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Benjamin T.

Benjamin T.

Joined on 08/15/13

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

Excellent, works as expected.

CyberpowerPC - Gaming Desktop PC - Intel Core i7-9700K (3.60 GHz) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 16 GB DDR4 2 TB HDD 240 GB SSD Windows 10 Home 64-bit Gamer Xtreme C790T
CyberpowerPC - Gaming Desktop PC - Intel Core i7-9700K (3.60 GHz) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 16 GB DDR4 2 TB HDD 240 GB SSD Windows 10 Home 64-bit Gamer Xtreme C790T

Pros: - Easy to run out of the box, everything was built properly.

Cons: - It runs on the warm side when running some games, I think specifically when the RTX features are engaged. I noticed it running hot when playing Control and a Ray Tracing mod I had for minecraft, but it didn't get into dangerous levels. I might consider upgrading the cooling system at some point.

Overall Review: I recommend this PC. Even though it does run a little warm on some games, it hasn't really been a problem for me, and even with the default fans it'll probably be serviceable for most people. It should be mentioned that the CPU heat sink is attached to the motherboard with a backplate, so if you intend to remove it for the sake of checking thermal paste or what have you, keep in mind that the backplate will probably fall loose, and you'll need to open the other side of your tower to reattach it. This gave me a scare for a little bit when I couldn't reattach the cooling unit, but my only other PC didn't have a backplate like this, so I figured I'd mention it.

Most Critical Review

Flimsy, broke twice.

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler, 4 CDC Heatpipes, 120mm PWM Fan, Aluminum Fins for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA1200/1151
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler, 4 CDC Heatpipes, 120mm PWM Fan, Aluminum Fins for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA1200/1151

Pros: Big, looks cool

Cons: Confusing instructions that lack any text. Flimsy screws that will break under the slightest stress. Happened twice with me. Strange, non-euclidian X attachment bar that's wobbly and unintuitive to install.

Overall Review: My results may not be yours, but the manner of attaching this thing was unintuitive, flimsy, and ultimately ended in me returning the product. Twice.

11/11/2020