Joined on 04/06/10
Just works in my x570
Pros: Put it in my X570 and the optimized settings work without any issues at all.Update: put in a 2nd pair - XMP profile still works perfectly with all 4 installed.
Overall Review: This is my second build with Corsair Vengeance RAM modules - and they are just solid.
So happy I spent more money
Pros: Very happy with this board - it has lots of options that make troubleshooting so much easier. In my case, when I put my Ryzen 5800x CPU into the system, it wouldn't POST. But it had a nice LED to give a code that provided a hint it might be related. An Internet search with that code suggested to just put on the latest BIOS (which I probably would have tried anyway). This board *also* has the brilliant feature to allow the BIOS to be updated without need to boot the system - I just put the latest BIOS on a USB key, and held a button on the back of the board. It booted - flashing the LED on the light I held down as it updated the BIOS (which took a few minutes). Then when it reboot with the latest BIOS, it could POST and has worked brilliantly. It's built solidly - zero complaints there. The heat shield over the M2 slot seems to be doing fine cooling my gen4 Corsair MP600 (I removed the heatsink that Corsair sent - this is cooling just fine).
Overall Review: Another solid ASUS board. I will likely only ever build boards in the future with this level of debugging and troubleshooting support.
Simple and effective
Pros: After having GPU sag cause issues in a prior build, and not wanting to try to setup a vertical video card again (cooling was a pain causing the GPU fans to spin a lot more in one of my prior builds), I wanted something small and stable to just give support to the GPU. This works great. It's heavier than I expected - it's solid metal. And screws on tight.
Overall Review: Would highly recommend this - I hate GPU sag. It's cheap, hard to see, and when I do notice it, it looks fine in my build.
Just works - and is quiet
Pros: It's not unlike other modular power supplies: it just works. Voltages seem to be regulated just fine, and doesn't seem to have any issues at all providing the necessary power. It's also very quiet. Which is great.
Overall Review: be quiet gear is so quiet and solidly built, I'll likely continue to buy from them in the future.
Solid AIO that cools well and is quiet
Pros: Does great keeping my 5800x very cool - even under load. The fans are very quiet - it all just works.
Cons: The plastic shield over the CPU cover that has it light up "be quiet" broke somehow so now it falls off easily - which means without the plastic cover, there are quite a few very bright white LEDs blasting light through my glass side window. Now I wish they just removed the LEDs to begin with - it wasn't *that* great anyway.
Overall Review: Would still use be quiet in the future - other than the dumb LED lights, it's very well built and very quiet.
Super-solid case that's very quiet
Pros: Built like a tank - this is one solid case. The fans are reasonably quiet - so far the best I've had (they make fans that are apparently even more quiet, but I can barely hear these) Spacious and easy to work in More than enough tie-offs for good cable management.
Cons: I didn't over-clock by much, and air-flow is OK - but I also put 2 fans at the front to pull in as much air as possible. There's not a lot of space for air to come in so you'll definitely want to put fans at the front to pull air in. The air flow design made it practically in-feasible to mount an AIO at the top of the case. That was fine - I just put it at the front. But it's something to be aware of.
Overall Review: I usually purchase cases from Corsair, but now I'm a big fan of be quiet. I started using their fans and coolers, and finally tried their cases. Now I'm going to be a repeat customer.