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Alfred W.

Alfred W.

Joined on 03/24/12

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OK motherboard to build a new rig

ASRock Fatal1ty Z370 Gaming K6 LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z370 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock Fatal1ty Z370 Gaming K6 LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z370 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: The motherboard has the right amount of specs and the budget to built a new rig. Able to auto detected correct timings for the specific ram. Easy to update the BIOS firmware by USB drive or internet connection in the BIOS menu settings.

Cons: Warning!!! Connecting the monitor to motherboard's VGA for Windows 10 installation will gives you consistent shutdown and errors during the process. It requires video card to complete a full OS installed. This took me two days to troubleshoot until I gave a last shot by installing a video card and finally it would completed the task of installing the OS. If I did not done this I would return this motherboard and get another brand. Needs to go to the advance BIOS menu for changing LEDs color and animation. For those who have the power/reset button LEDs on the MB are always on or LEDs and Fans still spinning with complete shutdown, these are the steps I did to resolve this problem. This also effects on Windows 10 users after the OS updates. In the BIOS menu go to Advance Menu(F6) > select the Advanced tab on the menu > select Chipset Configuration > scroll down to Deep Sleep > from here select from Disable to Enabled in (S5) or (S4/S5). You have to try either (S5) or (S4/S5) to see if it turns everything off on your MB. Also, after updates to Win10 version 1803 recently, I had to switch from (S4/S5) to (S5). I had no information to what cause this problem with Windows 10 updates that is interfering the MB's Deep Sleep settings.

Overall Review: This motherboard I am using supports: Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz (4.7 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) Intel Z170 Platform / Intel X99 Platform Desktop Memory Model F4-2666C15D-16GVS SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 500GB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) EVGA GTX 780 6GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 be quiet! SHADOW ROCK SLIM Silent Wings CPU Cooler

Great qauality CPU cooler

be quiet! SHADOW ROCK SLIM Silent Wings CPU Cooler - 160W TDP
be quiet! SHADOW ROCK SLIM Silent Wings CPU Cooler - 160W TDP

Pros: Fits nicely on my new 8700K. Mounting on ASRock Fatal1ty Z370 Gaming K6 is ease.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Placing RAM on the first slot of MB was too close to the fan, irritates my appealing. Have to use the 2nd and 4th slot for RAM use. Not a big fan of overclocking, so this CPU cooler is enough to cool down my 8700K.

Great RAM!

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-2666C15D-16GVS
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-2666C15D-16GVS

Pros: MB ASRock Fatal1ty Z370 Gaming K6 LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z370 was able to get the correct timing for these ram.

Cons: Price was a lot higher when bought it on January.

Overall Review: None

It's fast and awsome!

SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 500GB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V6E500BW
SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 500GB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V6E500BW

Pros: Easy to install on the MB. Motherboard was able to recognize the drive. Installing and booting on Windows 10 is fast.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Installed on ASRock Fatal1ty Z370 Gaming K6 LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z370. Needs to install Samsung Magician app for latest firmware updates, check drive health and speed.

Simple Sleek Moden Looking Case

SilverStone Primera Series PM02 SST-PM02B-G Black Steel Front Panel, Steel Body, Tempered Glass Window ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Compatible PS2(ATX) Power Supply
SilverStone Primera Series PM02 SST-PM02B-G Black Steel Front Panel, Steel Body, Tempered Glass Window ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Compatible PS2(ATX) Power Supply

Pros: Like the front side which is flat similar to NZXT design, but with vent holes for air flow. Comes with four 140MM fans, three front intake and one back exhaust. No worries to buy additional fans. Top case also has a vent to escape heat and could be place two additional fans. Fits perfect with my ASRock Fatal1ty Z370 Gaming K6 MB. Just enough width for Be Quiet! SHADOW ROCK SLIM Silent Wings CPU cooler. Tempered glass is efficiency to remove by unscrewing two screws on top and lifting it up with both hands. Front filter dose it's job to reduce dust particles inside the case.

Cons: Bit pricey. Stuffing the non-use molex wires into two inch space between the hard drive bay and the non modular PSU is a bit challenge. Accessing the front filter requires you to grab on the front bottom panel and uses force to pull out. It took me for a while to figure that out. Also to have good cable management or else closing on the side panel would be a problem.

Overall Review: CD drive bay is obsolete since everyone is adopting to flash drives for OS installing and external HD storage.

Great Chair!

noblechairs EPIC Series Black/Red
noblechairs EPIC Series Black/Red

Pros: Great Quality. Instruction is easy to follow. Comes with head pillow and back support cushion. Bottom seat is firm, great for heavy person like me who seats for long hours. Has a lever on the right side to adjust the back seating.

Cons: Heavy. Requires two people to position the top seating placed into the gas lift cylinder. Armrest adjustment knobs are a bit difficult for adjusting height and position due to the hard plastic material.

Overall Review: Overall this is the first time I actuality bought a high quality gaming chair that meets my expectations.