Gorgeous tower cooler held back by ram clearance5/5/2021 9:03:30 AM

Pros: Inexpensive, gunmetal black finish.

Cons: Stock fan will have clearance issues with taller DIMMs if using all four RAM slots. But I think the issue could be resolved by offsetting the fan or simply replacing the fan with a slimmer one and adding a second to the back for push-pull.

Overall Review: Probably the best value tower cooler out there.

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RGB is mesmerizing12/13/2020 1:58:29 PM

Pros: Capacity, speed and timings

Cons: Can't get it to work with RGB fusion but the XPG RGB controller is pretty good

Overall Review: Wanted something that wasn't trident gskillz, wasn't disappointed! ADATA is underrated

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Great boot drive!12/13/2020 1:56:27 PM

Pros: Price and slick heat spreader

Cons: No DRAM buffer means so-so performance for video scratch

Overall Review: Best use as a boot drive in a budget build

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Probably the best value ATX PSU out there.12/13/2020 1:53:42 PM

Pros: Semi-modular braided main cables and well-thought out peripheral and gpu cable lengths.

Cons: None at the price point. Maybe longer warranty perhaps?

Overall Review: In terms of overall system power its overkill for my low TDP Ryzen 3200G B450m build but future-proof for possible upgrades.

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Great Alternative PSU if you want to be a little different.11/11/2020 11:10:37 PM

Pros: 80+ Gold fully modular ample power 7 year warranty

Cons: 8-pin cpu cable is too short 24-pin mobo cable is too long

Overall Review: more than enough power for a B550 / Ryzen 5 3600XT / Radeon RX5600XT and 6 fans. would buy FSP again!

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Once you go NVMe for a boot drive, you never go back.11/11/2020 10:58:01 PM

Pros: fast boot time! value to performance (when it's on sale)

Cons: dunno yet, I'm only using it as an OS drive and my system's only been up and running for 2 weeks.

Overall Review: Liking it so far. Might even consider picking up another one for assets/video scratch.

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great card11/11/2020 10:54:02 PM

Pros: price to performance reasonably compact size, doesn't sag! plain jane looks

Cons: plain jane looks as of Q3 2020, none so far.

Overall Review: I started planning this build mid-summer 2019 and I haven't built a PC in over 15 years. But I wanted to stick to the brands that I knew, AMD CPU, Radeon GPU, Gigabyte mobo, Corsair RAM, etc. Not that I have anything against nvidia, I was considering a 2060 Super but they were always sold out. I was also genuinely debating between the plain jane 5600XT or the Red Dragon version because of the way this card was released with the vBIOS concerns and driver issues, etc. Glad I waited and it seems like PowerColor worked out the kinks with the V2 sku that I have. I bought it for casual fragging and 1080p content creation. I'm averaging 141fps in WZ on normal graphics. 63C at 85% utilization drawing 65w. It barely breaks a sweat. Shadow of the Tomb Raider benchmark resulted in 95% GPU Bound 110fps on ultra settings, 71C @ 101w high. All with a minor undervolt and vram overclock to 1820mhz within Adrenaline. I also bought this card in particular because of its reasonably small size since I went Mini ITX. No clearance issues whatsoever. Overall happy with my purchase and don't regret not waiting for the 6800 because again, it's my first build in 15 years. Anything I put together would've been a rocket-ship compared to my 8 year old ThinkPad ultrabook. haha

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Best Value SFF case out there11/7/2020 8:12:20 AM

Pros: *Super Easy to build in to *tool-less panels *affordable price *excellent fit and finish

Cons: *it's kinda big. *front panel is a PITA to pop back on if you decide to route cables in that area *careful when removing usb devices from the front panel. you may accidentally trip the power button in the process.

Overall Review: honestly this wasn't my first choice in SFF. I really wanted a Nouvolo Steck or NCase M1 but this was in stock at the time of purchase and I didn't want to wait weeks and weeks for a case to arrive. It's my first build in 15+ years and I'm amazed at how far the DIY-PC industry has come. Would definitely consider a Cooler Master case before anything else in any future builds.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
does the job9/30/2012 3:18:23 PM

Pros: nice and compact. awesome price.

Cons: none

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