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Raymond W.

Raymond W.

Joined on 07/31/09

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Most Favorable Review

Awesome

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X - Ryzen 9 5000 Series Vermeer (Zen 3) 12-Core 3.7 GHz Socket AM4 105W Desktop Processor - 100-100000061WOF
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X - Ryzen 9 5000 Series Vermeer (Zen 3) 12-Core 3.7 GHz Socket AM4 105W Desktop Processor - 100-100000061WOF

Pros: Love it. Works well with B550 Tomahawk and even on an older MSI X470 Gaming Plus. Awesome deal if you get it for less than $400.00 USD.

Cons: Way too expensive when I bought it. Now find it retailing for less than $400.00.

Overall Review: Buy when on sale, otherwise go for 5800X or 5800X 3D.

Most Critical Review

DO NOT BUY THIS

Netgear N900 Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Router with 3.5" Storage Bay (WNDR4700)
Netgear N900 Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Router with 3.5" Storage Bay (WNDR4700)

Pros: None

Cons: Failed within one year of ownership. Netgear refused to honor their own warranty and replace product.

Overall Review: I will NEVER gain own a netgear product. I strongly advise that you avoid buying anything Netgear. This router has been nothing but a huge problem since the get go. It is loud, runs very hot, and often requires hours of down time in order to "reset." The software that came with the router caused extreme system lag and connectivity issues often reducing ISP speed by up to 40%. When I contacted Netgear about the issues and tried to obtain and RMA, I was given the run around for months. Now the unit is out of warranty and they won't even discuss replacement.

It's A Hard Drive

WD Blue 4TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD40EZAZ
WD Blue 4TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD40EZAZ

Pros: They have a good reported track record for reliability. Cost per gigabyte is good. Capacity.

Cons: It is a mechanical drive, so not the fastest. It sometimes makes a little noise but that is normal.

Overall Review: So far, so good. I have other drives that are a decade old that are still running. Only Western Digital drives have given me that long of service. No others. I'd recommend WD drives to folks.

Great Card

EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti XC GAMING Video Card, 08G-P5-3663-KL, 8GB GDDR6, Metal Backplate, LHR
EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti XC GAMING Video Card, 08G-P5-3663-KL, 8GB GDDR6, Metal Backplate, LHR

Pros: It is smaller than most. Looks amazing. Run without issues. Is a very quiet card. Run within good temperature ranges.

Cons: The price I paid for it. EVGA's recent decision to stop making cards. (Good luck with warranty)

Overall Review: I would recommend it say for the small fact that EVGA is out of the GPU business and getting warranty work on a card if it fails within warranty period might be more trouble than it is worth. Buy something else.

Great little mouse

EVGA X17 Gaming Mouse, Wired, Black, Customizable, 16,000 DPI, 5 Profiles, 10 Buttons, Ergonomic 903-W1-17BK-KR
EVGA X17 Gaming Mouse, Wired, Black, Customizable, 16,000 DPI, 5 Profiles, 10 Buttons, Ergonomic 903-W1-17BK-KR

Pros: It feels good, has good options and looks nice. The cable is long and has a good quality to it. The sensor is great. The programmable features are good and it has a nice weight to it.

Cons: Cheaply built. The wheel begins to loosen rather quickly. The right and left primary buttons begin to have sticky issues well before they should. No way to add additional weight to it.

Overall Review: I'd buy more of them. They are a good all round mouse with a moderate life span. Hence, why I'd buy a few at a time. Gigabyte has horrible warranty support. So don't expect much if the mouse fails before it should. (And it will most likely do that if you are a heavy gamer.)

It Isn't That Awesome

Corsair iCUE 5000X RGB Tempered Glass Mid-Tower ATX PC Smart Case, Black, CC-9011212-WW
Corsair iCUE 5000X RGB Tempered Glass Mid-Tower ATX PC Smart Case, Black, CC-9011212-WW

Pros: I like the case because it has a lot of room to build with. It is somewhat easy to tear down and has good features such as two USB and a Type C on the top of the case. The glass is tinted, so hiding dust build up will be easy.

Cons: It wasn't that easy to build in. It is very heavy. Despite having a lot of room, there are areas that lack room. You may have to pull the HDD cage out to insert the power supply. It would have been great if you could install the power supply from the back, like you can in many other lower budge cases.

Overall Review: I like the case. It is heavy, seems well-built, and comes with a lot of neat features for builders. It comes with Corsair RGB control and fan header that make adding 3 more Corsair RGB fan a breeze. Over all, I had a fun time building in the case but found that afterward, it is too overpriced for what you really get. There are better options available. IT would be nice if you could install the PSU from the back instead of from the side. It would also be nice if the tinted glass were less tinted. A solid 3 out of 5.