Joined on 04/08/10
Upgraded from an i5-8400
Pros: E cores make it more efficient in light workloads, P cores a huge boost in gaming
Cons: None so far
Overall Review: I don't do rendering or anything that taxes all 10 cores simultaneously. In games it's been an 80-100% uplift from the i5-8400. When just browsing and watching Netflix everything runs on the e cores and it sips power. Glad I sprung for the K version. The 12400 was tempting but in light workloads the e cores are amazing. I think the 12400 should have been 4 + 4 instead of 6 + 0.
Pros: Small size AI upscaling works well Powerful
Cons: Some pre installed software can't be uninstalled A little pricey if you're only using it for streaming
Overall Review: Got this for my parents because they had some ancient streaming device that wasn't even compatible with some of the newer streaming services. It should last them a long time.
Pros: Given noctua's reputation I shouldn't be surprised but this thing is dead silent. Love that they include a high quality thermal compound. Easy installation.
Cons: Had to buy a separate mounting kit for lga 1700
Overall Review: Using it on an i5-12600k. I don't ever tax all 10 cores simultaneously but this handles gaming while staying completely silent.
Great card, but overpriced like every graphics card
Pros: Thinner and not as tall as my old 1060 even though it's longer. Fit into the HDD bay on my Antec 900 case no problem Only 1 8-pin power connector unlike many 3060ti's Can run absolutely anything at 1080p, getting roughly twice the fps of my old card
Cons: uses more power than my old card
Overall Review: Noticed the fan would occasionally get really loud. Upon closer inspection I realized the fan was actually turning off completely then suddenly kicking in at high RPM at 60 C and cooling it down then shutting off completely again. The uneven sound level was jarring so I set a custom fan curve in MSI afterburner so it starts at minimum RPM 30%, slowly ramps up, and never shuts off even when the GPU is idling. Completely solved the problem.