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GABRIEL R.

GABRIEL R.

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Most Favorable Review

Finally a card with no coil whine and XTXH chip.

XFX Speedster ZERO AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT EKWB RGB Waterblock Limited Edition RGB Gaming Graphics Card with 16GB GDDR6, AMD RDNA 2 - RX-69XTAWBD9
XFX Speedster ZERO AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT EKWB RGB Waterblock Limited Edition RGB Gaming Graphics Card with 16GB GDDR6, AMD RDNA 2 - RX-69XTAWBD9

Pros: XTXH Chip, no coil whine, excellent clocks so far.

Cons: The waterblock although aesthetically very pleasing, it does not seem to perform as well as the alphacool block on my Red Devil ultimate. Average of 5c higher on the zero with lower power draw.

Overall Review: Coil whine has been a serious issue for me On every 6900 I have tried. This is the 1st card with none. Performance is where it should be for a XTXH chip. Will update after I have spent some quality time tweaking this card. **update** I have been playing around with MPT So far I have seen around 2850mhz GPU and 2310 memory with a 425w profile. This card is definitely a beast. I continue to experiment with MPT. Should be able to hit around 26k in Timespy graphics score.. Gaming wise I continue to maximize my refresh rate of 165 Hz. Solid for sure.

Most Critical Review

Nice looking , Great performance

ASRock 990FX Extreme3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
ASRock 990FX Extreme3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: Excellent layout, the color scheme is nice. Over clocking was a breeze.

Cons: For some reason whenever the computer wakes from sleep, If I plug anything into a USB port the computer will freeze. This is with or without overclocking. Using USB 2.0 or 3.0 The locking will still happen. Tried 2 different cases and a test stand to eliminate a grounding problem. This can probably be fixed with a Bios update. but who knows when. After all ASRock is known for Value/Performance not really costumer service.

Overall Review: FX-8120 @ 4.2 GHz ASRock Extreme 3 990fx 8GB DDR3 2133 Mhz 1 SanDisk Extreme SSD SATA3 1 1.5 TB Seagate drive 2 HD6870's X-Fire LG Blu-Ray Burner NZXT phantom Corsair H100 Push/Pull Corsair AX850 Gold PSU

So Far , AWESOME

AORUS FI32U 32" (31.5" Viewable) 4K SS IPS Exclusive Built-in ANC, 3840x2160 144Hz 1ms GTG, DP 1.4, HDMI 2.1, 2x USB 3.0, KVM w/ USB Type-C, AMD FreeSync Premium Pro Height Adjust Gaming Monitor
AORUS FI32U 32" (31.5" Viewable) 4K SS IPS Exclusive Built-in ANC, 3840x2160 144Hz 1ms GTG, DP 1.4, HDMI 2.1, 2x USB 3.0, KVM w/ USB Type-C, AMD FreeSync Premium Pro Height Adjust Gaming Monitor

Pros: 32 4K high ppi 144hz Excellent image quality

Cons: RGB unicorn puke (thankfully can be turned off)

Overall Review: I went into this purchase with seriously mixed feelings about Gigabyte with their current issues. And I am concerned about the long term performance of this monitor. But as of right now this screen is exactly what I have been waiting for in what seems like forever. Display is flawless , no stuck/dead pixels No real light bleed. I feel like this was a seriously panel lottery win for me. I have had many IPS panels and almost always light bleed and glow has been an issue. Gaming on this display is extremely enjoyable, however keep in mind you need a top tier GPU to enjoy it. Im currently using a red devil 6900 XTU most games run flawlessly with maxed out settings minus Ray tracing and AA. I have a 3080ti waiting for a water block then Ill try it with that as well. This will likely be an improvement at 4K over the 6900. But Im fairly certain either GPU will drive this monitor adequately. If your in the market for this size and type of monitor without wanting to dump 3k+ this should be on your list to review.

Best fans since the original Gentle typhoons from years ago.

Phanteks T30-120 Fan Triple-Pack, premium high-performance fan, excellent sound quality, 4-pin PWM, multiple fan RPM modes, Black/Grey
Phanteks T30-120 Fan Triple-Pack, premium high-performance fan, excellent sound quality, 4-pin PWM, multiple fan RPM modes, Black/Grey

Overall Review: Great replacement to the stock fans on my Corsair H150 pro. These fans are a lot quieter and seem to move much more air than the stock ML120 fans. The water temps are about 6c lower on average with much lower noise.

PWM Fan ports are Fake.. only work as 3 pin

MSI X79A-GD45 Plus LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
MSI X79A-GD45 Plus LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Excellent OC results runs my 3930k @ 4.5ghz 1.3v Very stable great memory support.

Cons: The reasoning for the 2 egg ratings is as follows. My one Major gripe with the board.. And it is the reason for my purchase was the PWM fan ports. out of the 5 ports only the CPU is a true PWM port. The rest are 4 pin connectors yes, but only have 3 pin functionality. I purchased all PWM corsair fans to run on my rads my main goal was to run all fans of a PWM splitter to 1 channel and the PWM pump to the CPU channel. as it turns out only the CPU port has the PWM functionality. so I now have to buy a separate fan controller to control the pump. MSI it would be better to only have 3pin headers on your boards instead of 4pin fake PWM headers, please not that 3 pin fans control perfectly on the 4 pin headers. Just the PWM function is non existent. This would have been a 5 egg rating if the implied 4 pin functionality was true.

Overall Review: IF I had known that only a single PWM port was was actually functional I would have gone a different route. I am positive that the PWM are the issue as the manual states only the CPU port has the control lead.

MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card R7950-3GD5/OC BE
MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card R7950-3GD5/OC BE

Pros: Excellent performance for the cost. reference board allows to add a water block easily. 2 in X-Fire handles everything maxed out at 1440p. Overclocks really well 1100/6500 without tweaking voltage on the stock cooler with 100% fan speed. Can't wait till my water blocks arrive.

Cons: The stock cooler is absolute garbage. you wouldn't dare use this cooler on a cellphone let alone a power hungry video card. with auto fan setting at stock speeds Metro 2033 hits 95c on card 1 and 97c on card 2.All this is in a NZXT h630 running with 12 corsair sp 120 fans. I am giving this card 5 eggs because I intended on water cooling it from the get go.

Overall Review: I believe some people may be receiving cards with different heat-sinks and could lead to the temperature differences. Still for the price it cant be beat. simply awesome. System specs i7 3930k @ 4.4 MSI X79-GD45 Plus 16Gb DDR3 1600 120gb SSD 2TB HD 2 MSI 7950's OCZ 1000w Psu NZXT H630 2 XSPC EX 360 radiators XSPC Raystorm block MCP35x Pump 2 EK FC-7950 Blocks (Coming soon)

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Still have not received item

I ordered this engine specifically due to the 8 to 15 day shipping. He we are 25 days later and still nothing. I have been given different tracking info a couple of time. And it looks like it may arrive next week some time but I'm not holding my breath. I have added this vendor to my (never again) list.

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Works Great

Fairly quick shipping.

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