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Jacob B.

Jacob B.

Joined on 01/31/11

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Most Favorable Review

Great thermal Grease

Arctic Silver Arctic Alumina 14g Premium Ceramic, Polysynthetic thermal compound  AA-14G
Arctic Silver Arctic Alumina 14g Premium Ceramic, Polysynthetic thermal compound AA-14G

Pros: -Great for re-heat sinking a GPU as the factory grease is often inadequate. I used the leftovers of this stuff to re-grease my GPU and it stopped overheating. - Great stuff, My CPU has never run cooler, Best stuff I've found so far.

Cons: Can't really think of any.

Excellent CPU

AMD Athlon X4 860K - Athlon X4 Kaveri Quad-Core 3.7 GHz Socket FM2+ 95W Desktop Processor (BLACK EDITION) - AD860KXBJABOX
AMD Athlon X4 860K - Athlon X4 Kaveri Quad-Core 3.7 GHz Socket FM2+ 95W Desktop Processor (BLACK EDITION) - AD860KXBJABOX

Pros: Powerful, reliable, Runs cool (with an aftermarket heat sink, and Arctic Silver Thermal Grease)

Cons: Only one I can think of is that it is now outdated tech. I'm running a Ryzen now.

Great workhorse Motherboard

GIGABYTE GA-F2A78M-HD2 (rev. 3.0) FM2+ AMD A78 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-F2A78M-HD2 (rev. 3.0) FM2+ AMD A78 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Fast, stable, runs cool

Cons: Relatively short service life, Mine failed in 2 years, but to be fair, I was rather hard on it with my gaming, Overclocking doesn't just fry GPUs and CPUs, it fries Mother Boards

Overall Review: I'd still recommend this board to anyone who does not overclock.

Good for what it is...

Phanteks PH-TC12DX Dual 120mm PWM CPU Cooler, AM4 Compatible
Phanteks PH-TC12DX Dual 120mm PWM CPU Cooler, AM4 Compatible

Pros: -Price is fair, I found it runs best with Arctic Sliver Thermal Grease. -Moves lots of air -Runs super quiet despite the CFMs it puts out. The fans on My GPU are louder than this.

Cons: Hard to install with the supplied brackets. Otherwise this it an awesome product.

Edit from previous Review to correct spelling errors (Excellent Board)

MSI A68HM-E33 V2 FM2+ AMD A68H SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
MSI A68HM-E33 V2 FM2+ AMD A68H SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Inexpensive, reliable, Hardware utility built right into the Bios. Runs buttery smooth on Windows 10, Compatible with lots of CPUs include the A-Series APUs

Cons: SATA connector are obstructed by long Graphics Cards, requiring right-angle connectors on your SATA cables

Overall Review: I would recommend this board for replacing the mother board on old systems (Like me), and for budget PC builds Lots of Pros Not many Cons.

10/15/2018

Great case

NZXT Crafted Series Vulcan Black Steel / Plastic Gaming mATX Computer Case
NZXT Crafted Series Vulcan Black Steel / Plastic Gaming mATX Computer Case

Pros: I love the urgenomic space age design of this little case. some of you reviewers are too picky. I have found only one very small prolem with this tower, and that is "the LED color" I would've lied it if they offered it with blue, red UV LED alternatives. But this is not a big deal for me, Beig an electroics buff, I modded the LED color myself, Now I have a very pleasant cool blue eminating from the stock locations. Cable management was "Easy" Even whith the limited space. And I don't have a modular PSU either. though I only have 2 rails on it.

Cons: The LED color. 200mm. fan not included. But I can't complain beyond that. I got mine from another site for $49 + "FREE Shipping" Shipping was free because I paid with PAYPAL on a special promo. Which has since ended. It is now $59 for the case, and $23 for S+H "OUCH!"

Overall Review: Including fans to use in all availible case locations would be nice. And diferent LED options too. The thumb screws "are" junk, but it on't cost much to replace with metal ones. even if you have to hit them with a can of "CRYLON or rustoelium" "AS A WHOLE" This case is awesome, and I can see myself enjoying it for years to come.