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Chris Y.

Chris Y.

Joined on 12/19/15

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Most Favorable Review

Perfect motherboard for those who just want a motherboard

GIGABYTE X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI AM4 AMD X570 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI AM4 AMD X570 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: - Great VRM. Runs my Ryzen 9 3900x with PBO enabled with no issues - Great price for what you get - Plenty of USB ports - PCIe 4.0

Cons: - Wifi is fairly slow. At least it uses a standard M.2 laptop card, so its easily upgradable. - No debug LEDs

Overall Review: Would recommend to anyone looking for a motherboard at a good price.

Most Critical Review

Very brittle

Rosewill RCCC-16001 Lightning Cable, White, 6 ft. MFi Certified
Rosewill RCCC-16001 Lightning Cable, White, 6 ft. MFi Certified

Pros: -Works while it's still in 1 piece.

Cons: -Plug came off of lightning connector with almost no force.

Overall Review: Do not buy.

Great CPU for Gaming

AMD Ryzen 9 3rd Gen - RYZEN 9 3900X Matisse (Zen 2) 12-Core 3.8 GHz (4.6 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 105W 100-100000023BOX Desktop Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 3rd Gen - RYZEN 9 3900X Matisse (Zen 2) 12-Core 3.8 GHz (4.6 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 105W 100-100000023BOX Desktop Processor

Pros: - REALLY fast. With PBO enabled I'm able to hit a stable 4.2GHz on all-cores. - Fairly power eefficient and cool, considering it's a 12-core CPU. - Comes with decent CPU cooler.

Cons: - Wish it was a bit cheaper

Overall Review: Great CPU. Highly recommend

Best monitor I've ever had.

Acer ED273 Abidpx 27" Full HD 1920 x 1080 144Hz AMD FreeSync Technology HDMI DisplayPort DVI Backlit LED LCD Curved Gaming Monitor
Acer ED273 Abidpx 27" Full HD 1920 x 1080 144Hz AMD FreeSync Technology HDMI DisplayPort DVI Backlit LED LCD Curved Gaming Monitor

Pros: -Big monitor -Despite what the description/specs say, it is VESA 100x100 mountable. -Good resolution. -Low cost for the class of monitor -Curved -Freesync -144hz

Cons: -Low pixel density so images may not look as sharp at 1080p than they would on a smaller monitor. Doesn't matter much for games but for school/work there is a difference between this one and my old 24" 1080p. -Not IPS

Overall Review: Would recommend to gamers, not so much for office work though but I'm a gamer so not knocking any points off for that. EDIT 1/16/2019 Tested this monitor with G-Sync on (forced on in driver 417.71) with my GTX 1080: It will mostly work. After a COLD boot, your screen will be split down the middle. Fixed by turning monitor off and on again. After that variable refresh works perfectly. Tear does not appear after a restart, sleep, or hibernate. Only after turning the computer all the way off and on it will tear, but again just power-cycle the monitor..

Much faster than my old GTX 760

ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X PCI Express 3.0 Video Card STRIX-GTX1080-A8G-GAMING
ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X PCI Express 3.0 Video Card STRIX-GTX1080-A8G-GAMING

Pros: -Fast -Runs all my games at 1080p 144fps Ultra, even my AAA games. -Won the silicon lottery. +180mhz core +600mhz memory with no voltage changes all while staying under 80c. Hit 2125mhz with boost also in play. -Able to run games on my 4k tv at 60fps on non-aaa games and at least 45fps on my aaa games.

Cons: -Expensive -DVI port keeping it from being single-slot if watercooled *unless you don't mind using a dremel.* (Why still include these? Everything is using HDMI/DP now). -Some GPU sag even on reinforced PCIe slot.

Overall Review: Would recommend for either 4k gaming or high-refresh-rate gaming.

Excellent Case

NZXT S340 Elite Black/Red Steel/Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Case
NZXT S340 Elite Black/Red Steel/Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: -Great design (I was lucky enough to buy this before they made the PSU shroud red.) -Tempered glass -All-aluminum (except for inside of the front bezel and case feet, those are sturdy plastic.) -Good cable management for the size of the case.

Cons: -This could be a pro for some people, but it's small. -Heavy case due to glass side panel and metal construction. -Design of PCI-slot screw-cover could be alot better. -Front SSD tray is hard to wire the power cable to. -Not very good radiator support.

Overall Review: Highly recommended. Great pros and the cons can be circumstantial. NZXT delivers again.