Joined on 07/15/05
So far so good
Pros: *Very high output power supply *Capable of powering a 3 way SLI system with the 9800 GTX cards *So far, it has been pretty quiet compared to the other fans in the system.
Cons: *Not modular *only 4xsix pin SLI connectors. If you want to do 3 way SLI, you need to use up 4 molex connectors to supply the third card. *Power cable is not interchangeable with lower output standard power supplies (this is to be expected).
Overall Review: Ive had this power suppy for two days. I have been running it for 8 hours and then idling it for 8 hours in hopes of bringing out infant mortalities. I am running 3 way SLI with 3x9800 GTX cards from EVGA. The system is completely stable while playing Crysis. Overall, the power supply seems to be doing what it was designed to do.
Pros: - Fast card can drive very good framerates in the games I play at 4k - Support for HDMI 2.1 so its able to drive my LG B9 at 120 Hz at 3840x2160 - Largest amount of VRAM in a consumer grade card which is great for machine learning applications. - Overclocking with stock cooler works fine, I had this card running at 1850 MHz no problem with the air cooler.
Cons: - Expensive. - Very large card, didn't fit into my case so I had to buy a new one. - Its hard to find waterblocks for this card as it has a janky power connector instead of the reference connector. There is one offered by alphacool that I will probably eventually go with.
Overall Review: This card is overkill unless you are going to use the VRAM for something like machine learning in addition to playing games. I use my computer for both so this was a no brainer. To some extent I purchased this particular card because it was what was available. I was initially concerned about the capacitors in the VRM on this card, but they have turned out to be more than sufficient for what I need them to do.
Good little board
Pros: -Has SPDIF port -Analog audio doesn't require a header for 5.1 sound -Has thunderbolt -No hardware issues so far with Fedora 30. Wifi and sound work well. -Everything works under Fedora 30 so far -Works with 64 GB of ram (using Corsair LPX)
Cons: -Only one M2 slot -Updating the bios to version 1.2 appears to make the boot selector screen lock up (you can change the boot order from the bios, however). -There is an issue which requires disabling of the C power states to get linux to work. I think this is an issue with Ryzen in general, but not sure. -Uses an intel cooler mounting instead of a Ryzen mount (this wasn't a problem for me with the Noctua L9x65 as it had both mount kits). -The SATA ports are mounted at 90 degrees instead of upgright like on the gigabyte board
Overall Review: I was comparing this board to the similar Gigabyte Auros board. I ended up getting this one because the Gigabyte board was out of stock at the time. Everything works well and is pretty fast. I am running a 3700X with a slight undervolt and get decent temperatures. I ended up only having a single M2 to install and no SATA drives, so the downfalls of this board were almost irrelevant to me. I am not sure if the C state power issue is AMD CPU related or motherboard related.
Pros: *Text is very sharp *High contrast ratio. Monitor seems to have very good color performance. *Good response time, no ghosting in any games.
Cons: *Power button is a little strange. Uses a magnetic sensor. *seems overwhelmingly bright *"bleed through" around the edges. The edges appear brighter than the center *No height adjustment (used a thick book to increase the height)
Overall Review: I am satisfied with this monitor. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because of the bleed through on the edges and because it has no height adjustment.
Fastest processor I have ever owned
Pros: Compiles the Linux kernel in 10 minutes. The 8 MB of cache is nice. Video encoding using the transcode package under linux with xvid is substantially faster from my Opteron 285.
Cons: The default heatsink uses pop rivets. I did not get it on correctly at first. When I transported the computer, the heatsink vibrated loose and I nearly had a disaster.
Overall Review: Get an aftermarket heatsink. If you do want to use the default, attach it to the motherboard outside of the case then put the motherboard in the case.