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Kerry W.

Kerry W.

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Fast and Quiet

Western Digital Blue WD6400AAKS 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Western Digital Blue WD6400AAKS 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: High density platters make the sustained transfer rate much faster then previous drives. Runs very quiet and very little vibration.

Cons: Higher seek time, but largely compensated by the 16M cache.

Overall Review: The packaging is HORRIBLE as mentioned by many other reviewers. Mine came with literarily no protection on one side as the bubble wrap popped during shipping. As a result there some noticeable scratches on the drive surface. Nevertheless, the drive operated just fine.

Most Critical Review

It's OK

Rosewill RCI-401MS 400W DC To AC Power Inverter with one 2.1A USB Port
Rosewill RCI-401MS 400W DC To AC Power Inverter with one 2.1A USB Port

Pros: Works OK with lights and other resistive loads.

Cons: Doesn't play well with powering switching power supplies. It also trips easily (sometimes due to high in-rush current sometimes due to non-resistive loads) and unless you are using incandescent lights as loads you are not going to get anywhere close to the spec'd 400W.

Overall Review: It is good for light use in emergency situations, but wouldn't recommend powering devices that use switching power supplies.

First AMD build in a long while

AMD Ryzen 5 3rd Gen - RYZEN 5 3600 Matisse (Zen 2) 6-Core 3.6 GHz (4.2 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 65W 100-100000031BOX Desktop Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 3rd Gen - RYZEN 5 3600 Matisse (Zen 2) 6-Core 3.6 GHz (4.2 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 65W 100-100000031BOX Desktop Processor

Pros: Plenty of power.

Cons: none

Overall Review: The last time I built a PC with an AMD processor was in the 90's, guess the tide had turned.

Nice B550 Motherboard

ASRock B550 Phantom Gaming 4/ac AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
ASRock B550 Phantom Gaming 4/ac AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Ordered this MB for a Ryzen 5 3600 build. It's one of the cheapest B550 ATX motherboard you can buy. It has Wifi and bluetooth.

Cons: The M.2 WiFi module PCB color does not match the MB looks like an afterthought.

Overall Review: Strongly recommend buying this version instead of the one without the wireless module.

Solid RAM

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-16GVRB
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-16GVRB

Pros: Bought these for a Ryzen 5 3600 build. I have used G.Skill memories in the past and as usual no issues at all.

Cons: Due to the heatspreader, it might not clear memory slots that are adjacent to the CPU depending on the motherboard layout and the CPU heatsink used.

Overall Review: Good value RAM.

Love the case

CORSAIR Carbide Series 175R RGB Tempered Glass Mid-Tower ATX Gaming Case, Black - CC-9011171-WW
CORSAIR Carbide Series 175R RGB Tempered Glass Mid-Tower ATX Gaming Case, Black - CC-9011171-WW

Pros: Looks very slick. High quality. Easy to run cables through.

Cons: 1. Case is bottom mount, if you place the case on carpet it could block air flow. 2. Also the front mesh scratches easily. 3. There isn't too much room on either side of the motherboard to work on after the board is mounted and as a result, some cable connectors could be hard to reach.

Overall Review: Great RGB case for the money.

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