Date Joined: 12/25/06
Overall Review: Very easy to build in and looks really good with the RGB lighting. The cable management area is easy to use with cable cutouts in the correct places for minimal clutter. Also, the hard drive slots are very clever and easy to use without tools. Airflow is good with large vents in the sides of the front panel.
The back part of the case near the motherboard IO is flimsy, and the included fan is not very good. The fan does not have PWM and is quite loud. Also, the hole for the motherboard 24 pin cable is cramped, I had to shove the cable through.
Overall the case have great value and looks. I would not use the included fan for intake, only exhaust.
Pros: - Plug and Play
- Lights get bright and can dim low
- Work comes with everything you'll need including long and short screws with motherboard RGB software
Cons: - The cord is extremely long for Mid-Towers and smaller
Overall Review: Colors are bright and vibrant, These even have a daisy chain setup for the RGB setup portion still have to plug each one into a fan header to power the fan. These are good quality fans with no visible or mechanical issues i see, there are fairly quiet when cranked up RPM wise.
Pros: Straightforward simple Budget friendly B550 board.
Very well labeled
Sturdy build quality
Great intuitive, simple to use bios even for a first time builders
Cons: Depending on your computer case, the Heatsink shrouds on motherboard may prevent you from installing an exhaust fan for top of case nearest the shrouds well at least one slot anyway, you can easily install fan next slot over on top of case. So my normal 2 exhaust fans on top of case is now only one because of the shrouds.
Overall Review: I really deliberated over a B550 motherboard for my first build after 6 years or so with the AMD FX-8350 and MSI 970 Gaming motherboard, for the fact that there were really not many or any at the time of purchase to choose from, so I went with this board after reading up on and reviewing specs, pulled the trigger and bought it. The build quality in general and specifically that bios are a step above most others. Install was dead simple, the board itself is very well labeled so I was able to get my new PC built out in an hour or so. Paired it with a Ryzen 5 3600, 32gb of Corsair memory, 500gb Hylink SSD and Samsung 970 EVO 500gb M.2 NVME, and a RTX 2060. Overall Happy with it, its a budget friendly board that performs like a champ.