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Dante R.

Dante R.

Joined on 09/08/18

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Most Favorable Review

Fast and inexpensive

HP EX920 M.2 256GB PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe 3D TLC NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 2YY45AA#ABC
HP EX920 M.2 256GB PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe 3D TLC NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 2YY45AA#ABC

Pros: Performs as expected

Overall Review: Overall a good drive

10/26/2019
Most Critical Review

Defective card but great customer service

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GDDR5X PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card GTX 1080 Ti DUKE 11G OC
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GDDR5X PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card GTX 1080 Ti DUKE 11G OC

Pros: Sent the card in for RMA and they sent me their highest end 1080Ti model.

Cons: Came with heavy artifacting Lots of coil whine

Overall Review: The replacement card is working perfectly.

Great hardware, no so great software.

ASUS AM4 TUF GAMING X570-Plus ATX Motherboard with PCIe 4.0, Dual M.2, 12+2 with Dr. MOS Power Stage, HDMI, DP, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.2 Gen 2 and Aura Sync RGB Lighting
ASUS AM4 TUF GAMING X570-Plus ATX Motherboard with PCIe 4.0, Dual M.2, 12+2 with Dr. MOS Power Stage, HDMI, DP, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.2 Gen 2 and Aura Sync RGB Lighting

Pros: Lots of connectivity (8 SATA, USB) Strong and well cooled VRM Sleek design with optional lighting Chipset fan is quiet Reinforced PCIE slot USB 3.2 Gen2 Type A and C ports

Cons: Injects bloatware into Windows by default UEFI is somewhat buggy, ignores clicks if the mouse is moving Shows warning messages on boot if using AIO pump header instated of CPU fan header Can't disable individual SATA ports

Overall Review: Works well, as long as you disable bloatware in UEFI settings.

12/30/2019

Great thermal conductivity

Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Thermal Grease Paste - 1.0 Gram
Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Thermal Grease Paste - 1.0 Gram

Pros: Tamed my 3950x, full load temps ~60-65.

Cons: Only enough for two applications, though it would be a little bigger.

Overall Review: Works as advertised.

12/30/2019

Excellence Performance, fake boost clock

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X - Ryzen 9 3rd Gen 16-Core 3.5 GHz Socket AM4 105W Desktop Processor - 100-100000051WOF
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X - Ryzen 9 3rd Gen 16-Core 3.5 GHz Socket AM4 105W Desktop Processor - 100-100000051WOF

Pros: Extremely high multi threaded performance, lots of cache, runs significantly cooler than my 9900k did.

Cons: Boost clock is fake, maximum speed is 4.4GHz.

Overall Review: Paid 1200CAD with tax, would have liked to see the advertised boost clock on such an expensive part. Other than that the overall performance is great.

12/30/2019

Great performance (4.9GHz single thread 4.7GHz all)

Intel Core i9 9th Gen - Core i9-9900K Coffee Lake 8-Core, 16-Thread, 3.6 GHz (5.0 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I99900K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630
Intel Core i9 9th Gen - Core i9-9900K Coffee Lake 8-Core, 16-Thread, 3.6 GHz (5.0 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I99900K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630

Pros: Very high FPS Great x265 encode performance

Cons: Can only maintain 4.7GHz all thread on light applications (drops to 3.6-3.9GHz in 4K x265 encoding) If forced to maintain 4.7GHz it gets EXTREMELY hot in heavy applications like x265. (thermal throttles heavily).

Overall Review: Runs games super fast, chokes on heavy workloads due to thermals.