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Joshua H.

Joshua H.

Joined on 10/15/08

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Most Favorable Review

UnREAL Video Performance!!

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T - Phenom II X6 Thuban 6-Core 2.8 GHz Socket AM3 125W Desktop Processor - HDT55TFBGRBOX
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T - Phenom II X6 Thuban 6-Core 2.8 GHz Socket AM3 125W Desktop Processor - HDT55TFBGRBOX

Pros: Inexpensive - i.e 200 Bones Six Cores with ~10mb cache Makes nice with new 890xx Chip sets (USB 3.0- Sata 6/GBs) Freaking amazing Multi-threading performance (I'm beating o.c'd i7's all day while encoding sweet 1080p videos:)

Cons: Can't get mine over 3.4Ghz (4.1 in turbo) with stock heatsink. First time I've o.c'd in years tho....waiting for my new COOLMASTER!!

Overall Review: Wow, This chip is running at 3.3Ghz (up to 4Ghz in 3-2-1 core Turbo Mode) and IT"S ON THE STOCK HEAT SINK!!! I can't wait until my Cooler Master 212 Plus gets here :P W.E.I. 7.6 (1055t o.c 3.3Ghz) 7.6 (4Gb G.Skill DDR3 2000Mhz) 7.5 (XFX 5770 1Gb DDR5 - stock speeds) 7.5 (above) 5.9 (WD Caviar Black 640Gb - SSD is next!) NZXT LEXA S LEXS - 4 120mm Fans Corsair 650w PSU

Most Critical Review

Cheaply made & simply terrible product

ORICO TCM2-C3 Aluminum USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C NVMe M.2 Hard Drive Enclosure 10Gbps Date Transfer Rate Support UASP Protocol with Type-C to C Cable - Silver
ORICO TCM2-C3 Aluminum USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C NVMe M.2 Hard Drive Enclosure 10Gbps Date Transfer Rate Support UASP Protocol with Type-C to C Cable - Silver

Pros: Worked one time to clone a new drive.

Cons: Does not work or function for anything else.

Overall Review: Buy something else.

Record Setter - Literally

XFX SPEEDSTER QICK319 AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT BLACK Gaming Graphics Card with 12GB GDDR6, HDMI 3 x DP, AMD RDNA 2
XFX SPEEDSTER QICK319 AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT BLACK Gaming Graphics Card with 12GB GDDR6, HDMI 3 x DP, AMD RDNA 2

Pros: *Updated 2.19.22 I tweaked this slightly on a first attempt (so modest) OC and proceeded to run the entire suite of 3dMark's current tests suite. I now own the #1 spot for all 6700 XT's in %50 of the test. This card beats the RTX 3070 about half of the time and is faster than half of the RX 6800's out there; according to 3dMark's database. Bottom line, I haven't even gotten into "serious" (or even a second attempt) overclock yet and it's already hitting and maintaining 2.9Ghz+ (Scratching at 3Ghz on a GPU..?? WoW). It performs noticeably better than my previous 5700 XT & 1080Ti and has All of the DX12.2 features that will come to define our game's graphics in the years to come. It also has enough VRAM (I'm looking at you 3070..).

Cons: Cost money BIG - No Seriously, it's LARGE

Overall Review: This is a silicon lottery winner that's hitting almost 3Ghz on a 1st OC attempt - Max Temp 51c That's stupid. I highly recommend this GPU. My games are loving my system RN & it's Ready for the FUTURE. Bring it ON, I Can't Wait for Nextgen games to take advantage of this incredible hardware. Seriously, all of the technology packed into this RDNA 2 architecture like Mesh Shading, Ray Tracing, Variable Refresh Rate, Advanced Variable Rate Shading, etc., that is also included in the Xbox Series X/S & the PS5 to a lesser extent will be Heavily optimized for on this architecture, fact. I just played through every single game that I come across maxed out like a boss. If you can afford one of these, but it

Run at spec & make my 3950x happy

G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C16D-32GTZRC
G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C16D-32GTZRC

Pros: I swapped this out for a 3200Mhz cas 16 kit of RAM; at the same time I swapped out an XFX RX 580 Black for a XFX QICk 6700 XT Black GPU. The system booted immediately; like I'd done nothing. Only everything is now FASTER. I literally "pushed" a first attempt (very moderate) OC on this GPU and I'm now #1 in half of the test for this GPU on 3Dmark's suite of graphics tests. It's hitting 2,8

Cons: I wish it was Samsung Die. Tbh, I expected that memory for the price.

Overall Review: Bottom Line: This RAM works as advertised & apparently makes my 3950x & my 6700 XT Very Happy w/SAM enabled. As someone who's owned a TOP END 1080Ti & 5700 XT, I am officially blown away by the performance of these components that really feel like they're in harmony. This RAM paired with my CPU & GPU have everything working amazingly well and I'm very please with the overall result. Just remember... IT IS SK HYNIX and NOT SAMUSNG B DIE

Great for Xbox Series X

SAMSUNG 870 QVO Series 2.5" 8TB SATA III Samsung 4-bit MLC V-NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-77Q8T0B/AM
SAMSUNG 870 QVO Series 2.5" 8TB SATA III Samsung 4-bit MLC V-NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-77Q8T0B/AM

Pros: Hook this up to your PC or Xbox with a nice USB 3.0 adapter (I like the Sabrent stuff personally) and you'll be able to have ALL your games on your console just like me :D

Cons: Cost money

Overall Review: Would recommend for anyone (that means you) who's tired of waiting for games to load off an old Hard Drive.

Perfect PSU**

Super Flower Leadex III 850W 80+ Gold, Three-Way ECO Mode Fanless, Silent & Cooling Mode, FDB Fan, Full Modular Power Supply, Dual Over Power Protection, SF-850F14HG
Super Flower Leadex III 850W 80+ Gold, Three-Way ECO Mode Fanless, Silent & Cooling Mode, FDB Fan, Full Modular Power Supply, Dual Over Power Protection, SF-850F14HG

Pros: **Nothing is "Perfect", but this is about as close as it gets. Silent Clean, Efficient, Consistent power delivery Modular design High quality and flexible cables Lightweight, Simple and Elegant Well known name brand for High-Quality PSU's Ten (10) Year Warranty

Cons: Warranty is very likely not needed. Sleep easy. Even your mining PC is receiving some of the cleanest highest quality power delivery available provided by a consumer-grade power supply. Cost money

Overall Review: If you are building a new PC or looking to replace an older or faulty PSU, I highly recommend this item (Super Flower Leadex III 850W 80+ Gold -SF-850F14HG). I have this running with a 3950X with Raid ) PCIe 4.0 SSDs, 4xHDDs, 300W GPU, Many fans, and more. It doesn't break a sweat and stays silent while powering all of this under full load. I expect this to last until I deem it due to replace (typically 5-7 years on a quality PSU like this). Treats my components/Investment right.