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Philip M.

Philip M.

Joined on 11/16/03

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Most Favorable Review

Outstanding CPU

Intel Core i5-12400 - Core i5 12th Gen Alder Lake 6-Core 2.5 GHz LGA 1700 65W Intel UHD Graphics 730 Desktop Processor - BX8071512400
Intel Core i5-12400 - Core i5 12th Gen Alder Lake 6-Core 2.5 GHz LGA 1700 65W Intel UHD Graphics 730 Desktop Processor - BX8071512400

Overall Review: Intel really delivered on this CPU -- I was in need of a new PC and debated building with the AMD5600X or similar, but when I saw this one on the horizon I waited a few weeks and I'm very glad I did! I received a 2060 as a hand-me-down basically and wanted to build a decent PC around it, aside from video card the build cost was about $700. I use my pc as an everyday system for web browsing and some gaming, no interest in overclocking or trying to max out the newest games or anything like that but still I've been extremely impressed. For a $200 CPU and a $140 motherboard this is a really great system. Everything is fast and smooth, no complaints whatsoever! Benchmark tests showed my system as top of the charts, I should be able to use this PC for 6-8 years. I'm using the stock cooler, temps are around 30-35C idle, 40-50C under normal loads, and 65-70 while gaming. I just played Halo Infinite for about 20 minutes on 1080p with Ultra settings and never surpassed 70*C. My build: Corsair 4000D Gigabyte B660M DS3H Intel I5-12400 EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 OLOy 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3600 WD Black SN750 NVMe M.2 500GB Seasonic Focus PX-750

Most Critical Review

Works well most of the time, but disconnects every 15-30 minutes for 1-2 seconds

Xbox Wireless Controller - Shock Blue
Xbox Wireless Controller - Shock Blue

Pros: Controller feels good, looks great

Cons: I connect via Bluetooth to my PC, CONSTANT disconnects - they only last 1-2 seconds but that's enough to ruin a game... They happen too often. I'm about 5' from my PC. I've changed batteries, no improvement. I have another similar controller, I use it in the same location and never have an issue with that one.

Overall Review: Practically unplayable at this point.