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Derek M.

Derek M.

Joined on 10/18/08

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Most Favorable Review

Works great and it's quiet

EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER BLACK GAMING, 08G-P4-3071-KR, 8GB GDDR6
EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER BLACK GAMING, 08G-P4-3071-KR, 8GB GDDR6

Pros: - Quiet - No Coil Whine - No bright RGB Lights

Cons: -No back plate

Overall Review: This is a great card, I have had no issues with it. No coil whine, no issues with overheating. It runs cool and quiet like EVGAs usually do. Have had no issues with drivers as well. It has no RGB which I don't mind because I will take function over flashing lights. Overall I highly recommend.

Most Critical Review

This drive seemed good

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Fast, packaging for OEM is great.

Cons: Louder than my Western Digital.

Overall Review: Mine vibrated my case and made it rattle which was loud, windows check disk said it always had file system and free space errors, I sent it back for a replacement, hopefully the new one doesn't have these issues, could be a fluke.

Amazing board for the money

ASUS AM4 TUF GAMING X570-Plus ATX Motherboard with PCIe 4.0, Dual M.2, 12+2 with Dr. MOS Power Stage, HDMI, DP, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.2 Gen 2 and Aura Sync RGB Lighting
ASUS AM4 TUF GAMING X570-Plus ATX Motherboard with PCIe 4.0, Dual M.2, 12+2 with Dr. MOS Power Stage, HDMI, DP, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.2 Gen 2 and Aura Sync RGB Lighting

Pros: -Everything just worked first time with zero issues -Turn on DOCP (XMP) to auto OC memory -Easy to use bios -Fan Xpert makes it super easy to manage all fan speeds -Lots of fan headers -High quality board -RGB

Cons: -Southbridge fan gets covered up by video card (haven't had any issues with overheating though, so doesn't seem to be a problem as long as you have proper cooling in your case)

Overall Review: I got this ASUS TUF X570 Plus for the AMD Ryzen 3900X and it worked PERFECTLY on the first try. This is the 2nd time I'm trying the 3900X as the first go I gave up with so many issues with posting and resuming from sleep, but that was with an MSI board which was junk, would never buy an MSI board ever again. Everything just WORKED with the Asus board. I was even able to go into the bios and turn on DOCP (XMP) and my memory automatically clocked up to it's OC rated speed automatically. I can't express enough how much better Asus boards are over MSI boards. GET this board or any Asus board for that matter, much more stable. Runs the 3900X like a dream and my Crucial Ballistix 3200 memory (2x 16gb).

Excellent power supply

CORSAIR RM Series RM850 CP-9020196-NA 850 W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply
CORSAIR RM Series RM850 CP-9020196-NA 850 W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply

Pros: - Durable - Quiet - Fully modular - Lots of connector options - 10 year warranty

Cons: - Cables aren't mesh

Overall Review: Corsair has a high reputation for high quality long lasting power supplies and that continues. Hooked this up to replace a problematic EVGA PSU and I'm so glad I switched to Corsair. Corsair fired right up with no issues. Very well built, highly recommend.

11/28/2019

Excellent durable quiet fans

COUGAR Vortex PWM 120mm (CF-V12HPB) Cooling Fan with Hydro-Dynamic Bearing and Pulse Width Modulation (Black Version)
COUGAR Vortex PWM 120mm (CF-V12HPB) Cooling Fan with Hydro-Dynamic Bearing and Pulse Width Modulation (Black Version)

Pros: - Hydrodynamic Bearings (extremely long life and quiet) - 4 pin PWM - Durable - Quiet - Look nice

Overall Review: I have been using Cougar fans for years and haven't had one fail yet. They use the extremely long life hydrodynamic bearings which I love. Highly recommend them!

11/28/2019

Works great

SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 x16 ATX Video Card 100416P8GL
SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 x16 ATX Video Card 100416P8GL

Pros: - Runs Cool - Runs Quiet - Cheaper Than Nvidia Counterpart

Overall Review: This card has been working great for me overall, it runs quiet and cool. Like others have said the drivers were a little rough at first. Although I had no crashing or blue screens, mine were minor like the DDC/CI not working over DisplayPort and my 2nd monitor using HDMI wasn't going to sleep. Everything I was experiencing driver related was fixed in driver 19.9.3. Working great in games as well as doing handbrake video encoding. Pairs nicely with my 3900X.