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Benjamin C.

Benjamin C.

Joined on 02/04/21

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Most Favorable Review

Decent case. Huge. Poorly designed. Designed for big graphics cards.

Antec Performance Series P110 Silent Mid-Tower Computer Case,  Sound Dampening Side Panel,  8 Drive Bays, VR Ready/Vertical VGA Card Support, 2 x 120mm Fans Pre-Installed
Antec Performance Series P110 Silent Mid-Tower Computer Case, Sound Dampening Side Panel, 8 Drive Bays, VR Ready/Vertical VGA Card Support, 2 x 120mm Fans Pre-Installed

Overall Review: This case is very large. There are specific brackets designed to hold extra large graphics cards. My build was a PC with integrated graphics, so that was wasted on me. Hard drive holders, which would have had more value to me, are very awkwardly placed and difficult to route cables to. This case is designed for high-end gaming PCs and isn't well suited for other designs. Mine came slightly damaged, with a few plastic pins broken.

10/13/2021
Most Critical Review

Not a good choice for Ryzen 5000 series

ASUS PRIME B550-PLUS AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS PRIME B550-PLUS AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Overall Review: Purchased this as a complement for a Ryzen 5700G. Did not work out of the box. Requires a firmware update, which requires an earlier Ryzen CPU. Tried AMD's "Short-Term Processor Loan Boot Kit", which did not inform me until after the period where I could return everything that they will not send a CPU with integrated graphics, so they expect you to purchase a dedicated graphics card as well to do a firmware update. Horrendous experience, and I've been unable to even test the parts I purchased until after the return window had closed. I found out after the fact that there are other motherboards that feature CPU-less firmware updates. If you're looking to run a Ryzen 5000-series, go with one of these instead. I won't be buying AMD again after this. ASUS has been reasonable, but I am very disappointed in my purchase

10/13/2021

Works well, not quite perfect.

ASUS H110I-PLUS/CSM LGA 1151 Intel H110 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
ASUS H110I-PLUS/CSM LGA 1151 Intel H110 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

Overall Review: The blown motherboard this is replacing permitted disabling the fan entirely when temperatures were below a threshold. The new motherboard does not. That is the only way this motherboard has fallen short of fulfilling my needs. Thus, good rating, but not perfect.