Joined on 12/13/01
Amazing speed and video
Pros: This works as well, if not better than my GTX-780ti in my old X-370 board using a 2600X CPU. Most games at 1080p run pretty well with moderate settings. Excellent 4K video for general computer use and streaming. Very fast CPU functionality over the 2600X. Really compliments my B550 (and A520 of my friends) mobo. Typical no-hassle installation using AMD pre-applied thermal paste and Stealth heatsink/fan. Gives a lot of room in a small case to make for better system cooling.
Cons: No PCie 4.0 X 4 from CPU using this processor, so if you are using a B550 or A520 chipset motherboard you won't be able to use more than PCie 3.0 X 4 for your NVME, actually this might be a positive in that PCie3.0 NVME's are steadily getting much cheaper and you may be able to double+ the amount of storage for the same or less money than a PCie 4.0 NVME, let's get really real here there isn't that much actual user experiential difference between PCie 3.0 and PCie 4.0 storage devices.
Overall Review: This is really a great APU @ a very good price point for the average everyday computer user who isn't planning to play high-level games in top-end settings. This APU really does its job very well. I will buy it again and I have already recommended it to several others who are extremely happy with their purchases.
Nice board at a great price.
Pros: The set-up was easy right out of the box. The bios update was smooth and easy. Driver update was very simple, using the Asus support site. Runs like a charm with my 5600G and 32GB (2X16) of 3200 mHz Ripjaws CL16 DRAM @ 4K resolution. Low-cost solution with great results using my 5600G. Everything runs very cool and quiet with so little in the case, using the stock CPU cooler and one case fan supplied with the MasterBox Q300L micro-atx case. Excellent Wi-Fi.
Cons: Supplied drivers were out of date, like they ever are. Users Manual leaves a lot to be desired. Using a Samsung 980 pro 500MG SSD but it doesn't support PCIe 4.0 X 4 with my 5600G, this is my fault, not the MoBo. as the PCie 4.0 X 4 support is from the CPU (but the 5600G only supports 3.0 X 4) and the B550 chipset only supports 3.0 X 4. My MasterBox Q300L micro-atx case looks kind of empty (no GPU, NVME SSD only).
Overall Review: This is a great lower-cost solution vs. the X-570. It functions well and pairs up nicely with the 5600G. I would buy this again and strongly recommend this for anyone looking for a nice PC at a good price who intends it for normal computer uses and some light to moderate gaming. Save yourself some cash and buy a 3.0 X 4 NVME for your OS drive (or spend the same and get 2X the capacity).
Fantastic little fan....... and its blue!
Pros: This is a great basic case fan. I use a pair of thee to exhaust my server case and they do a great job. My server runs 24/7 and it can get pretty warm in there. These little beauties combined with 3 intake fans (Rosewill 120mm blue LED) keep the internal case temperature at a comfy 22 - 25 degrees C. They have been running continuously for the last 6 months without fail. They are very quiet and the blue light is very pleasing and subdued.
Cons: Newegg ran out of these for a while but they are back in stock now so get-em-while-you-can.
Overall Review: I recommend this fan to anyone and would definetly buy it again myself.