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Andrew R.

Andrew R.

Joined on 10/17/17

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Most Favorable Review

Looks as cool as Tridentz, works with Ryzen

GeIL SUPER LUCE RGB SYNC 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model GLWS416GB3200C16ADC
GeIL SUPER LUCE RGB SYNC 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model GLWS416GB3200C16ADC

Pros: Gives 16GB as advertised, works perfectly on a Rog Strix and Ryzen 3, which Tridentz doesn't support at this time. I didn't need to setup Asus Aura for the colors to work. It has a rainbow lighting effect just like G.Skill; even stays lit when the computer is sleeping.

Cons: I can't think of any at this moment.

Overall Review: I would recommend this to people who can't get those cool LED sticks like Corsairs or G.Skill's (Ryzen users).

You don't need Intel.

AMD Ryzen 3 1st Gen - RYZEN 3 1200 Summit Ridge (Zen)  4-Core 3.1 GHz (3.4 GHz Turbo) Socket AM4 65W YD1200BBAEBOX Desktop Processor
AMD Ryzen 3 1st Gen - RYZEN 3 1200 Summit Ridge (Zen) 4-Core 3.1 GHz (3.4 GHz Turbo) Socket AM4 65W YD1200BBAEBOX Desktop Processor

Pros: You actually don't even need a Ryzen 7 unless you really want the extra muscle. My Ryzen 3 build has these components: -ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING AM4 -AMD RYZEN 3 1200 4-Core 3.1 GHz -ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 DUAL-GTX1060-O6G 6GB 192-Bit GDDR5 -GeIL 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 -RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V -Mushkin Enhanced Reactor 2.5" 512GB With this build I can get Overwatch and DOOM running on 4k resolution on ULTRA settings at around 70 FPS. Very smooth.

Cons: There are some Intel motherboards that look REALLY cool so the only con of this product is that I can't use those REALLY cool motherboards.

12/11/2017

Looks perfect with the Corsair Air 540 (white).

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply, New Version with Build-in LED Fan On/Off Switch
RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply, New Version with Build-in LED Fan On/Off Switch

Pros: It works like any other PSU and is running my gaming PC with a single video card. The blue light is great for aesthetics.

Cons: The cables are fugly, so I bought cable extensions from RAIDMAX. But hey, you get what you pay for.

12/11/2017

Great speed, high quality visuals.

ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card DUAL-GTX1060-O6G
ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card DUAL-GTX1060-O6G

Pros: I installed this card onto an Asus ROG Stryx B350 F-Gaming (Ryzen 3, 1200). The visuals are great; I can't tell the difference between this card and the XFX RX480 (8GB) on my other PC. This card also stays cooler under pressure (thanks to the 2 fans), at around 50 degrees Celsius. On 4k resolution, on ULTRA settings, I got a few games running lag free, they are... -DOOM, 75 FPS. -League of Legends, 200-300 FPS. -Heroes of the Storm, 150-200 FPS. -Overwatch, 70-90 FPS. I also tried Overwatch on 4K resolution on EPIC settings, which I got to run at around 35-50 FPS. NOT BAD!! The average person won't notice much lag at that speed!

Cons: For the price, there are no cons. But I would like the white covering to at least cover the top of the card, so that I don't have to look at all those pins, and computer thingies and whatever they're called.

12/11/2017

Ultra Fast

Mushkin Enhanced Reactor 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MKNSSDRE512GB
Mushkin Enhanced Reactor 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MKNSSDRE512GB

Pros: No need to buy an evil Samsung SSD; Mushkin delivers speed without the premium price tag. I've used these Reactor drives on 2 computers so far and each one has installed Windows 10 without errors, in less than 7 minutes.

Cons: These don't always come with a cool Mushkin sticker that I can slap onto my PC.

12/11/2017

Beautiful Motherboard

ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING AM4 AMD B350 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING AM4 AMD B350 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: -The lower heat sink has cool chroma lighting effects, no updates necessary. -Has everything needed for a gaming setup. -Uses Ryzen.

Cons: The first board sent to me was defective; I tried for a week straight to install Windows 10 and some games without errors. I sent the board back to Newegg for a replacement, and the second board was perfect. Everything installed without errors.

Overall Review: I would advise installing the drivers from the Asus website, via flash. There is no need the disc that comes with the board, unless you like the cool, shiny disk.

12/11/2017