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Jon K.

Jon K.

Joined on 12/05/12

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Most Favorable Review

Nice card

GIGABYTE GV-N760WF2OC-2GD G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card
GIGABYTE GV-N760WF2OC-2GD G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card

Pros: Quiet, gaming graphics are awesome, 7.9 WEI. All my games run like butter now. The size isn't too big for 95% of the Mid Tower cases out there. Stays cool, did I mention its quiet, like, is this thing running quiet.

Cons: Had to pay for it.

Most Critical Review

Sucks

GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: ????

Cons: Not very durable

Overall Review: I bought this board for a home build and at first I was very happy with it, at first. 3 weeks after I built my computer and had it running GREAT I get a blue screen then...nothing. Fans power, get a post beep and no video, had the vid card tested its fine, my tech then tells me my MOBO is fried. This is running at default settings. I then call Gigabyte and support would'nt even give me an RMA over the phone, hello, my computer does'nt work. I'm writing this review, ordering a different motherboard, and checking my e-mail on my sons computer now. The new board I ordered is NOT Gigabyte, after my experiance with support I will not buy any more of their products.

12/21/2012

Nice Fan, Long Wait

12015 Slim 15mm Thickness, Best for Small Case 120mm PWM Controlled Fan With De-vibration Rubber 12cm SXD12015R12H 120*15mm SXDOOL
12015 Slim 15mm Thickness, Best for Small Case 120mm PWM Controlled Fan With De-vibration Rubber 12cm SXD12015R12H 120*15mm SXDOOL

Pros: Quiet, moves plenty of air, priced right

Cons: Long wait for shipping, other than that none

Overall Review: I ordered this fan because I needed a slim fan for my case, and while the fan itself is perfect for my needs the ship time was about 3 weeks so minus 1 egg for that

Smooth

GIGABYTE Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB HBM2 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card GV-RXVEGA64GAMING OC-8GD
GIGABYTE Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB HBM2 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card GV-RXVEGA64GAMING OC-8GD

Pros: I can run my new 144hz curve screen monitor and games look great

Cons: Makes some noise because fans move ALOT of air

Overall Review: I built a new system around this card and I am happy with it so far. I'm using a Gigabyte B450 Gaming board, Ryzen 2700x, and 32 gig of HyperX fury 2933 ram. You will definitely need to go to Gigabytes web sight and download the 2019 adrenalin drivers, 19.5.2 at this time, after that my fan speeds and temps got a lot more tolerable.

Solid board

GIGABYTE B450 Gaming X AM4 AMD B450 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE B450 Gaming X AM4 AMD B450 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Has all the slots I needed and supported 2933 memory. I used this board for a new Ryzen build, 2700x, RX Vega 64 GPU, WD black M2 drive, and 32 gig Hyper X Fury at 2933. Love the dual bios, and the new bios is easy to navigate with easy settings for those nervous about such things.

Cons: Limited number of slots for cards expansion, and only 3 fan 4 pin headers beside the pin header for CPU fan, I had to use splitters to support the 6 fans in my case. Read the manual when hooking up SATA cables..

Overall Review: I bought this as a no frills board for my new build and as that its perfect. I wasn't interested in a rig lit up like a Christmas tree but this board supports RGB. I built a gaming rig knowing I was going to run a single graphics card and only a couple of peripherals. First boot I had to go to bios and select my M2 drive as boot drive, other than that everything was recognized including my RAM at advertised speed. The fan support was a nice touch, you can control your fan profile nicely. After a trip to "the net" to pick up all the newest drivers for all my equipment I have been happily gaming along. I am running windows 10 (highly recommend), windows 7 is only supported by first gen Ryzen processors. I am a fan of Gigabyte mobos and was not disappointed by this one. Oh and its an Ultra Durable rated board.

Better than Wraith

Thermaltake Contac Silent 12 150W INTEL/AMD with AM4 Support 120mm PWM CPU Cooler CL-P039-AL12BL-A
Thermaltake Contac Silent 12 150W INTEL/AMD with AM4 Support 120mm PWM CPU Cooler CL-P039-AL12BL-A

Pros: AMD processors install is simple, works better than Wraith cooler from AMD, fits in my mid atx case, silent, I mean super quiet

Cons: Its big, check your case dimension

Overall Review: I would recommend, put this on a Ryzen 2700x and my temps are fine, high 50s low 60s, but I have 6 fans in my case plus cpu fan and power supply fan, lotta air flow. Been building rigs since 2000 and I just don't like liquid inside my case, old school I guess.