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Jimmy T.

Jimmy T.

Joined on 10/31/06

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Fast! And large!

ASRock Radeon RX 6800 XT Taichi Gaming Graphics Card with 16GB GDDR6, AMD RDNA 2 (RX6800XT TCX 16GO)
ASRock Radeon RX 6800 XT Taichi Gaming Graphics Card with 16GB GDDR6, AMD RDNA 2 (RX6800XT TCX 16GO)

Pros: This thing is Fast! And runs cool while doing it. This card replaced my old RX 480 and easily doubled or tripled the performance, while turning up the visual extras and running the same temp. And quieter than the old card too. My existing games are smooth and fast. I edit photos with Photoshop & Lightroom and the tools within are lag free now. Liquify is in real time.

Cons: Three things that are kind of cons are; I'm going to need to buy a new monitor to take advantage of the additional resolution and speed. The size is huge. 13" (330 mm) and required a new case to fit (unexpected expense but I do like the case lol) This card will make me buy more games simply because I can run more newer titles now (not a con per say but unexpected)

Overall Review: In full disclosure I have to say that this card was a replacement for a DOA card. The original card had no display output. Newegg CS couldn't have been better. I explained the problem, the methods of diagnosing the card and the expectation of an extended wait time for replacement. The CSA very quickly sent me an RMA for replacement, answered my question on the rest of the combo (shuffle purchase) and never hesitated to provide assistance or answer questions. I give Newegg support 5 eggs. An additional 5 eggs for the timely updates on returns and status, AND getting a replacement out not in months but days. In the current market with no foreseeable change in pricing, this card is in line with competitive cards. If you are able to afford the current price structure and have the opportunity to purchase, I do recommend the card. Given a choice this card and a non OC RX6800 XT card, at respective price differences, I'm not sure the RGB alone would be worth it. However you have to take what you can get. And if you can get this card, do so.

Great budget board.

ASUS Prime B450M-A/CSM AM4 AMD B450 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS Prime B450M-A/CSM AM4 AMD B450 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Low cost, basic layout and stable operation.

Cons: Audio output is less than ideal. Not uncommon with this level of board, just remember to have decent amplified speakers. Headphone use will have you turn windows volume up near 100%. This is the only reason I dropped an egg on the rating.

Overall Review: No RGB, No USB C, but stable and reliable operation. If you under a budget then this board lets you divert some of that budget to storage, case or other component. It won't have all the bells and whistles of higher tier boards but it will give you the foundation of a good working computer.

Didnt want it but now I love it

ASRock B550 TAICHI RAZER Edition AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
ASRock B550 TAICHI RAZER Edition AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Boots fast, easy setup and more than enough expansion for my needs. The RGB is a nice extra, something that I didnt care about at first but have grown to like it.

Cons: Number 1 issue I have is this was bundled with an Asrock RX 6800 XT Taichi GPU, through the Shuffle. I would have never picked this board up otherwise. Number 2, the self diag digital display is meaningless if theres not a code reference in the manual. Luckily I found info online to help fix my setup.

Overall Review: While Im not into over clocking, this board certainly is ready for it if I choose to. I like the color of the board, which accents the RGB built in. The digital self diagnosing display was a godsend when I had my M.2 in the wrong slot and a bad GPU, once I found out the code descriptions online.

Quiet, nice modular setup

EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G5, 80 Plus Gold 850W, Fully Modular, Eco Mode with FDB Fan, 10 Year Warranty, Includes Power ON Self Tester, Compact 150mm Size, Power Supply 220-G5-0850-X1
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G5, 80 Plus Gold 850W, Fully Modular, Eco Mode with FDB Fan, 10 Year Warranty, Includes Power ON Self Tester, Compact 150mm Size, Power Supply 220-G5-0850-X1

Pros: More than enough cables to meet my needs. Velcro cable straps look a lot better than the nylon ties included with my case, plus I can easily rearrange cable configuration later. Has the three 8 pin GPU connectors that I need.

Overall Review: Ive found no faults with the layout or operation of this PS so far, power output seems to be steady and it exceeds my current configuration, so no excessive heat output.

quad @ 3.8Ghz

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition - Phenom II X2 Callisto Dual-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 80W Desktop Processor - C3 Revision - HDZ555WFGMBOX
AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition - Phenom II X2 Callisto Dual-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 80W Desktop Processor - C3 Revision - HDZ555WFGMBOX

Pros: Cool and stable at 3.8Ghz with all 4 cores unlocked. OEM cooler on it and after 10 continuous hours of use the CPU temp is only 52°C

Cons: none

Overall Review: I realize I got lucky with getting the extra 2 cores to unlock. Even if 1 or both cores wouldnt' have unlocked the cpu is a major upgrade from the E6300 that my wife still runs.

Nice packaging

Intel Core i5-2500K - Core i5 2nd Gen Sandy Bridge Quad-Core 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Intel HD Graphics 3000 Desktop Processor - BX80623I52500K
Intel Core i5-2500K - Core i5 2nd Gen Sandy Bridge Quad-Core 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Intel HD Graphics 3000 Desktop Processor - BX80623I52500K

Pros: Great packaging. Suspect it runs fast and cool.

Cons: Unable to use till the couger point chips are back out in production. The motherboard I did have ended up having a faulty bios and wouldn't work. Maybe in a couple months I can see what this thing can do.

Overall Review: Really sucks to have something that can't be used. I picked this up with other components to replace my failed 3 year old motherboard. unfortunatly I got it right before Couger Point recall came out.