Date Joined: 02/08/14
Pros: Mech switches, nice cable which is detachable. Nice lighting.
Cons: Could be higher quality build, but not for this price. Lighting is not rgb, just white.
Overall Review: Highly recommended. I'm buying another one in black.
Pros: It’s noctua and it’s black! It’s quiet and cools my 8700k with no issue.
Cons: Price. I paid 69 but it seems to be inflated most of the time.
Overall Review: Recommended.
Pros: Good performance for the money and its easy to cool. Mine all core turbos to 3.9ghz.
Cons: No overclocking, but I knew that going in.
Overall Review: Good alternative to an AMD 2600
Pros: Has everything I needed in a basic board. UEFI/BIOS is easy to navigate. Performs well. Have had any issues yet and my install was as expected. The lighting looks great and for a board this cheap, that's pretty cool.
Cons: Nothing to report yet.
Overall Review: No reviews on this board yet, so I thought I would throw in my 2c. All core turbos my 9400f to 3.9ghz. XMP worked fine for my 2666 memory. Haven't checked for a BIOS update yet, but everything is stable in all the benches I've run.
Pros: I dont care about the leds in this case, but they are nice. Board booted right up with no issues. Lots of features for the money. I must agree with others that the cpu power delivery isn't as good as it was in past boards. Im not overclocking the cpu (just the memory).
Cons: Last gen had better vrms and overclocking???
Overall Review: I have used ASRock boards for years (as well as every other manufacturer from time to time) and I will continue to use them for 99% of my builds. They work well, last, and are a great value. Plus they make some of the craziest boards out there. 2066 ITX build anyone?
Pros: Quiet,efficient and well made.
Cons: No cons.
Overall Review: Love Seasonic power supplies. I have used them for years and have never had an issue. You get what you pay for.
Pros: Excellent build quality. Warranty.
Cons: Not modular. Could be more affordable, but you get what you pay for.
Overall Review: Highly recommended.
Pros: Speed. Heatsink on Nic.
Cons: It wasn't free.
Overall Review: So far, this hasn't hindered DL speeds compared to wired 1GB. And this is a floor away from the router. Nice.
Pros: Quad cores for 110 bucks, nice!
Cons: No overclocking, but that's expected.
Overall Review: For the money, this is the cpu to get.
Pros: Sets easily and runs at rated speed. Haven't tried any OC.
Cons: No RGB, but they're red which is still cool
Overall Review: Recommend for price.
Pros: M2 slots, four ram slots, cooling on vrms, intel nic, great price
Cons: No overclocking, but tha'ts expected.
Overall Review: Would buy again, recommended.
Pros: Similarities to older OSs but with a polished look and feel. Price. Compatibility with a ton of software and hardware.
Cons: Apps? I dont use em. No choice on windows updates and sometimes it causes some serious issues.
Pros: 6 cores and 12 threads. Fast ones too. Games and editing. Thats what I do with my main pc. This is the best cpu for that combo. Its fastest at games and still rips through my edits faster than any rig I had before this. This thing will run at 5ghz too.
Cons: Cost. But I guess you get what you pay for. Cooling necessary to tame it.
Overall Review: I have mine in an mid atx case (S340) and hooked up to it is a CoolerMaster dual rad aio kit with fans in push pull. It cools it easily and even during benching, it never gets hot enough to worry about it.
Pros: Price. Build quality. SSD mounts. Fits multiple rads for h20. PSU shroud. Paint quality. Size for what you can fit inside. Cable management is pretty good.
Cons: HDs could be easier to install. I had to remove the center cable cover to install fans in push/pull on my 240 radiator.
Overall Review: Hate the HD mounting system. Why would one design it this way? I do love this case though. This is the third one I have built in and it still impresses me for the money. My last build was in a $1000 CoolerMaster CSX Stacker case and although this doesn't really compare, I still walked away impressed with how great it is and how cheap it was. Highly recommended.
Pros: Lots of features like dual NICs, dual 4x M.2s and solid power section for the cpu. Looks good too. Power reset buttons on the board. Dual LED read outs for boot diagnosis. PRICE!
Overall Review: I have purchased boards from many manufacturers and have over years narrowed down to ASRock exclusively as they have the best feature set and performance for the money. Solid boards and they back em up as any problems I have had were quickly remedied by contacting support or quick RMA.
Pros: Great cooling capacity. Great price. Solid build.
Cons: You could hear the air bubbles in the block gurgle for days. I had to take it out and shift it around to get them to circulate enough to quiet the system. I knocked off an egg for that.
Overall Review: Never tried the included fans, but Corsair high pressure quiet fans in push/pull config cools my 8700k no problem. Even under heaving benching temps are excellent.
Pros: Great reliability and efficiency for the price. Lots of connections, more than most will need. Great warranty.
Cons: Stiff cables. I dont really like the color gold...
Overall Review: I only buy Seasonic power supplies these days. I've had them running 24/7 for years without fail and they have an awesome warranty.
Pros: Faster than a standard sata drive, barely. Good warranty and WD stands behind it. Good price.
Overall Review: Good entry point for an NVME drive, but its been replaced with a much better drive. Or you could go Samsung...
Pros: Very bright LEDs. Controller with three strips and extension is nice. Price is good.
Cons: Remote sucks. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Brightness control never worked and neither did speed. I can only control the RGB wheel and the m+m- buttons. Remote takes three AAA batteries too. Only one cable extension included.
Overall Review: Hard to recommend as it hasn't worked correctly since I purchased it. It is cheap, but I guess you get what you pay for.
Pros: They do what they were intended for. Tight fit and not flexible.
Overall Review: I recommend them.
Pros: Beautiful and nice construction. Low price.
Cons: Took me three days of troubleshooting to discover the memory wont run at its XMP rated speed. Reinstalled OS, software, games, etc over and over. After stress testing each component I found that the memory was throwing errors.
Overall Review: In contact with GSkill to see if we can fix this without the trouble of an RMA. Ive used many kits from GSkill and never had an issue. Hoping they are helpful.
Pros: Good air flow. Reliable. Color changing rings. Price.
Cons: The rings fit well, but you need to check the fan blades to be sure they don't hit the ring installed.
Overall Review: Highly recommended. I've used these in several builds and for the money, they are a great choice.
Pros: Pretty quiet while gaming. Fast at high settings at 1080p. Cheap! I paid $199.
Cons: I haven't run into any issues with the memory size yet, but it could be a problem in the future.
Overall Review: Replaced my aging 780 GTX and this card runs great for what I paid for it.
Pros: Easy to mount. Cools well for an air cooler. Great price.
Pros: Fast enough for a hard drive. Great price.
Cons: Its a hard drive so it is comparatively slower than an SSD.
Overall Review: Highly recommended if you are on a budget and need to stick to spinners.