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Richard R.

Richard R.

Joined on 10/31/04

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So far so good

Rosewill PHOTON Series 650W Full Modular Gaming Power Supply, 80 PLUS Gold Certified, Single +12V Rail, SLI & Crossfire Ready - Photon-650
Rosewill PHOTON Series 650W Full Modular Gaming Power Supply, 80 PLUS Gold Certified, Single +12V Rail, SLI & Crossfire Ready - Photon-650

Pros: -fully modular -quiet

Cons: -8 pin CPU cable way too short

Overall Review: Unless your power supply is oriented at the top of your case, the 8 pin cpu cable will be too short for cable management. I had to take the most direct route from the 8pin to the PS; which in turn left my system looking cluttered & ugly. Other than that, it's functional & quiet for a single gpu gaming rig with minimal peripherals.

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Simple Case for Simple Builds

BitFenix Neos Window Side Panel Computer Case, White/Blue, BFC-NEO-100-WWWKB-RP, ATX/Micro ATX/Mini-ITX Form Factor, Compatible with ATX PSU
BitFenix Neos Window Side Panel Computer Case, White/Blue, BFC-NEO-100-WWWKB-RP, ATX/Micro ATX/Mini-ITX Form Factor, Compatible with ATX PSU

Pros: Fans are quiet. Looks clean. Fit giant passive cpu cooler. (Zalman Cube)

Cons: Unable to route front panel/system cables behind cpu tray. Cable mgmt hole for 8pin cpu power unusable. Drive cages are riveted together. 3 pin case fans

Overall Review: Barely fit an ATX board. Cable management is subpar. I would not recommend this for a gaming or enthusiast build. There is no way to cable manage the 4/8pin cpu cable since the mobo butts up against the top of the case. Also the front panel cables route through the top drive bay and not behind the motherboard tray like they should. PCI slot covers and metal drive bay covers were difficult to remove without bending the rest of the chassis in the process. Why put a window on the side if you're not going to let users route the cables out of sight??

Upgrade from 4GB GTX 680

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 ATX Video Card GV-N1060WF2OC-6GD
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 ATX Video Card GV-N1060WF2OC-6GD

Pros: Quiet when running minimal loads & idle. After several hours gaming, fan noise is barely audible. Easy install Only 1x 6pin power cable needed

Cons: Wasn't plug n' play. Needed cmos reset which was somewhat expected. No egg deducted, just couldn't find any other cons.

Overall Review: Be sure to reset/clear your CMOS before trying to boot up after install. It performs beautifully with my 34" LG @ 2560x1080, 60Hz over HDMI 1.4. All games look/perform great on high to ultra settings.

Worked

StarTech.com Model TBOLTMM3M 9.8 ft. (3m) Thunderbolt Cable Male to Male
StarTech.com Model TBOLTMM3M 9.8 ft. (3m) Thunderbolt Cable Male to Male

Pros: Good length. Solid connectors

Cons: Didn't work out of the gate, but it turned out to be a device related issue.

Overall Review: It worked connecting an Antelope Audio Discrete 8 to an Asrock TB2 AIC (Add-in Card). I had issues at first, but power-cycling my device resolved them. Upgraded egg-rating from 3 to 5.

Everything & More

ASRock H270 Pro4 LGA 1151 Intel H270 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Motherboards - Intel
ASRock H270 Pro4 LGA 1151 Intel H270 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Motherboards - Intel

Pros: 2 x M.2 slots - 3.0 x4 = crazy fast boot and app load times Enough space between CPU & RAM to put giant passive cooler. USB-C TB2 Header

Cons: n/a

Overall Review: No cons. It posted 1st time no issues. (Win10 Pro) Paired it with i7 -7700, 32GB DDR4 2400 Ram and Passive CPU cooler for silent DAW operation. Been running almost 1 year 24/7. Running 4k graphics off of CPU via HDMI 2.0. My ASRock addon TB2 card works great for audio interface.

TB2

ASRock Add-On Card Model Thunderbolt 2 AIC
ASRock Add-On Card Model Thunderbolt 2 AIC

Pros: Installed easy in new Windows 10 build on Asrock H270 Pro4. Recognizes devices as I plug/unplug them.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Even though my motherboard has USB 3.1/C ports that support Thunderbolt3, I needed naitive Thunderbolt2 without the need for adding expensive adapters/cables. This is for my recording studio build to optimize the connection between my audio Interfaces and PC without the latency that USB connection adds. Although, my Antelope Audio Zen Tour was recognized when connected over Thunderbolt, the device doesn't carry the right PC certification; it would disconnect & reconnect every 3 seconds, making TB useless. So the whole experiment was moot. Time to look at a MOTU interface.

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