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Scott S.

Scott S.

Joined on 05/18/05

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Most Favorable Review

The price to performance, just can't be beat!

Team T-Force DARK Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model TDPGD416G3200HC14ADC01
Team T-Force DARK Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model TDPGD416G3200HC14ADC01

Pros: Plug-n-play (set the advertised speed, voltage and timings - enjoy!)

Cons: None

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.

Most Critical Review

Good RAM for the Price

G.SKILL TridentZ Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Memory (Desktop Memory) Model F4-3200C16D-32GTZ
G.SKILL TridentZ Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Memory (Desktop Memory) Model F4-3200C16D-32GTZ

Pros: ~Great Price ~Good Specs

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.

Not new, but new to you! Still worth the buy.

New Laptop Battery MV07R 72WGV W5W19 for Dell G5 5000 15.2V 68Wh 4255mAh
New Laptop Battery MV07R 72WGV W5W19 for Dell G5 5000 15.2V 68Wh 4255mAh

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.

Surprisingly good RAM! Feels light and cheap, but performs rather well!

OLOy Blade RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model ND4U0836144BRADE
OLOy Blade RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model ND4U0836144BRADE

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.

These are awesome! Overkill for the VRM, but due to large metal mass help controlling the thermals on the tiny concentrated Zen2 dies!

EK-FB GA X470 Gaming 7 RGB Monoblock - Nickel
EK-FB GA X470 Gaming 7 RGB Monoblock - Nickel

Pros: -Easy to follow instructions -Comes with decent thermal paste -Nice packaging -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!

Great OC'ing support, full feature board, more VRM than I really need.

GIGABYTE X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WIFI-50 AM4 AMD X470 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WIFI-50 AM4 AMD X470 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: -Great CPU/RAM VRM solution -Good VRM cooling -Good IO -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.