Joined on 05/11/17
Good memory kit, especially for Ryzen
Pros: 3000Mhz, cl15 very good kit for Ryzen builds
Cons: Affordable if on sale, otherwise normal retail price is a bit expensive, but for the past 2 years RAM has been expensive anyways.
Overall Review: On the ASUS B450m a/csm motherboard it initially runs at 2133, so you will need to go into UEFI to set the profile to 2933 or 3000. After that it works perfectly fine, stable.
When it works (which is brief) it was at best mediocre
Pros: When it works it works Good price (when it works)
Cons: Constant crashes and driver errors, to the point where it managed to crash under and high load (League of Legends) which is not very demanding at all.
Overall Review: Ran memtests three passes no failure Mobo and CPU still posted so no problem, and swapped PSU to a higher 500->650w and changed my HDD to a brand new Crucial MX300 SSD Still issues.
Excellent case, High quality
Pros: Includes already cable managed backside and smart hub Solid steel construction Minimalist case and good airflow Lots of great features like SSD mounts, PSU shroud, and built in RGB strips
Cons: QC for the RGB strip (not the already premounted one) needs help, 1 was dead on arrival.
Overall Review: For the price I'd recommend this case for sure
Pros: Price is great Speeds are great I've not had any issues so far
Overall Review: When looking up synthetic benchmarks remember that real world read/write will nt match up ever to the synthetic or rated speeds. So I'd say this drive is comparable to the patriot burst or the MX500. Definitely can compare to the 860 Evo for price to performance
Great wireless card
Pros: Build quality is very solid, the metal heatsink is nice and the red color is polished. Easy to assemble and includes a standing mount if you want to attach the antennaes and move them elsewhere Good download speeds, our ISP is 200mbps down and 11mbps up with the card I am getting the rated speeds (of course this will depend and vary on what applications or settings you may be using)
Cons: Full retail price is a bit too much, but usually this card is on sale.
Overall Review: I will chalk this down as the known defect rate most products have, but the antennaes do not stay up very well and the joint part where it can be folded feel too loose. Does not affect the hardware however. I would definitely recommend it if it is on sale.
Solid Budget Drive
Pros: Decent speeds for an SSD, boots up computer in under 8s 256GB is honestly enough for commonly used apps/games (my girlfriend plays League and WoW and some other games) but likely will add a second drive for her later this year so she can have everything she wants on there
Cons: None so far