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Tricia S.

Tricia S.

Joined on 08/06/17

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Most Favorable Review

Good first time case, but lacking some performance features

Phanteks Eclipse P400 PH-EC416PTG_BW Black/White Tempered Glass/Steel RGB ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Phanteks Eclipse P400 PH-EC416PTG_BW Black/White Tempered Glass/Steel RGB ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Cheap Looks great Lots of cable ties Included RGB lighting is actually pretty good Easy to build in

Cons: Not a huge amount of space behind the rear panel for cable management, so be wary if you don't have a modular PSU Front airflow is rather poor Dust filters don't seem to do that much Cable pass-through below the motherboard tray is a little tight

Overall Review: For it's price, this is a good case, but I would recommend picking up a few extra fans with it. I would use a case with better airflow if you're choosing a high wattage config like I did. Would recommend

11/24/2018
Most Critical Review

Good deal on sale, not worth MSRP

Patriot Burst 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PBU240GS25SSDR
Patriot Burst 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PBU240GS25SSDR

Pros: Cheap Case stickers feel good 32MB of cache is better than none

Cons: One of the side mounts stripped when I threaded it into a drive cage. The screw was straight on, and it just pulled out the threaded mount Lackluster reads and writes at 80k iops sequential and 60k iops random

Overall Review: All in all, if this is on sale, don't be shy. In my opinion, it's worth going to a codel with a bit more cache like a Gigabyte UD Pro or an ADATA drive for better reads and writes

11/29/2018

You can't go wrong

AMD Ryzen 5 2nd Gen - RYZEN 5 2600 Pinnacle Ridge (Zen+) 6-Core 3.4 GHz (3.9 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 65W YD2600BBAFBOX Desktop Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 2nd Gen - RYZEN 5 2600 Pinnacle Ridge (Zen+) 6-Core 3.4 GHz (3.9 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 65W YD2600BBAFBOX Desktop Processor

Pros: Amazing value Wraith Cooler Better overclocking than the old 1600x

Cons: None

Overall Review: The Wraith is far sufficient for even mild overclocking, but I'm not using it for size constraints with an SFF box.

11/30/2018

Solid kit of RAM

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-3000C15D-16GVRB
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-3000C15D-16GVRB

Pros: Great feeling DIMs Reliable Sturdy

Cons: Red isn't as bright is in photos

Overall Review: G.SKILL has never done me wrong. Just make suree that your motherboard supports the 3000 reads and that a 3200 speed kit isn't cheaper.

11/29/2018

A great, very small PSU

Corsair Certified CP-9020104-NA SF Series SF450 450W 80 PLUS GOLD Active PFC Haswell Ready SFX SFX12V Micro ATX Full Modular Power Supply
Corsair Certified CP-9020104-NA SF Series SF450 450W 80 PLUS GOLD Active PFC Haswell Ready SFX SFX12V Micro ATX Full Modular Power Supply

Pros: Fanless operation Great Price for the Power Flat black cables Extremely small for it's efficiency and power Clean and efficient packaging

Cons: Short 1 year warranty

Overall Review: The internal fan seems to be a bit off-color. It doesn't matter to me whatsoever, but if the PSU is up against a glass panel, this may be of note.

11/29/2018

Great for a SFF box, lacking some overclocking features

EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GAMING, 04G-P4-6251-KR, 4GB GDDR5, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GAMING, 04G-P4-6251-KR, 4GB GDDR5, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC)

Pros: No PCI-E power needed (con/bonus depending on use case) Black plastic doesn't smudge Material quality is great for a low end card

Cons: No included HDMI Heatsink could be wider to cover VRMs VRM isn't amazing

Overall Review: For the $120 that I got it for, this is a killer deal. I wouldn't recommend for a M-ATX or ATX build, but for a SFF hotbox, it's all I could want

11/28/2018