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Justin J.

Justin J.

Joined on 09/20/16

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Most Favorable Review

Get an aftermarket cooler, will run @ 4.2ghz full load all day.

Intel Core i5-11400 - Core i5 11th Gen Rocket Lake 6-Core 2.6 GHz LGA 1200 65W Intel UHD Graphics 730 Desktop Processor - BX8070811400
Intel Core i5-11400 - Core i5 11th Gen Rocket Lake 6-Core 2.6 GHz LGA 1200 65W Intel UHD Graphics 730 Desktop Processor - BX8070811400

Pros: - Pulls double it's TDP with PL unlocked - Very 'smooth' in games, IE: high single core performance matched with fast memory = yay

Cons: - Could be cheaper - Need an aftermarket cooler to really use this to its full potential, adding cost to a budget chip

Overall Review: I'm running this in an NZXT H1 with the stock 140MM AIO. Even with that it will jump to mid 60's doing a quick stress test as with PL removed this thing is pulling 125 to almost 150 watts (not complaining as this means it runs at it's max clock indefinitely). Do your research. If you're only running a 3060 to 3070ti, this will NOT bottleneck your gaming experience, especially if you're running 1440P. If you can get a good sale price on a higher tier chip, fine, otherwise this is great if you're mostly gaming and not doing productivity that heavily relies on CPU.

11/30/2021

Low lifespan rating, but good performance.

Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 1TB PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 3D2, QLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDPEKNW010T8X1
Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 1TB PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 3D2, QLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDPEKNW010T8X1

Cons: Lifespan is like 2/3 that of comparable drives according to tech reviewers. Didn't even think that was an issue until I already had it installed, but whatever.

Overall Review: Standard M.2, was on sale so grabbed this one versus others. Would have probably went a different direction if I'd known about the lifespan rating, but big picture I'll never touch that number of writes so probably a non-issue.

Works in Nitro 5 w/ 4600H

Crucial 8GB 260-Pin DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Laptop Memory Model CT8G4SFS832A
Crucial 8GB 260-Pin DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Laptop Memory Model CT8G4SFS832A

Pros: * Fast as hell. * Seems to be the same model (both made by Micron) as the OEM stick in the AN515-44 Nitro 5.

Cons: * I was dumb and didn't go for 2x16gb to futureproof.

Overall Review: Works flawlessly with the OEM 8gb stick that came in my laptop. I've been gaming/stress testing for a week with no issues related to memory. And when I say stress testing, I mean running 2 system stress testing exe's at the same time while gaming. Also, related, ran memtest, as well as the built in Acer memory test, all clear. Make sure you check your latency and voltage before buying. This one is CL22 latency, which matched mine. Voltage also matched.