Date Joined: 02/27/10
Pros: No heat issues, stability or performance issues. Quite fast with the right hard drive and plays games respectably (with settings adjusted). Pretty good considering the power draw! Might need to avoid adjust some of the wires a tad but easy to assemble and no problems booting up win10.
Cons: Some of the drivers seem a bit finicky but nothing that couldn't be resolved. The m.2 gets to 75c under heavy load (samsung 970 evo plus). Had to bend the sata tabs to make the ek-m2 cooler fit. It still gets to upper 60s which seems ok in my book. Still a recommend in my book! Regular sata ssds probably would run plenty cool.
Overall Review: Get the fast ram if you plan on doing some gaming since the gpu / apu whatever will use system ram for most newer games given it only has 512 mb built-in video ram. I got some ram with 22 cas latency and it still runs games decently... I plan on upgrading that to the 18 cas / 3200 ram tho lol. Now, if you don't mind I'm getting back to some big fun playing Forza 4 and Doom Eternal on a mini pc!
Pros: It's low profile and runs at full speed on my 3900x / x570 in the default docp mode. No tinkering necessary.
Cons: Not the best cas latency but still an upgrade at 3600!
Overall Review: Looks cool and seems to run stable and cool, so the price was right especially considering it was on sale!
Pros: Steers clear of the memory and supports push pull.
Installation was pretty simple.
Lots of cooling / oc'ing potential for an air cooler.
Cons: 230w+ seems a bit of an exaggeration.
Overall Review: Better than the included 3900x cooler. You'll definitely want it (or similar) if you're using the current breed of overvolted x570 mobos (with 12+ cores) and don't want to mess around with bios or overclocking. I added some other fans in push pull config and it is comparable to a 120mm aio that it replaced (using 140mm case fans). Overall high quality (for plastic fan mounts/brackets). I would buy it again and recommend to people I like. It is sort of tall so just ensure your case is wide enough.
Pros: Very responsive and comfortable. The rolly wheel is quite accurate as well. Doesn't feel cheap either if that's a thing lol
Cons: The leds are a bit bright but can be turned off after finding and downloading the software.
Overall Review: For programming and games I've yet to have a complaint! Feels and work great. Thinkin about grabbin another one if it gets back in stock.
Pros: lots of space sort of
Cons: The screws that are below the motherboard & hold the plate (with mounting screws) in place must be shorting it out. I fully assembled it and it wouldn't turn on. I thought the mother board was dead. After placing on top of some card board it finally fired back up... So be careful with this issue! I wouldn't order more of them... newegg!
Overall Review: Fail
Pros: Lots of memory and low latency.
Cons: None I can think of. Different color options might've been nice, but well worth it overall.
Overall Review: Glad I got em before Linus featured them in the Linus build lol
Pros: It has the capacitor which is not what the product photo shows.
Cons: Not sure if the capacitor is the reason that the voltage drops to unusable levels... but don't pay more for this one, it is the same as the other near useless extenders when it comes to power delivery.
Pros: It works.
Cons: They left 2 loose solder balls used for fusing the gpu to the board in the product and they ended frying a $6000 board that I stored in the anti-static bag. Somehow the board I stored in the gpu's anti-static bag picked the solder balls up and one of them fried the chip.
Overall Review: I'm not likely going to purchase anything MSI again after seeing how sloppy their manufacturing process is.
Pros: Price / performance fair, does 4k.
Cons: WATTMAN Crashes my computer, total garbage with the new drivers. Be wary of these AMD card using WATTMAN!