Date Joined: 01/09/13
Pros: Upgrading memory reminds me of my brother who loved working on cars and always upgrading things he felt would improve both the appearance and the performance of the cars he enjoyed improving upon.After receiving the 32GB memory kit OLOy Blade 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) and installing it, it was obvious that the upgrade was a good decision. I immediately noticed an improvement in performance and loading times when starting Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. The fluid motion of aircraft while flying over cities was much better and removed the lagging I was experiencing with 16GB of RAM. It's an upgrade worth considering if you are experiencing lagging while playing games, etc.Thank you Newegg for another positive shopping experience!
Cons: I have not experienced any Cons with this memory kit.
Overall Review: Overall this memory kit was plug & play and I adjusted the memory timing settings in the bios and not a single problem in doing so. A+++
Pros: Nice looking build, Fast computer, 1st RGB computer I've owned and I actually like it's tasteful use of RGB/Not overkill (IMHO), The glass side and front panels gives the PC a classy look, Cable management looks clean and tidy, Nice mid sized case has plenty of room for extras if needed, 3 RGB fans in the front, 1 fan on the CPU cooler, and one RGB fan on the back for exhaust, Asus Prime Z390-P motherboard offers lots of functions/tweaks for overclockers, Love the Asus Tuf Geforce RTX 3070 GPU, The Intel core I7-9700KF does what I need it to do, The included 16 GB DDR4-DDR4 3000 memory (not sure of brand name) does it's job as well, The Teamgroup 1 TB M.2 NVMe SSD works very well, Packaging was excellent with the pre-built DEEPCOOL MATREXX 50 computer stored inside it's original box which included Styrofoam end guards on the case wrapped in clear plastic wrapping and then placed inside another beefy cardboard box with added foam panels for added protection to keep it safe from damage in shipping and handling, The computer is truly plug and play with the usual exception of Windows needing activation after startup and then it's usual Windows updates to get the OS current, This ABS Gladiator pre-built computer has exceeded my expectations and I'm glad I found it listed on Newegg when I did considering how difficult it is to find a decent GPU in stock currently and a pre-built computer that includes decent components that some may not. I'm happy with my purchase to date and will update my review if any gremlins appear later on. I usually build my own PC's but I couldn't buy all of the components currently to do so which is why I purchased this pre-built instead.
Cons: "NOT NECESSARILY A CON" - The DeepCool RGB CPU Cooler does work pretty well while enjoying Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 settings on high, keeping temps within reasonable limits. Temps usually sit around 122-125 and sometimes spike to around 135 degrees Fahrenheit with the single RGB fan added.for airflow. This might not need replacing but those who prefer an AIO might think otherwise.
Overall Review: My "Pro's Comments" say's it all but if I could change anything it would be a friendlier solution to the RGB lighting management software. From my search for that desire on YouTube I've learned how frustrating many users of RGB software have become due to lack of simplicity while using RGB software currently available. It reminds me of of the many types of connectors/cables needed for various hardware devices and others which means we end up with too many cables we may not need so the extras wind up in a box stored for a rainy day. With different approaches to RGB lighting management and the software available to program the RGB lights you'd think this could be solved sooner than later. Otherwise I'm enjoying the RGB lighting and actually enjoy seeing the beautiful colors made available for our enjoyment.
For customer support I've noticed at the ABS computer website minimal options available to owners of their ABS brand computers. You'll have to go to the various websites for the included components to find drivers/bios updates, which isn't a big deal but I was hopeful that at the very least those links could have been provided at the ABS website for customer convenience. Not a deal breaker by any means.