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Gregory N.

Gregory N.

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Rosewill ROCC-17001 1U Low Profile CPU Cooler, Full Copper & Aluminum Structure 60 mm PWM Fan & 4-Pin Connector, Slim 27mm Height
Rosewill ROCC-17001 1U Low Profile CPU Cooler, Full Copper & Aluminum Structure 60 mm PWM Fan & 4-Pin Connector, Slim 27mm Height

Pros: Decided to build a replacement micro atx and needed a cooler as the Intel i5-9600 didn't come with one. There are some monster large coolers out there, but with a micro ATX case I wanted lower profile. So far this has performed admirably and is pretty quiet. It looks stainless steel, so good looking when working in the case. Seems well built for the price.

Cons: Installation was pretty smooth, but directions are minimal to say the least. Comes with conductive grease and mounted with no issues. Small question about how hard to tighten the spring screws down - seriously could you give us one or two sentences of instruction?

Overall Review: Overall has performed great for the money, looks cool, and will fit anywhere. Well built and inexpensive - what is not too like?

11/21/2019

Windows is Windows

Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64-bit, DVD - OEM
Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64-bit, DVD - OEM

Pros: Decided on a brand new build I would OEM Windows. Loads fine except you really need to know what you are doing or you will be very frustrated.

Cons: Very fussy on clicking the right selections or format. I wanted to get GPT working but ended up with MBR. Several times you explore options including repair, and stupidly you have to reenter the license ad nauseum.

Overall Review: Overall if you are building with OEM you should have some experience. Once happy with your drive the software does lead you through set up with only a couple things out of order like ethernet drivers.

11/21/2019

Solid motherboard with some quirks

GIGABYTE Z390 M GAMING LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE Z390 M GAMING LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Seems reliable, have started a zillion times in this build and doesn't seem to mind. The Easy Bios is cool and visual. I installed a Samsung EVO 970 M.2 without issue on the board.

Cons: Am still building this computer, lots of issues with MBR, old and new drives, and loading windows so often I have memorized the license key. Seems pretty fussy with RAID and drives in general and I have been locked up in BIOS two or three times and have to reload windows to move forward with the build.

Overall Review: Overall its too early to tell, but this has not been a smooth build for many reasons, and while the product seems reliable and solid, the behavior and instructions are opaque. Probably great if you really know what you are doing, but not otherwise.

11/21/2019

Rock Solid Memory

CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) AMD X399 Compatible Desktop Memory Model CMK32GX4M4A2666C16
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) AMD X399 Compatible Desktop Memory Model CMK32GX4M4A2666C16

Pros: Used Corsair on my last few builds, and installs easily with with no problems.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Easy to install, no hiccups, looks cool for whatever that's worth.

11/21/2019

No Issues whatsoever

Intel Core i5 9th Gen - Core i5-9600K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz (4.6 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I59600K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630
Intel Core i5 9th Gen - Core i5-9600K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz (4.6 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I59600K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630

Pros: Performs as promised

Cons: Installation instructions are too brief - pictures and too minimalistic.

Overall Review: Overall no issues, installed easily.

11/21/2019