrived a few weeks ago and the cooler's bottom copper plate is not flush with the heat pipes making grooves that are just shy 1 millimeter in depth. I literally could feel the grooves through the thicker skin of my thumb rubbing it flat across the 4 heat pipes. It is the only cooler I ever had to apply a layer of paste on the bottom as well as spreading a layer on the CPU itself like buttering up slices of toast to ensure the groves were filled. I am only using the Wraith Prism temporarily needing my PC for work while waiting for a CoolerMaster hyper 212 RGB Black Edition I ordered from here to show up on my doorstep. The temps are not ideal hovering around 58c on Idle and pushing 92c under load. I'm not happy at all with the Wraith Prism, if I had I anything else laying around to do the job I would have used that instead but I lack spare parts like AM4 compatible coolers.
Overall Review: I gave the CPU 5 stars because its been a good performer even though the cooler isn't quite adequate with its defect. I know my thermals will drop to more suitable levels once the Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition comes in having used the older hyper 212 evo on hotter running cpus like the FX 8350 and my Ryzen 7 1800x and those systems never had an issue with thermal throttling.
After installing my Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition I see my load temps are now holding 74 degrees Celcius. The 3900x is an outstanding CPU and I hope others have better luck with the stock cooler than I did.
Pros: It works with my case's tooless brackets and isn't flimsy like other 2.5" adapter trays made from plastic or too thin like other metal brackets I used that don't like the track rails of some toolless deigns in some PC cases.
Fits two 2.5" drives as advertised
Overall Review: It is exactly what I needed I tested it with a junk 2.5" mechanical drive from a laptop and test mounted in a bay on my case and now am waiting for the other half of my order to populate the adapter with 1TB SSD drives.
Pros: Its sturdy and nice looking at the same time while giving great performance.
Is rich in features and options plenty of I/O
Replaces my Crosshair Hero VI x370 platform
Runs my 3900x without an issue.
Cons: Slight damage to the rear I/O cover like something dropped on it. I think I may either have a defect from the factory or a RMA open box unit that I paid full price for. Am hoping its just cosmetics only as the board is functioning and I don't want to spend weeks waiting for RMA without a working PC in the mean time.
A USB drive containing drivers would be nice since my PC doesn't have a dvd drive. I resorted to ripping the disk onto a USB using another PC.
Overall Review: Its been running well for the last week of use and not having anything else to complain about other than the scratch to the I/O cover prevents me from giving a 5 star rating.
Pros: Works well with Ryzen 1800x
No crashes at rated speed
Cons: The overall look, while not horrible, is rather bland compared to other offerings. Perfect for practical people wanting a solid product first.
Overall Review: Initially when purchasing I optioned for the non RGB to save some funds on my overall build centered around the R7 1800x. I am pleased with the performance but regret not purchasing the RGB version to compliment the Asus Crosshair hero VI motherboard.
Pros: I do not possess these I bought them and had them shipped to a friend whom shared pictures of his upgraded PC. He is completely stoked with his build.
Has no complaints on performance
Works with Ryzen as advertised
Cons: Not really a con but wished my ram was RGB but wasnt going to pay the extra premium when aiming for 3200 speed over looks.
Pros: It works with Ryzen 5 1600
Mom is pleased
Cons: None for the price of this DD4 kit with the prices so high these days cant complain too much here when looking for stability first.
Overall Review: Its Ram that performs as advertised for Ryzen nuff said.
Pros: Built 3 systems with these processors and they are all stable for each user
Provided cooler is both quiet and efficient way to go AMD.
6 core muti-threaded goodness on a budget.
Cons: Not robbing any eggs but needed to preach some about AMD needing to keep board partners up to snuff when launching products as I had to dismantle my 1800x system to get my first 2 builds using MSI's Tomahawk motherboards. Luckily I got both boards booted with my 1800x and then flashed bios enabling them to use the Ryzen 5. Again no eggs taken once the 1600 systems have been up and updated they been rock solid.
Overall Review: This should be the goto cpu for budget minded multitaskers.
Pros: Installs on my AM4 rig and keeps the temps below 65 degrees under load running hours so far.
Looks good with replacement LED corsair 120 mm case fans. (I added optional for 2x)
Fan mounting brackets for easy removal.
Cons: Beefy but I knew this buying into a 120 mm sized air cooler so no eggs cracked here.
Overall Review: Bought to replace my Hyper D92 since it wasn't in an orientation I fancied after modding it to work on my AM4 platform with a specific ASUS motherboard.
Its not expensive and if wanting the entry level to a 120 mm fan sized CPU cooler which has greater options of replacement fans makes the hyper 212 a no brainer for this price so long as you have a case that will fit it.
Pros: Booted on native bios with Ryzen 5 1600. (A different board required I used my 1800x to post and flash bios)
plenty of options
Doesn't break the bank
RGB is nice for that electronic aquarium niche bug goin around *Coughs* thinks I'm infected
Cons: That it didn't put itself into the case and hook itself up.
Overall Review: My only other B350 motherboard to compare this to is a cheaper option the Tomahawk from MSI which would not post on native bios using AMDs ryzen 5 1600. I'm not sure if its still an issue but if paranoid pay up a little more to have a better overall product with this Asus board. I had to dismantle my 1800x system to make the MSI offerings post which is why I had to remark on the compatibility being a factor in this purchase.
Pros: Light and sturdy
Cable Management Options
Optical drive support without looking like a dinosaur
Cons: At this price no eggs robbed because its on sale but needs pointing out the sale on the item as I got it was 34 bucks from 59. There are better cases in the 59 dollar range if you're spending that much get a Fractal Design's Focus G as alternative for less.
Buy this case if seen on sale less than 40.
Overall Review: This is a Ideal case for anyone wanting to get their hands on something classy for a first build it will take a little effort to button down the cables tidy but the case provides ample enough tie down points common sense helps do the rest.
I picked this case in part to the front face being entirely detachable without the pesky usb and front power switch wiring coming with like a tether for the face to be a slight problem for front fan removal/installation or cleaning maintenance.
Pros: Well packaged seriously was a treat to unbox!!!
Frequently updated Bios
Cons: Be careful of aftermarket coolers with this board. The caps nearest the socket interferes with Cooler masters AM4 bracked for the Hyper D92 cpu cooler. I'm not robbing eggs as the cooler technically isn't listed in Newegg as AM4 compatible nor is is ASUS's fault how aftermarket cooler makers design their mounting. See other
Overall Review: If anyone is interested in using the Hyper D92 be prepared to modify the bracket by cutting the portion that travels up on the left side (toward rear IO) if looking at the motherboard directly. This will mean that you have to orient the cooler so it pulls air from the bottom and exhausts above. So far been running my 1800x for months and never seen it reach beyond 71 degrees C under extended loads. I hope this is helpful to anyone that already owns the D92 looking at this motherboard as an option.
If you own the older Hyper n520 (older version to the Hyper D92) the AM3 bracket will work on this board as this board has both sets of pass through holes. I test fit my N520 from my old am3 fx 8170 Platform. Just wanted to add that for additional insight..
Pros: The ease of use regarding the clip on fan brackets that aren't flimsy wires.
Compact design to ensure it fits most cases.
Doesn't block ram slots
Cons: Not really a con but Newegg needs to update the listing to state that there are AM4 kits available from the manufacturer.
Wished it came with RGB fans.
It doesn't help me extract Pringles chips from the can nor does it grant world peace.
AM4 bracket I ordered from cooler masters website does not work natively with my motherboard ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero. I had to mod the bracket by cutting part of it off that interfered with the caps neighboring the socket. Robbing me of a front to back fan orientation locking me into a down up configuration where air intakes from below and exhausts to the top of case. Luckily my psu is bottom mounted and has 2 120mm fans directly above that disposes the heat no problem and as a side effect helps keep my video card cooler.
Overall Review: I do not have my D92 yet (its ordered as well as the AM4 kit) but I owned the predecessor named the Hyper 520 which had the same size fans in an offset configuration much as I see with the D92 and am certain the unit won't block ram and that I can close the side cover without an issue. My hyper N520 is cooling my older AMD FX a 125 watt thermal output cpu and been running years now without a hitch so I know the D92 can keep a 95 watt Ryzen 7 1800 decently cooled.
As expected the part cools my Ryzen 1800x and yet to see it reach 70 degrees under load. very pleased with the performance of this cooler. Dispite having to mod the bracket to work with my particular motherboard would purchase again its price is right for the size of this potent cooler.
Pros: Its a solid powersupply and my first from Evga I've always had good luck with their Nvidia graphics cards though ironicly this one is currently pushing my AMD Ryzen 1800x system no hiccups.
Cons: Not a fan of the piggy backed PCI-E power connector which stands out like a sore thumb when not used just tied back best I could however after thinking about it would make more sense for someone with SLI or cards needing two power plugs but not robbing eggs for that.
Pros: Case is pretty light but isn't flimsy even when both side panels are removed.
Detachable front bezel that isnt linked to a header of sorts (USB, Power/Reset switch, Audio) requiring unplugging from the motherboard to completely remove for cleaning purposes.
Modern cases are dropping optical bays its nice one this has them for those that still play dvds/bluerays.
Cons: Cable management is trickier lacking a motherboard tray that covers completely front to back. meaning you will have to be a magician to make it look decent as I had to spread out the wires of the sleeved 24 pin to fit behind the tray which offered only about a centimeter and the rolled edge of said tray made clearance of the right side cover tight. Thankfully the side cover is raised offering mercy in the form of a few millimeters but was able to close the case without needing to push down or having to sit on it like a over stuffed suit case.
The Case air filters are a wee lacking but at this price cant gripe too much.
Overall Review: If this case had a little more room behind motherboard tray as well as an inch or two more tray that is beveled into a channel with tie down points upon it then this case would get a 5/5 hands down.
Cons: Doesnt make me a sandwich
Overall Review: Blows away my old FX platform hands down.