cover
Gary C.

Gary C.

Joined on 08/21/08

0
0

Product Reviews
product reviews
  • 3
Most Favorable Review

Relatively easy installation, accepted a 2nd fan perfectly

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition CPU Air Cooler, Silencio FP120 Fan, 4 CDC 2.0 Heatpipes, Anodized Gun-Metal Black, Brushed Nickel Fins for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA2066/1151 Compatible
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition CPU Air Cooler, Silencio FP120 Fan, 4 CDC 2.0 Heatpipes, Anodized Gun-Metal Black, Brushed Nickel Fins for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA2066/1151 Compatible

Pros: Fit perfectly on my ASUS Prime Z390-A, room left to fit other components without issue Seems to keep my CPU cool Comes with bracket to add a second fan Black edition looks nice.

Cons: Bracket to attach fans can be a bit finnicky, but once it's on there's no issue.

Overall Review: Great if you don't feel like dealing with watercooling but don't want to completely cheap out.

Great Motherboard, but the having trouble with the AI overclock

ASUS Prime Z390-A LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS Prime Z390-A LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Great heat syncs on various components Made my build easy to put together All the features needed for a gaming PC

Cons: AI Overclocking feature makes my machine crash every few hours (i7-9700k, 2080ti), error messages seem to indicate it's the CPU. RGB headers are NOT ARGB headers. Minor gripe, seems like everything is ARGB now. LED1_CON slot, which is indicated in the manual, is covered up by plastic/heat sync/RGB components and not usable.

Overall Review: A great motherboard with some very minor issues. I was a bit bummed the AI overclocking resulted in crashes - it's entirely possible that it's an issue with the CPU, so take that feedback with a grain of salt. The RGB header not being ARGB is a minor annoyance that I just didn't realize I cared about when I bought the board.

Great price and performance

Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 1TB PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 3D2, QLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDPEKNW010T8X1
Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 1TB PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 3D2, QLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDPEKNW010T8X1

Pros: Super fast. Easy to install in the m.2 slot Cheap

Overall Review: This is my first m.2 style SSD. It's amazing.