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Robert A.

Robert A.

Joined on 08/21/15

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Most Favorable Review

Power, Speed and Versatility from the x399 platform!

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1st Gen - Ryzen Threadripper 1900X Whitehaven (Zen) 8-Core / 16 Threads 3.8 GHz Socket sTR4 180W YD190XA8AEWOF Desktop Processor
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1st Gen - Ryzen Threadripper 1900X Whitehaven (Zen) 8-Core / 16 Threads 3.8 GHz Socket sTR4 180W YD190XA8AEWOF Desktop Processor

Pros: - 8 premium cores which overclock well for an 8 core chip - Versatile for both gaming and development. The chip has a ton of power and really excels at whatever you throw at it - Gets you on the x399 platform which allows for full 16*16 sli setups, multiple m.2 SSDs and more in addition to quad channel ram

Cons: - if you plan to use the chip for only gaming it will deliver great overall performance, however, given that most games these days are not optimized for 8 cores and prefer speed (ghz) over core count you might want to consider the mainstream chips such as the Ryzen 7 or Ryzen 5 chips - The x399 platform is powerful but that comes with a premium price tag

Overall Review: Overall the Threadripper 1900x has been a fantastic CPU for gaming, content creation and more. With the ability to run SLI setups in full bandwidth without limitation in addition to using several m.2 drives, I can really see a performance increase when compiling videos and streaming while playing live. I would 100% recommend this CPU.

Best Fans Around!

Thermaltake Riing 12 Series High Static Pressure 120mm Circular Red LED Ring Case/Radiator Fan CL-F038-PL12RE-A
Thermaltake Riing 12 Series High Static Pressure 120mm Circular Red LED Ring Case/Radiator Fan CL-F038-PL12RE-A

Pros: High build quality, bright LEDs and good pressure if you plan to add these fans to a radiator for liquid cooling.

Cons: None.

Great Quality PSU for the Price

Rosewill Quark Series 1200W Full Modular Gaming Power Supply with LED Indicator, 80Plus Platinum Certified, Single +12V Rail, Intel 4th Gen CPU Ready, SLI & Crossfire Ready - Quark-1200
Rosewill Quark Series 1200W Full Modular Gaming Power Supply with LED Indicator, 80Plus Platinum Certified, Single +12V Rail, Intel 4th Gen CPU Ready, SLI & Crossfire Ready - Quark-1200

Pros: The PSU includes long cables so if you have a core p5 or other large case, the cables will reach. The build quality of the unit is really good, no issues at all. Read several reviews and the internal components used are designed to last. PSU has been running my system great no issues at all!

Cons: The only think that I don't like is the green indicator LEDs. Cool feature, but when you put it in a black case with RED LEDs on everything else, it really stands out!

Overall Review: If you need a 1200w PSU and you dont want to break the bank, I would 100% recommend this PSU!