Great mid-tier motherboard1/1/2021 12:11:37 PM

Pros: - Came with BIOS 2607, which now supports 5600X - Updated to 3201 using EZ flash, no issues running at 4.7 Ghz 1.25v and running DOCP profile for my Corsair 32Gb 3600Mhz kit - Nice thermals, compared to other motherboards in this price range (looking at you MSI) - Multiple M.2 slots

Cons: - My motherboard did not include M.2 screws, even though it was part of the packing list. I was lucky to find the correct standoffs and screws from another motherboard. - southbridge cooler is a bit tall and has minimal clearance with my RTX 3070. I can see it potentially impact large cards

Overall Review: - Overall, this is a nice motherboard, provided you use the latest BIOS

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Great AIO can use minor improvements for AM41/1/2021 12:03:52 PM

Pros: - Superb thermals - keeping my 5600X @ 1.25v at consistent 54C under load - Great manual and directions - Nice packaging - RGB looks nice - Comes with quality stock fans

Cons: - The AM4 mounting solution seems much less sophisticated than Intel. It was a real pain to install the brackets onto the plastic motherboard mounts. There is no reason why a bracket using stock AM4 backplate screws could not be designed, just like the Intel mounting mechanism - The software can use more default modes. "Quiet" and "Extreme" are two very different modes. In Quiet the fans barely spin, and in Extreme they spin in full speed (which is not necessary and makes the system very loud). - It's not difficult to design your own profile, but I would have appreciated a baseline "Balanced" plan to have the fans spin at ~800 RPM AND include the CPU temperature, instead of just the coolant temperature (which is a bit unintuitive)

Overall Review: - Overall, I would recommend it to anyone building in a Corsair 4000D

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works as expected1/1/2021 11:57:26 AM

Pros: - Booted just fine on my ASUS X-570 TUF paired with 5600X - DOCP profile works with advertised timings and 3600 Mhz - Low profile

Cons: None

Overall Review: buy this if you're planning to use a top-mounted AIO in a tight case like Corsair 4000D

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