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IAN H.

IAN H.

Joined on 07/20/19

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Most Favorable Review

Super fast, nice heatspreader

GIGABYTE AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD 1TB M.2 2280 PCI-Express 4.0 x4 3D TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Dual Side Copper GP-ASM2NE6100TTTD
GIGABYTE AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD 1TB M.2 2280 PCI-Express 4.0 x4 3D TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Dual Side Copper GP-ASM2NE6100TTTD

Pros: comes with cupper heat spreader actually reachers advertised speeds, stays pretty cool (at least in well ventilated case)

Cons: Slightly more expensive than the sabrant drive It's possible that getting the sabrant and using an aluminum heat spreader that comes with your motherboard will give you effectively the same performance for a little cheaper.

Overall Review: Actually reaches advertised speeds and stays there. It benched Read: 4996MB/s, Write: 4465 MB/s in crystal disk (Seq Q32T1). Did not see temps over 50C while benching.

Fully featured, decent price

ASRock X570 PRO4 AM4 AMD X570 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
ASRock X570 PRO4 AM4 AMD X570 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: good IO options (upcoming TB card, lots of USB 3/3.2, USB 3.2 type c) intel gygabit lan supports fast ram (running 3600 c16)

Cons: not the most generous VRM according to some reviewers. Though that should only be an issue if you plan to aggressively overclock a 36950x or something. But overclocking 3000 series cpus doesn't really get any more performance so it's not really a con. No built in wifi

Overall Review: If you don't want built in wifi, I think this is a great board. Lots of modern IO and a good price. You also aren't paying extra for ultra rare and expensive capacitors. This review for ASRock review rebate program. -Ian Hoover

Nice looking case, good ventilation, dumb fans

Corsair Crystal Series 460X RGB CC-9011101-WW Black ATX Mid Tower Tempered Glass Computer Case
Corsair Crystal Series 460X RGB CC-9011101-WW Black ATX Mid Tower Tempered Glass Computer Case

Cons: The RGB fans can only be controlled from the corsair fan controller and honestly the presets are dumb and limited. Can't adjust brightness or really do anything beyond choose between 6 preset colors. Can't even turn the lights off without unplugging them.

Overall Review: Very nice case especially with the deals going around. nicely made with good dust filter on top front and one on bottom for the PSU. Coming with 3 120mm fans increases the value proposition.

Reaches advertised speeds/timings with ease

Crucial Ballistix Elite 3600 MHz DDR4 DRAM Desktop Gaming Memory Single 8GB CL16 BLE8G4D36BEEAK
Crucial Ballistix Elite 3600 MHz DDR4 DRAM Desktop Gaming Memory Single 8GB CL16 BLE8G4D36BEEAK

Pros: Very fast ram no blingy RGB LEDs

Cons: a bit expensive. No blingy RGB LEDs

Overall Review: I am using these in an asrock x570 pro 4 motherboard. No issues whatsoever. Slecetc XMP profile and the ram does its thing.