Joined on 06/02/04
For the price, $10, much nicer than the stock AMD Ryzen Cooler
Pros: Feels well made considering the price. I bought this because the stock cooler from AMD whined constantly. Much quieter than the stock cooler. When it does become noisier during CPU intensive tasks the sound is more muffled and at a lower pitch than the stock cooler.
Cons: I prefer a thermal paste eye dropper style squeeze tube versus the ketchup packet of thermal paste that this shipped with.
Overall Review: The AMD stock cooler for my AM4 Ryzen 2400G mounts via screws onto the motherboard directly without any brackets. For a few minutes I thought this cooler had been mislabeled as AM4 compatible by Newegg until I looked in my motherboard box and found the brackets needed to attach this cooler to the motherboard. It attaches more like an AM3 or FM2.
Card just works
Pros: Plugged card in, booted, installed drivers from Nvidia and done. Nvidia overclocking recommendations for 3D were 608/1118 and this only brings the CPU to around 44C. The lower power mode and quiet fan make this card a good choice for someone who is not interested in the latest games.
Cons: None so far. I had a noob moment by not downloading the drivers before installing the card.
Overall Review: Rebate is being processed, included game was playable through WINE. WebGL demos work fine with it - the reason I bought the card - my IGP choked on every WebGL demo or tutorial I tried. The NVIDIA X Server Settings panel sliders for overclocking are a little jumpy when trying to set it to a specific digit - but that is not XFX's fault.
Much better than my old SB5120
Pros: Bonded channel on downloads, speeds increased without me having to buy a higher level of service. Has been on for over a month straight now.
Overall Review: Comcast upped their monthly modem rental fee to the point where I wanted to do something about it. This unit just needs to last 12 months and it will have paid back the investment and however long it lasts is all gravy after that. Works great with my DD-WRT Wireless Router.
Works for me
Pros: I plugged it in and it worked. Burns quickly and relatively quietly. Much quieter than my old Lite-On during playback.
Cons: It is OEM, you will need your own audio and IDE cables.
Overall Review: Bought it to go with my new Biostar TA770 motherboard. Tried it out first with my old Gigabyte K8NS-939 motherboard. Just works with both Ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10.