Date Joined: 03/24/06
Pros: - High quality connectors and wires
- Female end has locks to keep male end from slipping out
Cons: - None, perfect for my use.
Overall Review: - Definitely recommend this product
- Use to extend USB headset cable
- Works great
Pros: - Worked flawlessly out of box. RGB is subtle and well refined. Worked well with Ryzen 3700X with no issues.
- Good feature set including WIFI and Bluetooth.
- Sleek and refined look.
Cons: - Software to update Chipset drivers and Apps is clunky and not user friendly. Website for mb drivers and apps is not user friendly and kind of clunky to use. It works, but descriptions are vague and App Center software forces you to install a bunch of apps most people don't need and will never use. Doesn't simple allow you to just install Chipset drives, Realtek drives, and others you need to unlock full capabilities, it's sort of all-or-nothing.
- Recommend Gigabyte take a look at MSI Liveupdate utility. It is very straight-forward, easy to use, and lets you select only the drivers and Apps you want. If equivalent MSI motherboard had been available in-stock, I would have chosen a MSI board due to ease-of-use.
Overall Review: - Would recommend if MSI equivalent at similar price is not available.
- MB functions flawlessly, but at this price I would expect a few more Fan headers. You only get 4 total with 2 for CPU and Optional CPU/Pump. That only leave 2 more for system fans. Can use the optional CPU header for system fan, but if you are using a dual CPU fan/ AIO pump, you have very limited fan options located on top left corner and center of mb - none along right edge or bottom edge.
Pros: - Worked flawlessly out of box, only had to turn on XMP Profile in BIOS and it runs at 3200 MHz.
- RGB works flawlessly with iCue software. Could not control it with Gigabyte RGB Fusion.
- 5 eggs for performance and ease of setup in BIOS.
Cons: - RGB is large and very, very bright. Could only turn down using iCue software. Did not work with Gigabyte RGB Fusion.
- Would give it 5 eggs if RGB was a bit more subtle and refined instead of large and in-your-face.
- Very tall modules. Will not fit if you are using a large Air Cooler that hanges over RAM slots. Would be great if profile was only a little taller than LPX modules with RGB a bit smaller and more refined.
Overall Review: - Would recommend for performance, but not for RGB.
Pros: - Easy to build in, open, no sharp edges, filtered fan intakes, with DVD drive option
- Great option for Micro ATX mb, especially if using NVME and no more than 3 SSD or 2 3.5 inch HDD.
- Small Mid-tower for small spaces.
Cons: - Limited cable management space behind mb tray. No problem with 24 pin mb, 8 pin CPU, 1 GPU, and no more than 3 Sata power cables. Anything more and you will have difficulty. This is not a good case if you plan to install lots of RGB, AIO coolers, lots of SDD/HDD.
- Would like to see this available with 2 solid side panels.
Overall Review: - Would recommend for specific budget uses, i.e. looking for small mid-tower for micro-ATX build with DVD drive option.
- I installed MSI full ATX mb and it was tight for cable management.
Pros: -Newegg Digital Download link came through in less than 10 minutes, worked with no issues.
Overall Review: - Recommend if you want a fully licensed Win 10 Pro key with full support from Microsoft. OEM keys are not supported by Microsoft and if you have an issue say reinstalling a clean version, you are on your own.
Pros: - Simple BIOS update from MSI, installed CPU, booted with no issues and Corsair Vengeance LPX memory runs at 3200 MHz.
- Wraith Prism cooler works just fine. 25 minute stress test on Prime95, highest momentary temp was 76C, stable temp was 66C, never hit thermal limit. Normal workload, moderate gaming runs 45-50C.
- Very fast at everything.
Cons: - None. Definitely buy again.
Overall Review: - Recommend to anyone wanting 8 core/ 16 thread processor for all tasks. Upgraded from Ryzen 5 1600 with no issues.
- Shipping was fast. I live in the middle on nowhere and took 4 days by standard shipping. Newegg processed order and shipped with 4 hours.
- Prefer ordering from Newegg due to excellent service with no hassles.
Pros: Bought this in September 2017 for Ryzen 5 1600 on MSI B350 Gaming Plus mb. Worked right out of box on XMP 2 profile at 3200 MHz. Have been running since (3 years) through many BIOS updates always at 3200 on XMP 2.
Cons: None. Competitive pricing, works as advertised. Will definitely buy Corsair again for all future builds!
Overall Review: Strongly recommend Corsair memory for both AMD and Intel cpus...it just works! I have been using Corsair memory since my first build on AMD Phenom and several Intel builds. Never had a single failure from DDR2, DDR3, or DDR4. I have used other brands that have been flaky and always come back to Corsair for reliability, value, and ease of use.
Pros: Have owned 3 Sapphire cards in the past, HD3870, 5770, and 6770. All still working. Good reviews for Sapphire Vega products. Price was $419.99, hard to pass up. Like clean looks of card. Running out of box factory settings, getting 1575MHZ on core in Heaven, Firestrike, and Timespy with temps max at 58 C. Replaced ASUS Strix RX 470. Scores were 2 to 3 times my RX 470 scores. Fans very quite under load. TRIXX software from Sapphire very easy to use, full spectrum rgb on logo and top of backplate emblem-yes it does 16.7 million colors with color cycle, custom color, monitoring specs, etc.
Came with AMD Gift for Resident Evil 2, Devil May Cry 5, and Division 2.
Cons: Very large. Put in NZXT Phantom 530 case, had to re-configure hard drive cages to fit.
Overall Review: Definitely recommend if you can get this card under $450. If your considering RTX 2070, 2080, or Radeon VII, this is a great option for far less money. Will update review after I overclock and run it for awhile to how it performs in games.
Pros: Windows 10 for new build.
Overall Review: Recommend.
Pros: IPS panel, 75 Hz refresh rate, 5ms response. Great price, Display looks great. Very easy to attach stand-no tools needed. Very thin and light. HDMI connector.
Cons: Wish the stand had a height adjustment. Speakers not very loud, but not using them anyhow.
Overall Review: Recommend this for an inexpensive, great 1080P monitor. Great for budget to mid level gaming.
Pros: Good price. Great performance. Moves air well through dust filters and AIO cooler radiator.
Overall Review: I have 2 of these on my Cooler Master AIO Cooler. They move air well through the radiator at low to mid RPM. Very quiet at those speeds. Ordered two more to pull air through my bottom intake filter. Recommend these fans for those types of applications.
Pros: I have 5 of these. They move air well through dust filters and AIO cooler at low to medium RPM. They are quiet. Colors are bright and work great with standard 4 pin RGB controller.
Overall Review: Highly recommend. Great balance between RGB and performance.
Pros: Lighting is bright and vibrant. Easy to install, magnets stick to steel case well, comes with splitter, rgb 4 pin header adapter, and extension. Pairs really well with Phanteks RGB Fan Frames and CoolerMaster RGB fans and controller.
Cons: White color is more blue-white tone than pure white.
Overall Review: Definitely Recommend.
Pros: Nice, sleek look. Tons of room and great cable management. Very easy to build system in with lots of configuration options on storage devices. Case is solid, side panels are solid and not flimsy (even the side panel with see-through is sturdy). Great airflow though this case with great options for additional fans or liquid cooling. Did not find any exposed, sharp edges. Very clean.
Cons: Side panel fan mount does not have dust filter or option to mount 120 mm fan (only 140mm). Better yet, eliminate the side panel fan slot and extend the clear see-though a little more toward front of case. The side panel fan slot is not needed, this case has tons of filtered air intakes already.
Overall Review: Definitely recommend.
Pros: Great quality, Great features especially considering price is under $100. BIOS easy to use and overclock on. Paired with Ryzen 5 1600, Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200 DDR4 Ram, and CoolerMaster MasterLiquid 240mm AIO. Memory OC'd 1st time to 3200 Mhz using XMP-1 built in settings, CPU OC'd to 3.8Ghz 1st time using Auto voltage settings. Successfully OC'd to 4.0Ghz 1st attempt by only changing CPU voltage to 1.400. Temps on board run around 50-54 C and CPU high 40's to low 50's under Aida64 stress test. This is a great motherboard, especially if building a mid-budget system with great features.
Cons: Wish had full RGB (only has subtle red leds) or at least options like Color Cycle or Color Shift to Music to control LED Strips or RGB fans using built in 4 pin Header. Could only select single colors and basic modes (Breathing, Blinking, always on) controlling LED strips or RGB fans with Gaming App software. I suspect, but cannot confirm it would work the same way with RGB memory. MB documentation and MSI website does not explain this at all. A shame since the MB is advertised with "Mystic Light Sync". If the lighting features actually gave a few nice options like Color Cycle or Color Shift to Music to control LED Strips or RGB fans this would be a stellar product. Had to purchase a separate RGB controller to get these options, I mean what's the point of having RGB header and Mystic Light Sync without these kind of modes? Due to my disappointment and lack of information from MSI concerning the RGB options, I can only give this product 4 Eggs...otherwise would have given 5/5 Eggs.
Overall Review: Recommend if only concerned with performance and don't care about RGB options.
Pros: Extremely nice colors. Colors are bright and even intensity all the way around. Easy to install and thin, does not obstruct my NZXT 140 mm fan at all.
If you are looking to add some RGB color to your high quality CPU and case fans, this is an easy and inexpensive solution. Works great plugged into motherboard RGB 4 pin header or with CoolerMaster MasterFan RGB controller. Can daisy chain with RGB fans or Led Strips.
Cons: None. This product is spot-on.
Overall Review: Absolutely recommend for low-cost solution to add RGB color to a build.
Pros: Great price, great feel when typing and gaming. Great color patterns and nice sorta subdued intensity. Light comes through the keys very well without a lot of spill over around base of keys. No glare on monitor even when using in dark room. Usb pass through is nice for plugging mouse (have not noticed any input lag on mouse).
Cons: Keys are a bit loud. Would like to have seen damping O-rings on keys.
Overall Review: Definitely recommend this product.
Pros: Great RGB, Nice airflow. Mounted two of fans on Coolermaster Masterliquid 240 AIO cooling Ryzen 5 1600 OC'd to 3.8Ghz. Temps running 40-43 C, max 54 C under Aida 64 stress test. Fans run quiet and colors are vibrant. Mounted 3 more of these fans in my case pulling intake air through dust filters. Fans run quiet, airflow is great, and colors are very nice. Case temps run 30-35 C during Aida 64 stress test. Software is easy to use.
Overall Review: Definitely Recommend these fans and controller.
Pros: Works well. Able to Daisy Chain RGB Fans and Led Strips.
Cons: Would be better if it was about 4 inches longer.
Overall Review: Definitely Recommend this Product.