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Wyatt R.

Wyatt R.

Joined on 06/19/11

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Most Favorable Review

Fully Featured & Works Like a Charm

ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (WiFi 6) AMD AM4 (3rd Gen Ryzen) ATX Gaming Motherboard (PCIe 4.0, 2.5Gb LAN, BIOS FlashBack, HDMI 2.1, Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header and AURA Sync)
ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (WiFi 6) AMD AM4 (3rd Gen Ryzen) ATX Gaming Motherboard (PCIe 4.0, 2.5Gb LAN, BIOS FlashBack, HDMI 2.1, Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header and AURA Sync)

Pros: -Works with DOCP (AMD's type of XMP) -Great I/O expansion. Can use all expansion connections without throttling -Aura RGB hardware works great with corsair equipment and corsair software suite. -Overclocking and BIOS settings appear simple and straight forward. (I haven't tried to OC) -Works well with AMD Stock Cooler, easy install, and can control the wraith RGB with a header without issue. (Still using the Corsair Software suite)

Cons: -Non as of yet, it has done everything I asked of it. I will update as issues or perks arise.

Overall Review: Old Build: -i7 - 4770k -MSI Z87 MPower -GTX 760 (Had SLI plans, but since SLI was dying I gave uip on that) -2x4gb DDR3 1600 (Had plans to get 2 more sticks) New Build: Ryzen 7 3700X ASUS ROG STRIX B-550 - F RTX 2070 Super 4x8gb Corsair RGB Vengence Pro DDR4 3200 I've seen a huge improvement over my old machine. Granted the old machine had an upgrade path that I didn't follow. If I had to advise anyone, it would be to buy the whole machine when you're building, don't save your desired parts for later.

It's above avg but not perfect

Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset
Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset

Pros: -Inexpensive -Bass is more noticeable than other headsets -Microphone works well for Gaming and Podcasting -Microphone filters out background sound very well -Long Cord ~ 2 meters -Removable microphone

Cons: -Smaller ear size than I expected (see other 1) -Maximum sound isn't as loud as I'd like, but bass makes up for it -The volume scroll wheel adjusts volume opposite (see other 2) -Very thin cable

Overall Review: 1: I wanted it to cup my ears, but ended up only covering them 2: Most volume adjustment wheels increase volume as you scroll towards the headset, this is the opposite I bought this little gem when it was a shell shocker for $20, It definitely looks nice and gives me the quality I wanted.

As expected

EVGA GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 01G-P3-1450-TR
EVGA GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 01G-P3-1450-TR

Pros: -Better than a GT 230 1.5Gb -Fit into my mid size ATX -Fast Shiping -Worked with my PCI-E X16 slot (note: not 2.1 or 2.0) -Plug and play on my Windows 7 home premium 64 bit (with legacy drivers from my old GFX card) -Allows me to play all mainstream games on High(see other thoughts) -worked with a brick and mortar (factory built) PC -Very Quiet -Rebate processed and recieved withing 6 weeks of send date and you can track it on their website.

Cons: -Required a Power supply upgrade -Had to install the EVGA precision tool to get the card to automatically OC the fan. -Rebate is not instant

Overall Review: I never give a perfect score for items that perform as expected, only when they exceed expectations. My pre-built HP Elite e9260f easily accepted the upgrade. When I say mainstream games I mean things like COD, Battlefield, and Team Fortress 2. Crysis, Metro and Just cause 2 play on medium-high'ish if you have the money (and power supply) a GTX 460 would be better. but this was my first card installation after reading and planning I chose this because of the balance between budget and price. My build- Intel core i5-750 8GB RAM DDR3 GTS 450 1GB - *formerly 230 gt 1.5GB 1 TB HDD 7200 RPM 32MB cache PS- Also I have not Overclocked anything with the exception of the fan