Joined on 02/25/11
Received one DOA, but the replacement works perfectly
Pros: -Only paid $48 for a modem that would typically cost $100+ non refurbished. -Shouldn't have to upgrade this in the next 5-10 years, so long as it doesn't die by the time there is 1400+mbps in my area. -Maxes out my slow 150mbps connection with no issues.
Cons: -The first modem I received could not activate with Comcast. Both Arris support & Comcast advised me that I received a faulty modem. Due to this, I had to spend $75 to "rent" a modem from a local big box store while I waited a few weeks for newegg to send a replacement.
Overall Review: I would only recommend this refurbished modem if you have access to a replacement incase you receive a faulty unit.
Great board, just missing a bit more customization is BIOS.
Pros: -Able to overclock/ undervolt with ease. -3 PWM fan headers. -Optical Audio out.
Cons: -No option to link case fan speed to gpu temperature in BIOS. This is a major con for me since my gpu is in a separate compartment from my cpu, so by having the fan speeds linked to cpu temp, it doesn't allow my case fans to cool my gpu effectively. -My old am4 motherboard was able to adjust voltage and frequency in smaller increments to allow for more precise overclocking.
Best SFF case under $100
Pros: -ITX case with full GPU support. -Very little to no wasted space. -Choice between vertical and horizontal orientation. -Includes dust filers.
Cons: -When using the case in horizontal orientation with a non-blower style undervolted rx 580, my temps would shoot up to 90C in less than a minute with one 120mm intake fan in the compartment. (More about this in the other section) -Only about 3 options for cpu coolers will fit in this case, so you will have to account for this when selecting a cooler. -It is rather difficult to remove the bottom of the case.
Overall Review: If you are having temp issues with either your cpu or gpu I would recommend purchasing a 40mm fan to exhaust. The fan can be mounted to exhaust out of the side of the cpu compartment or I was able to dremel through the top of my gpu compartment and mount the fan just clear of my gpu, near the front i/o panel. By doing this, I was able to drop between 20-30C from my gpu and no longer have throttling issues.
Best Low Profile Cooler Available
Pros: I'm using this in a Fractal Design Node 202 with a R7 1700. At stock clocks and after undervolting, this cooler keeps my cpu at 64C in the CPU-Z built in benchmark.
Cons: None, considering the form factor.
Overall Review: I replaced the stock fan with a Noctua NF-A9 PWM out of curiosity and found that there was only a 1-2C delta in my scenario, but acoustics were slightly better. For reference, my V-Core is about 0.950V @ 64C when stress testing.
Hit 3200hz on Ryzen, but one stick DOA
Pros: -Best price/ performance at time of purchase ($105) -Hit 3200hz on Ryzen day 1
Cons: -One stick was DOA -The tall heatsinks interfered with my h100i v2
Overall Review: I would probably give 4/5 eggs, but gskill was very fast shipping me back a good stick of RAM. Based on some other reviews it seems like this is a common issue with the TridenZ series, so beware if RMAing is an issue for you. CPU: Ryzen 1700 Motherboard: Gigabyte AB350 Gaming 3 Bios version F5 Case: NZXT Gamma
Pros: -Great quality at entry level 1440p price -0 dead pixels -included all required power adapters/ dvi-d cable -I was able to get it to run 1440p 60fps on Dual link DVI-I
Cons: -Small amount of backlight bleeded on bottom corners of screen (only at non direct viewing angle) -unable to overclock via DL DVI-I
Overall Review: I found of the hard way that my gpu has single link dvi-d, so it would not display at all in that port. However, i tried the DL DVI-I port and i was able to get the monitor to work