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Stephen S.

Stephen S.

Joined on 05/23/01

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Most Favorable Review

Excellent board for I5 9400f

ASRock B365M Pro4 LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel B365 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock B365M Pro4 LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel B365 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Easy set up. 9000 I5 worked right out of the box. Beefy heat sinks CPU runs @ 4.0 ghz no issues

Cons: Plastic on heat sink is hard to remove.

Overall Review: Note: Crucial M.2 SSD was not recognized. However it not on the approved list. I just used a Sandisk Pro SSD instead and it works fine. Great budget board that feels, works and looks premium.

Most Critical Review

Asus ROG PG348Q Black 34" 3440 x 1440

ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q 34" Ultra WQHD 3440 x 1440 100Hz Curved IPS G-Sync Asus Eye Care with Ultra Low-Blue Light & Flicker-Free Gaming Monitor with Speakers Tilt Swift Height-Adjustable VESA Mount
ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q 34" Ultra WQHD 3440 x 1440 100Hz Curved IPS G-Sync Asus Eye Care with Ultra Low-Blue Light & Flicker-Free Gaming Monitor with Speakers Tilt Swift Height-Adjustable VESA Mount

Pros: Nice colors and immersive game play. 100 Hz refresh rate,

Cons: Seriously bad light bleed through the top left and bottom left sides of the screen. The right side top and bottom is perfect. The left side is very bad and distracting during any content with dark scenes or game play.

Overall Review: Honestly I would skip this ASUS. I have had many of their monitors in the past and this is the first one that I have had a problem with. Newegg customer service is excellent and sent me a second monitor. This one is just as bad. I returned for a refund. Maybe this holiday season they will have a new model with less problems. I think its the curved screen or perhaps the QA. Several others have owned this one and have no issues. It is the monitor lottery. Some win, however I did not twice. That is enough bad luck for me.

So far this thing is great!

EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO ULTRA GAMING Video Card, 06G-P4-2068-KR, 6GB GDDR6, Dual Fans, Metal Backplate
EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO ULTRA GAMING Video Card, 06G-P4-2068-KR, 6GB GDDR6, Dual Fans, Metal Backplate

Pros: Excellent card with a small footprint that I use in my VR rig. This with an AMD Ryzen 5 3600 and 16 gigs of dd4 3200 and I run my VR Rift S maxed out. It runs pretty cool and seems quiet. I don't here it while gaming in the headset. EVGA quality and Nvidia driver support are both big wins in my book. I love AMD Ryzen CPU's but for graphics cards i choose EVGA and Nvidia.

Cons: None that I can tell

Overall Review: If your looking for a small and powerful card that runs AAA titles and VR without an issue this card is great. I love EVGA's customer support. They fully suipport their RMA process if needed and answer the phone when you call. That alone is worth it!

So far this thing is great!

Dell S2719DGF 27" Quad HD 2560 x 1440 2K Resolution 1ms 144Hz 155Hz (overlock) 2xHDMI DisplayPort AMD FreeSync EdgeLit LED LCD Gaming Monitor
Dell S2719DGF 27" Quad HD 2560 x 1440 2K Resolution 1ms 144Hz 155Hz (overlock) 2xHDMI DisplayPort AMD FreeSync EdgeLit LED LCD Gaming Monitor

Pros: Amazing colors, fast refresh rate 155hz Quality look and feel without gamer looks There were zero dead pixels and it OC'ed without issues. Nvidia Gsync to Freesync works great on full screen

Cons: None Well maybe could have come with an Display Port cable,as it did not! Some cheapo speakers perhaps?

Overall Review: I like this screen, colors are vivid and angles to view are pretty darn good. I got this for sale and it was amazing

So far this thing is great!

Rosewill PHOTON Series 850W Full Modular Gaming Power Supply, 80 PLUS Gold Certified, Single +12V Rail, SLI & Crossfire Ready - Photon-850
Rosewill PHOTON Series 850W Full Modular Gaming Power Supply, 80 PLUS Gold Certified, Single +12V Rail, SLI & Crossfire Ready - Photon-850

Pros: I love that it is modular and the fan spins after power down to cool off the components. Powerful, I am running 2 ssd's 2 HDD's 32 gigs of 3600 ram, Ryzen 3700x and a 2070 Super with zero issues.

Cons: Not many reviews on the net for specification performance and component protection should it fail.

Overall Review: If this lasts 5 years it will be well worth it.

Amazing 6 Core CPU with great gaming performance

Intel Core i5 9th Gen - Core i5-9400F Coffee Lake 6-Core 2.9 GHz (4.1 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 65W BX80684I59400F Desktop Processor Without Graphics
Intel Core i5 9th Gen - Core i5-9400F Coffee Lake 6-Core 2.9 GHz (4.1 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 65W BX80684I59400F Desktop Processor Without Graphics

Pros: Fast 6 core with great gaming performance. Runs all games as good or better than the AMD 2600X. Was cheaper and mine runs pretty cool. Based on the temps, the IHS may be soldered. 34c idle and mid 60's under full load. Got it with a combo MB for $190 total.

Cons: Not Overclockable but of course you already know that. Memory will only run at 2666 mhz so no need for faster memory. The Stock cooler is ugly but it does it's job. Quiet at idle with moderate fan noise under load.

Overall Review: For a great gaming rig at a low cost this is a great option, I have mine working with a 1070ti and i can play @ 1440P at over 60 FPS in all games. I used mine with the ASRock B365M Pro4 LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel B365 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard no issues at all. Very easy build.