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JEFFREY H.

JEFFREY H.

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Most Favorable Review

Great value

MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard
MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Reliable. Very nice UEFI that is simple to navigate. The software suite is intuitive to use.

Cons: So far so good. No Cons to speak of for the time being.

Overall Review: Only time will tell if it lasts, but my history with MSI boards has been spotless so far. Looking forward to another 3 years of a nice board.

10/23/2018
Most Critical Review

Trash

ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: Inexpensive.

Cons: I originally bought this card for a family member's PC, which I didn't have a lot of money to build with. I thought this would be a great deal. It worked nicely for a couple weeks but then took spells on whether or not it would power on and post. About a week after this problem started, it just went out while being used. It hasn't powered on since. I had a friend who recently bought this card as well (before mine went dead, I recommended it because of the low price point.). His card came DOA.

Overall Review: This card isn't worth the gamble. If it works, it works fine. Nothing special like the higher end cards, but fine. The card is so inexpensive that it quickly jumps into a whole new price point when you have to ship it back for RMA. In my experience 2/2 boards of this exact model have not lasted 3 weeks. I have always liked ASUS, My own uses an ASUS mobo and ASUS GPU, but this leaves a majorly bad taste in my mouth.

Great laptop!

MSI GS Series - 17.3" 144 Hz IPS - Intel Core i7 8th Gen 8750H (2.20GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 - 16 GB DDR4 - 256 GB NVMe SSD - Windows 10 Pro 64-bit - Gaming Laptop (GS75 Stealth-204 )
MSI GS Series - 17.3" 144 Hz IPS - Intel Core i7 8th Gen 8750H (2.20GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 - 16 GB DDR4 - 256 GB NVMe SSD - Windows 10 Pro 64-bit - Gaming Laptop (GS75 Stealth-204 )

Pros: -Quiet -Sleek, professional Aesthetics -Thin, light, and a small footprint for a 17 inch screen. -Great gaming performance for it's size. -Feels premium

Cons: -No G-Sync -It loves finger prints.

Overall Review: I thought long and hard about what laptop to get, Ultimately deciding that I was willing to take the hit to build quality on this laptop vs some others like the zephyrus. I am not disappointed. I expected a flimsy cheap feel, as this is what many reviews lead me to expect. It does not feel cheap or flimsy at all. It's quite rigid and feels very nice in hand. I believe this may be a new revision with some of the old issues ironed out, but i'm not certain.

Reliable

MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support ATX Video Card GTX 1070 GAMING X 8G
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support ATX Video Card GTX 1070 GAMING X 8G

Pros: 1070 pushes everything you would need it to at 1080p. Unless you are going 4k or 1440 ultra-wide, there's no reason to get anything more. This card is made even better with this cooler. It's quiet and cool regardless of what's going on.

Cons: The only con for this card is current price to performance when it comes to current prices (as of 10/23/2018). A 1080 can be had for not much more.

10/23/2018

Absolute Unit

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GDDR5X PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support ATX Video Card GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X TRIO
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GDDR5X PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support ATX Video Card GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X TRIO

Pros: Cool. Quiet. Powerful.

Cons: The only thing I think could use improvement is the front shroud of the card. It has red lights on it but would be much better as RGB.

Overall Review: The Gaming X Trio version of the 1080TI blows most others out of the water. It is on-par, if not better, than even the water cooled offerings. I have had this for nearly a year now and have to say it's served me very well.

10/23/2018