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Drake H.

Drake H.

Joined on 05/28/16

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No Regrets

ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 AM4 AMD Promontory B450 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 AM4 AMD Promontory B450 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: No issues with mine. The reviews made me think twice, but I couldn't pass up the price. Used with: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Radeon RX 570 8GB OC Crucial 2x8GB 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM

Cons: none

Overall Review: Recommend

AMD RYZEN 5 1600

AMD Ryzen 5 1st Gen - RYZEN 5 1600 Summit Ridge (Zen) 6-Core 3.2 GHz (3.6 GHz Turbo) Socket AM4 65W YD1600BBAEBOX Desktop Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 1st Gen - RYZEN 5 1600 Summit Ridge (Zen) 6-Core 3.2 GHz (3.6 GHz Turbo) Socket AM4 65W YD1600BBAEBOX Desktop Processor

Pros: 6 Cores 12 Threads?! Beast of a CPU. performs better than Intel Core i7-7700K and just under Intel Xeon X5650 according to Cinebench great AMD Wraith Spire Cooler included

Cons: absolutely none.

Overall Review: I wanted to build my first PC and was torn between prices and specs and blah blah. Initially, I was planning on building the typical Intel system, but with research, I quickly learned that I could build a much better, specs-wise, system at the same price with AMD. I don't think a lot of people know what AMD is now capable of without looking into it. I know I wasn't.

Seasonic 500W 80+ Bronze

Seasonic S12III 500 SSR-500GB3 500W 80+ Bronze Power Supply, ATX12V & EPS12V, Direct Output, Smart & Silent Fan Control, 5 yr Warranty
Seasonic S12III 500 SSR-500GB3 500W 80+ Bronze Power Supply, ATX12V & EPS12V, Direct Output, Smart & Silent Fan Control, 5 yr Warranty

Pros: Won't lie, I was hesitant on buying this based on the reviews, but I'm glad I took the chance. This was the cheapest good branded 500W power supply I could find for my first build. I know its never a good idea to go "cheap" on the PSU, but so far I have no regrets. Mine is quiet and provides adequate power for all my components.

Cons: cable management. but with patience and a good case, it's possible.

Great RAM Stick

Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz DRAM (Desktop Memory) CL17 1.2V SR DIMM (288-pin) CT8G4DFS824A
Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz DRAM (Desktop Memory) CL17 1.2V SR DIMM (288-pin) CT8G4DFS824A

Pros: low price and consistently performs above expectations in benchmarks

Cons: none that I can think of

Overall Review: Highly recommend for the price. I was looking for decent DDR4 RAM for my first pc build and this RAM hit the spot. No regrets so far and back to order an additional stick. PC Build: ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 MoBo AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Radeon RX 570 8GB OC Crucial 8GB 1x8GB 2400MHz