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Darby K.

Darby K.

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GIGABYTE B450M DS3H AM4 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE B450M DS3H AM4 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Came with the most recent BIOS update(f50) making it simple to drop in the Ryzen 3 3200g and go. Has plenty of options for a budget board.

Cons: For the price, there really aren't any.

Overall Review: If you are looking for a budget board, don't plan on loading it up with an overclocked 3950x(or even overclocking a 3800x), it has all the essentials. only one each CPU and system fan PWM header, but 2 system fans run fine on a splitter.

Works

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 8GB 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Desktop Memory Model F4-2400C17S-8GVR
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 8GB 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Desktop Memory Model F4-2400C17S-8GVR

Pros: Easy access packaging

Cons: Latency is a little high.

Overall Review: Surprised I didn't have to set the DOCP/XMP when I installed in the Gigabyte B450M DS3H rev1.0. Just automatically went to 2400mhz. Paired with the Ryzen 3 3200g.

Shocked!

hec HEC-450TC-3WX 450 W ATX12V v2.2 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
hec HEC-450TC-3WX 450 W ATX12V v2.2 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Well built. Works. Cables have plenty of length and plenty of choices. 80+ Bronze

Cons: Not for heavy usage of today's cpu/gpu combinations.

Overall Review: 450w(420w on the +12v rail) is a little overkill for just running a 65W CPU with an iGPU, but the price is certainly right if you don't plan on throwing a power hog GPU in your system.

Who buys these things anymore?

Pioneer Black 16X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache Serial ATA Revision 3.0 Blu-ray Burner BDR-212DBK
Pioneer Black 16X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache Serial ATA Revision 3.0 Blu-ray Burner BDR-212DBK

Pros: Works.

Overall Review: Have a bunch of movies that I want to archive so I can get rid of the physical media, Seems it will do that job just fine.

Works

Noctua NT-H1 3.5g, Pro-Grade Thermal Compound Paste (3.5g)
Noctua NT-H1 3.5g, Pro-Grade Thermal Compound Paste (3.5g)

Overall Review: It's not the best rated, but it's up there. not thin like some others, so not as messy.

Blazing!

Crucial P2 500GB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD Up to 2300 MB/s - CT500P2SSD8
Crucial P2 500GB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD Up to 2300 MB/s - CT500P2SSD8

Pros: Fast Well packaged Easy to install

Overall Review: As advertised