Joined on 12/27/02
Looks good, runs like a champ!
Pros: - Easy to install - Doesn't break a sweat at 1440P - nice LED Logo - fans shut off when not gaming
Cons: - needs an 8 and 6 pin connection
Overall Review: This is a nice graphics card, coveted by bit miners for its' superior processing over Nvidia cards. I was lucky to get one when I did as Newegg was out of stock a day later. It cranks out playable framerates at 1440P for every game I have, although they are mostly older titles. Compares favorably with my previous R9 390; it plays just as well with no hiccups. Buy one if you can find it!
Starts out good, goes downhill
Cons: Internal structural failure
Overall Review: After a few months the chair started failing internally. There is no way to fix the metal grinding that goes on at the seat/back connection. Some of the hex bolts would never tighten completely. Some of the seat/chair adjustments have no real function. I donated it.
Pros: -excellent components -very sturdy construction -built-in IO shield -easy to update BIOS
Cons: -could use another SYS FAN connector
Overall Review: I've built 2 systems using the MSI Mortar and have been very pleased with the results. The UEFI is about as easy to get around and update as any. The slightly higher location of the graphics card slot allows access to all the connections on the bottom of the board even with a 2.5 wide graphics card installed, whereas other boards require removal of the card. The board has great thermal performance. The brushed aluminum heatsinks match up well with a white system.
Pros: -Modern CPU with low 65W power demand -Excellent value
Cons: -Does require the latest BIOS update
Overall Review: The Ryzen 3s as a group are a big uptick from earlier versions. Until Intel put the Alder Lake CPUs on the market it had nothing to compete with. Even so AMD has made the 5500 an excellent CPU for good performance on a budget.
A good basic Micro ATX case with flaws
Pros: - inexpensive - An uncluttered space to work in -easy to route cabling. - has a nifty way to anchor 2.5" drives. - the finished PC looks good
Cons: -the case feet are too short, the PSU should get more air. I added pads to the feet. -140mm fans fit in front but the perf holes do not line up for 140mm fans. -one of the pics shows a support for a GPU but there wasn't any. -there should've been one or two more motherboard standoffs in the screw pack. -the bottom case filter is clunky and should be easier to remove. -an odd case detail results in an odd way to attach the PSU.
Overall Review: Its OK but I would probably not buy another one.
Less hassle! Works great!
Overall Review: This pair of 16GB 3600mhz were plug-and-play on an Aorus B550M Pro with either a Ryzen 3100 or a 5600X CPU. Using either the early F1 or newest (ATM) F12 BIOS these sticks perform! No problems getting into BIOS to select the XMP Profile to effect the 3600mhz profile. They just work.
Good chair so far.
I've only used this chair for a couple of weeks, so durability is an open question. It is more comfortable than the old Sealy office chair I was using. The arms connect to both the seat and back which is essential to keep them from loosening and shifting around over time. I have had to tighten most of the screws as needed. The lumbar support is too thick for me so I use a narrow pillow instead. This chair encourages good posture. The casters roll smoothly and quietly over a tile floor, definitely better than some chairs in that regard.