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Matthew B.

Matthew B.

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Most Favorable Review

Fantastic SSD for the money

Team Group L5 3D 2.5" 120GB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) T253TD120G3C101
Team Group L5 3D 2.5" 120GB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) T253TD120G3C101

Pros: Cost - these drives are very well priced. Speed - waaaaayy faster than any hard drive. Excellent value for older systems. Nice gold color.

Cons: "LITE" branding. When I think of something being a "lite" version, I think "cheap" and not in a good way. I just think Team Group would be better off if they just called it the L5. I know it's a nitpick, but it's one of the reasons I was hesitant to try these drives out.

Overall Review: If you're building a top-tier machine, this drive may leave you wanting. But if you're upgrading a lower end or older machine, these drives offer fantastic value for the money. For instance I have this drive in a Ryzen 3 build with 8GB RAM and an RX 570 and this drive works amazing. Would I put it in my i7 8700K rig? Probably not, but again it's a lower tier part. Time will tell on reliability, but I'm confident that for the price paid I got a great value.

10/30/2018
Most Critical Review

Raidmax RX-500SB

RAIDMAX RX-500SB 500 W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V Power Supply
RAIDMAX RX-500SB 500 W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V Power Supply

Pros: Price (if you don't have to RMA it), Quiet, looks good, has lots of connectors.

Cons: Reliability. 2 out of 3 I have recieved have been DOA.

Overall Review: After the first DOA, I RMA'd for a new one. It happens. The replacement worked fine so I got ANOTHER ONE. IT HAS THE SAME PROBLEM AS THE FIRST ONE!! Maybe there was a bad run of these or something, but this time I am returning for a different unit.

11/23/2008

One of the best RX 5700 XTs you can get

PowerColor RED DEVIL Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card AXRX 5700 XT 8GBD6-3DHE/OC
PowerColor RED DEVIL Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card AXRX 5700 XT 8GBD6-3DHE/OC

Pros: Performance, fan stop mode, high build quality, nice RGB, industrial looking design, output ports are lighted, packaging is great

Cons: RGB is only changeable through PowerColor's software. It's very lightweight, but still another utility. Super heavy (both a pro and a con).

Overall Review: I have owned PowerColor Radeon cards since the Radeon 9600 Pro. They have always been rock solid. I've owned this card since Feb. 2020. Since day one it has been a beast and continues to be! I have never encountered a driver problem. The backplate is sturdy and keeps sag to a minimum. The fans never get loud and turn off when they aren't needed. The RGB is minimal, but good looking. I play on a 1440p/ 144Hz monitor and have always gotten great results. For example in The Division 2 at 1440p Ultra settings I'm averaging 85 FPS. Same with Borderlands 3, Control, Jedi Fallen Order and several others. Easily performs as well as my RTX 2070 Super. There is a reason to go with a PowerColor Radeon... that's the only cards they make. They know what works, and they stick with it. If you want the best Radeon card go with PowerColor

Seasonic quality with some minor flaws

Seasonic FOCUS GM-650, 650W 80+ Gold, Semi-Modular, Fits All ATX Systems, Fan Control in Silent and Cooling Mode, 7 Year Warranty, Perfect Power Supply for Gaming and Various Application, SSR-650FM
Seasonic FOCUS GM-650, 650W 80+ Gold, Semi-Modular, Fits All ATX Systems, Fan Control in Silent and Cooling Mode, 7 Year Warranty, Perfect Power Supply for Gaming and Various Application, SSR-650FM

Pros: 80 plus gold rating. Black cables. Plenty of connections.

Cons: Specs show 2 modular PCIe cables. This is not the case. There is 1 attached and 1 modular. PCIe and 12v EPS cables are split.

Overall Review: I love Seasonic PSUs and almost exclusively use them in all my builds. This one however leaves me a little disappointed. The PCIe cables are "flat", but are split and do not lay flat because there are twists in the cable. This is not the case on my M12II Evo PSUs. In this case, my BRONZE rated, less expensive PSU is easier to use and cable manage than my GOLD rated, more expensive model. Why?! Also, the specs show that BOTH PCIe cables are modular but they aren't. If they were, I could just get custom PCIe cables to remedy the shortcomings of the split cables. Because of this I'm stuck with less than ideal cabling. I'll continue to use Seasonic PSUs, but my skip this model in the future unless some design tweaks are made.

Great budget case with a couple minor flaws

DEEPCOOL MATREXX 50 Mid-Tower Case Tempered Glass Side And Front Panel With PSU Shroud Large Air-intake
DEEPCOOL MATREXX 50 Mid-Tower Case Tempered Glass Side And Front Panel With PSU Shroud Large Air-intake

Pros: Looks VERY nice PSU basement USB 3 cable not overly stiff Easy to build in

Cons: Hard drive cage is very close to PSU bay. Not much space for air intake on front Bend and snap PCI slot covers

Overall Review: Overall I feel this is a great case for the money. I was able to quickly build a very nice looking rig with few issues. The thing I dislike most is the bend and snap slot covers. Without the motherboard installed it's difficult to know what slots you need open. With the motherboard installed you run the risk of at best scraping the top of your new motherboard. At worst you risk scraping delicate SMDs off of the board! The hard drive cage is very close to the PSU when installed so if you aren't using a modular power supply, it's difficult to stow the unused cables. I said difficult, not impossible. ;) I would buy this case again, but choose some parts and my approach a little differently next time.

Another great Gigabyte board

GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Looks awesome Feels Sturdy Rear I/O shield built-in. Front USB Type C header Both 12v and addressable RGB headers 2 M.2 slots On-board RGB is nicely done Rear I/O lighting Excellent WiFi performance

Cons: RGB Fusion software is a little underwhelming USB Type C header VERY close to the graphics card

Overall Review: I have owned many Gigabyte boards over the years and all those have been great. This one is no exception! It came with the F8 BIOS installed and booted up with my 9900KF out of the box. Corsair LPX DDR4 3200 RAM runs at speed by enabling XMP. Haven't tried overclocking, but I haven't seen a need to because of the 9900KF. No issues with an Intel 660p 1TB NVME drive in the primary slot. No problems configuring the RGB lighting. Overall this has been an awesome board for my new build. Everything is working as it should with no problems.

seller reviews
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Great purchasing experience

I purchased an Alienware desktop from Newegg through this seller. The seller was quick to get my order processed and I received notifications as it progressed. My order was delivered exactly as stated in the emails I received and in perfect condition. I would recommend this seller and would do business with them again.

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10/23/2017