Date Joined: 02/13/19
Pros: -looks great
-tons of room for a mATX case
-ATX power supply
-The side panel screws on the metal side are rubber and can be used as feet to lay it down on its side
-plenty of room for cable management
-great idea to place the filters on the outside incognito
Cons: -the slots in the back for the GPU are not replaceable, punch out only
-the front panel does not have holes for fans, you use the ventilation holes - you can't center 120mm fans on the front
Overall Review: I imagine most would not like the Plexiglas side panel, I do as my last build was a full size tower with two tempered glass side panels. HEAVY is an understatement. This is a nice light weight build and I was looking for smaller and easy to move. Looks wise it pairs up nicely with the ASRock Steel Legend as it has the same pattern. For the price you can't beat this IMO.
Pros: -Used this for a Ryzen 7 build and wanted 3000MHz - got it!
-It was a bling build so the RGB was a nice addition
-Kind of a small detail, but with it being a bling build - the BALLISTIX type on the RGB cover looks really good and is easily read, nice touch
Cons: -nothing yet
Overall Review: -so many RAM kits don't hit the speeds they should with Ryzen, but this one did
-take the time to check the compatibility of the mobo to ensure you get the speeds you are paying for
Pros: -This is my second RX 580 8g - the first being an MSI Armor -the RED DEVIL is so much better (not this the MSI was bad)
-Nice back plate
-Really stout cooling, it has to be twice the weight of my other 580
-It has an OC switch right on it to kick the fans up for cooling if that's what you want - no need to set in bios
-Real nice 580 would buy again for sure
Cons: -its just a personal thing, but I don't like the name PowerColor, sounds off to me, but dang they make a nice GPU
Pros: -You get you they say you get
-If you want to bling out a rig, these will do it and keep it cool
Cons: - If you want quite, maybe not these - Im a headset gamer so don't care about case noise, but they do seem a tad loud - I am also running on performance
Pros: It did light up.
Cons: Would not read any hard drives- M.2 or sata.
ARock would not help - refereed me to the dealer - I have been having such good luck with ASRock lately too - disappointed for sure.
Newegg offered a refund or RMA, I took the RMA since I want the VRM heat sinks this mobo has. Newegg did not give me an RMA return label, I had to pay for return shipping. I think this was an error as the rep told me I would get a label.
Overall Review: I had a very limited window to get this build done. I rushed the shipping and packing to meet my timeline. Missed the timeline from this one failed part.