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Anshuman J.

Anshuman J.

Joined on 02/10/12

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Most Favorable Review

Very nice mobo for AM4

ASRock X370 Taichi AM4 AMD Promontory X370 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
ASRock X370 Taichi AM4 AMD Promontory X370 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: * In-built AC wifi. * 2 PCIE 3.0 slots * 2 M2 slots. * Support for 3200 MHz OC ++ Running GSkill F4-3200C16S-16GVK at a speed of 2933 in XMP without any additional tweak

Cons: - Less no of I/O ports as well as USB-C in the back. It would have been really nice if AsRock had placed more USB-C/3.1 ports - Even though having in-built wifi is a plus AsRock went for Intel's Wireless-AC 3168 which has max bandwidth of 433 MBps. They should have given at least Intel 82xx or some better wifi card.

Overall Review: This is one of the best AM4 motherboard currently in the market. I am doing a PC build for first time.Reading quite a few reviews and knowing AsRock motherboards have one of best speced mobos I chose Taichi. Will have to upgrade or add a different wi-fi card. Taichi is good if you want to avoid purchasinga wi-fi card immediately. But if you are planning to purchase wifi card separately go for MSI GAMING PRO CARBON AM4 or Gigabyte GA-AX370-GAMING 5 are pretty solid motherboards. I am yet to build the PC, I will be updating the review based on my build experience. This review for ASRock review rebate program.

Most Critical Review

nice NAS

Asustor AS1002T 2-bay NAS, Marvell ARMADA-385 Dual Core, 512MB DDR3, GbE x1, USB 3.0, WoL, System Sleep Mode
Asustor AS1002T 2-bay NAS, Marvell ARMADA-385 Dual Core, 512MB DDR3, GbE x1, USB 3.0, WoL, System Sleep Mode

Pros: - this is a decent NAS with clean interface - has option to mirror HDD (RAID) - a low powered option to have a network drive.

Cons: - Also a caution, this one expects blank HDDs. it will automatically purge all of your data without giving warning on the step it is actually going to flash the drives. I lost data on the HDD which I was expecting to add as primary drive and wanted to mirror. - the going retail price is a bit high

Overall Review: - I purchased this mostly because it was being sold at 90$ with promo code when I purchased. - On the current retail price I consider it a bit expensive. For the same price you can simply buy an old PC to setup NAS as well

Very nice Samsung OEM headsets

SAMSUNG Blue 3.5mm Active In-Ear Headphones EO-EG920LLEBUS
SAMSUNG Blue 3.5mm Active In-Ear Headphones EO-EG920LLEBUS

Pros: - Samsung headsets are quite underrated, hence easy to find them in lower price. - These in-ear are very comfortable with very good audio quality - works with all smartphones including iPhones as well

Cons: - No cons

Overall Review: - I own Samsung Bluetooth headsets which I purchased in quite less price. These are twice or thrice worth of what you get them in. You can easily get them in ($5-11) in retail or bulk packaging. - I had experience with getting one of Samsung headset which I had purchased in bulk package RMAed. Samsung gives 1 year warranty even on those.

A nice case with in built liquid cooling

DEEPCOOL GENOME II The Upgraded worldwide first unique gaming case with integrated 360mm liquid cooling system  White case with Blue helix
DEEPCOOL GENOME II The Upgraded worldwide first unique gaming case with integrated 360mm liquid cooling system White case with Blue helix

Pros: - a decent case with in built liquid cooling - the case fan and liquid cooling fans are quite silent. - decent cable management - the cooler has a 4 port fan controller allowing me to add a front case fan. - the AIO fans have white LED which creates a very nice light effect to the complete build.

Cons: - no front case fan. I had to purchase a separate 200 mm case fan. If they really want to sell this as a premium case they should have put an additional case fan. - This one is more of aesthetics than the case quality. The attached fans have a black exterior and the fan blades are white. It would have been nice it they would have been completely white. - The power button is a bit hard to press, you may quite get confuse when trying to switch the machine on for first time.

Overall Review: - Newegg did not have correct information on warranty for this. I had to work to get that corrected before I ordered the case. This carries 3 years of warranty. - This is my 2nd deep cool product I already own Captain 360EX which was installed in the previous case and I kinda already knew the AIO is good. - I replaced Enthoo Pro with this, if anything goes wrong as pointed out by others I will update my review. - I ordered this on a promotion price of $169 and $100 gift card. Overall I am quite happy with this purchase because of the deal I got and quality of case - To install a front case fan you need to remove front cover. To do that you will need a plier to pull the cover out. I have installed CoolerMaster Megaflow 200 Red in this. which gives a nice background to the front glowing LEDs.