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Timothy K.

Timothy K.

Joined on 11/15/10

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Most Favorable Review

Great MoBo

MSI PERFORMANCE GAMING B450I GAMING PLUS AC AM4 AMD B450 SATA 6Gb/s Mini ITX AMD Motherboard
MSI PERFORMANCE GAMING B450I GAMING PLUS AC AM4 AMD B450 SATA 6Gb/s Mini ITX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Bios are simple to navigate and the built in one-button cpu overclock is a breeze to use. I appreciated the built-in LEDs on the board that indicate the malfunction of any major components on startup, helped me realize my RAM was not seated correctly. Though lacking robust RGB, the board itself is stylish and looks good in a transparent case.

Cons: Lack of fan headers require a splitter cable to make use of multiple casing fans.

Overall Review: Works as intended. My ITX build uses a Ryzen 2700, 2x8gb 3200mhz, 1070Ti.

Most Critical Review

Good Printer, Bad Software

Brother HL-L2350DW Compact Monochrome Laser Printer with Wireless Printing and Duplex Two-Sided Printing
Brother HL-L2350DW Compact Monochrome Laser Printer with Wireless Printing and Duplex Two-Sided Printing

Cons: Connection software is finicky.

Overall Review: Works fine if your PC is able to connect. My work laptop is unable to connect due to Brother's software package.

Good Fan

Noctua NH-L9x65, Premium Low-Profile CPU Cooler (65mm, Brown)
Noctua NH-L9x65, Premium Low-Profile CPU Cooler (65mm, Brown)

Pros: Slim form factor, very quiet.

Cons: Difficult to mount, hard to get fan lined up straight on top of fins.

Overall Review: Good fan.

Dead on Arrival

EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GT, 80 Plus Gold 650W, Fully Modular, Auto Eco Mode with FDB Fan, 7 Year Warranty, Includes Power ON Self Tester, Compact 150mm Size, Power Supply 220-GT-0650-Y1
EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GT, 80 Plus Gold 650W, Fully Modular, Auto Eco Mode with FDB Fan, 7 Year Warranty, Includes Power ON Self Tester, Compact 150mm Size, Power Supply 220-GT-0650-Y1

Cons: Arrived bricked, plan on returning.

Overall Review: As far as PSU go, if they work they get 5/5. This one did not.

DoA

ASRock Fatal1ty B450 GAMING-ITX/AC AM4 AMD Promontory B450 SATA 6Gb/s Mini ITX AMD Motherboard
ASRock Fatal1ty B450 GAMING-ITX/AC AM4 AMD Promontory B450 SATA 6Gb/s Mini ITX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Had all of the features I needed for a budget build

Cons: Arrived faulty and would not post.

Overall Review: Not much else to say, board was diagnosed dead after troubleshooting all components in a new build. Newegg return process was quick and easy, got a different board and the unit posted first time (proving it was the board).

Works Fine

Klipsch K-100SW 10-Inch Powered Subwoofer
Klipsch K-100SW 10-Inch Powered Subwoofer

Pros: Loud, Well built, Low feedback

Cons: Can be touchy to set correctly, Muddy sound

Overall Review: Once I got it tuned into my setup everything worked great. I wish it had a crisper punch but otherwise a nice budget offering.