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Ben G.

Ben G.

Joined on 08/10/17

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Great case, easy to work with

Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX Tempered Glass PH-ES215PTG_WT White Steel plates, Plastic, Steel chassis Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX Tempered Glass PH-ES215PTG_WT White Steel plates, Plastic, Steel chassis Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

Pros: I was very close to picking up the old non-glass Evolv ITX for a new build, but this one came along just in time. From what I can see, they are the same case with the exception of a nice, lightly dark tinted side panel on this one. Also, the included fan is now a rear exhaust instead of the 200mm front fan. IMO a rear fan is more essential these days since a lot of people mount front radiators, so it's a welcomed change.

Cons: Box was a little beat up from the trip over, but the case itself was pristine. Beware that the white paint job can strip if screws are tightened too hard (only happened for the fan mount screws in the back for me)

Overall Review: The case is very nice if you're a fan of the Evolv aesthetic. I had no problems setting up, cable management was a breeze, and I'm very happy with how the build turned out.

Best option for Ryzen ITX build

ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac AM4 AMD Promontory B350 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI Mini ITX AMD Motherboard
ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac AM4 AMD Promontory B350 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI Mini ITX AMD Motherboard

Pros: -Good board layout for my Phanteks ITX tempered glass case -Clean BIOS -Full compatibility with Teamgroup Dark 3000 MHz RAM -WIFI and BT are a very nice touch for a mobile PC -Works without a hitch so far

Cons: -Memory slots were TIGHT, really have to push to install -Second fan header is PWM only (no DC speed control)

Overall Review: -Review written for ASRock rebate program, but all information is honest opinion!

3200 MHz on ASRock B350 ITX/AC

Team T-Force DARK 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Memory (Desktop Memory) Model TDRED416G3000HC16CDC01
Team T-Force DARK 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Memory (Desktop Memory) Model TDRED416G3000HC16CDC01

Pros: Bought this only because other people have reported degrees of success with Ryzen. It was a gamble, since this isn't listed anywhere on anyone's compatibility list. Big sigh of relief when the sticks hit 2933 with XMP enabled in factory BIOS. Bigger joys were experienced after it hit 3200 MHz without breaking a sweat on default voltage. Speedy, looks nice, and I do believe it's a safe pick for any Ryzen build and for people who think Flare X looks like vomit.

Cons: The sticks were super hard to squeeze into my RAM slots for some reason. Pressing super hard solved the problem.

Overall Review: I wish someone had just spelled it out for me during the part selection process: this RAM is cost-effective, compatible with Ryzen 1600 and ASRock B350 chipsets out of the box. Looks good too, 100% satisfied.