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Danny G.

Danny G.

Joined on 05/17/10

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Good Card! (If you can find it around MSRP)

MSI Ventus GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 Video Card RTX 3060 Ti VENTUS 2X 8G OCV1 LHR
MSI Ventus GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 Video Card RTX 3060 Ti VENTUS 2X 8G OCV1 LHR

Pros: -Relatively Compact Card -Only needs 1 8-pin PCI-E connector -Boosts up to 1950 Mhz, significantly higher than a stock 3060 TI, and stays there. -Cool and quiet, especially compared to my old GTX 1070 FE

Cons: -Not this cards fault, but nearly impossible to find at MSRP

Overall Review: Got lucky in a Newegg shuffle and managed to get this card for slightly over MSRP. Good for what I paid, but would not recommend for the $700+ they are currently going for.

AMD is back!

AMD Ryzen 5 1st Gen - RYZEN 5 1500X Summit Ridge (Zen) 4-Core 3.5 GHz (3.7 GHz Turbo) Socket AM4 65W YD150XBBAEBOX Desktop Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 1st Gen - RYZEN 5 1500X Summit Ridge (Zen) 4-Core 3.5 GHz (3.7 GHz Turbo) Socket AM4 65W YD150XBBAEBOX Desktop Processor

Pros: - Stable, fast, easily overclockable with the proper chipset and cooling - Runs cool, wraith fan is pretty quiet (set it to 100% in BIOS and can't hear it through my Corsair 400Q case) - Excellent value for money

Cons: - None I can think of at this time.

Overall Review: My first build over a decade ago was an AMD Athlon 64. By far best value for money back then. Later on I had a bulldozer-based AMD processor which was alright, but it wasn't comparable to anything Intel offered at the time. For the last couple years I had been using a second-hand i7-3770K, which is currently about a $550 CPU! Well, my motherboard and PSU started to go so it was time for an upgrade. The stock speeds are similar between that 3770K and this 1500X, but with the exact same GPU everything seems to run smoother and faster and I still have plenty of room for overclocking if I choose to do so one day. For what the 3770K is worth I could buy almost 3 1500X's and from where I'm sitting performance is at least as good, if not better! As far as I'm concerned AMD is back as the price-per-performance king.