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Walter H.

Walter H.

Joined on 07/29/04

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Excellent Cooler

ARCTIC COOLING Liquid Freezer II - 360 Multi Compatible All-In-One 360mm CPU Water Cooler, ACFRE00068A LGA 1700 Compatible
ARCTIC COOLING Liquid Freezer II - 360 Multi Compatible All-In-One 360mm CPU Water Cooler, ACFRE00068A LGA 1700 Compatible

Pros: I replaced my old CPU cooler that was struggling to keep my 2700X cool. This cooler is doing measurably better. My CPU temps are below 35 at idle and do not go above 69 when stressing the CPU using Cinebench. Great value for the money.

Cons: Attaching the water block to the CPU was a minor pain on AM4 socket. It was tough holding the block in place and affixing it the motherboard bracket. Not difficult, just needed a second set of hands.

Overall Review: Great product for the money. The hype is real! Probably one of the best AIO coolers on the market for the money.

Great memory for the money!

OLOy 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model MD4U163216CFDA
OLOy 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model MD4U163216CFDA

Pros: Lots of good stable memory for a reasonable price! Updated to the latest bios on my ASUS ROG B450-F, cleared CMOS, installed the ram, fired up on first try and set XMP profile in bios. Successfully running stable at 3200 speeds using a 2700X.

Cons: Non

Overall Review: Great product, love it because it worked as advertised and was very reasonably priced!

Good Card!

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card RTX 2070 SUPER VENTUS OC
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card RTX 2070 SUPER VENTUS OC

Pros: Runs pretty cool. My new 2070 Super peaked at 73 degrees Celsius after a mild overclock, using a relatively well ventilated case. Runs around 26 degrees Celsius when idling. You cannot hear this card when at idle. The card is reasonably quite even when under load but still makes, what some describe as, a coil whine noise. That being said, it is much quieter than my previous Vega 64 with a Prometheus cooler. The Vega had a much louder coil whine when under load. In my opinion, the drivers are much more stable when compared to the Vega 64. I would get periodic crashes in Modern Warfare with my Vega 64 and so far have not experienced any such issues with the 2070 Super. I can run at higher settings and there is a decent FPS performance improvement when compared to the Vega 64. It almost scored 1000 points higher on 3DMark (1080P). There was also a perceivable difference in the lighting effects even without RTX turned on.

Cons: Expensive when compared to the 5700XT that can meet or beat the 2070 Super in performance. After having owned several AMD and NVIDIA products in the past, I chose the NVIDIA product with a premium price tag because it runs cooler, it runs more efficiently, and seems to be more reliable. What is the same or more performance for less cost if it is not reliable? The NVIDIA product feels more polished when it goes to market and tends to have less issues and require less attention.

Overall Review: So far, I really like this card. I feel like this should have the performance of a 2080 Super but be priced as a 2070 Super and the 2080 Ti should be priced where the 2080 Super is currently sitting. If this card was priced the same as the 5700 XT, this card would be the obvious choice, in my opinion. I am willing to pay a little more for a product that works with little or no effort. This product seems to fit my needs and I would recommend it for a mid-high range card for 1080/1440 P gaming! I am interested to see how long this card lasts me with the new generation of card just around the corner. If your in the market for a 2070 that performs and does not have any RGB this is a great option!

Good card for the money!

XFX BLACK Edition Radeon R9 390 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card R9-390P-8286
XFX BLACK Edition Radeon R9 390 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card R9-390P-8286

Pros: Great specs, quiet, and a nice upgrade when compared to my GTX 570. Installed easily in a full size ATX case and MOBO. Big improvement in graphics when playing CODAW and Battlefield 4. Much more visual detail and smooth.Additionally, it has 8 Gigs of Vram which is a little more future proof then the GTX 970.

Cons: Drivers are immature and not as intuitive as Nvidia's. I bought this card because it had 2 DVI ports and I wanted to use them both for a dual monitor setup. My secondary monitor was not detected when plugged into the secondary DVI port and I did load the latest drivers. I plugged a HDMI cable in secondary and then the second monitor was detected. Not sure if this is a driver/software issue or a hardware problem. The bottom line, I did get the secondary monitor to work but spent some time trying to get it working using the secondary DVI input without success. This was a minor issue in my mind but it is an issue and causes me to give 1 egg deduction.

Overall Review: For the money, this is a pretty good value as long as you are willing to work with it a bit. Coming from Nvidia products to AMD is a bit challenging but then again I like a good challenge. Now that everything is working as expected, I am pretty happy with my choice.