Joined on 03/04/03
A great version of AMDs 6900 XT from XFX
Pros: Large and makes use of almost all of the space for cooling. Excellent cooling when Idle and light to medium gaming. The simple estetics makes for a great look in any case. Good temperatures in most situations. Perfomance is great in all games I played with high to ultra settings. A good starting point for overclockers.
Cons: Large size makes for a difficult time installing it into a crowded or compact case. Can get loud under heavy loads but the cooler seems to handle the temps well. Heavy but it comes with an extension bracket for additional support. Perfomance is ray traced games are a mixed bag. Expensive even when you account for inflation.
Overall Review: I recommend this product to anyone who play a lot of demanding non Ray-tracing games on a 2k-8k freesync monitors. Make sure you have a good quality 850W or higher power supply.
Great RGB Fans
Pros: They look good in almost any case. The fans move a lot of air and are quiet at low RPM. The software is easy enough to get the look you want.
Cons: Relatively expensive for fans. They can get noisy running at high rpm. Their rgb design makes it hard to use without their hubs and controls.
Overall Review: If you like highly customizable rgb fans, I highly recommend.
A good product waiting for a proper home
Pros: Pros: Fast in all games tested. Works great with my 2k and 4k monitor. Not so hot for my cooler master case. All games I own can run at max setting using my 2k monitor. You can purchase this videocard at retail price.
Cons: Cons: Its expensive even at retail price. The fans are audible when gaming and some editing tasks. Its size is a problem for my current cases. Cooler Master XB EVO does not fit with the equipment installed. Cooler master Stormtrooper case fits but really tight. Again with all equipment installed. I modified the case and it fits with no problems. Power draw is high.
Overall Review: I would recomend this product at retail price. Measure your case to be sure it fits and is well ventilated. A high quality power supply is a must. You don't want to take any chances with such a high investment on one device in your PC.
A Great Do Anything CPU
Pros: Easy to install (the physical install at least). I installed this CPU on a ASUS Crosshair VII Hero X470 motherboard. I updated the bios and it booted. Performance is great and in most cases a step up from the I7 7820X I had before. I like the refined feel of this system vs older Ryzen Systems.
Cons: It is not all roses. I got lucky and was able to purchase this CPU at retail price. The lack of stock is annoying. I had to fiddle with some setting in the bios but once that was done the random boot fails was solved for now... The performance in synthetic benchmarks are impressive. Some actual applications don't see the full benefits of the new architecture.
Overall Review: I would recommend this CPU for heavy multitaskers or enthusiasts. I really like the performance uplift. I would only buy this CPU right now at or below the retail price or if you are real in need of what this CPU offers over others. Look for reviews that test this CPU with programs you actually use and decide yourself if it is worth it.
Great when working
Pros: Small, power efficient and easy to install in compact cases. Runs most games at 2k max settings and at 4k with a little tweaking.
Cons: Ordered 2 and one was defective so I had to return it. I got a full refund so it was not so bad. Mild coil noise but acceptable. the fan is loud when gaming.
Overall Review: I wish I had tested them outside the case.