Date Joined: 05/18/05
Pros: -Fits my Dell G5 SE (had to remove one thing from old battery mount, need a M2x4 screw for new battery mount spot).
-Dell OEM part.
Cons: -Used, has 1.9% life burned off already, so it's a OEM pull.
Overall Review: Would I recommend this if you have a Dell G5 (SE)? Yes, especially if you're on the road a bit and might have to run off battery for specific times and would like a bit more life to your laptop on the go.
Else if you're using it docked mainly, then it's probably not worth while for you.
Pros: -Lower end price for 3600MT/s CL14 2x 8GB kits
-Performs as advertised (uses 1.42v w/ XMP profile, not 1.45v as advertised)
-14-14-14-34 timings as listed at 3600MT/s, works in 4x 8GB config in XMP as well
-RGB can be controlled w/ MSI (and other AIB's) RGB software, so no extra program needed
Cons: -Feels very light weight in the hands for RGB DIMMs w/ aluminum sides
-Doesn't feel like true RGB, as there aren't different shades or brightness's of each color
-Only comes with White PCB, and the aluminum looks pretty White instead of Brushed Aluminum (fortunately, they don't look too out of place in my system)
Overall Review: Would I recommend these? Yes.
I recently got the OLOy 3200MT/s CL18 JEDEC kit for my Dell G5 SE, and those had me sold, so I got these DIMM's to make sure I get as much from this 5900X as possible for the coming years.
For comparison, I ran AIDA64 with the same CPU/MoBo & BIOS w/ my old TeamGroup Dark PRO 3200MT/s CL14 kit against these OLOy 3600MT/s CL14 DIMM's in the same 4x 8GB config. Needless to say, there's a noticeable difference, and my games are actually getting a few more FPS with the same exact setup otherwise.
Pros: -Easy to follow instructions
-Comes with decent thermal paste
-Great looks and cooling performance
Cons: -I can't recall a order in which to tighten the screws on the waterblock, did my best
Overall Review: Of all the waterblocks I've used over the years, this one is quite simple and extremely effective!
Pros: -Great CPU/RAM VRM solution
-Good VRM cooling
-Integrated rear IO panel
-Great onboard audio
-Has EK full plate (CPU/VRM) cooler option
-Onboard WiFi (that can be upgraded, as there's a slot under the IO shield/cover, where a Intel AX WiFi adapter can be slotted as a upgrade from the Intel AC WiFi adapter)
Cons: -Bottom M.2 functions at PCIe 2.0 x4
-PCIe 4.0 was disabled after first few AGESA revisions (I hope AMD unlocks this again later, or Gigabyte finds out how to re-enable it eventually. Even if it only works at PCIe 3.7-3.9 ish and not full 4.0, the end users like myself know there's no support for it but can be used)
Overall Review: Great higher end X470 board, works well with my Ryzen 7 3800X and hopefully my next 4000 series CPU.
Pros: -High CFM
-Static Pressure Design
Cons: -Not PWM (have to use Phantek's fan hub to speed control via voltage)
-Louder than advertised (used DB meter)
Overall Review: Great fan for water-cooling setups using 140mm, 280mm, 420mm or 560mm radiators. I'm able to keep them at 40% speed via voltage using Phantek's fan hubs. Doing this keeps them low on the noise level and with them being high flow fans, they operate at other fans full speed but at a lower sound level.
Pros: Cheap mATX board with some OCing options.
Cons: First board had issues and just boot looped, NewEgg stepped up with a 30 day RMA. New board works 100% with the exact same components. First time in years I had a dead board.
Overall Review: Not bad, great budget board with some OC'ing potential.
Pros: Inexpensive, has some bay options and up to a full tower case.
Cons: Plexiglass side and not tempered glass.
Overall Review: Was looking for a cheap case that held 3-4 3.5" drives for a RAID config, this was the least expensive option at the time, so it's what I purchased. It's not a bad case, okay build quality but not extremely sturdy when side panels are off, but gets the job done and looks okay in the process.
Pros: Inexpensive, and works well with First Generation Zen CPU's.
Cons: None that I can think of.
Overall Review: Worth the money especially on a budget build.
Pros: Simple, entry level 80+ Gold certified power supply, checks all the boxes.
Cons: Obviously it's not modular, but that's the only thing I can think of.
Overall Review: If you're on a budget, this is a excellent power supply option!
Pros: Easy plug and play use. Screen allows you to view device stats and settings, plus what is visible by the lense.
Cons: Video quality isn't the best, must be within 25ft to read plate of vehicle in front of you.
Overall Review: Even with the video not having extremely good clarity, this is a great dash cam option for everyone!
-2 mounts (1 suction, 1 adhesive)
-10ft (longer I believe) USB to Micro cable
-2 port 4.8A smart car charger
Once you get your wire installed and all plugged in, the dash cam starts up once USB charger is plugged in, or car ignition turned on giving power to the 12v port. The dash cam automatically turns on once it starts getting a charge, and begins recording almost immediately! Once unplugged or ignition turned off killing power to the 12v port, it notices the lack of charge and goes into shutdown mode.
The unit does have a battery, and allows for a valet mode where it can record if the vehicle is bumped or nudged while parked.
Given the ease of this device, and the fact I got it on a flash sale for $38 with free shipping, this is probably one of the best bang for buck dash cams I've seen.
Pros: Plug-n-play (set the advertised speed, voltage and timings - enjoy!)
Overall Review: PC Specs;
-Ryzen 7 1800X (4.0GHz x8C's @1.42v)
-Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming-K7 (BIOS F22b)
This RAM was plug and play from out of the box. I didn't have to mess with finding stable timings or anything. I'm running 2 of these kits (4x8GB DIMMS in total) and had zero issue out of the box on CAS 14 timings at 1.35v hitting 3200MHz. So glad I got this RAM being as there's issue with the AGESA code at the current point in time.
Pros: ~Great Price
Cons: ~Not compatible at rated speed with Ryzen (currently on AGESA 1006A, and can't reach 3200MHz. Closest was 2999MHz with VSoC at 1.2V in a Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming K7 currently on BIOS F5).
~m-die Hynix modules, pretty much on the low end of the quality control spectrum from what I've found about the differences thus far, which makes it not a priority to make compatible (quit possibly even for Intel) to reach specified speeds.
Pros: Shows the water pump is functioning.
Cons: None I can think of.
Overall Review: Mine may be messed up. I'm only getting Blue and Green. Only one color at a time. May be a detective unit.
Pros: Controls multiple RGB devices.
Comes with two 12" RGB LED strips and two RGB LED extension cables.
Let's you control the color from the MB or by using a switch to select the color you want.
You can use the adhesive to place it, or the magnets in the box will work just fine.