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Micheal A.

Micheal A.

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Most Favorable Review

Great caswe, warped MoBo tray

Cooler Master HAF XB EVO - High Air Flow Test Bench and LAN Box Desktop Computer Case with ATX Motherboard Support
Cooler Master HAF XB EVO - High Air Flow Test Bench and LAN Box Desktop Computer Case with ATX Motherboard Support

Pros: Room, air flow, options, Cooler Master.

Cons: Warped motherboard tray. Installed the tray is flat under pressure from the screws holding it in place, I would NOT take the tray out with the motherboard on it, it would probably crack the motherboard. Do not have the system all running yet, will update if needed, but right now an egg at least off for the warped motherboard tray, killing one of it's main selling points as a 'bench' platform.

Overall Review: Updated after a few months now, still an egg off for the warped MoBo tray but other than that the case has been solid. It's WIDE open and a lot of air flow and you will get as much dust as possible into it, kind of a pain, but knew that when I bought it. Going to get some thin mesh and cover the larger holes on the inside. All components fit with no problems, the back panel for the front HDD bays are kind of cramped with the large PS I put in. Current build; Cooler Master HAF GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS ULTRA Intel i5 9600K 9th Gen (Noctua NH-U9S) 64GB (32GB x2) G-Skill DDR4 2666 Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 1TB PCIe eVGA RTX2060 KO Ultra Refurbished: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G+ (Best deal of the lot) LG Blu-Ray Burner 4 TB Toshiba SATA 7.2k Case fans up the ying yang.

12/26/2020
Most Critical Review

Low humming noise

EVGA FX 120mm Fan, Teflon Nano-Steel Bearing, Improves Chassis and Radiator Performance (400-HY-FX12-KR)
EVGA FX 120mm Fan, Teflon Nano-Steel Bearing, Improves Chassis and Radiator Performance (400-HY-FX12-KR)

Pros: Works, spins, moves air well enough.

Cons: There's a low hum that's very distinct and noticeable, and annoying.

Overall Review: I've not played with the fan speed, don't know if I can on this setup, but at default speed the hum is just distracting, It took me a minute to figure out where it was coming from but it's definitely the fan. I splurged on the fan, should have just bought basic one, then at least I wouldn't be so annoyed at the dysfunction of it.

A little pricy but worth it

Cooler Master MegaFlow 200 - Sleeve Bearing 200mm Silent Fan for Computer Cases (Black)
Cooler Master MegaFlow 200 - Sleeve Bearing 200mm Silent Fan for Computer Cases (Black)

Pros: Fits perfect in my new Cooler Master HAF case. Quiet, good air flow.

Cons: It wouldn't be a con to me, I have a Cooler Master case, but someone else might have mounting issues don't know. Has two sets of mounting holes on it, near each other, both seem offset, the ones for the HAF case are not perfectly square.

Overall Review: Great fan so far, new so we'll see about longevity, though I have to mention it took over a month to get it from this company. Was not happy with their service. I can see 2-3 weeks, but 5-6 was a bit much. Overall though the fan is great.

12/27/2020

So far so good

EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO ULTRA GAMING Video Card, 06G-P4-2068-KR, 6GB GDDR6, Dual Fans, Metal Backplate
EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO ULTRA GAMING Video Card, 06G-P4-2068-KR, 6GB GDDR6, Dual Fans, Metal Backplate

Pros: Worked straight away.

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: Was a bit more than I wanted to spend but decided to splurge a bit. Only really play LotR Online anymore, but 1920x1080 maxed everything everywhere it just sails right through it. It's really nice, heh. 32" Samsung curved monitor. Gigabyte software meh, seems okay I have no real use for it, don't OC, don't have to yet. Scores above average in UserBenchmark. It's weird that the fans don't come on when it idles, playing browser games or watching videos it idles at 33c-34c, no fan movement. I could force them on with the software, or MoBo BIOS, but again no need to yet. Works fine as is, kicks on under load fine. Good card so far, would recommend and buy again. eVGA is a solid brand for the most part.

Solid board so far (updated review)

GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS ULTRA LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS ULTRA LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Solid features for this level/price range of board. Everything I needed and more. Plenty of upgrade options, storage, memory, CPU, VGA, everything.

Cons: Nothing so far.

Overall Review: Updating this review to 5 eggs because so far it's been that good. It's been a while since I put together a current high end system, so any slowness in getting it up was all me. The board is laid out well enough, for what it has crammed onto it. The specs speak for themselves. I bought everything listed below to build a new system, so far I've not had a problem with a single component. I don't OC anymore, no need to, system is more than fast enough even with 2666 memory, as I have 64GB of it. My old system was dated, yeah, but this thing is almost stupid fast. 18 seconds from button press to Win10 ready to use. Motherboard is solid, but you can always get a lemon with any brand. I've been solid Gigabyte for years, almost decades. Cooler Master HAF GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS ULTRA Intel i5 9600K 9th Gen (Noctua NH-U9S) 64GB (32GB x2) G-Skill DDR4 2666 Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 1TB PCIe eVGA RTX2060 KO Ultra Refurbished: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G+ (Best deal of the lot) LG Blu-Ray Burner 4 TB Toshiba SATA 7.2k Case fans up the ying yang. All purchased from newegg except for the Toshiba 4TB. Love newegg, never even had to send anything back to them so far, been shopping with them since the beginning.

Solid unit

Blackmore BTU-5008-B Portable Amplified Bluetooth PA Speaker with Cross Fader for Live Music Mixing
Blackmore BTU-5008-B Portable Amplified Bluetooth PA Speaker with Cross Fader for Live Music Mixing

Pros: Good sound, lots of input options, plays .mp3 files directly off USB drive.

Cons: .mp3 players extremely limited functionality. Can only play files off root drive, no folders. Almost zero documentation.

Overall Review: [EDIT] I seemed to had lost USB MP3 functionality but it may have been the files on the USB drive that was the issue. For a while neither the A or B would work but now they are. Currently everything it working as it was originally, and am as happy with the product now as I was then. Only had about a week, took camping, solid sound, nice carry, decent bass but less so the farther away you get, which is normal. Battery played over 6 hours after first charge. Purchased mainly for the .mp3 USB functionality, but again extremely limited. The only documentation in the package was a one page to scan with a smartphone to download manual. Went to web site, manual three pages long, very limited, larger manual coming soon. It came later, it is lacking to say the least but better than it was. In the short time I have had it though, if the features fit you, I would recommend the product.

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Label "created" two weeks ago, says shipped, click on link says waiting for carrier pickup, same as it's sad for two weeks. Took a chance, really wanted the product and it was a good price, but not for this, not worth ordering from this company again. Will wait a bit more and update later.

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