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Michael S.

Michael S.

Joined on 08/13/17

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Most Favorable Review

Great product however ran into issues

G.SKILL Trident Z Royal Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin RGB DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Desktop Memory Model F4-3000C16D-16GTRS
G.SKILL Trident Z Royal Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin RGB DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Desktop Memory Model F4-3000C16D-16GTRS

Pros: Purchased the Silver ones and look great in the case. Run's at 3000 speeds as advertised.

Cons: Had to RMA this product for a replacement. Of the 2 sticks only 1 worked. The second was dead on arrival.

Overall Review: Newegg has exceptional customer support. I'm giving the product 5 eggs mainly because of how Newegg treated me. I built this PC for my wife and she is currently doing online college (masters program). Instead of her being down for over a week Newegg is shipping me the replacement RAM overnight so that I can send the damaged ones back with her having no downtime. I will continue using Newegg for all my IT needs.

Decent small USB drive

Samsung 64GB FIT Plus USB 3.1 Flash Drive, Speed Up to 200MB/s (MUF-64AB/AM)
Samsung 64GB FIT Plus USB 3.1 Flash Drive, Speed Up to 200MB/s (MUF-64AB/AM)

Pros: - Small device. - Since using as a micro NAS attached to Raspberry Pi, it fits the form factor perfectly. - Reliable. Used as a boot drive for a Linux box running Ubuntu on a AMD FX-6300 powered machine running 24/7 for well over a year. Never had a problem. Now using as a NAS device on my Pi to store and play Media from other machines in the home. So far, still holding up strong and no issues.

Cons: - None at this time.

Overall Review: I originally used this little drive to install Ubuntu Linux and run a machine off the USB drive without the need of a HDD or SSD. Worked great in this manner for over a year and the machine running 24/7. I have since upgraded the linux box to have a 1TB HDD however now using this little drive in a series of other USB drives I have laying around the house as a NAS unit on a Raspberry Pi 3 b+. I am not getting the advertised speeds on the Pi however that is not the fault of the USB drive as the Raspberry Pi 3 b+ has USB 2.0 slots and some other issues that are specific towards the Pi. However working great storing media. Have not experienced any of the issues others reported, granted I have been using this device in Linux based operating systems not Windows.

Great cooling over air - Ryzen 2600

EVGA CLC 280mm All-In-One RGB LED CPU Liquid Cooler, 2x FX13 140mm PWM Fans, Intel, AMD, 400-HY-CL28-V1 LGA 1700 Compatible
EVGA CLC 280mm All-In-One RGB LED CPU Liquid Cooler, 2x FX13 140mm PWM Fans, Intel, AMD, 400-HY-CL28-V1 LGA 1700 Compatible

Pros: I was originally using a CoolerMaster G100M (ufo cooler) in an older Thermaltake Overseer Full tower. Worked great at the time, however under load my cpu was hitting up to 68 - 70 c. Due to the temps I had no room for overclocking. With the air cooler it would idle at 37 c. Now I swapped out my case for a Fractal Design Meshify S2 Black - Dark TG and swapped the air cooler for this EVGA CLC 280 AIO. This cooler has made a world of a difference. Now temps idle at 22 c. And under load it's 40 c. I've since overclocked my 2600 to 4ghz stable and under load my cpu is only hitting 54 c. I still have plenty of room to tweak a little more out of this CPU. However this setup is just fine. Love the cooler, does what it was designed for.

Cons: The only con I have which is why I gave this product 4 out of 5 eggs is the EVGA Flow Control software. It's nice however 2 issues with it. 1st, it doesn't read the correct temps. It'll show 70 c at idle, however when in bios, ryzen master, hw info, msi commander all show 22 or sometimes 24 c for idle temp. Not sure why it reads incorrectly. When I search EVGA support forums I see a lot of other AMD Ryzen users reporting the same error. Everything else works fine as far as the other options and fan speeds. The fan speeds are based on the radiator coolant temps and that so far seems to be reading correctly and adjusts accordingly. 2nd issue with Flow control is on system startup, the software acts like it tries to launch before the system validates drivers, hardware etc. As I'll get a CPUWB device not found error and flow control exists. However once I double click on the icon to manually start the app, it works fine and picks up my device. I've seen several reports of this in their forums as well, all linking it to the LED Sync part. Unsure why it does this but easy enough to work around it. Simply click the ok on the message and just launch the app manually.

Overall Review: Aside from the software issues I listed in the cons, this cooler has been great and comes with a 5 year limited warranty with EVGA. No complaints and I'd highly recommend this product for anyone looking at better cooling options other than air and don't want to get into custom water loops.