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wesley e.

wesley e.

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Most Favorable Review

Upgraded from an i5-8400

Intel Core i5-12600K - Core i5 12th Gen Alder Lake 10-Core (6P+4E) 3.7 GHz LGA 1700 125W Intel UHD Graphics 770 Desktop Processor - BX8071512600K
Intel Core i5-12600K - Core i5 12th Gen Alder Lake 10-Core (6P+4E) 3.7 GHz LGA 1700 125W Intel UHD Graphics 770 Desktop Processor - BX8071512600K

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.

Overall excellent

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV - 4K HDR Streaming Media Player - High Performance, Dolby Vision, Google Assistant Built-In, Works with Alexa (945-13430-2500-000)
NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV - 4K HDR Streaming Media Player - High Performance, Dolby Vision, Google Assistant Built-In, Works with Alexa (945-13430-2500-000)

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.

Works great

Seasonic FOCUS PX-750, 750W 80+ Platinum Full-Modular, Fan Control in Fanless, Silent, and Cooling Mode, 10 Year Warranty, Perfect Power Supply for Gaming and Various Application, SSR-750PX.
Seasonic FOCUS PX-750, 750W 80+ Platinum Full-Modular, Fan Control in Fanless, Silent, and Cooling Mode, 10 Year Warranty, Perfect Power Supply for Gaming and Various Application, SSR-750PX.

Pros: Fully modular 10 year warranty Silent operation under normal operation

Cons: Non so far

Overall Review: My third PSU from seasonic, never had an issue.

Silent cooling

Noctua NH-U12S, Premium CPU Cooler with NF-F12 120mm Fan (Brown)
Noctua NH-U12S, Premium CPU Cooler with NF-F12 120mm Fan (Brown)

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

MSI Ventus GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 Video Card RTX 3060 Ti VENTUS 3X 8G OC LHR
MSI Ventus GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 Video Card RTX 3060 Ti VENTUS 3X 8G OC LHR

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.

Great upgrade from a flat 60hz monitor

GIGABYTE G27FC A 27" 165Hz 1920 x 1080 1ms (MPRT), 91% DCI-P3, FreeSync Premium, 1 x Display Port 1.2, 2 x HDMI 1.4, 2 x USB 3.0 Curved Gaming Monitor
GIGABYTE G27FC A 27" 165Hz 1920 x 1080 1ms (MPRT), 91% DCI-P3, FreeSync Premium, 1 x Display Port 1.2, 2 x HDMI 1.4, 2 x USB 3.0 Curved Gaming Monitor

Pros: I love the curve thin bezel

Cons: none so far

Overall Review: Upgraded from a 60hz flat monitor to this and love it so far. I really like the curve, 165hz noticeably smoother in games. G-sync seems to work just fine for me. Great contrast.