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Joshua F.

Joshua F.

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Most Favorable Review

Perfect size case for big power

Fractal Design Torrent Nano RGB Black TG Light Tint Tempered Glass High-Airflow Mini-ITX Computer Case
Fractal Design Torrent Nano RGB Black TG Light Tint Tempered Glass High-Airflow Mini-ITX Computer Case

Pros: Looks great. Super easy to work in. All panels are stupid easy to take off and put on. Full size ATX PSU support. Fits a 4090! Outstanding airflow. Fit and finish is excellent. Seriously one of the best cases I've built in. Top cover/PSU area is great for hiding a lot of cabling sins.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Fantastic case to build in. Perfect size for big power GPU/CPU combos. I didn't want to list these in cons as they're more mild annoyances than anything. Back panel is glass and it's unnecessary. There's nothing to show off there but cable spaghetti and the backside of a motherboard tray. Solid metal would be fine. For only fitting an ITX board it's a pretty darn big case. This isn't a con so much as I like the size of this case but I have mATX cases that are smaller than this. Nothing else to say the pictures speak for themselves. This is an outstanding case for the price. If you don't mind being restricted to a ITX motherboard, this is the one to get.

Most Critical Review

Nice board when it works

GIGABYTE B550M AORUS PRO-P AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE B550M AORUS PRO-P AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: All the features you'd need for a new Zen 3 build. Easy to update the bios. Seems to handle Overclocking really well. Fit and finish are great and the board is laid out well. No RGB spam, nice clean black board. On paper it's a really great board for the price it just seems to have one major problem...

Cons: There seems to be an issue with the USB ports on this and supposedly other Gigabyte boards (I can only confirm the one I purchased). The top row of USB ports will randomly freeze/stutter/surge. The lower 3.x ports do it less but it still happens. I have tried playing around with every BIOS option possible to no avail nothing will keep this from happening. This is on their latest BIOS, patches, drivers, fresh install.

Overall Review: I can only recommend this board if they fix the USB issues. When they get it fixed then it will be an excellent board for the money. Adding at note here that manually setting the CPU clock/voltage (5600x @ 4.5G/1.2V) seems to 'fix' the issue or at least keep it from reoccurring as often. So if you run into this problem that may be a solution for you. I've updated the review to 3 eggs as at least the board is usable now but would greatly prefer an official fix.

11/16/2020

Works fine. You get what you pay for.

ASRock B550 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ax AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s Mini ITX AMD Motherboard
ASRock B550 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ax AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s Mini ITX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Price

Overall Review: BIOS controls aren't as robust as some other boards. RGB control is spotty and limited. Nvme slot is not designed for drives with built in heatsinks. I/O limited. That being said, the board works and I haven't had any performance issues of note. Just know you're buying a price point here. ITX boards are expensive and you're getting what you pay for here. No more, no less.

Fantastic little tablet

Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx K3011 Intel Atom Z2760 11.6" 2GB 64GB SSD Tablet - Windows 8 - Gray - 59RF0098  1 YEAR WARRANTY
Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx K3011 Intel Atom Z2760 11.6" 2GB 64GB SSD Tablet - Windows 8 - Gray - 59RF0098 1 YEAR WARRANTY

Pros: For the price this can't be beat! You get a full fledged x86 environment that can run just about any program you throw at it (albeit not always very fast) for less than the cost of a used ipad. Windows 8.1 is a big step up specially on these tablets. Touch screen works great. This is a very simple device to pick up and use like a normal tablet then switch to desktop mode for some more serious work.

Cons: Case is thin and plastic. Makes it nice and light but it does end up feeling a bit flimsy. Not really a con for me as I'm always very careful but just be aware I don't think it could take as much abuse as some other models. Atom processor ain't the fastest. Honestly for the price point it's not really a con either just be aware the atom and 2gb is simply adequate. You wont be blazing through any benchmarks (even updates and installs can take a little longer).

Overall Review: Full fledged computer in your hands weighing next to nothing with a beautiful and crisp 11.6" screen. And for the price it can't be beat.

10/20/2013
1 ct.t.w. Black Diamond Ring in 10k White Gold
1 ct.t.w. Black Diamond Ring in 10k White Gold

Pros: Well made ring for the price.

Cons: Seems slightly bigger than expected but still a well made ring and I have no real complaints for the price.

Overall Review: Would buy from again.

Good price. One stick bad.

GeIL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model GV34GB1066C7DC
GeIL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model GV34GB1066C7DC

Pros: Excellent price. Never had a problem with GeIL brand memory before.

Cons: One of the two sticks was bad. Would cause windows to crash and when run in memtest would show several errors.

Overall Review: Three stars because a bad stick can happen in any brand and definitely when buying the cheapest deal at the time. Having to wade through the RMA process takes away two eggs.

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Shipping was fast, the price was excellent and the ring was of good quality.

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