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Jacob G.

Jacob G.

Joined on 10/25/12

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Most Favorable Review

Awesome fan!

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition CPU Air Cooler, Silencio FP120 Fan, 4 CDC 2.0 Heatpipes, Anodized Gun-Metal Black, Brushed Nickel Fins for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA2066/1151 Compatible
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition CPU Air Cooler, Silencio FP120 Fan, 4 CDC 2.0 Heatpipes, Anodized Gun-Metal Black, Brushed Nickel Fins for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA2066/1151 Compatible

Pros: I've always gone overboard with my components, but I had used an older version of the Hyper 212 in a customers build many years ago and I remember being very impressed with the quality of the fan for such a low price. I decided to save some money and use the 212 in my new personal build, and honestly, it's just as good if not better than I remember. This is a great fan if you're not pushing your PC extremely high for benchmarking. This has kept my CPU at optimal temperatures through everything I've thrown at it.

Cons: Just be aware of the size of this fan before you purchase it, make sure the case you are using has enough clearance. Check the product descriptions for measurements and leave wiggle room.

Fantastic

ASUS TUF Z390-Plus Gaming (Wi-Fi) LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS TUF Z390-Plus Gaming (Wi-Fi) LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: This board is simple yet appealing to the eyes. I haven't had a single issue with it. The onboard wifi is actually extremely good. Highly recommend it!

Cons: None

It just works

G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Desktop Memory Model F4-3000C16D-16GTZR
G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Desktop Memory Model F4-3000C16D-16GTZR

Pros: None

Overall Review: Awesome memory. Looks good, high build quality, and functions as you'd expect. RGB is very cooperative.

Does the job!

Intel Core i5 9th Gen - Core i5-9600K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz (4.6 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I59600K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630
Intel Core i5 9th Gen - Core i5-9600K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz (4.6 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I59600K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630

Pros: I've always been the kind to go way over the top with my gaming PC builds. But when my last PC parted ways, I decided to take a step back and be reasonable. If you are using your station for just gaming, there isn't much reason to go beyond this CPU in power at the moment. This has handled every game I've thrown at it without any issues and without even having to do any overclocking. The benchmarks have been great as well.

Cons: None

Works great as always

Kingston A400 240GB SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD SA400S37/240G - HDD Replacement for Increase Performance
Kingston A400 240GB SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD SA400S37/240G - HDD Replacement for Increase Performance

Pros: This SSD is one of my favorite of the cheap ones. I use them all the time, I've probably gone through about 10 of them in various projects and had 0 issues with any. For the price I can't find much to complain about.

Cons: Obviously the downside to such a low price is the SSD being made out of a pretty cheap feeling plastic. It's also not the fastest SSD by any means but it is very fast and very affordable for what it does.

Overall Review: Highly recommend to people who want a faster PC without investing a lot of money.

Nice little bonus

NVIDIA $75 value in-game coin coupon
NVIDIA $75 value in-game coin coupon

Pros: Are people seriously giving negative reviews to free stuff? Really? Jeesh. I remember back when cards came with absolutely nothing, we bought it because, well, you know, we wanted the card. Anything free was a pleasant bonus.

Cons: It's free, come on. MAKE IT EVEN MORE FREE? Really wish it'd have came with 50 games and 300$ cash with the 150$ card I bought, this just isn't fair.