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nicolas s.

nicolas s.

Joined on 01/10/19

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Great alternative for ppl with MOBOS with the key-e port included

Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (Gig+) Desktop Kit Up to 2.4Gbps Wireless Data Rates
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (Gig+) Desktop Kit Up to 2.4Gbps Wireless Data Rates

Pros: - Great design (the antennas are kind of big but sure you can move them around) -You can change the bracket for one bigger if you need that is included

Overall Review: Installed on the i/o port since my mobo (B550 Steel Legend) has room for it to be there, not one problem since got installed, used Key E port and the wires are fexible enough if you need to install the card, and later you want the other end on the rear i/o like i wanted, again, this is thanks to the mobo design

A return to AMD Cpus after many years on intel side

AMD Ryzen 5 3rd Gen - RYZEN 5 3600X Matisse (Zen 2) 6-Core 3.8 GHz (4.4 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 95W 100-100000022BOX Desktop Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 3rd Gen - RYZEN 5 3600X Matisse (Zen 2) 6-Core 3.8 GHz (4.4 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 95W 100-100000022BOX Desktop Processor

Pros: - Price ( i bought it with a mild discount) -Plenty PCI 4.0 lanes -8700k gaming performance with half the cost

Cons: - Nice looking but mediocre performance on the bundled cooler (i plan to use my dear NH-U14S for this build) - No iGPU on the chip

Overall Review: Well, speaking as a PC gamer, 6 years ago, tired of limited perfomance on the Fx-6300, i switched to intel (4690K) and i have been very happy with it over the years. That system surely has aged well, however, last year i changed GPU in order to be able to play newer games on 4K res (Sony 4K TV) and i remember that everyone recommened to stick to my devil´s canyon CPU because it would scale well with my GPU on 4K. In the end that was partially true. All 2020 games that i´ve tested so far tend to get 60fps BUT % lows sub 60fps are very noticeable, which translates in a not so smooth experience. i Have an OC to 4.4 across all cores but this bump is almost imperceptible when you try to see it on 4K res. I knew in that moment that it was time finally to move on to a next-gen platform if i wanted to get the best possible experience and off course, a more balanced system if i want to squeeze an RTX 2080 SUPER as i should. So, i learned, readed, and studied my current options, and my wallet capacity. My last intel experience has been really great, but 10th gen CPUs are really vapulated when you start to compare it to ryzen lineup, specially the ZEN 2 generation. This chip has SAME performance that 2018 flagship 8700k on the gaming side and still cost about the half of that chip, so it was a no brainer decision for me to go back on the red wagon side once again. Sure, the 10600k is the new standard for a balanced gaming chip, but man, it cost about 30-40% more and its definitly hard to find anywhere ( at least when i was looking for a replacement), besides z490 platform doesn´t really bring any new, relevant or practical thing to the table. AMD on the other hand has PCI 4.0 support for both fast SSDs and GPUs (being the last one not so relevant right now), AM4 socket still viable on the next couple of years..... etc Right now waiting for my uncle to bring me this CPU along with other stuff to my new AMD platform, so i haven´t tested it yet, but am sure i made the right call considering all my options, gonna update once i can finally test it. Edit jan-2021: Well am running this CPU on my updated system, everything runs great, GPU usage around 100%, almost always, now i can play games like Cyberpunk with no compromises on the FPS side untill i get my GPU to the very limits. The only thing that bothers me a little are operational temps compared to my devil´s canyon (not way more higher, just some degrees up), i may change thermal paste since i don´t trust that thing anymore (coolermaster mastergel maker), but general opinions tells me that ryzen temps ARE like this, since am using my own aftermarket cooler, i can just only guess operational temps with the stock bundled cooler are worst but right in the standar of ryzen functional temps

Cheap, fast, great NVME option to starters like myself

Western Digital WD BLACK SN750 NVMe M.2 2280 500GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 64-layer 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) WDS500G3X0C
Western Digital WD BLACK SN750 NVMe M.2 2280 500GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 64-layer 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) WDS500G3X0C

Pros: - Installed win 10, since it is my core hard drive now, windows start far more rapidly that my old core hard drive (crucial mx 500 SATA SSD), games not a big difference vs the mx500 right now, let´s hope that NVIDIA with its RTX i/o changes that, and i hope that comes soon too..

Cons: - Well, the reason for one egg less is very simple, my mobo came with a aluminum heatsink with thermal pad included for the main M2 slot. The product comes with a big sticker that cover almost all of it. If i take the sticker out i lose warranty, but, how can you evaluate the performance of the the heatsink if it has to cool the SSD past that big sticker? Kind of absurd actually, installed anyway cuz of aesthetics and supposeldy better cooling, but i dunno how much that sticker is blocking the cooling capabilities of the heatsink

Overall Review: - Great so far, i wish i just have bought the 1 Tb model, but i can compensate that with my others HDD

Good product - bought for a ryzen build

CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model CMW16GX4M2C3200C16W
CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model CMW16GX4M2C3200C16W

Pros: - Price (actually DDR4 RAM has been dropping in prices, if you aren´t looking for higher memory frecuencies) - Looks nice on my black and white build

Cons: - Icue software, cant pair the sticks with asrock polychrome or any other RGB software, this thing can be used for corsair and corsair only products, in conclusion; this sticks are the only component on my build that i have to config the rgb effects by separated, it is very complicated tryiing to match up the effects of the sticks with everything else. That´s one egg less..

Overall Review: I came back to corsair after a bad experience with other sticks, like 12 years ago. This sticks are by far the best quality/perfomance/price in this category when you realize that Gskill, thermaltake, and many others stablish their prices more expensivly on the same tier..

My first GPU upgrade in 5 years - plan to use it maninly on 4k gaming

EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER XC GAMING Video Card, 08G-P4-3182-KR, 8GB GDDR6, RGB LED, Metal Backplate
EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER XC GAMING Video Card, 08G-P4-3182-KR, 8GB GDDR6, RGB LED, Metal Backplate

Pros: - the card is faaaast (my previous one is a maxwell GTX 980) - 2.0 slot width and reference PCB long (very convinient for smaller builds/cases) - RT graphics (on control for example) is very nice feature, performance wise is very flexible, (am playing on 4k - Graphics setting on Ultra w/no AA - RT option on normal - DLSS off) and am getting 70-75 fps, i dunno about other games, haven´t tested others yet. But sure as hell this game is very well optimized and runs incredibly well with this card. I have an i5 -4690 k devil´s canyon overclocked to 4.2 ghz to complement my rig setup. GPU load gets to 99% very often, so no CPU bottlenecks here. - RGB lighting is nice, minus the "SUPER" part wich seems like a cheap added sticker (this second part should be at cons). -noticeably good build quality (well, we are speaking of EVGA)

Cons: - At first glance The backplate doesn´t seem to be from metal, the sound from a screwdriver from metal hitting the backplate creates a weird sound, not the usual one when you hit metal with metal... it does look a bit sturdy tought, even the paintjob for the backplate looks just not usual... the hell, my first GPU with a backplate so what do i know right? - The TDP shows how power hungry the card is, on my first 30 minutes gaming test the card got to 81°C!!, stock fan curve BTW - @268 watts as max. output!!, beware with you power supply. - The heatsink does not push alot hot air to the back of the case, instead, almost all goes back to the case, so if you plan to buy this card, you better get a good airflow case/fans. On my configuration, the hot air from the card goes away from the case between the back and and the last upper fan. - Stock fan curve from precision X1 really SUCKS, temps went up to 81-82°C on my first test on my old Thermaltake mid-tower. I play on a 4k TV, so am relatively far from the chassis, meaning, i have no trouble with the overall system noise at mid or full charge, of couse i had to re-set the curves for all the new chassis fans, temps went down. It´s mid-summer here and my max temps now fluctuates around 73-76°C.......definitly a good change. Had to stick to to MSI afterburner too since presicion x1 OSD does not work, no troubles at all since that change.

Overall Review: First thing first, delivery and shipment were incredible fast. The newegg express eggsaver works perfectly. i made the order on tuesday by midnight, the card arrived by thursday morning (less than 2 days later), consider that i live in Chile!! The packaging was very well built, had no problems at all. I was a little skeptical about the delivery, because i was told that the card could be held on custom, but i didn´t happen in the end. About the card itself, i come from a marvelous experience with a GTX 980 SC ACX2.0, that is still performing strong and i wanted finally to step up to 4K gaming because i had the money. I knew that i had to be on the enthusiast range, and on the red side there´s no a real support on Ray Tracing and not enough horsepower to display 4K gaming on the 60FPS range or more, at full-ultra settings , sooo i looked closely on the older brother; the RTX 2080, but then came the refresh for 2060s-2070s and this model was just announced, so i waited until i could buy it. There are some models here on my country, but not this one, so i decided to bought it here because i feel in my case given the models vs how much they cost and my previous experience with EVGA, that this was my best bet, like some say, best bang for my buck.. What i don´t fully understand is the fact that big part of the community says or recommend that the right GPU to use on 4K is the 2080ti. This card is 17% faster than the 1080ti according to Tomshardware (which is already a good card to start on 4k gaming BTW), am just beggining my experience with this card, so go figure what may happen in the future for me, but games like Control plays really well on 4K on max settings with this card (see pros for detalis), so i expect that trend to last for a few years at least on the vast majority of games to come, including more RT features too, so i think you DONT NEED to spend 1200+ USD on a 2080 ti to see this level of performance, and That´s a fact (at least for now). So far, am very happy with the card, as long as it has the built quality that EVGA is known for, i guess should not have a problem... EDITED the whole review, to acknowledge the whole experience now almost 2 months later of normal use

12/30/2019