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Glenn S.

Glenn S.

Joined on 03/20/11

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Most Favorable Review

Great AIO Cooler!

Fractal Design Lumen S24 RGB Aspect 12 RGB x2 AIO CPU Liquid/Water Cooler, LGA 1700 Compatible
Fractal Design Lumen S24 RGB Aspect 12 RGB x2 AIO CPU Liquid/Water Cooler, LGA 1700 Compatible

Pros: Flexible configuration for any mounting Cool RGB on fans and CPU mount Easy mounting options Keeps CPU nice and cool

Overall Review: Would highly recommend this. Considered Lian Li but decided on Fractal Designs based on reviews.

Most Critical Review

Frustrating trying to get RAM for this board

GIGABYTE B560M AORUS PRO AX LGA 1200 Intel B560 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE B560M AORUS PRO AX LGA 1200 Intel B560 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Nice set of features and plenty of ports and connectors Fast (but would be faster if you can get RAM that works to spec) Easy to update Bios

Cons: Bios can be a little flaky, especially memory settings VERY picky about memory. Many of the memory listed on the QVL list are no longer available.

Overall Review: Frustrating to build a rig with this board. Memory compatibility is the biggest issue. Bought Corsair Vengeance RAM but could not get it to work and after posting to Gigabyte support found out it was not on their QVL list. Next bought Ballistix RAM that I thought was on the QVL but then was told that it was only tested with 1 stick not 2. Does not even show up as supporting XMP in the Bios even though it says that the RAM supports XMP 2.0 Spent some time checking RAM on the QVL (was looking for 16GB dual channel) and found neither Newegg nor other online sites carries the majority of the RAM listed (for 16GB dual channel). This was my first build using Gigabyte but so far I do not feel I can recommend this board.

System unstable when memory installed

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL

Pros: 16GB if it would have worked.

Cons: Have ordered two other Ripjaw X sets before (2x4GB set for 8GB and 4x4GB set for 16GB) for my two systems. Those worked great so was looking forward to upgrading my one system from 8GB to 16GB. Installed the new sticks and within 5 minutes system crashed. Removed two of the sticks and system was stable. Replace those two with the two removed and system crashed within 3-5 minutes. Very disappointed that I need to RMA.

Overall Review: First time I have bought from Newegg and had to RMA the item. I guess I have been fortunate in the past.