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Jordan M.

Jordan M.

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Taichi!

ASRock B550 TAICHI AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
ASRock B550 TAICHI AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: -Excellent construction and high quality materials. -Great aesthetics. -USB Type C on motherboard. -Right angle USB 3.2 on motherboard. -Debug LED. -RGB controllable in BIOS without RGB Software. -BIOS Flashback. -Overkill VRM's. -Looks fantastic in a Noctua themed PC.

Cons: -My motherboard shipped with BIOS version 1.30 so it was compatible with my Ryzen 5 5600X however I got an unresponsive system crash browsing the internet within a few days of building and Fortnite would completely crash my system and restart the PC every time I opened it. I verified the game files, re-installed the game, re-installed Epic Games Launcher, etc. This appears to be a reported issue others experience also with certain games. The solution was to update my BIOS from version 1.30 to 2.10. The BIOS update process was simple and my system is overall very stable now with XMP enabled (3200Mhz CL16 RAM). Fortnite crashing issue completely resolved and i'm now on a Windows 11 compatible BIOS.

Overall Review: ASRock B550 Taichi is one of the best B550 motherboards loaded with features. It required minimal fine tuning but well worth the effort.

Another High Quality Noctua Product

ASUS Noctua OC Edition GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 Video Card RTX3070-O8G-NOCTUA (LHR)
ASUS Noctua OC Edition GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 Video Card RTX3070-O8G-NOCTUA (LHR)

Pros: -Insanely quiet. -Temps never go over 60C (in performance mode). -Matches NF-A12x25 fans perfectly (obviously). -Pairs great with NH-U12A CPU Cooler. -Pairs great with ASRock B550 Taichi Motherboard.

Cons: -Subtle but audible coil whine (only because this GPU is almost silent). -It's the thickest GPU ever.

Overall Review: -Perfect GPU for Noctua themed PC -Quietest GPU ever produced. -Performance Mode highly recommended. -High price/quality.

Great case for the price point!

Phanteks Eclipse P300 PH-EC300PTG_BK Black Steel Chassis, Tempered Glass Window ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Phanteks Eclipse P300 PH-EC300PTG_BK Black Steel Chassis, Tempered Glass Window ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Cons: Overall length to fit some large GPU's can be an issue for some larger video cards. Doesn't include enough cooling fans. Not the best case for AIO setup.

Overall Review: This case is slightly smaller than other ATX cases and is great for a clean build. It was easy to build in and the tinted glass panel looks great. High quality materials also. Overall, this is a great case at the price point.

11/21/2021