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Adam I.

Adam I.

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Most Favorable Review

Lighter than expected but powerful.

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 6600 XT EAGLE 8G Graphics Card, WINDFORCE 3X Cooling System, 8GB 128-bit GDDR6, GV-R66XTEAGLE-8GD Video Card
GIGABYTE Radeon RX 6600 XT EAGLE 8G Graphics Card, WINDFORCE 3X Cooling System, 8GB 128-bit GDDR6, GV-R66XTEAGLE-8GD Video Card

Pros: Lightweight and low power. Seriously light on weight for what I pulled out, my Gigabyte R9 390. Single 8pin PCI-e power rail. Both of my display ports seem to be working for me out of the box and without need for updates to my hardware. I think the third fan and the pass through with the heat sink fins will help the most here for air cooling this. The box this came in was large and seemed well protected to me.

Cons: The plastic cover on the back of the card I do wonder how useful will be. It does however help to keep it light weight and easier on the human installing the GPU to a system. I did find it somewhat odd there was not drivers with the box, but I may be old school on this point. Just go download the latest from AMD anyhow..

Overall Review: Radeon's software here for the AMD cards really is nice here. So I fired up a game and loaded up my Radeon Metrics on screen With about 75% to 90% GPU Load give or take some, this GPU's metrics were as follow. 60 C - 66 C, 25 watt to 80 watt power draw. So it's far cooler and less power than my last GPU The biggest reason I wanted to get this was for a more efficient GPU and cooler room temps, not for 4k gaming, I run 1080p anyhow. This did replace my GV-R939G1 GAMING-8GD, also a Gigabyte card for those not wanting to look that up. I do have this in my Ryzen system, so the Radeon software works well for an all in one place to check up on metrics and driver settings for the system. Not to mention other useful things like recording stuff and more. For the record Corsair ICUE does see the GPU temp as well for anyone curious, well for me. I know for a fact that if you plan to run 4k on this card, maybe consider going to something other than a RX 6600, this is designed for 1080p gaming. Jayz does point out the 6600 works well enough for 1440p. That or I suppose be prepared for not the best FPS on 4k.

Most Critical Review

Clean and Average, but small

DIYPC Solo-T2-R Black USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case with 2 x Red Fans (1x 120mm LED fan x front, 1x 120mm fan x rear) Pre-installed
DIYPC Solo-T2-R Black USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case with 2 x Red Fans (1x 120mm LED fan x front, 1x 120mm fan x rear) Pre-installed

Pros: Its clean looking, has long enough cables on the inside and doesn't feel overly cheap. With new hardware on the build, the case fans this came with were not loud at all, pleasant even perhaps.

Cons: The biggest con is you cant fit a standard mATX board in this and install a cd/dvd rom. It will hit the mainboard before it seats fully into the case. The second big issue, is that only that top space there is for the drivebay, the next two down are basically just for looks, no mounting bracketing for drives there. The minor issue I saw was with how they had the ssd mount in the case. Felt too tight to be used as they intended really, so I just mounted it in a different spot.

Overall Review: For a multimedia or gaming pc with either a small mainboard or no cd/dvd rom, sure probably fine. The PSU mounts into the bottom of this case which is kind of nice for some.

11/10/2020

Works well with AT&T in US

BLACKVIEW BV9500 10000mAh 16MP Dual Camera NFC Wireless Charging 4GB+64GB Android 8.1
BLACKVIEW BV9500 10000mAh 16MP Dual Camera NFC Wireless Charging 4GB+64GB Android 8.1

Pros: +This connected up instantly to the AT&T network after we got it a SIM Card here in the US. Shows 4G in the cellular indicator icon.. +This phone comes with the ability to do wireless tethering, made it very easy for me to securely move the old phones data over with the AT&T Mobile Transfer utility. + Uses standard TRS headphone plug (3 or 4 pole) for those wondering, any headset should work with this is what I mean. + There is a small area for a lanyard string/band to go through by the charger port. + Also comes with its own USB C to the Micro USB Adpater, as a solid peice so you dont need to worry about any special power cables.

Cons: -Comes with European two round prong charger, not so usefull in the US for that bit, however the cable is seperate from the charger brick so only a minor issue. -While the phone 'is' water proofed the ports for it are not sealed from water ingress, remember to blow the water out the best you can if you do get the phone into water.

Overall Review: From what I understand do not use soapy water on these, the rubber starts to break down from the soaps. Also the SIM Card tray has captured screws, eg they do not fall out of the plate unless you pry them out. The tray cover is a little stiff, gently use a screwdriver in thumbnail hole and it should come up freely with very little force. Doesn't come with a NFC Charger but if you pay attention to the product info, it says it does not anyways, though it can use them. And lastly, if you want a standard home screen for this. Get Nova Launcher from the play store, that fixes the missing app tray issue.

Smaller then I expected

GIGABYTE GA-AB350-Gaming (rev. 1.0) AM4 AMD B350 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-AB350-Gaming (rev. 1.0) AM4 AMD B350 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: +Simple color patterns but nice looking +6x Sata (4 if your using a Pcie x4 M2 drive.) +Decent sound for Realtek +Plenty of USB ports (And headers on the board) +Crossfire capable (I wouldnt bother personally) +Dual Bios (you cant brick this with a bad bios flash/bios settings)

Cons: -Minor con: Ram doesn't seem to get to 3200 speeds just yet, bios update should fix this eventually

Overall Review: To be fair this board is pretty much flawless, the only downsides are from Windows itself not being able to correctly utilize the Ryzen just yet. That and the UEFI/Bios should eventually get some updates to make it run even better. Seriously I was somehow expecting the board to be a little bit bigger then it actually is, it is still full ATX so don't get me wrong on that. My buddy did get the same board, he wasnt able to use the longer Noctua mounting on this board as there are some caps in the way of that particular bracket style. That really shouldn't be a problem though for most people. Oh and hey you can use the two point AM3+ / socket 1207 heatsink mounting on this boards stock heatsink retention brackets or just remove them for the four point AMD Wraith cooler that comes with the 1700 (Processor ending in "BOX "). The manufacturer also provides an APP center thing to install their own apps for managing the board and other various settings and readouts. Finally, about 15 seconds windows 10 boot up time in total with an OCZ drive with I think 90k iops read. I am so not used to that fast of booting still...

Simple yet effective

AMD Ryzen 7 1st Gen - RYZEN 7 1700 Summit Ridge (Zen) 8-Core 3.0 GHz (3.7 GHz Turbo) Socket AM4 65W YD1700BBAEBOX Desktop Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 1st Gen - RYZEN 7 1700 Summit Ridge (Zen) 8-Core 3.0 GHz (3.7 GHz Turbo) Socket AM4 65W YD1700BBAEBOX Desktop Processor

Pros: Comes with a heatsink and fan! thats what "BOX" means on the end of the processor ID there. +Reasonably cheap +Plenty of power 8 cores and 2 threads a core, pretty much 16 cores for simpler terms.

Cons: I would have liked to see the wraith cooler fit the processor casing a little better then the whole round peg sitting on a square surface but it does seem to work without causing too much of an issue.

Overall Review: So this has a big ducted like fan look to the heatsink and yes it does have a red ring around the fan ducting. It also very neatly has a lit up "AMD" on it with the amd logo. The Wraith cooler does have a copper core with what looks and feels like Aluminium fins around that. Since I have my Ryzen cpu idling at 3ghz it seems to be at, the cpu temps read at about 38 C or 100 F, got up to 48 C under a good 6+ hours load of playing a game. I really dont feel the need to get water cooling with this simple 1700 in the board so thats a good thing.

Good ram, Silly decorations

APACER Commando 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288 Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC-25600) Desktop Memory Intel 200 Series Platform
APACER Commando 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288 Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC-25600) Desktop Memory Intel 200 Series Platform

Pros: What more can you ask for then good ram? its 3200 capable ram, the heatspreaders on the sticks felt very nice and sturdy so I do not think these will have any problems. These do work in my AMD Ryzen board flawlessly from Gigabyte.

Cons: Ok so what is it with the little extra bit of metal on the top trying to mimic a scope mount on a weapon? Whatever it doesn't get in the way or anything, just seems kind of like a gimmic...

Overall Review: Seriously just remove that "Intel 200 series platform" from the item title. Things work with AMD hardware just fine. Or for us people shopping for ram, ignore that part entirely and go look up the specs on your mainboard, see if the thing will run the voltages on the ram your buying (as well as the DDR types). And remember its perfectly fine to see ram not running at its full speed, things slow down when not in full use to save on power and heat issues... Or compatability reasons thats ok too.

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Shipping time is slow from over seas

Yeah ok it was just a bit over a month to get the item I ordered but it did get here. The Tracking number got changed on my item but I think that is a post office issue not a seller issue.

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'Very' fast shipping time

Seriously I was expecting the PSU to come like 2 days after I got it. Other then that, seemed to be very professional packed and shipped so no complaints here.

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