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Joseph M.

Joseph M.

Joined on 07/01/05

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Most Favorable Review

Great!! Amazing for some games

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D - Ryzen 7 5000 Series 8-Core 3.4 GHz Socket AM4 105W Desktop Processor - 100-100000651WOF
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D - Ryzen 7 5000 Series 8-Core 3.4 GHz Socket AM4 105W Desktop Processor - 100-100000651WOF

Overall Review: I swapped my 5600x for this and I have another system with a 12600K ... All I can say is this processor is great. And for about a third of games it's absolutely insane... Back 4 Blood, a game that typically has frame stutter due to all of the many AI characters runs flawlessly now. 3080ti with this rarely drops below 200fps. Love it

Most Critical Review

Silent Assasin?

Thermaltake TR2 TR-500 500 W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
Thermaltake TR2 TR-500 500 W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

Pros: Works.. I think

Cons: A video card that I have had no problem for 3 years suddenly fried 5 minutes into the first intense graphic video game I played when connected to this new PSU. And the light that comes on the video card now? It stands for insufficient power. Will sometimes boot half way up and just crash with that light.

Overall Review: It's likely this psu had something to do with this video card dying. How much? Inconclusive.

Excellent Board

ASUS Prime Z690-P D4 LGA 1700 Intel 12th Gen ATX Motherboard- PCIe 5.0, DDR4, 14+1 Power Stages, 3x M.2, 2.5Gb LAN, V-M.2 e-key, Front Panel USB 3.2 Gen 1 USB Type-C, Thunderbolt 4 Support, Arua Sync
ASUS Prime Z690-P D4 LGA 1700 Intel 12th Gen ATX Motherboard- PCIe 5.0, DDR4, 14+1 Power Stages, 3x M.2, 2.5Gb LAN, V-M.2 e-key, Front Panel USB 3.2 Gen 1 USB Type-C, Thunderbolt 4 Support, Arua Sync

Pros: A+ Entry Level Board Performance on par with much more expensive variants Enough features Will support 13th Gen Great Bios

Cons: My set of Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-3200 had to be run in XMP-II mode for system to be stable; flawless after Bios setting change with 12600K

Overall Review: Overall excellent entry level board on Z690

Amazing Gaming Monitor - Teenagers Dream

AORUS CV27Q 27" Frameless Height Adjustable Curved 1500R Gaming Monitor, Quad HD 1440p, 90% DCI-P3 Color Accurate VA Panel, 1ms 165 Hz, HDR, FreeSync Premium Pro, VESA, Zero Bright Dot Policy
AORUS CV27Q 27" Frameless Height Adjustable Curved 1500R Gaming Monitor, Quad HD 1440p, 90% DCI-P3 Color Accurate VA Panel, 1ms 165 Hz, HDR, FreeSync Premium Pro, VESA, Zero Bright Dot Policy

Pros: Big beautiful Awesome refresh rate Great stand Smooth

Cons: Not a great reading monitor, but good enough Response time not as fast as some of the competition, but for me I don't notice

Overall Review: Update: In hindsight I wouldn't buy this again. 2 reasons. Noticable backlight bleed in the corners. Slow response times. Very solid, worth the coin. If you need better readability maybe consider the FI27Q for a bit extra

10/27/2020

EVGA did well in this generation (I own two)- Solid NVIDIA Card

EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER BLACK GAMING, 08G-P4-3071-KR, 8GB GDDR6
EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER BLACK GAMING, 08G-P4-3071-KR, 8GB GDDR6

Pros: Great performance Runs cooler than AMD Solid Drivers and Support

Cons: Expensive considering new generation is 5-6 months away

Overall Review: I originally bought a 5700 xt wanting bang for buck performance, that's normally my strategy.. However, the software/drivers were an absolutely nightmare. Tons of crashes, sensors stopped reading, they were awful. So I bought what I should have to begin with. Wish I had gotten this to begin with . Unfortunately can't get all of those hours of my life back.

Perfect Value Card

EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 BLACK GAMING Video Card, 06G-P4-1160-KR, 6GB GDDR5, Single Fan
EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 BLACK GAMING Video Card, 06G-P4-1160-KR, 6GB GDDR5, Single Fan

Pros: Fast Overclocks very well with MSI Afterburner Cool performing

Cons: Solid for the money. But not enthusiast performance

Overall Review: Flawless value card