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David S.

David S.

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Great fan!

SilverStone FM121 Case Cooling Fan
SilverStone FM121 Case Cooling Fan

Pros: very high airflow (110cfm on high), quality construction, comes with fan controller to slow it down.

Cons: Can get very loud with 5 in my case, but there is a cure...

Overall Review: Most hardware stores stock rubber grommets. Buy 4 grommets per fan to fit the screw size, and buy the thin grommets. The grommets will isolate the fan from the case, and space it about 1/16th of an inch away from the case metal. This seems to reduce noise significantly! With 5 fans at full speed, noise level dropped dramatically.

Most Critical Review

Fast, cheap HDD

WD Black 6TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD6003FZBX
WD Black 6TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD6003FZBX

Pros: 6TB and 7200RPM? At a reasonable price...

Cons: Unfortunately, it arrived DOA. RMA and going back to Newegg for replacement. My new i9-10850k system wouldn't even find the drive in bios. Tried it on my old i5-4690k that already had a WD 6TB Blue, same thing.

Overall Review: Always had good results with WD drives in the past, so this is just a fluke. Looking forward to getting the replacement. This was intended to be the D-drive on the 10850k system.

Ripjaws DDR4 4400

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 4400 (PC4 35200) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-4400C19D-32GVK
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 4400 (PC4 35200) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-4400C19D-32GVK

Pros: No hassle installation: Plug in, power up, boot into BIOS to check settings, reboot. All Good! Ran a few benchmarks, and it does run faster than old 2667 memory.

Cons: None

Overall Review: CPU-Z shows memory chips as SK-Hynix which I've had no problems in the past. Haven't tried to push timings yet, but can usually get the CL down a notch. Even so, CL-19 isn't bad for 4400mhz. Overall, Recommended.

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SAMSUNG 980 PRO M.2 2280 1TB PCI-Express Gen 4.0 x4, NVMe 1.3c Samsung V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V8P1T0B/AM
SAMSUNG 980 PRO M.2 2280 1TB PCI-Express Gen 4.0 x4, NVMe 1.3c Samsung V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V8P1T0B/AM

Pros: The crystaldiskmark shows what it can do...It's fast!

Cons: None so far

Overall Review: The 980 Pro is in the CPU socket on a Gigabyte Z590 UD board, with an i5-11600KF cpu, with WIN 11 installed on the 980 Pro. Also have a 980 M2 ssd and WD Black 750 M2 on the board. System seems much faster in normal use, and boot times are noticeably faster. Highly recommended if you have a board that can use the Gen.4 PCIe NVMe sockets.

Does the job at a great price!

MasterLiquid ML280 Mirror ARGB Close-Loop AIO CPU Liquid Cooler, Mirror ARGB Pump, 280 Radiator, Dual SickleFlow 140mm, 3rd Gen Dual Chamber Pump for AMD Ryzen/Intel 1200, 1151, LGA 1700 Compatible
MasterLiquid ML280 Mirror ARGB Close-Loop AIO CPU Liquid Cooler, Mirror ARGB Pump, 280 Radiator, Dual SickleFlow 140mm, 3rd Gen Dual Chamber Pump for AMD Ryzen/Intel 1200, 1151, LGA 1700 Compatible

Pros: Idle temps 24c, 64c under 100% load using XTU stress test. Old air cooler (CM Hyper 212 w/push-pull fans ran 35c idle, 80c under XTU test. Very quiet even with both radiator fans running 100%, can't even hear the pump run. LED lights on the pump add some bling.

Cons: Like others said in reviews, long screws could have been just a few mm longer, but did get it to work.

Overall Review: I like it. For the price, it works without all the bells and whistles and lights of some other units. Running this on an i4-11600KF on Gigabyte Z590 UD motherboard.

Performance boost over i5-10600K

Intel Core i5-11600KF - Core i5 11th Gen Rocket Lake 6-Core 3.9 GHz LGA 1200 125W Desktop Processor - BX8070811600KF
Intel Core i5-11600KF - Core i5 11th Gen Rocket Lake 6-Core 3.9 GHz LGA 1200 125W Desktop Processor - BX8070811600KF

Pros: Gen.4 PCIe on CPU-M2 and PCIe x16 slots on my Gigabyte Z590 UD mobo. Much faster boot times with a Gen.4 Samsung 980 Pro M2 in the CPU slot.

Cons: None

Overall Review: This is the CPU I should have bought with the motherboard but saved a bit of money on a new build with an i5-10600K. Didn't need the built-in video, so the 11600KF was perfect for my build. Haven't overclocked it since it runs fast enough, for now. Have liquid cooling ordered to replace a CM212 air cooler. My old i5-10600K would run 5.0Ghz without a complaint on air, so expect about the same with the i5-11600KF.

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never received order

order delivered to someone else. FedEx says my address for order is invalid.

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UPS backup

Nice unit. Compact size, good power for a reasonable price. Like the LCD display... Not too bright, like some reviews said. Like being able to monitor actual wattage in real-time!

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10/30/2020

HDMI extension cable

Works great! Needed to extend to TV from computer, this solved the problem. This cable is heavy duty, large diameter, should stand up to abuse.

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